It's Never Straight...

Each and every day we handle conversations from clients or prospective clients that revolve around results, the speed at which they're happening, or not happening. 

We hear it a lot, but I think it's important to have a continuing reminder in your head that success is never a straight line. 

Let's take it outside of fitness first. 

When in life is success ever a straight line of progression?

Hardly ever. 

You struggled to sit upright as a baby, you then learned how to balance on your bum. 

You started crawling, tried to stand, fell, and eventually after several falls learned how to walk. 

You fell riding your bike before you got better at that. 

You maybe struggled in school before you figured it out and graduated. 

You were dumped or told no in relationships until you figured it out, and it still can be a rocky road.  

You struggled in your career, and still, have good days and bad days. 

In life, let alone fitness, success is never a straight line. 

And until you realize that and use that as part of what makes it so fun you'll continue to get frustrated, mentally beat yourself up, and stay discouraged. 

So when it comes to fitness you have to mentally prepare that things are not going to go your way. 

Stay positive, have a growth mindset, but know that it's never going to be this continuous flow of results. 

You're going to miss a whole bunch of workouts...

You're going to go through a stretch where you don't work out for months or even years...

You're going to make some poor nutrition choices...

You're going to gain weight when you're trying to lose weight. 

You're going to not make it to the gym because something else calls in life. 

And guess what?

That doesn't mean you're a bad person. 

It means you're human! 

Part of the fun of this journey is realizing it's not going to be a straight line. 

I mean how boring would that be?

Part of the fun can be troubleshooting why you're not getting results, seeing what you can change, analyze your behaviors, and try new things.

It's what makes it so fun! 

That's the way you have to look at this journey. 

It's not about the workout today. 

It's not about how much protein you had today. 

It's not about how much water you drink today. 

It's about the journey. 

And this journey is going to have some highs, and it's going to have some lows. 

And that my friends is what makes life so fun :)

Keep at it. 

Success is never a straight line. 

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling