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!