As a personal trainer I have heard a lot of people talk about their struggles to achieve and then maintain their fitness goals:
"I injured myself," "I don't like gyms," "I don't have time," "I can't find something I enjoy doing," "I worked out for a few weeks and I didn't see any changes," "I am too tired," "I'm too busy."
Well, I will tell you something. I have experienced some of these same struggles recently and I am about to change a few things and win the battle! As a child/teenager, I played basketball, volleyball, and got quite competitive with track and field. I had no injuries and didn't need help getting into a workout routine because between basketball and volleyball games/practices, and training for track 5-6 days a week I was in as good of shape as I have ever been.
In my early 20's I played in a few different basketball and volleyball leagues and started doing crossfit until some chronic and acute injuries stopped me dead in my tracks...
Having been really fit my whole life, the discovery of a thyroid problem, learning about some chronic and acute injuries, and the feeling of defeat that accompanies those have slowed me down over the last year and a bit. Personally, I like to look at these as reasons and not as excuses (another blog on this one day soon) for not being as healthy as I could be. But that being said, these reasons shouldn't stop me from being fit, they should only force me to get creative and have some fun coming up with new ideas and ways to get fit. Now that I have some answers to accompany my reasons, I am going back to the drawing board to get creative with what I will do next!
Health and fitness has a lot of different faces, and in the past for me it was playing sports and training like an athlete. But because of a few life changes (and everyone experiences this at some point), I am diving back in to discover what it is going to look like moving forward. At risk of sounding extremely cliche I will still say it: …blah….blah….blah…I will check back in with a blog in a few weeks so you can follow me on my journey to getting back into the best shape of my life…blah…blah…blah. But seriously, as a trainer and Kinesiologist I am pretty lucky to have the knowledge and resources I need to be able to deal with these issues and change things up. So along the way I will try to give advice from the perspective of both a trainer and as a person experiencing these everyday struggles.
I would like to leave you with some pinterest wisdom "You have as many hours in a day as Beyonce." …and dayummm look at that girl!