When was the last time you went to the gym or did a workout and you just felt like you couldn’t do anything, you felt weak and almost a little bit lost?
I’ve been there. It only seems like yesterday when I ruptured my Achilles and I was completely out of action for quite some time. Once my ‘beautiful’ boot was taken off I was left with a baby calf that equaled a bone with a degenerated muscle attached and a ton of weakness.
Why am I telling you this?
Whether you’ve had an injury, a break from the gym (for whatever reason) or you’ve been doing the same routine for a while with no real progress, the feeling of ‘weakness’ is uncomfortable which leaves you with two options: cocoon-ing up or taking action.
If you’ve been wrapped in a cocoon and you know deep down you could be so much stronger, let’s start unwrapping the layers and take 3 major steps!
Step 1: Take responsibility of where you are now
It took me a conscious decision and a shit load of acceptance to take responsibility for what had happened and the new starting point I had come to. No matter where you are now, take responsibility for your own personal starting point and acknowledge both the joy and discomfort the path ahead brings along.
Step 2: Set some goals and take action
Once you’ve accepted where you are currently at, you must set a goal that you believe you can achieve and take consistent action no matter how big or small. Yay! Make this a fun exercise! Imagine and visualize where you want to be.
Step 3: Become strong from the inside out
I’m a firm believer that mental strength predisposes you to physical strength but also getting badass strong will increase your self-belief and strengthen you mentally.
Make sure you choose an exercise routine that will support your goals and if what you’re currently doing is not working for you start to change course!
PS: I know it’s a big step but if you feel like you need some help contact me and I’ll guide you to taking the first step.