Thankful for Adversity
"For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. You brought us into the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs; you let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance." Psalm 66:10-12
Every day I write at least 3 things I'm thankful for. I believe an attitude of gratitude is important for a healthy mindset.
There are many things I am thankful for - my family, friends, health and doing a business I love. But one thing that might seem strange to be thankful for is ADVERSITY.
I'm actually thankful for adversity because that's when I've had to grow in character and overcome. I have always came out better on the other side.
If life was always comfortable and easy I would never have to do anything but sit back and exist.
Crushing burdens like finacial setbacks, big letdowns, and conflict with others have all taught me valuable lessons I would have never learned had I not gone through the "fire" of adversity.
This law also applies to workouts. You have to create some adversity to transform your body.
If the weights are always comfortable and exercises easy, you'll never see improvement.
Too often I see people who don't want to make their workouts challenging. They are afraid of getting hurt, looking stupid or simply stuck in their own "box" of doing what they know even though it isn't delivering results anymore.
2022 has been the year of "unique and different" for my own training.
I have done some really different and crazy workouts that forced me out of my own comfort zone.
On paper they looked frickin crazy. But when I did them I loved them, realizing I needed a new challenge and fresh download of programming.
It has put me in a place of "great abundance." I'm in great shape after turning 50 and this adversity has made me a better trainer for my clients.
Where are you at?
Are you playing it safe and staying in your own comfort zone?
Is it time for some diversity with your own workouts so you can go through the fire like I did? Are you ready to come out better than ever to a place of abundant results on the other end?
A good shake up is probably just what you need.
Click the button below to set up a SUCCESS SESSION with me and let's come up with a plan to shake up your routine and finish 2022 strong.
Dedicated to helping you finish strong,