I’m tired of all those “amazing” people who make managing their day look easy. How the hell do they manage it?
Each of us has a reason we get out of bed and do the less than fun tasks of [Cleaning and Working] and we wouldn’t question not staying on top of them because we can immediately see the results of failing to do so. [Health and Fitness] may not be quite as immediate but the results are of equal if not of greater importance. HEY, this is your life after all and your Quality of Life is directly affected by your overall health and wellness.
I realize what I’m going to say next you may have heard before and disregarded for a long list of reasons that are personal to you but if it resonates stay with me.
It can take time for bad decisions to add up and show as results from the doctor or with your bedroom mirror. By then the bad decisions have become learned bad habits and routine. It can be extremely difficult to correct all this because it’s an entire relearning of your very daily routine. Real health changes take time in the same manner that forming bad habits and bad results may have been an accumulation of years. People can become frustrated and discouraged when they are not seeing immediate results they begin to doubt the process and feel as if they do not know what they are doing. Going on this journey alone can be even more difficult and overwhelming when trying to keep up with all the other aspects of their life.
That’s essentially the rub and that’s where people fail. We can start a fitness journey with great intentions but we get bogged down with the process and the time it takes to see real results. Not loving the process and the journey is a sure fire way to give less of a fu@k every day.
The good news is that’s normal and there is a cure.
Have you ever heard that cliche, your focus determines your reality? Unless you live under a rock I know you have. Example: if you love cleaning your house, you probably have a clean house. If you love your job, you are probably pretty good at it and your boss has noticed. Most of us get stuck in mundane bs way of living our lives. Where does it change for you? Can it truly be just the way we look at it?
The Swamp City Fitness community is not the one and only place you can see this change but we are your local community. Normal people who have begun undertaking that journey and have created a community of people who are choosing a better way to create progress producing habits and a new routine in order to get the results they want. The Coaches here work with you 1 on 1 and as a group to ensure that everyone understands the process, from how to clarify your goals by creating a road map to them, to forging a schedule that will optimize quality over hectic or in sometimes manic which can lead to feeling overwhelmed and a complete shutdown of mood and progress. We’ve all been there, burnouts are real and they suck. Prioritizing a quality schedule that balances where you are and where you want to be to manifest your best day everyday.
Now don’t misunderstand, this is not the coddling gym. The workouts here are hard. Harder the work, greater the results. That said, no matter what your fitness level you can complete them. Our coaches work to ensure programming that will yield results with customized workouts to meet the needs of the individual all while instilling the mental motivation to keep pushing in and out of the gym. We see the results because instead of focusing directly on them we get involved in a community that is fun and challenging.
I know this sounds strange but we stop thinking about all the pieces and how much we dislike it and we begin to enjoy disliking it. We almost constantly can be found groaning and whining about the process all while smiling and having fun with our friends and we strangely we can’t wait for tomorrows hellish workout even though we complained from start to finish during the entirety of the one we just did. Don’t judge us, it works and we love it!
So with time our habits and routines change because this is where we want to be. It’s where our friends are and where we can be ourselves while taking steps towards our goals. We learn how to eat better and make better choices because we see the immediate results in the way we feel and perform in our workouts. We begin to forge our daily schedule to meet our demands because its what we truly want. It becomes a lifestyle, a way of life and you recognize it in every choice you make. Sure we are still complaining but we are feeling better about it. We are feeling better, and moving better, and we realize we can overcome the scheduling issues because nothing is harder than our workouts and we managed that so what can stop us.
So in the end, I really don’t know how those jackass “go getters” manage to get up so early and have their shit so perfect but I can tell you how we do it. We do it together, and by finding a way to love it!