I would like this to be a motivational thread.
So many times we are told by science, by those around us and most often by ourselves, that it can’t be done; that it is too hard, you are too old, too young, too small, too fat, too skinny, too weak, not smart enough, not talented enough, too poor, not experienced enough. Told this often, we begin to believe it and that…is where we fail.
We are more often than not, our own worst enemies when it comes to not succeeding because we become afraid to even try; our failure in our own minds is assured. Our self-talk is what puts the final nail in the coffin of failure.
A couple of months ago I had the privilege of watching my eldest daughter compete in her chosen sport. She is 28 (the oldest in the competition), has been training for one year and is ranked 11th in the country for Olympic weight lifting. She has had two children, the youngest of which just turned two. In the photo she is lifting 75 kg or just over 165 lbs clean and jerk if I remember correctly. (no, she does not have naturally blue hair. :)) 20161209_085637 (2).jpg
She is prone to gaining weight but, has made fitness a priority. She also has a thyroid cyst and an s-curve scoliosis in her upper back that cause her back pain on occasion (Dr’s have given her the okay to train for this) as well as having some prior knee problems, which strength training has helped to resolve.
Go ahead, tell her an “old” fat girl with two children and some health issues and performance anxiety that she can’t…dare you.
I’d like to hear some stories of your own experiences or someone you personally know that can either inspire others or that you have found inspirational.
They don't have to be horse related, or life altering as sometimes you just look at people who have faced severe adversity and it only serves to make you think there is NO WAY you could even come close.
Not to belittle their accomplishments, just to say that they are so incredibly amazing that it would be a huge leap for you to make.
I'm thinking more of baby steps which is something we can all try...something normal like overcoming a fear, self talk, a weight problem or improving one's life situation. Even if they failed in their quest perhaps it is the fortitude of their spirit in trying and never giving up that made you try harder and played a role in your eventual success....