Yesterday was Super Bowl Sunday. It is a time when many people gather in front of televisions and watch elite athletes perform at their prime. They make a very demanding sport look easy. They make it look so easy that some us may have found ourselves exasperatedly yelling “Come on!” at the TV when a ball is fumbled, a pass is narrowly missed, or a tackle isn’t made.
The truth is, it isn’t easy — it isn’t easy at all. The players get tired, they get sore, and they even sometimes get hurt. It is a testament to their hours upon hours of practice that their moves look effortless.
Many of us start our fitness journeys expecting it to be easy. Instead, we quickly realize how difficult it is. We may get tired after our warm up or we may get sore after the fifth rep. When this happens, we may get exasperated and want to exasperatedly yell to ourselves “Come on!”
If you are just starting your fitness journey, I urge you to be patient with yourself. It isn’t easy, but with time and practice it will get easier.
Thanks for reading! I hope you have a safe and healthy week.