In a weeks time my husband will start training again. Now, like most runners, triathletes, etc. this is an exciting time. A new season, a fresh start. But for the hubs, it determines our future.
Will the injury come back?
Will the fear of injury hold him back?
Is his career over for good?
Is this HIS year to overcome?
What if, what if, what if???
Those are the thoughts that ponder in both our heads. Real, raw, and rational. But at the same time, what we question is not in our control. Am I right?
And IF it’s not in our control, what can we control in order to feel sane?
We can control the moment to moment encouragement.
Instead of focusing on what you can’t do, focus on what you can do…. THAT DAY!
When my husband runs for 20 minutes today, pain free. I say, “that’s awesome! Slow and steady is good!”
When my husband (or myself) is feeling unfit and “not where we used to be,” I say TO LOSE FITNESS is to GAIN FITNESS. Your motivation to get it back is stronger and SMARTER.
When you see others achieve their health and fitness goals, and you are still stuck in first gear…. Be kind. Be a Sherpa. Be happy WITH them and FOR them! It’s contagious! It makes you heal faster, I promise.
And if all else fails, then remember to just laugh and be thankful for what YOU CAN do!
Oh and while you’re at it, eat a pickle and peanut butter sandwich. I hear it cures all.
A little Motivational Marvelous Monday!
I almost forgot. A workout to finish this Monday!!
How do you motivate in the moment?
I’ve got 2 healthy bite reveals on Wednesday. One is a recipe (Halloween-ish perhaps) and the other is the November Flavor bite! WHOOP!
All those East coasters, please be safe today as Hurricane Sandy approaches. <3