“Don’t let other people decide who you are.” - Bob Goff
Today for a change of pace, let’s change up how we see working out by looking into the lessons we can learn about ourselves when we move our body.
When we move our body, exercise, workout, whatever word you use for it, we’re not just getting stronger and sweatier. There are so many lessons that we can take from our workouts into our everyday life to make us mentally stronger as well. 💪 Here’s just a few lessons we can learn.
Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t do it? 😔 You couldn’t do another rep. You couldn't run another step. But you did it anyway and really surprised yourself with what you’re capable of doing when you’re determined and focused? 🙌 That lesson is for your life, too! YOU can push yourself when it comes to doing hard things, too, like having tough conversations or finishing a project on time.
On the flipside, have you ever had to slow down or take a break during a new or challenging workout? 😣You listened to your body and what it needed. You didn’t want to get injured 🙅♀️ so you took break. Same goes for life! Sometimes we have a million things on our to do list, but we just don't have the energy or mental capacity to do it! Just like during that workout, in life it’s OKAY to step back and take a break, too!
I know today was kind of a (long post and) heavy topic but one thing that’s NOT heavy is what's happening next month! August is all about Going ALL OUT on becoming the best version of ourselves and that means getting out of ruts, jumping over plateaus, kicking our comfort zone to the curb, and more! It’s going to be a fabulous way to say goodbye to summer and hello to a new you!