We all have different end goals from weight loss to strength training to injury recovery as we take steps along our fitness journey. Regardless of your path, I encourage you to understand one thing above all: the difference between a setback and a failure. Do not allow setbacks to completely derail your progress along the journey.
Just Don’t Quit
If you slip up, lose focus, eat off plan, give in to a craving, binge watch an entire season of your favorite show on Netflix instead of getting in any exercise…that’s a setback. Your choices may not have been in support of your long-term goals, but it does NOT mean that you failed and gave up. Your goals are still worth it. Recognize it for what it is, learn from it and get back on track. You only FAIL if you decide that your health and this journey aren’t worth it. That taking control of your health and body is impossible. That’s failure because it’s simply not true.
You choose health to a certain extent. You set long-term goals because you want health, vitality, and the confidence that comes with taking care of yourself. These things last 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. Junk food or skipping a workout provides temporary pleasure or relief…and usually ends with feelings of guilt. Your journey may never be easy, but it will always be worth it.
Every day, you can choose to put in the effort to succeed. You can choose to follow the path that leads you to your goals. Or, you can choose to eat the last of the cookies in the jar. The choice is up to you. Every single choice you make has a consequence; sometimes it’s positive and sometimes it’s negative.
“You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow. You choose.”
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Keep pushing forward!