Overcoming Covid or any other stumbling block.

Life throws you many curve balls along the way. A lot of the time you have no idea what is going to happen next. It could be covid, an injury, a late work night or your girlfriend breaks up with you.

How you face these situations depends on what goals you have put in place and if you have included a positive mindset in your goals. Don’t worry if you don’t have those in there yet, you need to also be flexible so that you can break through anything.

Life before goals was a struggle. I would look for any excuse to get out of exercising or stop all together. For example I hurt my knee several years back, blooming to an impressive 280 lbs by the time I pulled out of my slump and finally started to move again.

If I had the same injury now, things would be different. But let’s start at Covid. If you stopped working out or eating right because of Covid, chances are you were not really all that focused on your goal and you had not bought into your program before it happened.

You may have used words like try or maybe in front of the words exercise or eating healthy or you may have just sat down on the couch watching tv and the depressing news while eating chips and whatever else you could find.

One of the best lessons I ever learned was to find the positives in the negatives. Notice I did not say try to find the positives, I said find the positives. To me Covid was an opportunity to improve myself.

Almost everyone and I mean everyone found themselves with an abundance of time on their hands (not including health professionals etc). I used that time to make new programs for myself with the equipment I had. Don’t laugh, but that was one 20 lb dumbell and a TRX.

I watched YouTube videos and IG feeds on different exercises and I made some super intense workouts. I also continued with my marathon training and completed my first half marathon.

Why did I do this? Because I had written down goals telling myself what I was going to do. I live by the #1goodthingaday philosophy. You can find a bunch of my stuff on IG if you search the tag. By making sure I do one good thing a day for my health it keeps me focused on the positives.

When negatives arise, I simply keep focusing on my positives. My other goals were to weight train 3-4x a week for 30 minutes and to run 30 km over the course of the week.

I surrounded myself with fitness, reading about it, watching it, talking to other fitness buddies and writing about my one good thing a day on IG.

You see, once you set your goals in motion and make them real, there is not much that you cannot do. Right now I am suffering from an inguinal hernia. So I quit right? Threw in the towel? Went back to obese?

No way! I sat down, spoke to my doctor and found out what I was allowed to do and I moved forward on my goals. Bumps in the road are just that, bumps. Don’t let those bumps define you. Just keep moving forward and smashing them.

Published by 1_goodthingaday

Avid Positive Mind leads to a happy healthy body mindset.

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