Over the course of time everyone changes what they want out of their wellness journey.
Often we think, “Man, it would be really cool to (insert action),” and off we go on a new path. At times it feels like that new path seems too treacherous to navigate or that maybe we’ve bitten off more than we can chew. We just have to remember, switching gears and chasing new goals often means changing more than just one thing. Over time, it could mean changing an entire lifestyle. Here are three things that could get in the way that you may need to overcome!
Speed isn’t your friend
When shifting gears in your training, taking steps needs to be exactly that, taking steps. If you’ve been training a certain way to achieve a certain outcome making a giant shift to a different style of training can be overwhelming. I only speak from experience as I have gone through this myself. Shift gears too quickly and you’ll tend to migrate back to what you know and like the most.
I’ll use myself as an example, for years I trained as a powerlifter. My goal was to move as much weight as I could possibly lift. As life has changed and I find myself not lifting the same amount of weight, I’ve had to change my diet, change the way I work out and ultimately understand that getting healthier may mean not being able to lift quite as much weight as I’m used to. Which brings me to the second point.
Pride comes before the fall
As you shift into a new focus for your own wellness, sometimes it can be hard to let go of the success you had with other styles of training. You have to come to grips with the fact that you may not be great at certain aspects of your new programming. Whether it’s becoming a better runner, athlete, weightlifter, or whatever it may be, you’ll have to accept you may not be good at it at first.
You may ask, well how long will it take? That is something that can only be answered by the amount of work you want to put in. If you have a timeline in mind for completing or accomplishing your goals, that will play a huge factor in being successful. Even those may have to change sometimes. Be okay with that even if it means taking a bit longer to reach those goals.
Success is on you!
There is no one else trying to accomplish your goals. Period. If you want it, go get it. If you set a timeline for yourself, stick to it. When your motivation runs out, you better start counting on your discipline. You should constantly be asking yourself, “How bad do I actually want this?” If the answer is “I don’t know”, then you probably don’t want this change bad enough. Don’t get in your own way!!!!
Change is inevitable, being prepared to make those changes will lead to success. Whether you are brand new to fitness or changing from one style of training to another, there will be constant changes in what you do every day. Taking those steps, staying on track and making sure those changes match up to your goals are the key.
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Coach Nick Lape is the head trainer and coach at Fit To Hunt