Sometimes the last thing you want to do is eat something healthy, or do something that gets you sweaty. I wrote about what you should do if you are ill in LAST WEEKS POST (click).
What about when you aren’t genuinely ill? You just feel like it’s going to be ‘one of those days.’
Well……I will let you in on a secret:
If you want to change something in your life – Most of your working days should feel like a small battle
Life is hard! No one has a simple life. For some its worries about weight, for others money, for other family and social stuff.
Today I had a client who wasn’t really up for training……….they had some symptoms in the morning that may have had them cancel.
Feeling lethargic, headaches, bloated…….yet they made it to the training session…..even though their body said NO!
I shelved the tough training I had planned, and we started off easy – some aerobic exercise. Then some mobility work, some lower intensity resistance exercise and a walk in the fresh air to finish. They felt much better afterwards! This was just the right amount without pushing them over the edge.
I then did my training session – my first full hour since feeling ill (and still not quite there yet) – and it was hard! I had to drop my weights, increase the rest periods I had planned……..the main thing was that I did something.
The point I am trying to get across is that sometimes it is hard. It could be hard everyday! There are some simple things you can do, and this doesnt just apply to exercise.
1.Make your plan (to fix a problem or make life easier/better )
2. Stick with your plan as much as you can
3. Make tweaks along the way.
4. If you’re struggling….what is the simplest and easiest thing you can do today to keep you on track?
Because one day, if you lose every battle – you will look back and think you could have won.