Give yourself a break

Hey Everyone!

We’re three weeks into the new year, and many of us have our resolutions going strong!

I heard someone say recently that the piece of cake they were about to eat would ruin their new years resolution. Whether it’s #whole30, getting 8 hours of sleep, or committing to five WODs a week, not breaking our resolutions can feel impossible. That’s because it is. 

We have to be resilient. 

Some days we’re going to miss a workout. Some days we’re not going to get enough sleep. Some days we’re going to eat the cake. 

And that’s okay! 

Be resilient and keep at it. Don’t give up on your goals because you missed one day. Take a rest day, then WOD tomorrow. Prioritize sleep, and remember why you made the resolution in the first place. Eat the cake, wipe away the delicious tears of cake-filled joy (we can’t let the broccoli see us cry), and get back on track. Whenever you start to slip up, pause…take a deep breath…and start over. 

Have strategies to stay on track. Figure out what’s been tripping you up and plan for it. Having a hard time eating healthy? Plan it out in advance. Set an alarm to remind yourself when go to bed (even if it’s embarrassingly early like mine). Have a gym buddy hold you accountable. Repeat after me: “I will not bail on my gym buddy”.

We have a fantastic community of amazing, real, imperfect people to look to for support. We want you to succeed. We’re here for you. We need you. 

Be resilient. 

By Jacob B.