In It For The Long Haul

In It For The Long Haul

Are you in a long term relationship? I’m not referring to your romantic status, I’m talking about with yourself and more specifically with your health and fitness.

But if I WERE talking about a long term relationship with another person, it would be characterized by a series of peaks and valleys right? Whether it’s a friendship or a romantic relationship, people get into arguments and they disagree. It’s not a matter of IF it will happen, it’s a matter of when.

If the relationship is built on a strong foundation, those rough patches can happen without the fear that it’s going to end of the relationship. You work past the valleys and you enjoy the peaks because you are in it for the long haul.

It’s the same with your own health and fitness journey. The question isn’t IF you’ll fall into a rut or have a setback, it’s WHEN. What matters is that you have the resiliency and the belief in yourself to climb your way back out. Time and time again. For the rest of your life. It’s a commitment to never quit on yourself, no matter how many times you get knocked down or need to take a step back.

For the past month I didn’t work out much. I was teaching 3-4 classes a week but outside of those workouts I wasn’t spending time in the gym like I normally do. I had other things on my mind and I wasn’t wanting to “force it”. I guess my body and my mind were just having a disagreement.

It didn’t worry me and I didn’t feel guilty about it either. I knew I’d work through it because I’m in a long term, healthy relationship with myself and my personal fitness.

I’m now out of my little rut having enjoyed several great workouts the last few days…it feels great!

Life is full of highs and lows so embrace the journey. Know yourself, stay committed to your goals and be flexible in your approach. Remember, this relationship with yourself ain’t no “fling”, it’s a long term thing!


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