I’ve noticed one thing for sure though … one thing I’m hearing a lot less these days than I did during the first few weeks and months after gyms in my neck of the woods closed down in mid-March:
I’m hearing a lot less talk about things going “back to normal.” That’s not to say I believe we’ll be wearing masks and social distancing forever….
But I do think people should give themselves more credit for being adaptable … and for not clinging to the past.
We’ve changed how we work, how we educate our kids, how we eat and yes, how we exercise. In some areas, I’d argue that we’ve changed for the better. Unless you’ve experienced true tragedy from this pandemic -- and, my sincere hope is that’s not you -- I think you should take a moment to appreciate everything you’ve done to adapt and change in the past year.
Give yourself some credit for making it through a very tough 12 months. And look at the new month and warmer weather that’s (hopefully) around the corner as an opportunity to reinvent yourself again. It’s never too late for a fresh start.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about a few people I was working with a year ago … people I really enjoyed working with … who couldn’t adapt to online training. “I’ll be back when you open up again,” they said. I haven’t seen many of them since. I really wish I could’ve helped them during the past 12 months -- training their brains to get them through the difficult times & training their bodies to stay healthy & fit.
But then I think about all the people who did stick with it … and had their most AMAZING year of health and fitness ever and achieved their best results over the past year.
It gives me goosebumps just typing these words about them.
Both sides of that coin also remind me that the only person who can decide whether you’re going to take action or wait on the sideline for things to change or improve is YOU.
As we approach a new month and a new season, what are you going to decide? For those of you who aren’t currently working out, maybe our 30 Day Test Drive (in-person or online) will give you some motivation to get started.
- Coach Michelle