While my journey into being fit and healthy has been a long one, there are lessons that have stood out in that time frame. These are those lessons.
You are stronger than you think
Don’t limit yourself because you think you cannot do something. You never know what you are capable of until you try.
Just look at my mum. She did a Tough Mudder at age 64.
She’s a strong cookie and a great role model.
Remember why you started
It’s a simple statement, and one we all too easily forget.
We all have a reason for why we started, and your reason no matter how big or small was important to you.
If it’s not fun, why do it?
Running isn’t for everyone, and that’s ok. What matters is, I enjoy it, and I have fun in the process.
If it’s important to you, you will find a way
Or you’ll just find an excuse. This comes back to having fun. If you enjoy something, you’ll keep coming back to it, if you don’t like it you’ll just end up finding reasons not to do it.
Make it a family affair
One thing I have noticed is that those parents who are individually involved in a sporting club are more likely to have their kids involved in a club sport. It might not be the same sport, but a sport all the same.
It’s also a great opportunity to do something fun together as a family.
If I want my kids to be fit and healthy, then it’s important that I am too. Remember you are a role model.
Try new things
It’s good for the mind body and soul.
It’s ok to fail
Failure happens. It’s not the end of the world. Learn from it and move on.
Change is inevitable
Remember you are not a tree, if you don’t like something change.
I’m a big fan of goals.
Goals help define exactly what you want in life.
They can be big or small, it doesn’t matter. If it’s important to you, you will find a way to achieve it.
Be comfortable with who you are.
Not everyone is going to like you, and that’s ok, you aren’t going to like everyone either.
When you recognise what you love about yourself, you will not only be happier, you will be content and confident.
I’ve learned a lot during my fitness journey.
Sure I’ve made mistakes and had failures along the way, but without those mistakes or failures, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Everyone’s journey is going to be different.
It’s what you get out of your journey that matters.
What have you learned on your fitness journey?
What has your past taught you about living today?
This is a Fit Dish Link thanks to Jill Conyers and The Fit Switch