I have been reminded recently, via Coaching calls and other chats with Lucky13 members, that the difficulties, struggles, and failures that life throws at us can be hugely detrimental to progress in health & fitness.
When things get really bad….
- Work is a giant, hostile, stressful mess
- Family and personal responsibility become vastly overwhelming
- Unexpected illness, injury, death, or other tragedy arise
….the likelihood for you to feel completely swallowed whole is pretty damn high.
It’s something I feel is brushed aside, forgotten about, and certainly NOT addressed in the fitness industry.
It makes me crazy.
Everyone is talking about which workout plan gives you the best abs…. Or which diet plan yields the fastest body fat loss….
But NOBODY is discussing the fact that these things don’t matter one iota if things in your LIFE are sideways!
It has always been a main focus for us at Lucky13- taking the totality of a person’s life into consideration - and teaching them how to train their brain to combat some of the tough stuff.
The path we encourage folks to take is this:
Accept - fully and with no hesitation - that your life will always include struggle, difficulty and failure.
Seek not to find a life path that avoids or somehow does not include those things.
Rather, seek a life path in which you are mentally strong enough to handle those things and STILL succeed.
Because learning to strengthen your resolve, sharpen your mind, and honing your stress management skills will equip you to succeed no matter what life throws at you.
The old adage is, indeed, absolutely true:
Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.
Read that again.
➡️YOU are in charge of the outcome of your life.
➡️YOU get to decide how badly a struggle, frustration, jackass boss, etc throws your hard work off.
➡️YOU have control over the way you react/respond to any life event that is thrown your way.
No, you cannot control the 💩storm, but you are entirely in control of your response….and therefore, your destiny.
- Coach Michelle