To reap the rewards of any physical fitness program you’re going to have to actually commit to it.
When it comes to results – a lower body fat percentage, an athletic physique, enviable capacity -> consistency beats short sporadic bursts of enthusiasm – every. single. time.
But what if you get sick, injured or find yourself heading away for some well deserved R&R?
Isn’t training already hard enough?
Coming back to training after time off can sometimes feel impossible and when you realise that
Getting back into training after time off (sickness, injury, holidays)
So you missed a couple of classes because you came down with a cold or pulled your groin playing touch.
It’s OK to take some time off to get better and let your body mend but when does a small break turn into too much time?
If you’ve ever been away for a holiday and decided to put training on the back burner for a week or two, perhaps you also found it hard to get back into the gym again?
It’s all in your head…
So let’s say that due to sickness, injury or a well deserved holiday, you’ve been away from the gym for a couple of weeks…
It’s not like people look at you when you finally do come back in and say “Damn, S0&So hasn’t been here for weeks – look how weak and pathetic he or she’s become…” or “Yeeshe – didn’t So&So pack on some weight… they’ve only been away for a month?!”
People don’t say that.
Your mind might be say that, but no one else is saying that – it’s all in your head
One thing I’ve learnt over the years is that people are way too busy worried about themselves to be worried about how many sessions you’ve missed
The athletes, the coaches – all the awesome peeps that make up our community are genuinely stoked that you turned up to have a go – that you’re here, right beside us, sweating it out, sharing in the pain and celebrating the wins – dishing out fist-bumps after solid efforts all round – it’s just how we roll yeah? #effortEarnsRespect
So here it is… the punchline so to speak: If you’ve been having trouble getting back into the gym because you think that people will judge you for slacking off – [THWACK!] – there, I just slapped you in the face… no not really, but I’m sure you get what I’m trying to say…
Don’t believe the hype (that your mind is creating) realise that no one is saying anything about you and kick it (your mind) in the balls and get your arse back in the gym!