I typically do my workouts early morning; that’s when I feel motivated and energized. My plan was to run 5 miles early this morning before seeing my first client. However, my plans quickly changed and I got involved in emails and missed my window of opportunity.
I later decided to try to get my run in on my break between clients at 11 am. Unfortunately my client session ran late so I knew it meant I would be running late in the day. Also, I would be a doing a treadmill run and I absolutely loathe running in the evening. However, since I’m just getting back to a consistent running schedule after coming back from an injury, I knew I needed to suck it up and get it done. I thought about this quote and what I expect from my clients. Results happen when you move out of your comfort zone. It’s easy to make excuses and neglect your workouts but you have to accept the fact that you’ll never obtain your goals that way.
“Your words control your life, your progress, your results, even your mental and physical health. You cannot talk like a failure and expect to be successful.”
I decided to push myself and set a goal to increase my mileage on my run and simply change my mindset. I knew I would be disappointed in myself if I didn’t at least try to follow through with my plan.
Here I am – 5 miles done! Nothing beats the feeling when you move out of your comfort zone. It makes you physically and mentally stronger, and builds self-confidence to help you move closer to your goals.