Lot's of people feel insecure from time to time. And as long as it doesn't hold you back, it shouldn't be a problem. But too often I see people quit working toward their goals just because they feel like they failed in some way. And that's where I want to step in, motivate, help to keep them going despite their negative thoughts! Because nobody (no body) is perfect!
Skipping one workout doesn't mean you failed!
When I ask my fit-girls "how are your workouts going?', they sometimes answer that they"re totally failing because they haven't had time to do that one strengthtraining planned on Friday ...
But skipping one single workout out of 4 to 5 workouts planned that week doesn't mean you're failing. Don't be so hard on yourself!
You can't expect your life to turn 360 degrees without some challenges along the way! And once you accept the fact that it's not going to be as easy as everyone likes to make it seem, you're half there!
Because when you expect it to be challenging and you realise there will be moments where you feel like giving up, quitting, falling back into your old lifestyle,... you will be strong for when that moment comes. And you'll be able to say to yourself:
"OK, we got this, it's nothing we didn't see coming. I can handle this!"
And so you will, without any doubt!
I'll start over again next Monday ...
No you're not! You're just gonna keep going, nothing went wrong! There's absolutely no reason to quit your entire week just because you skipped one single workout.
Those thoughts, these insecurities, ... are your biggest enemy when you're starting your journey to a fitter and healthier lifestyle!
But why do we keep thinking like that? If you ask my opinion ... I think there are two key reasons.
Social media have us thinking everyone is so freaking perfect! But you.
What kind of content do you post online? Have you ever posted a photo of you crying? Or a video of your lonely evening in front of the tv? ...
I suppose your answer is "no"? Well then you"re not the only one, 'cause 99% of the people you see on social media don't post that kind of stuff either.
What they do post are happy photos or videos while going out with friends, working out in the gym, showing off their abs (for which they've been training and dieting for months), ...
And because you don't always know the people you're digitally connected with in person, you only see those happy / perfect / good / positive moments and never the moments in which they feel sad or for example skipped their workout.
What I'm trying to say is ... please don't be so hard on yourself! Nobody (no body) is perfect and you should be happy with the fact you're not either. 'Cause that's what makes life so challenging and interesting. Because no matter where you"re at in life, what fit-level you're on, what you"re working towards, ... you can always keep growing,
What other instant-result wonder middle can I try now?
Sorry to disappoint you, but there's no magical wonder pill that will make you fit and healthy just like that.
Should you be sad about that? Well you could ... but honestly, what would it be worth to be fit and run/walk/swim/cycle/... lots of km's when everybody else can do that too by taking that one magic pill?
Instead of wishing to see results immediately, start working on a long-term healthy lifestyle!
Just remember that every master was once a beginner, so don't be afraid to start something. Don't be afraid to fall from time to time. It doesn't matter how many times you trip. The most important thing about working out and changing your life in a healthy and more active direction ... is that you keep going and never give up.
So when you failed to do a workout, don't bail on your entire week. You don't have to wait 'till Monday to start over again. In fact you don't have to start over at all .. you just have to get up, shake off the dust and go punch your goals in the face!
Hi, mijn naam is Lena en als gediplomeerd sportcoach wil ik de mensen rond mij motiveren, inspireren & helpen om hun leven over een gezonde(re) boeg te gooien