What if you start to think of your training as an investment in yourself? Invest your time and effort during your training sessions, with the confidence that,in the future, these investments will make you a stronger, faster, better athlete...and big picture, a healthier, happier and more fit human.
Sounds pretty powerful, right? Commit a little time and energy now in order togain that time back in years...or at least years well spent. Just like with investing money, relatively small investments in your fitness and health usually pay off long-term.
Look, we're not saying daily investments are easy. We are simply using this as a reminder that it's easier to give a little bit of money or effort every single day/week than it is to invest all your money or every ounce of energy you have now.
My guess is putting away $100 a month for the next 12 months feels less overwhelming than driving to the bank (do people do that anymore?) and putting away $1,200 right now. If going to the gym feels overwhelming and too time consuming right now, what CAN you do? Can you head out the door for a 30-minute walk to at least move your body and get things started? Then, can you do that again tomorrow?
You may not be able to put away $100 each month. And you may have not be able to train 3-4 times a week every single week all year long. Set goals that are reasonable so you'll be more likely to keep making those investments. Then, as we always say, keep showing up even when you don't really feel like it.
When you feel yourself straying from the plan, or feel overwhelmed, think about what you can do instead of all the things you feel like you can't. Invest $10 instead of $100. Move your body for 10 minutes instead of 30. Focus on solutions and not problems and keep making those small daily investments.