Even if we know what we want, we can’t achieve it overnight. We will have set backs and interruptions. There will be uncomfortable times, sometimes even down right painful times, as if someone hit the pause button at the wrong time in a movie. Ironically, there are even times where we are tempted to hang out in our mini-victories along the way, just long enough to get a little too comfortable and complacent. No matter what is slowing you down, unfortunately, there is never a fast forward button in real life to catch you up after you get behind. You have to endure the good, the bad and the ugly if you want to get to the end.
The key to success is not strength and it’s not speed, it’s perseverance – staying steady and strong. Our fitness life is like a long distance run. We don’t have to be the fastest or the strongest, we just have to finish and do our very best with what we have. This means, no matter what slows us down, all that matters is we stay in the race.
If you’ve fallen off your diet or you’ve allowed things to get in the way of your training, you just pick up where you left off and keep moving forward, at whatever pace you are able – but you never, ever quit.