A friend and I were talking yesterday about how DOING THE WORK IS HARD.
It’s no wonder that we get sheepish clients that come back again and again with guilty faces saying, “I didn’t do any of the exercises you asked me to do last week.”
Yep. We get it. It’s hard.
But it’s also where ALL OF THE SUCCESS IS. We show you where the mine is, but you have to get in there with your pick and shovel and headlamp and mine your gems.
You spend one hour a week with us (sometimes less if you’re bi-weekly or monthly) but the rest of the time – you’re on your own.
I want you to know that we (teachers, trainers, body workers, healers) TOTALLY understand. We have to do the work too! We understand that it’s a drag to:
- Take care of your sweet self with water, food, care
- Do physical therapy exercises
- Do the yoga class
- Do the little exercises the chiropractor has assigned
- Do your SomaYoga practice
- Do Core Stabilization exercises
- Do ALL of the things that support your body, mind, spirit
THE SECRET: You just have to do the work.
If you think we want to do the LIST OF THINGS that we have to do, you are woefully mistaken. Just like you…we’d rather not. We’d love it if we could just be strong, agile, flexible, uninjured, fast, have endurance without any work…but we can’t. No one can.
Consistency is the key.
And that consistency comes from within. It comes from within YOU. It’s about saying, “Idontwanna” and doing it anyways or doing something else on the list.
And sadly, unless you have a trainer, physical therapist, massage therapist, SomaYoga teacher, yoga teacher, chiropractor, or coach LIVING WITH YOU 24/7 (wouldn’t that be great?) you simply have to getterdone.
It’s not sexy. But I am telling you the TRUTH. Your success is dependent on you working the program all of the other hours of the day, week, month, year. Another tip? Remembering that wellness never has a arrival point. So that means you’ll be working the program…for life. Embrace it :).
We’ll be here – cheering you on so hard.