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Just Because It’s Hard

While talking to a friend about parenting during the summer, I was venting about how difficult it all felt, why it couldn’t just be easy, & assuming I must be doing something {everything?!} wrong. #momfriends… do you feel me?!

Then she dropped this bomb on me:

“Just because it’s hard, doesn’t mean you’re doing anything wrong.”


Hmmm… 🤔 So. True.

And as I thought more about it… true for training too.

Do you ever feel like you’re doing it wrong because you have to talk yourself into training every day?

Are you waiting for the day it’s not a struggle to lift those weights or go for that walk?

Do you feel like you need to try {yet another} class/gym/new form of exercise because you’re just not excited about this one?

Maybe… but maybe not! 🤔

I’m going to offer this:

✅ have you been consistent?
❌ or do you only do it every so often?
⏩ start with consistency, then evaluate.

✅ if you’ve been consistent, have you seen improvements?
❌ or do you feel like you’re spinning your wheels?
⏩ some improvements but plateauing? you may need a plan to follow to challenge you.
⏩ still no improvements? you may need to try something else.

If you’ve ✅ been consistent & ✅ seen improvement, then just keep going!

Don’t change just to change. Training/Parenting may not be easy & doesn’t need to entertain you, it just needs to “work” (whatever that means for your goals).

It may *always* be hard to get out the door, to start your training, to show up for yourself. That’s just the nature of things.

I’ve been practicing Ashtanga yoga for 15 years with the most loving, accepting, & caring community of teachers & students. I know it’s good for me, but it’s hard! And I give myself a pep talk before I go. Every. Damn. Time. For 15 freaking years. Maybe one day I won’t have to fight myself to do this thing I know is good for me.

But maybe I always will.

And that’s ok too.

Focus on the habits you’re creating, the person you’re becoming, the improvements you’re seeing… it’ll be easier to deal with the hard parts.

#habits #hardshit #wecandohardthings #doesntmeanyouredoinganythingwrong #somethingsarehard #andthatsok #findyourstrength #fitnessthatfitsyourlife

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