I’ve been playing a song lately, over and over and over on my play list as a sort of meditative practice to gear up for my training. Our pull up program on the forum is going quite well for this round of beta testers, and I happen to be working on some cross training for the summer for some of you other die hard adrenaline junkies 😉 All that aside, the changes I am personally experiencing now are the exact kind of positive changes I wanted to see in terms of my strength training and conditioning. I had a number of circumstances to face this past year of my life that truly tested my stress levels, let alone my mental attitude towards picking up a kettlebell or returning to the pull up bar in the first place.
So, what changed?
I’d like to direct your attention to a short but to-the-point article written by Amy Morin, LCSW, brilliantly titled “ You’re a Product of Your Choices Not a Victim of Your Circumstances”.
My favorite part of this article is when Amy states that we have the POWER to decide how we respond to adversity. We have the POWER to choose how we respond to any given circumstance we are facing, and to make active choices to better our lives. I’ve placed emphasis on the word “power” here because I’m growing very tired of a certain mantra I hear all to often about being powerless in the face of certain problems.
True, we may be weak in certain areas. We may need to work certain skills to gain our first pull up, and seek the guidance of a coach to train us along the way. True, we may have been weak with certain habits that damaged our health, but that doesn’t mean we can’t put down unhealthy ways and pick up a healthier way of life, so long as we set up the support we need to do so.
No matter what your health goal is, be it staying sober, getting strong, or just eating smart and training hard to enjoy your life, I believe that no one single personal is POWERLESS over making adequate choices to better their lives. We simple have to ask ourselves what we want to change and WHY?
So, what do you want to change? Why do you want to change that part of your life? What can you do to get the support you need to carry you through to reaching your goal?
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“Changes come. Keep your dignity. Take the high road.”