It's the new year - you may have felt pressured to start a new year fitness program, kick some bad habits, or just get your sh*t together. There are two "waves" of fitness gypsies this time of year, the people that jump into a new "thing" without planning and structure and those that look for something else to do by the middle of January. The second wave people represent the bulk of people that really want to make change in the coming year but have initially chosen an incompatible path.
We also get into how to manage expectations. Not just expectations with your health but the expectations you have on your loved ones and the expectations they have on you. If you're looking to master your relationships, your health, and your future get in deep with what you expect of yourself and others.
At some point, the training wheels have to come off. No guru, graduate program, certification, mentor, or "coach" can get you to the top. Too many times we rely on the affirmation and guidance of other people and other things to prove to the world our value and worth. Copying someone successful doesn't translate to your success - being different does. Being original. Being confident. Being YOU.
Being ugly just to be ugly is a nasty condition that is running rampant in our society. Whether its opposing religious or political views or stirring conflicts with someone's level of fitness, social media trolls are set on making your life HELL. The answer to the problem doesn't start with them however, it's starts with you. Not only your response to their negativity but the level positivity you bring to the world as well.
Plateaus happen - how you handle them can determine your success in the gym, your personal life, your professional life... whatever. Recognize that you have to not only have the mental grit to take it to the next level you'll also need to lean into several lifestyle anchors to keep you balanced and focused.
We're excited to introduce Jackson Miller as our success spotlight on this episode. Having recently lost his wife of 20 years to cancer, his boot from political office, and becoming a single father Jackson epitomizes perseverance. Jackson share's his fitness journey as a 50-something-year-old and the challenges that drove him to a more active role in his new fitness community.
Have a question for Jackson about this show or would like to connect with him on social? Find him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jackson.h.miller or connect with him on his business page for Crossroads Realtors http://crossroadsrealtors.net.