The first month of the year is coming to a close and hey look I’m back with another post! I closed out the last weekend of the month with a little time challenging my busted ass hip weaknesses. The crew over at Human 2.0 put on an awesome bulletproofing your hips workshop which I really enjoyed. I definitely walked away with some nuggets and It highlighted some important things for me like:

-I don’t spend nearly enough time in uncomfortable positions, my own movement selection has often been limited by my powerlifting mindset. Decent relative strength allows me a lot of wiggle room when performing movements I’m unfamiliar with but things could be way better. I really think this is a big opportunity for me to continue to explore.

-The hip problems I’ve been dealing with for a few years could be fully in my control to fix now that I’m starting to better understand where my power leaks are. I feel like this past month I’ve had multiple epiphanies, now it’s just time to execute and see what happens.

-It’s nice to not have to plan what you’re going to do yourself. This seems silly to say considering I make a living offering people just that, but it’s been a few years since I’ve trusted anyone with my training. Lately, I feel I spend too much time listening to myself. I definitely think it’s coming the time when I need to do it again. I strongly believe that even (and especially) coaches need coaches too. I’ve invested a lot into coaches for my business the past couple years, but now it’s time to shift that back into my personal fitness I think.

Random thought for the evening, I’ve been contemplating standards a lot lately. What mine are for certain things and how I help define them for others as well.

A lot of our success relies on where we set the bar for ourselves.

If we’re ok with having standards that don’t specifically move us in the right direction then we shouldn’t be surprised by the shitty  less than ideal outcomes. This seems fairly obvious in writing but in practice, it becomes tricky, because time, effort, difficulty and discomfort all play the little voices on our shoulders telling us we’re being too hard on ourselves.

It’s like that friend who always complains about their crappy relationships but always dates the same type of people. They have a bar for themselves that needs to be adjusted both in who they select and what they contribute to the situation.

This is the same for our health and fitness. That and our minimum commitment often becomes our maximum commitment.

So our standard needs to be clear, effective and continually challenged. If they aren’t delivering what you want then something needs to change.

Lastly, if you’re not sure how or what to change then you need to take yourself out of the equation and possibly seek help in some way. This weekend for me was a really good reminder of this.

That’s it for now, thanks for reading and have a kickass week.

 

P.S If you need a hand taking care of your health and fitness let’s chat.