Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…

Gary and Steve trying to make a positive impact in people’s lives through fitness and helping each other along the way

Life is a whirly dervish. It comes at you at all directions and usually really fast. During those tough times, and it happens during every endurance athlete’s training schedule, something happens to throw us off track. Sometimes it lasts a long time.

Before every Beach Runner season we have kick-off parties. They are very informative and fun. I always try to get the point across that, “A lot of life happens over 5 – 6 months. Anything can happen and I’ve personally experienced it. Can you stay on track during those periods? Here’s the secret,

You have to make a Decision that blowing off your workout is not an option!

“Decision” being the key word. Life simply is, a series of decisions, that YOU make. The way you choose to react to any crummy situation is your decision. Can you take the higher road and find something positive to focus on? How about coming back even better. To illustrate this point, all you have to do is look at any disaster and the way certain people deal with it. The positive people get in there, help and rebuild, learning to start over or as my coach says, “Begin Again and Again.” It makes my struggles pale in comparison.

So as I work my way through life, at the end each moment, I reflect on my last series of decisions and decide if that is the direction that I still want to continue on. The beautiful thing is I can make a decision to begin again and go a different direction at any moment. I just have to be mindful.

So, get back to basics and formulate a doable plan. Be successful in the first few days, feel good about it and then keep making the same healthy decisions. If you fall off your path, that’s ok as long as you decide to get back on. Usually, the quicker the better. And don’t be afraid to ask for some help. That’s what we are all here for.

Train Focused, Steve Mackel, Certified Hypnotherapist


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