Your mind really will give up many more times than your body

This last week I have been pushing my body to its limits, with an aggravated shoulder, a tired and achy body I would be lying if I said there were early mornings that my brain just wanted to admit defeat.


Twice I woke up with pain so bad in shoulder I couldn’t get back to sleep- fatigue, I believe is a major contributor to the mind wanting to quit !


While I do believe in looking after your body and resting when injured, the reality of my life is that I am a fitness instructor, I am going to feel strain, I am going to feel fatigued, I need to have and maintain a strong mind.

It would have been far easier to simply give up than push through, yet I had choreography to learn so I kept going.

I feel proud to have carried on, I feel exhausted but so happy that I am not a quitter.

This week I will get physio on my shoulder, this coming weekend I will rest my body, I will still and calm my racing mind.

I will celebrate my achievements.

Would you rather be fatigued from a great productive workout and enjoy the rest after, or would you rather feel tired from inactivity and feel flat that your mind quit before you even began?


As I said your mind really will quit way faster than your body so nurture it, fuel it and convince it you can succeed and you will!

About Lou Schwarz

I am a traveller at heart.I dream about travel- of exploring the world and meeting new people. When I am not dreaming or travelling; I work in communications and media and I also teach body balance group fitness classes. I live my life trying to motivate and inspire people through fitness, doing one thing a week that scares me, and unleashing my creativity as frequently as I can. When I am not getting my zen on through teaching I am constantly attract ridiculous things and people into my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you enjoy my two blogs -or at least one of them :)
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