Why me? Why this? Why now? Why, why, why…
As we sit back and reflect on this journey to be better. It’s very natural to question why and what and how. Sometimes I find this line of questioning leads me down a negative train of thought. Any time I start negative thought, it has become a goal to stop it. This is a habit I have committed to changing. It’s a small one, but a very difficult one.
Why am I the only un-fit person here… (although I am not, often it feels like that). Is a negative thought one I need to stop. One I need to replace with… “I am in a group of people who are ALL trying to get better. We are all here for the same reason. I am one of them.” You see it doesn’t matter if you are super fit or just getting started or somewhere in the middle of your journey. The purpose with which every one walks through the door is simply to ‘be better, stronger, skinnier, more toned than they were before’. That’s it, there is no more magic to it. And by committing to showing up, you are one of those people who are on a journey to be your better self.
Why now, why this? Finding something that motivates you is key. Working within your army to be surrounded and work towards common goals. It’s very much trial and error when it comes to improvements. There are about 100 ways to learn just about everything on this earth. But there is only 1 of those 100 that is likely to resonate with you. So it doesn’t matter if you’ve tried before and it didn’t work. Now you have just 99 more ways to try 🙂 This is a lighthearted spin, and me telling you YOU ARE WORTH IT, KEEP TRYING! I can say this now, because it has taken a very very long time for me to convince myself this was true. Which is amazing, because I have a lot of very positive people around me telling me I was worth it, it was simply something I never believed. So why now for me? Because I want it. Why this? Because it’s all very real. CrossFit is something real for me. Something that has motivated me, and keeps me going. Nutrition is something, I have now unlocked the secret to for me personally. And I have been able to witness the energy difference, the how it makes me feel. I now know and believe it’s possible for me to live with energy and excitement, and strength. And all of those things make me feel beautiful and happy.
We can consume ourselves with “why”. So long as these lead to breakthroughs for you get on the positive train… answer them. Or commit to changing the questioning and line of thinking. Like any habit, it takes practice and time to change. But you can do it!