Too many of us, whether you’re a competitive athlete or not, probably have too much of an emotional connection when it comes to training.
Comparison is the first thing that pops into my head in regards to this issue. By comparing yourself to others you may find yourself thinking, “I wish I were that strong,” or, “If only my nutrition were better.”
If you find yourself asking these questions, this is okay! This feedback is valuable. It is evidence that you are aware of where you need improvement. Now we just need to act upon them.
Below are some examples of how you can shape these feedback statements into more thought-provoking and actionable questions you can ask yourself.
Instead of, “I wish were stronger,” think to yourself, “How much have I progressed over the past 6 months?”
Rather than, “If only my nutrition were better,” ask yourself, “What changes can I make to improve my current nutrition regimen?”
Take a step back and look at the big picture. There is more to training than what you see people post on the ‘gram. There is always more that you can do to ensure that your lifestyle is in alignment with your goals.
You are in control of your training!
Set a deadline. Create a plan. Execute.