After taking some time off my workouts while enjoying a little vacation, todays workout was a little humbling to say the least. I felt somewhat sluggish, had some aches and pains here and there, just felt like I’d been out of the game for a bit!
It totally gave me a slight glimpse into being a beginner again. I shared some about this in my stories today but I love that it put me into that mindset.
Listen, I get it. Being a beginner is never easy. Starting something new is hard for most people. Working out for the first time in however long it’s been for you IS not going to be easy. Day 1 will be hard, you’ll feel like quitting. You’ll want to give up. You’ll probably think you can’t do it or you aren’t cut out for it. Day 2 you’ll most likely have a lot of those same thoughts. Heck even day 23 you will still have thoughts like that. What’s important is that you don’t give into them. You dont throw in the towel. It really is all a mental battle. All you have to do is show up, so your best and that’s it! Your body will not go where your mind doesn’t push it.
That’s what I did today! I only took 5 days off of a full years worth of never missing a workout. 5 DAYS was all and it brought me out today feeling like I was behind a bit. So I understand it’s not going to be easy for you if you haven’t exercised in awhile. That’s okay though, we all have to start somewhere. Let yourself be a beginner. Give yourself the credit you deserve for starting.
You have to keep trying to get stronger, move a little faster and to not be as hard on yourself as you may be on Day 1.
Most people give up way too early. Don’t be most people.
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