We can be so mean to ourselves.
ARE YOU HOLDING YOURSELF BACK FROM BECOMING FIT, HAPPY, & STRONG?
We can stop trying, before we even begin….even when we start out with really great intentions. Sometimes, getting started can be hard – but are you being honest about what is really holding you back? Getting down the reasons you hold yourself back is the key to moving forward.
Don’t believe me? Here are some things I hear all the time. Ever said any of these?
- I can’t do that.
- I’ve never been able to do that.
- I don’t think I can.
- I’m too tired.
- I changed my mind at the last minute.
- I don’t think I’m capable.
- I’m afraid.
- I’m afraid people will make fun of me.
- I’m afraid of failing.
- I’m afraid of suceeding.
- I’m afraid I’ll like it.
- I need to be in better shape before I go to the gym.
- I’ll start tomorrow.
- I’ll start on Monday.
- I’ll start on January 1st.
- I’ll be different next time.
- I’m not worth it.
- I don’t have time.
- I don’t have energy.
- I don’t have the money.
- I don’t have childcare.
- I am not athletic.
- I don’t enjoy exercise.
- I don’t have any goals.
- I don’t want to be bulky.
- I’m afraid of being too strong.
- I’m afraid I’ll quit.
- I’m afraid of athletic clothes.
- I don’t have athletic clothes.
- I don’t have support.
Have you said or thought 3 or more of the statments above? You are not alone. Many people have fear or apprehension about doing something new, different, and unknown. My career, my passion in life, is helping this be enjoyable, comfortable, and amazing for YOU. The way that I would train a local pro athlete is not the way that I would train you – unless you are a local pro athlete. Every person’s goals, body, mobility, endurance, focus – is different. There is no one-size-fits-all training here.
I can’t do that.You CAN and WILL. You are capable. I’ve never been able to do that.Let’s try again! You are stronger than you think you are! I don’t think I can.I believe in you. You can and will – if you try. It might not be today – but it will happen. I’m too tired.Give it 5 minutes… Exercise for 5 minutes and see how it goes. 🙂 I changed my mind at the last minute. I haven’t changed my mind about supporting you. I’m waiting. I don’t think I’m capable.You are capable. You have power. I’m afraid.Fears can be conquered. You have strength. I’m afraid people will make fun of me.Who are these “people” and where do they live? I’m afraid of failing.Failing isn’t an option. What would you attempt if you knew you would not fail? Be honest. I’m afraid of suceeding. Why, you’ll be AMAZING at success! Look at you go! I’m afraid I’ll like it.And what would that say about you? Athletic, healthy, strong? I need to be in better shape before I go to the gym.You are perfect right now. I see the athlete in you! I’ll start tomorrow.This is fear talking. You can do it. I’ll start on Monday.This is fear talking. I believe in you. I’ll start on January 1st.This is fear talking. You are capable. I’ll be different next time.This is regret talking. You are strong. I’m not worth it. Yes you are. You are incredible. You are loved and valued. You are worth it. I don’t have time.You have time for what you make time for. You are worth it. I don’t have energy. This is fear talking. You can do it. I don’t have the money. You have resources for what you make resources for. You are worth it. I don’t have childcare. You have resources for what you make resources for. You are worth it. I am not athletic.Says who? Try it and you’ll likely surprise yourself! You can do more than you think! I don’t enjoy exercise.Let’s find something you enjoy! I don’t have any goals. Don’t be afraid of all the awesome you can accomplish! You are worth it! I don’t want to be bulky.No need to fear weights! Weights are good! Weights ≠ I’m afraid of being too strong.Really? But, you’re so awesome! Strong spirit, strong body, strong will! I’m afraid I’ll quit.As they say.. “You can’t win the lottery if you don’t play”. Have faith. You have support. I’m afraid of athletic clothes.Come as you are and be comfortable. I don’t have athletic clothes. Come as you are and be comfortable. You look fabulous. No special clothes needed. I don’t have support. If you have read all this way…. you know this statement isn’t true. You have support.
How did you do on the quiz?
Harder on yourself than you thought? Are you standing in your own way? How do these excuses compare to the challenges overcome by your mentor, coach, or hero in life? When you really want something and you are ready to commit, there is nothing that anyone can say or do that would get in your way – I know that your mentor would tell you the same thing. No one gets to where they want away by sitting around and waiting for it to happen. Don’t “wait until Monday” or “New Year’s” and let your beautiful life pass you by. You are worth it. When it comes down to it… the million dollar question… what really matters in life? If you can’t say your health – maybe you need to evaluate where you are wasting your energy – and consider that it isn’t serving you, your family, your friends. You are the only You. You are important.
I see the athlete in you. I have cared for cancer patients who I saw taking their first steps after abdominal resection surgery. I have seen clients with rheumatoid arthritis take pride in being able to being able to drive their children to sports practice. I have seen Leukemia survivors cross the finish line at marathons. I have seen clients who said “couldn’t run”, run miles. I have seen clients afraid of weights become strong, not bulky. I enjoy the journey with each person. I’m grateful that all of these people are in my life. I see the athlete in all of them.
Whoever you are, wherever you are from, whomever you love – you are welcome here.