I stepped off of the track, defeated. My workout was 5x mile and I bowed out after 3. I walked to my car, sweating dripping down me. I sat in the passenger seat as I texted my coach that I was throwing in the towel. I was done. It was hard, hot, humid, and I was tired. I sat there, sweat poring out of me, thinking about every excuse in the book.
And I realized it was just that. An excuse. I couldn’t just give up because something got hard. It didn’t matter how ugly the last 2 reps were, I needed to just finish. Racing is a culmination of hard and tired and trying to keep it at bay as long as possible…if I can’t do that in a workout, then how am I supposed to do it in a race??
It took me 8 minutes and 34 seconds of defeat followed by a pep talk, but I got back on the track, kept my head up, and told myself to just finish.
Every workout can’t be your best or world records would be set every day. There are going to be days that challenge you and push you. You just have to be strong enough to not let it break you.
So today, I (almost) quit. But I didn’t. It wasn’t pretty, but I finished. There’s a lot to be learned in that – in the days that just don’t go according to plan. In the days that you just push through anyways, too stubborn to quit because your goals are greater than the “suck” you are currently feeling.
Having a coach, helped me to not just take the easy escape route. I just couldn’t quit on him like I could on myself. It definitely helps to have that person(s) who holds you accountable to your goals. So you don’t quit, so you keep pushing, so you achieve your goals.
My coach does to me, what we (Fit Tribe coaches) hope to do for you — not let you take the escape route; to keep you on track for your goals, to keep you from giving up on yourself, and to ultimately help take you to where you want to be. If you feel like you are stuck — please reach out! We want to help you!
And if you haven’t gotten started with us yet, but you want to — let us support you to achieve your goals. Our Sexy Summer Slim Down has a few spots left and is a great way to jump start your fitness…you can sign up for it here: https://fittribe.clickfunnels.
Remember, sometimes the going gets tough, but you just keep pushing through. Your goals are waiting for you on the other side.
Committed to Your Success,