We have all had not so good days in the gym. These days seem to happen even when we are doing all of the “right” things, (ie adequate rest and proper nutrition).
The key to success (and consistency) is recognizing that bad days do happen but you have gotten through them and come out stronger on the other side, literally! Focus on the good days and try not to dwell on the bad ones. Just keep showing up and things will turn around.
Switching up your mindset can be a huge factor in getting through days that might not feel as easy as others. First remember that working out should enjoyable! We aren’t going to the Olympics or competing in any form at all, so don’t take things so hard then you don’t PR or crush a workout. Have fun, socialize with this incredible community and give whatever you got on that day. No matter what happens you showed up, burned off a little stress and hopefully smiled a little bit throughout the hour you were here.
Also don’t forget too look back on how far you have come and what you have accomplished. Do you remember your first OnRamp class? We do! And WOW it is amazing how far you have come! Recognizing how far you have come in your fitness journey can help you realize that yes, bad days do happen, but the good days happen WAY more often!
So keep taking the good days with the bad and try not to let it get you down. We learn something from all of the days and when it comes down to it, we are all here to get a little healthier, a little more fit and have a good time doing it. THAT’S IT! 🙂
-Kari Kirkendall, Nutrition Coach / Youth Program Director / Media & Event Director