Do you remember as a kid you could not wait till the week?
Or is that still you?
Sure, it seems we tend to do more fun things over the weekend, but that doesn’t mean we should not enjoy the week.
I once knew a person who counted down the days to Friday, starting on Monday each week.
At first it was funny, then I thought, well that stinks. You don’t even enjoy your week and you are racing to 2 days out of the 7.
Now I am not sure if there is a correlation here, but have you ever noticed someone speeding through their workout?
They get in and are so focused on being “done”.
Never mind their form is okay-ish, probably not using appropriate weights and doing a half rep at best.
All for what…to be done?
I remember back when we first started our business. It was hard. I could not wait till Sunday, because that was the only day we rested.
Then Sunday night came and I would get so down.
I knew the week was starting over and it was going to be a race to Sunday once again.
I was told to embrace the journey and I was not. I was looking for satisfaction in what I thought was the best day of the week.
Life has a funny way of showing you things and its amazing how fast life goes by.
We will be celebrating 10 years in business this year, which is simply amazing.
We have seen so many fitness businesses come and go in these 10 years.
So many “experts” have entered our field.
It has been a journey to say these least and one of the most important lessons I have learned is slow down and enjoy what you are doing.
Point blank if you are not enjoying what you are doing you may need to stop and reflect. If you are always racing against time, remember this is something you will never get back.
Living in the moment is hard, sometimes painful.
Time also has a funny way of healing.
So back to my speeding through a workout…
Don’t do it. It’s like life, don’t wish you life away. This is the only life we get.
Make each workout count, like its your last. Each workout should challenge you and push you. Sometimes more mentally than physically.
Do appropriate weight, pushing appropriately and make sure your form is good.
Same with life, do what inspires you. Wake up ready to do the work you know is making a difference.
It should be challenging.
Everything I have ever received in life from consistent work was worth it.
I hope you have an awesome day and slow down. Look around you, soak up what is happening.
This journey you are on is worth every second!