Last week, I saw an acquaintance and caught up for a few moments when she looked at me and asked, “How do you get up and do the class everyday if you’re not an instructor?” I appreciated her honest approach and thought it was such a valid question. I told her what I will tell anyone who asks and that is that, while it is not always easy to get up and go, I remind myself that I have made a commitment to myself and I will honour that commitment the same way I would for anyone else.
Consistency and commitment are essential to the realisation of any goal as is a true belief that reaching that goal is possible. Don’t worry if you don’t have the third piece sorted just yet as the first two will bring you closer to your vision. Repetition is a proven way to build confidence and become an expert in a specific area. What is difficult on day one is less so on day thirty, and by day ninety, that challenge has become a part of your routine, and eventually, your lifestyle.
In order to change, we must be willing to do the things we do not want to do and we have to be OK with being uncomfortable. While I certainly hope my classes are fun and something to look forward to (in a welcoming and non-judgmental environment), I am also aware that it takes a lot of courage and personal power for some to take that first (and second and third) step.
Today, I want to ask you to think about how committed you are to the goals you have (fitness related and otherwise). How seriously do you take your commitments to yourself?