Slump | Funk | Blah….
7am Sunday morning and I’m all rugged up inside with the heater on full blast.
It’s cold and I’m the biggest sook when it comes to Winter. Hanging out at home with Tony and the girls was on my mind and seemed such a nice way to spend the morning.
One word comes to my minder and I shudder. Swim.
“Really, do I have to…. I hate swimming.”
It comes again – Swim.
“It’s cold outside….I hate swimming.”
“Maybe I could do it later, like after lunch when it’s warmer….”
“My shoulder felt a bit sore yesterday, I wonder if I should not swim today in case it gets worse…”
*This is the turnaround point here. The mental headbutt if you like and here’s the chatter that helped turn things around*
“I guess the quicker I do it the sooner it will be over.”
“Imagine how you’ll feel about yourself AFTER you’ve done it.”
“If I just stay home I’ll stay the same – is that what I want?”
Togs on, towel packed and I was in the car and home again within an hour.
Slump | Funk | Blah…..
We’ve all been there.
It’s a normal part of any journey.
Expecting to feel motivated all the time and excited about your training is naive.
But what you need to realise is, the days when you don’t feel like doing it…..these are the days when doing the work, will give you the most results.
I’m not talking about physical, fat-shredding results.
I’m talking about results with your self-esteem going through the roof and belief with in yourself that YOU CAN DO IT!
They are priceless results – absolutely priceless.
Remember, what you say to yourself, about yourself when you are BY YOURSELF is one of the most important things in life.
I’m not saying it’s easy.
Just saying it can be done and it is worth the effort.
By the way, this floundering fish still hates swimming.