My personal trainer was off on his holidays last week so I had been left homework to do… Which I did (a couple of times).
Yesterday we were testing to see how things are progressing.
Frustrated and angry are how I get when things don’t work like they should. And that is not just with the exercises that’s just overall.
I was pretty close to tears for the whole session…
It was the first time I had done weighted squats in about 7 months.
‘Hold at the bottom for a count of 3’ he said…
‘ok next one go deeper and hold’
I decked it.
My head said ‘nah this is too hard’ and everything switched off.
Get up, go again (this man has no time for my shit).
Next 4 were better. Still not great but better.
I have more homework to do.
If that had been me, in the gym on my own I would have either not squatted deep enough or chucked it after decking it.
Either way I would not get stronger, I would continue to have my reoccurring injuries.
Working on your weaknesses is HARD. I know. Admitting there are weaknesses is hard (if you are getting injuries there will come a point where you need to do something about it or give up).
I go to someone else for help with my fitness.
I go to someone else for help with my head.
I go to someone else for help with my nutrition.
Do I know how to do all of these things on my own? YES, I do and I help many people on a daily basis achieve their goals, clear their heads and get their nutrition sorted.
Why do I go to someone else?
I need that external person to hold me accountable. I need someone who is more experienced and has different knowledge from me. That is how I learn. That is how I succeed. I understand the value of what I offer.
You can read all the books and magazines, listen to podcasts, watch motivational clips on YouTube but if you don’t take action all you are doing is reading the manual.
Who holds you accountable? Who pulls you up when you are telling yourself those wee lies to make yourself feel better? (Remember yesterday’s email?)
There is no shortcut to your destination. There is no magic pill or wand that will make it all go away or be better.
The only thing that will make it happen is you.
You should have set goals by now… If not why the hell not?
Looking at your goals, what is it you will get out of achieving them? Now I am talking emotionally here. Not that you will get to fit in to that size 12 dress you bought 3 years ago promising you would get in to it back then.
How will you feel inside achieving your goal? Happy? Confident? Give you self-belief? Proud?
Once you know WHY it is you want that goal it will make it so much easier to push forward.
For me to be injury free will give me more confidence when I am working with the Master Trainers of the Indoor Cycling Group. I know my weaknesses are holding my back from being REALLY good.
What is your WHY?
Let me know.