I took a little blog and newsletter hiatus back in May. I traveled two weekends back to back <GASP>, to a conference in South Carolina and a wedding in Arizona. It was busier than I’d been in a year and, as silly as it sounds, I was wiped out.
“Just this week,” I said as I skipped my writing work. “I’ll pick back up again next week.”
And here we are in September.
My Clients Are My Teachers
My clients have often been my biggest inspirations. I’ve seen parents who are absolutely slammed busy make time for their exercise. I’ve seen people who have had physical setbacks approach their training with the most can-do attitude imaginable. And impressively, I’ve seen people who have been consistent for decades.
My client Paul moved this summer from one house, to a temporary house for a month, and finally to his family’s new home. He trains with bands and dumbbells, and exercises outdoors. Did I mention that it is hot here in the Central Texas heat? Hot!
He kept his training consistent through the time, weather and schedule challenges. I am always interested to know how successful people find their way so I asked him how he maintained his consistency.
He reminded me that he has been doing some sort of exercise since he was 16. It has become part of his life to that point that he will make sure to include it. He said it feels off if he doesn’t exercise.
It’s What I Do
As someone who has had a love-hate relationship with exercise, I have experience elation, burnout, contentment and sheer fatigue surrounding my training. This is why I was so intrigued and impressed with Paul’s explanation.
No tortured lamenting about lack of time or energy or desire, just a matter of fact statement that it’s what he does.
And you know what? It works, when we just do what we know we need to do.
Hope you have a wonderful week, and find peace doing what you need to do too. I’m off to work on my writing!