One of my favourite movies of all time undoubtedly has to be The Replacements, it has all of life’s best things: sport, comedy & Keanu Reeves. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a story of a group of washed up has-beens & never-were’s that are recruited to play professional football after the teams regular players go on a pay strike.
During the movie there is a scene where the replacement players are having a reflection session talking about the things they fear most. They rattle off things like spiders, bee’s & having to return to their past lives. Keanu’s character Shane Falco describes his fear of quicksand. Not the physical kind where you sink into a hole in the jungle, but a metaphorical kind where one minute everything seems to be going fine, then suddenly 1 thing goes wrong, then another, and another. (You can check out the clip below.)
Looking after your health and fitness can feel a little like this at times. You’re in a good routine, then all of a sudden life happens, you skip a few gym sessions, start ordering take away every night, and before you know it you’re out of routine and struggling to get back into the swing of fitness.
The good news is to reverse the trend, you just need to take action to start moving out of the quicksand and get to building some positive momentum again. Just as you can go down the path of 1 thing going wrong leading to the next. Momentum builds the same way. It just takes one positive action to start moving you back closer to where you want to be.
We see it happen all the time, people walk through our doors feeling a little lost, and having a lack of direction with their health and fitness, but committing to the process of training, leads to them focusing on better nutrition habits, being more active outdoors, getting more sleep and thinking more positively. It just takes 1 little change to set the wheels in motion.
If you are stuck in a rut with your fitness, think about the 1 thing you can do today to move in a positive direction, and take action. Go for a walk, do 100 push ups, take the stairs.
No matter how big or small it can be the catalyst you need to propel you forward for the next 7 days, 7 weeks, 7 months, 7 years.