Are you willing to endure temporary discomfort for long term benefits?
Whether it is with training, diet, or life - how willing are you to weather the storms that come through? One of the greatest things lifting has ever taught me is how to have some fucking patience. Training requires you to put in the work, day in and day out, to reach a goal. Some days it’s great, some days it sucks, and a lot of days are spent doing things that are uncomfortable. The discomfort has a purpose though - to help you achieve a specific goal of a PR, a day on the platform, a specific goal number, etc.
So why can’t we take the same approach to our nutrition and our lives? How willing are you to endure the tough times that arise? (Note: I’m talking here about changes made to benefit you - not unnecessary suffering and deprivation because some shitty coach told you to or the belief that unnecessary suffering is the only way to get result). These times cannot be weathered with whiteknuckle willpower, guilt, or berating yourself into submission. Those strategies burn hot and fast and ultimately, aren’t sustainable.
But what about approaching these storms with compassion, care, and self respect? What if we entertain the notion that caring your self sometimes means being really fucking uncomfortable because it’s what we need to grow, to regain health, or to make sustainable change? Whether it’s eating less, eating more, doing less or doing more, cutting people out or bringing people in - these changes and the result they bring can be a bit daunting. It becomes easy to get caught up in the day to day and forget that these uncomfortable things we are experiencing have the end goal of making us better and helping us reach that goal, whatever it may be.
Approaching the process from a place of growth and caring may not be easy, and it likely requires having some temporary discomfort, but damn can it be worth it.
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