Exercising leads to an ‘I Can attitude’ (I can’t do that + exercise = I can do that)
You see someone lift 100kg.
I see some who started with just the bar.
You see someone run a marathon.
I see that person starting by just walking around the block.
You see an amazing weight loss before and after.
I see momentum, built gram-by-gram.
Only seeing the end result of hard work is deceptive. You only see the joy and elation of results or the train of momentum at full speed that makes people look superhuman. You don’t get to see all those little challenges each and every one faces on their fitness journey.
If you take someone who wants to run a marathon but hasn’t run in years. They usually don’t look at that 42.2km distance and go I can do that easy, it’s daunting prospect and on day one they may doubt whether they can achieve their goal or not. What they can do is start by walking around the block. Starting with something they ‘can do’. Then they walk 2 laps, 3 laps, 4 laps… From walking to jogging, from jogging to running further. Building the belief that ‘I Can’ with every step, bit by bit.
This momentum doesn’t happen overnight and doesn’t come without moments of questioning your ‘I can’ do attitude toward each of those mini goals. Being able to look back from where you started to where you are gives you the confidence to keep moving forward through new challenges.
Exercising is about building your capabilities slowly, piece by piece to ensure the risk of injuries is minimized and your body is able to adapt to the gradual increased stresses. The stresses are not only physical, each step forward is a small mental win too, until you build yourself mentally to a point of relentless forward momentum.
Pick an end goal. Break it all the way down to a starting point, a point where you believe ‘I Can’.
Do that and start from there. If you don’t know how to break down your big goal to that starting point. Lets have a chat - Izzy@Jonesbrothersgym.com
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