Fitness lessons from a toddler
Posted By Troy 03/10/2017
Not so long back it was Mrs Troy Lake Personal Training's Birthday (Victoria)
I took Vic to Ramside Hall Spa in Durham <--- Nice place!
I must admit, I do love a good spa break!
...It was probably more of a present for me if I'm being honest! ha
(Vic enjoyed it too though, so everyones a winner!)
Anyhow, while we were in the spa reading our books (like a couple of cool kids), I noticed a family playing in the pool
There was a Dad, a Mum and a toddler
The Mum was at one side of the pool and the Dad was at the other and they were teaching the toddler how to swim
The child, with her arm bands on, would set off from one side and frantically try and get to the parent at the other side
She would just about make it to the other side before sinking, before going again
It got me thinking
That used to be me!
And sometimes, still is
My weeks are pretty hectic
I set off at the start of the week, full of energy and then work really hard, before reaching the end of the week just before I crash and burn (or sink in the babies case)
I recover and then I do it all over again
Maybe your like this ^ with your training?
You set off going 100mph doing everything possible
New clothes, new supplements, gym 7 days per week and eat like a rabbit
What's the rush?
My advice to the baby (or myself) would be to slow down
There isn't a rush...you'll get there eventually
Or, break it up in to stages and don't try to do everything all at once...
...You won't sink if you have arm bands on, just the same as you won't fail
It may just take a little longer
Rome wasn't built in a day!
Troy '20mph From Now On' Lake
PS Just in case anyone was wondering, the book I was reading was 'Tools Of Titans'.