This morning I was going to use the stationary bike in my Dad’s basement for my workout. That did not workout the way that I wanted. I could not adjust the bikes resistance, which would have resulted in a poor workout. So I moved on to the elliptical. I got on, pedaled twice and hit my head on the ceiling. Fail times two.
Third up? The rowing machine. I did this for 15 minutes and then I got an idea, “this is going to be a workout to eradicate back fat.” I got off the ergometer, grabbed some weights and did about ten different random sets. I was confused. Fourty minutes had gone by and I had zero clue what I did. I was ALL OVER THE PLACE.
This workout reminded me of something I frequently ask my life coaching clients, “are you clear on what you want?” If you’re not clear on what you want, then how are you going to get it? The same thing applies to working out. I can’t just go wing it and expect a great workout (unless of course, I am at a fully equipped gym). Emotionally, a fully equipped gym looks a lot like being clear on what you want and building it over time.
Even though today’s workout was chaotic and made zero sense, I gave myself a huge acknowledgement for realizing only 15 days in that for 350 more days I need to have more clarity. Clarity for what I want that day and for this entire challenge. So here are my questions for you: What do you want? What are you doing to get it? How will you continue to better it? Just a little food for thought on a day that might be just as confusing to you as it is to me.