You are where you are... NOW
One of the most common things I hear as a coach and trainer is “I am so slow compared to what I used to be?" I get it. As we get older, as our body changes, as our LIFE changes, and our abilities change. This is normal, natural, and to be expected. However, it doesn’t make it an easy pill to swallow.
This doesn’t mean we are necessarily worse at our athletic endeavors. In fact, in many cases we are better! We're able to do stuff now that we were never able to do before. It is just a new and different you. Moms go through the most insane body changes in a year. We grow a baby, give birth, feed, nourish and care for that baby, all using our body to its fullest extent. Imagine how much this
changes how your body functions and performs. Our muscles and ligaments gets stretched, ripped, torn, and pushed to the limit. So how can you expect to be where you were before your body went through this? This applies to any change in life, growing older, injuries, etc.
Someone once said “you are where you are now” in regards to the difference in our abilities and it really stuck with me. It’s true! We are where we are now and we cannot compare ourselves to where we used to be. Now, we focus on what we can do better or different than from before. Sure, we may never be able to run a 5 minute mile again but maybe now we can run a marathon whereas before that seemed impossible.
It is hard and sometimes humbling…but, what I can say is, YES! We may not be where we used to be but we can be great and inspiring in who we are now!
By Alexa Hasman, Owner and Instructor of Baby Boot Camp Portland (NW & SW), OR