Much Like Today’s Seasonal Predictions – YOU May Be Wrong
“Al Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil during the 134th celebration of Groundhog Day”. Retrieved from https://nypost.com/2020/02/02/groundhog-day-predictions-agree-on-an-early-spring/
The fact that we have this bizarre, yet cute, tradition of believing a groundhog can actually foreshadow the forecast fate kind of blows my mind. If you are one who loves winter sports, you will be happy to know that Canadian critters and Punxsutawney Phil’s seasonal predictions are usually wrong. Much like the back-story behind this supposed weather inevitability, the story you are probably telling yourself about how to reach your new year’s resolutions to be fit and healthy may also be wrong.
Allow me to elaborate…
If you have not had the pleasure of watching the original Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray and Andie Macdowell, I suggest you partake if not just because Murray’s personality in all he does, has a sort of sarcastic, matter-of-fact, blunt sense of hilarity about it. Instead of me giving you more words to read, simply watch the trailer below, paying particular attention to what is said between the 45-50 second mark and 140-150 second mark.
What is the takeaway here that relates to your health and fitness goals you ask? As previously stated, there is little truth to the groundhog predicting weather outcomes and much like this unfounded truth, many of you probably started the new year off with enthusiastic, overwhelming, and unrealistic falsely led steps to achieving your goals. This is a common theme for many which leads me to my next statement of the relevance of today, the movie, and your health goals: Are you repeating the same patterns over and over again but still not getting it right?
For the true majority of the population, you need to calm your enthusiasm a bit. This quick spark of fire under your ass can make you do ridiculously unhealthy and unsustainable things that either creates more problems immediately or facilitates a discontent towards a fitness lifestyle. It also has a tendency to prevent you from actually learning and forming better habits, movements etc. that actually help with the quality and quantity of your life.
I understand your state of mind, I do. There are ways to expedite the process towards your goals and being more agile while still achieving that which comes from the slower processes. Those “secrets” only come from the minds and supportive hands that spent years in this space studying and applying in helping themselves and others – do not try to do this alone or through internet information, and most definitely do not try to take on a whole lifestyle revamp at once. There is a skill set that is developed that helps to make the extremely complex seem so simple it couldn’t be possible that it leads to your end goal while another aspect of this is the ability to deter skewed analyses. These people, including myself, who have dedicated their lives to the realms of understanding and growing in the field of all things related to exercise and health so please respect us and yourself and again, don’t do it alone!
No matter where you are starting (or re-starting), what skillset or tools you have at your disposal, I am happy to work WITH you in-person or virtually. I promise you that far too many people don’t even know what they don’t know, and doing random and inconsistent exercises will not get you to where you want to be. There is always a way to be better than you were yesterday. Learn to manage those expectations and consistently put in the work and it happens. Drop me a line and let’s connect so you aren’t stuck in a loop based on false pretenses and hope.