You don’t know it, but you inspire me.
I see you pushing bars above your head, rep after rep after rep.
I see you bending, sweating, twisting and hurting….week after week.
I see you and the silent discomfort you go through.
I see the nervousness in your eyes those first few workouts.
I see your body language with your Trainer that says, “I’m here, but I’m not comfortable with you – yet.”
And that’s why you inspire me.
You inspire me, because of your courage, trust, faith and willingness to get way out of your comfort zone.
You need to know, no matter how hard it is sometimes and how hopeless you may feel, that your efforts do not go unnoticed.
You see, I have formal knowledge on how to train, what exercises to do and how to periodise a program….where as you’ve got trust and faith to go by.
I also have instant access with a set of keys to a facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that is 5 minutes from my home…..and you have inconvenience to battle with each time you train.
And I have familiarity from years of being exposed to machines, gadgets, balls, barbells and Trainers looking buff with body parts exposed, without them even realising how intimidating they are.
You have courage and tonnes of it.
Please don’t ever look to anyone else for inspiration, just look in the mirror.
Thank you for inspiring me.