Well, it’s bound to happen. Life gets in the way, so this will not be Tip 7, as I wanted it to be a workout related one. Sooooo, just think of this as a bonus tip and we’ll get back on track tomorrow with Tip 7.
See how easy that is? Life does get in the way, things get derailed and stuff happens. But the key thing is: get back on track ASAP.
It may be something completely small (like forgetting your shoes and realizing it once you get to the gym) or something huge (an injury that sidelines you for several weeks). For me, my daughter had car trouble and I had to help her last night. Since I had to head to Richmond at o-crack-thirty this morning, I couldn’t work on Tip 7, but here we are with a bonus tip as a result.
So when life throws you a curveball, don’t sweat it and give up, but instead get back on track as soon as possible. Sometimes you can handle the situation immediately with a little creative thinking, flexibility and determination to adapt, improvise and overcome.
Personally, I don’t need life to throw me a challenge, many times I do it to myself. Forgot my biking shoes? Going for a run instead. Forgot my riding shorts, ride in my cargo shorts instead (talk about chafing). Dislocated my ring finger? Run instead of riding. Heck, I broke my hand once. As soon as it was possible (couple of days later) I was back in the gym, splint and all, starting back into whatever weight training I could that didn’t bother my hand. Adapt. Improvise. Overcome.
Don’t let little snafus completely derail you. It’s not a matter of IF, it’s a matter of WHEN. You WILL encounter them. How you overcome them is what is important.
“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” -Confucius
Join me tomorrow for Tip 7!