posted on September 10, 2018
Ever come home from a workout, dripping in sweat and sore in places you never knew existed, but still have a nagging feeling in the back of your mind that you just didn’t do enough?
As a coach, it can be discouraging to see your clients thinking they aren’t getting the results they want. As a client or member, it can be even more discouraging, if not downright infuriating to not be getting the results you want. So you work harder and harder then faster and faster. After an intense hour-long class, you hop on the treadmill for one final sweat sesh. But that nagging feeling persists. You tell yourself that you’re not getting where you want to be because you’re not working hard enough. So you begin to hop on that treadmill after every.single.class. But when that soon doesn’t feel like enough, you start to do what we call “double-dipping”, going from one class right into the next scheduled class then, of course, ending it with your beloved treadmill session. This cycle is endless, leaving you feeling unfulfilled, exhausted and incapable of ever recovering properly. Or worse yet, injured.
If this sounds like you, then you have a chronic case of “More is better.” As much as we love seeing your smiling (or grueling) face here at Union Fitness, as professionals we’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you “Enough is enough!” It’s not at all unusual, at one point or another, to succumb to that persistent voice in the back of your head. We’ve all been there. So what can you do to kick that voice to the curb and start seeing the results you want?
Track, track, track!
Find a support person
Trust the process
It can be hard to admit that you’re doing too much. It can be easy to think that you’re supposed to be going at 100% all the time. It can be equally as easy to see rest and recovery as secondary to sweating and soreness. But it’s time to step off the treadmill and take a step back from all the extras. It’s time to say enough is enough!