Good Morning FITTFamily!
Finally…Spring HAS COME BACK…home
For all of your wrestling fans (or if you’ve ever seen the Rock on television) you would know where that comes from…yes, I used to watch wrestling…
But back to the topic at hand – Spring Training Season has arrived! Oh yes, it’s here and you are ready to go! You got your training schedule, your gear, your goals and objectives set, your music, and BOOM! Time to make good use of that Vitamin D you’ve been lacking.
Yet, despite all of the excitement, you still…find…you’re a bit…just a bit…sluggish…slowed down…your mojo is teetering on non-existent…beastmode has been turned off for a bit to conserve energy…you mean well but you’re a little…stuck.
But the sun is coming out, the snow is clearing up, the weather is warming, and runners, walkers, and hikers are out of doors and up and about…what about you? Why are you not out there? What’s holding you back? You’ve waited for this to happen and now that it’s here, your drive is running out of gas already! Oh boy…
Ok, let’s not panic here! It’s just a short rut…you’ll get out of it right? Right?
What has changed? What’s happening now that wasn’t happening a couple of weeks ago that is bringing you almost to a halt? WHERE IS THAT PUSH?
Does this sound like you? Believe me when I say, you’re not alone.
Sometimes the transition between seasons can be tough to adapt to, especially when the previous season was winter. A lot of people take that time to rest, relax, recover, and recharge but those 4 R’s get a little too comfortable. It happens – it’s life! How do we prevent that feeling of “now I have to start all over again” from surfacing (or re-surfacing) every time?
Well, for starters, understand the importance of this one thing: in every season, no matter the weather or the storm that ensues, you have to keep moving!
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t take a break because that wouldn’t be balanced advice; but coming to a complete pause/stop is also not the best option either, especially when your goals are all year round! It’s like driving in a Nascar race. When you’re on the straight, you’re high-tailing it, gunning that car like there’s no tomorrow because winning is the only option. But, because of an accident ahead, a caution flag comes up and you have to bring your car to a pace, only for a short time. You would lose the race if you stopped completely whereas you would still have an opportunity to win as long as you keep moving! That is one major key to your success that you need to remember.
Keep this in mind too friends – you have the power to sprint or to walk, it’s YOUR choice! You’ll get to your goal when you get there; in the end the same result has been generated. The time it takes, on the other hand, is not…but that all depends on how you view the race – a marathon or a sprint?
Embrace the new season! Challenge yourself to something different and then do it again! Make a goal for the season and progress week by week until the season is over. Then, compare where you were to where you’ve arrived to.
And then, before you know it – Summer Training Season will be here. Man, it can only go up from where you are now so stay positive, keep pushing, and hustle with your muscle
Until next time…
Trainer Profile: Kareem Rawlins
Experience Personal Training – 5 years | Nutrition Counseling – 3 years | Group Fitness – 3 years