Recently I was talking with a former member of the gym, and they said something that surprised me…
They told me that they were afraid to restart training because they didn’t feel as fit as before and were terrified of starting back at zero.
When they left a while back, they had hit a hard point in life where the stress of balancing family time, work obligations and being consistent at the gym became too much for them to handle and something had to give.
They were feeling a little down because when they left it was at the fittest point of their life, and they let it slip through their fingers.
I understood how this person felt because I have been there…recently.
Owning a business is the single hardest thing I’ve ever done (more difficult than eight years in the army), and since opening the gym, there have been times where I had to put the members and business before myself, and I sacrificed my fitness habit to get things done.
Like they say Hindsight is 20/20 and I should have protected my fitness habit like the Crown Jewels because now I’m also starting back at close to zero.
Once my physical abilities went down due to inconsistent training I let my ego stop me from being ok with being a beginner again which I used as an excuse to not workout.
I kept waiting for the perfect time to get going again…
The thing I realized from my experience is that there was never going to be a perfect time to start or restart working on my lifestyle, nutrition, health, and fitness.
I realized that there is just the here and now…
The past is behind me, and I’m excited about the future.
I also realized that training on my own wasn’t fun for me I fell in love with CrossFit Group classes because I enjoyed pushing myself with other people around me. Some people prefer training on their own, and we have options for that, but I love the group training environment.
Today I jumped in another noon class, and I knew that it was going to kick my butt, which it did! I’ve been working on consistently doing that a minimum of three times per week.
when the class was over, I felt great, and I knew that getting started again was a huge part of getting back onto my fitness journey which began when I first discovered CrossFit Training.
Now ask yourself are you letting fear of becoming a beginner stop you from getting what you want in life? And if so how is that working out for you?
If you’re waiting for the perfect time to get started in anything whether that be fixing your nutrition, finding a training program (even if CrossFit isn’t for you) let me know, and I would love to help you find something that works for you.
As always we’re here for you if you need our help.