There have been many reasons why I wanted to get into fitness over the years.
I remember my own journey starting just after Christmas 2013, so rather than scoff at “New Year” posts, I love seeing and engaging with the positivity from the drive that people have. I believe it’s takes courage to not only want to improve something, but to actually publicly state it, goes a long way to finding a way for it to stick.
The resilience I finally found in 2013 was through breaking things down at a slower pace when those opening weeks of excitement steadied. The realisation that my journey was going to be longer one to make the smaller changes noticeable over time took some getting used to.
The battle remains today even 8 years in, reminding myself that the challenging days will be there and to learn something each day that will help later & to experiment, test and be patient.
To keep working on my resilience is as important a component to my training as the actual sets and nutrition, to try and see the bigger picture. This is exactly why I feel fitness takes such a priority. Not just being the barer of health, but of clarity, of discovery, physically & mentally and the time to allow creativity to flow in those glowing hours after too!
Resilience has helped me see through many challenges with my disability, it’s helped strengthen the resolve but also assisted in building a slow burning confidence forged then (and still to this day) from trying to find alternatives ways to move and the gym brings an abundance of that.