Determining the things we want in life are the toughest decisions we face. There are simply too many options. A million and one careers to pursue. 50 states to make a home. No children or many. And don’t get me started on picking a movie to watch — oftentimes I scroll for twenty minutes then give up out of frustration.
Oh my gosh ! You have hit the button - exactly how I feel ! And yes I’m taking your advice - just do something ! I need to stop beating myself up when I can’t do the set up plan !!! Thanks off to walk the block with the dog and 10 minutes yoga stretch ! Better than nothing !
As a retired athlete, gosh this is so spot on!!!
I completely agree with this article! It can be very difficult to figure out a set routine especially when it comes to exercising. I personally struggle with figuring out a balance of my day but I have found that consistency helps maintain a routine.
I have always been someone to move in a lot of directions at once. I have found that it helps me to continue to get better as an athlete as when I am doing work in a form that is different and enjoyable to me it is more likely I will continue over time. This kind of speaks to the idea something is better than nothing. A lot of people have an idea of fitness as to you have to suffer in a way, but finding different modelities of exercise that suit how you are feeling and what you are interested in can make keeping up with the lifestyle much easier over time.
I totally relate to this. Everyday I feel like I have some kind of new goal and it definitely is overwhelming sometimes. I agree that everyday you should do some sort of physical activity because it has so many benefits. I struggle with this too and I feel like on the days that I don't go to the gym and get a crazy workout in that I am slacking. But even on those days a simple walk or even a stretch is okay because I do not have to work myself to my max all the time.
As a college athlete, your mindset consistently changes depending on what challenges you might face, whether it be injury or the adversity that you might face during the season. For me, the best thing to do when you face adversity is to remind yourself why you decided to take the path of a college athlete and the sacrifices that your family members have sacrificed for you to be in that position.
This article hit home. This is something I've learned throughout college, is how difficult it is to just decide what you want to do. I didn't think it would be so hard to just maintain a healthy diet and exercise. Nevertheless, find time to do these things. I find it easiest to figure out what you don't like and just continue through trials and errors.
Love, love, this author's perspective. I can attest to this, I have 10 different fitness goals at a time and don't know what to achieve them and then they fluctuate regularly. I found recently to just do what I want, and do anything! Exercise in any form is beneficial and you don't have to stick to a strict plan to better your health. Exercising can be easy and fun for you.
I try not to worry about the short term when I am exercising. I've realized once is start thinking about what I am doing now I will tend to over thinking and I won't be able to focus on my long term goals.
I am so grateful of how transparent this article was. I understand the benefits if exercise, but I also get bored quickly doing the same exact routine. So, I can relate to wanting to try something new and switching things up each day. When I work out, I always choose different types of exercise. A set routine can help in consistency, but why be consistent in something you don't enjoy.
This article is truly relatable. It can be exciting to have so many options and desirable goals, but it can feel overwhelming. A key takeaway after reading this article is the importance of doing something, no matter what it may be. Just keep your body moving and in motion and eventually, you will find what is meant for you. I think it is also important to realize that our goals can change, and it is okay for them to evolve.
Being an athlete my whole life, I have found it challenging to always stick with a goal. I feel like it was always changing. One goal would go from wanting to lose weight and then wanting to gain muscle and or look leaner. It was never consistent and still to this day I still find it hard but I started to understand how my body works more and more and what goals will really benefit me. Sometimes people will just make goals to have them and they never benefit them or never get done. So recently I have found goals for me that will work. Your body is always changing and people have to put that into consideration.
Deciding on a fitness goal can be difficult as there are many factors and variables that go into this decision. Personally, this has never been a huge issue for me being a basketball player typically focusing on skill acquisition, RFD and conditioning. However, I can understand how difficult a decision it may be if I didn't play a sport or have specific goals or areas that needed improvement. Overall, I think this article highlights that doing anything active is better than nothing at all.
I k now that feeling of confusion exactly. Scrolling through Instagram and one video will be David Goggins on a 30 mile run having me feeling like I need to go run a marathon right now but the next video will be an archived video of Ronnie Coleman screaming, "Ain't nothing but a peanut!" will have me wanting to become a mass monster. I think that's where being an athlete comes into help me with structure because I can't train to run a marathon, nor can I train to be a 300 lb bodybuilder, I have to train to be the best rower I can be and the cool thing about rowing is that I get to be a jack of all trades in terms of strength and endurance, but unfortunately it means I am neither a master of strength or endurance.
What I got from the article is that change is ok and we might not know what is going to come next. That is why we must try to build ourself and take control of our lives. We might not have an ideal plan on what exercise or activity we want to do but even just going for a walk is a start of heading in the right direction.
the struggle really is trying to figure out what motivates you and thrives you to continue. Change is always going to happen, people grow to like things, and now with social media involved so heavily in our life, that is another piece that can change our mindsets and views on things.