Having a day you don’t feel like working out? Want to eat a bunch of junk food and watch Netflix all day?
Everyone has those days. You’re normal, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK to skip planned workouts, and eat garbage.
What I tell myself, and my clients is this; anyone can workout on a day they are feeling great. That’s when its easy. It’s the days you aren’t feeling it, that shows true character. Those days show you what you are made of and how passionate you are to reach your goals.
My mother calls this attitude “stick-to-it-ness” which means you don’t back down because it’s hard or you aren’t feeling like it. You keep going because you are strong.
My kids and I talk about this attitude all the time. I tell them we take care of us, and we look out for us. We don’t back down because it’s hard. We don’t take the easy way out.
My favorite thing to talk to them about is how they act when no one is watching.
It’s easy to do the right things when someone is watching you. It’s the moments when no one is watching that you show what you are made of. These times show your real character.
These same traits I talk to my kids about, translate perfectly to fitness. No one is going to hector you if you don’t workout. In fact, some people may even try to get you to skip workouts or eat badly.
But it’s the times when you aren’t feeling it that shows what you are made of and how quickly you will reach your fitness goals. It’s a question of attitude, and stick-to-it-ness.
How badly do you want it?
Devin Sherrington was named #2 trainer in Canada 2015, is 8 time Best Personal Fitness Trainer Halifax award winner, and owner the award winning fitness studio 360fit in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He lives in Fletcher’s Lake, Nova Scoita with his children Reign and Journey.