Hello again all, I hope those that have had to endure their return to the school year, in whatever capacity that may be, have gotten through it without letting it get to you too badly. Today I've got a little blurb about what commitment really means and how I think folks misuse or misunderstand the term. Being committed means consistently showing up, even if it’s not getting things done at your maximum level.
I think people truly misunderstand what the word committed means, especially in the fitness realm. When folks say, "I’m committed to this", they think it means they’re going to show up for 5 days a week, do everything at 1000 MPH and be this shining light of awesome for all to see (cue dramatic godlike music). Then Reality Check Tech calls and says hold the phone chief that’s not gonna happen for as long as you think. This will last a week to a month at most, with very very few exceptions.
When you commit to something, like a fitness regiment, it means showing up for yourself every day to the best of your ability. Most (probably 75-80%) of the days in your fitness routine, will be getting in, getting out and getting on with the rest of your day. This is the secret path to success that so many are desperately searching for. Not getting into the gym, sweating buckets for 2-3 hours and then laying on the floor like you’re going to puke or pass out. That is the one way street to breaking your commitment. Think about it, do you really have that kind of time to spend freely every day? How about your energy, can you do that and then go home to do the battle royale for homework or bedtime? Didn't think so.
I just want folks to understand what they're saying and what it really means, simple as that for today. Thank you very much for reading my babble and to those coming to the Clubhouse on Saturday, can't wait to see you there! Have a week friends.
Jarrod Dyke, CSCS