You see, I 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐦 𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥 to those I’ve worked with and all the great things I was 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡 through CROM PC.
But f𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝟓 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐀𝐁𝐋𝐄 𝐫𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐲 𝐠𝐲𝐦.
We moved in to a 5000 square foot space in 2015, more than 𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐝𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐞 from 2010.
I was 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤 teaching classes, programming sessions, training my fighters, fixing toilets, cleaning equipment, 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐧 on the mats (gulp), and trying to 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬 we just could never seem to get ahead of.
While 𝐈 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 (minus the toilets and the bills) it was 𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 for coaching, and well, life.
I 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 with the people around me that I cared about the most.
I 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 in the sport that 𝐒𝐀𝐕𝐄𝐃 my life.
I felt a 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 for teaching by the time I got to my last class of the day.
I wasn’t ready to 𝐋𝐎𝐎𝐊 inside, and figure out 𝐇𝐎𝗪 I got there.
I 𝐁𝐋𝐀𝐌𝐄𝐃 my gym, the very thing that I created in 2010 with LOVE and PASSION.
I 𝐁𝐋𝐀𝐌𝐄𝐃 my landlord for charging me an arm and a leg.
I 𝐁𝐋𝐀𝐌𝐄𝐃 my age for getting injuries and not wanting to train.
I was 𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 in my own 𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐓.
Until I came to the realization that blaming others and circumstances was what was keeping me 𝐒𝐓𝐔𝐂𝐊.
I chose to be a gym owner with 8 different programs in a 5000 square front gym, instead of the 1200 sq foot gym that was 𝐌𝐮𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐢 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐝𝐚𝐲.
I chose taking care of others before myself, hence my 𝐈𝐍𝐉𝐔𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒 that I “had no time” to rehab.
I chose to not 𝐈𝐍𝐕𝐄𝐒𝐓 in a coach to help me with my business because I thought I could just figure it out.
But understand that we always have the 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄𝐃𝐎𝐌 of CHOICE in terms of how we want to think, feel and act.
I’m 𝐍𝐎𝐓 saying it’s easy.
But it 𝐈𝐒 a simple choice.
You 𝐀𝐋𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐃𝐘 𝐊𝐍𝐎𝗪 what you really want.
To start making the choice, 𝐀𝐂𝐊𝐍𝐎𝗪𝐋𝐄𝐃𝐆𝐄 the situation that you have “found yourself in”.
Your health & well-being is 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐄𝐃 because of the choices YOU have made.
𝘈𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.
It’s 𝐍𝐎𝐓 too late.
Don’t 𝐣𝐮𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 about where you are in your life…
𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭:
𝐘𝐎𝐔 stopped going to the gym because you let that little voice in the back of your head tell YOU that “𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘥𝘰 𝘪𝘵, 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘰𝘭𝘥”
𝐘𝐎𝐔 started drinking again after those 7 months cold turkey because YOU got triggered by your ex.
𝐘𝐎𝐔 decided to hit the drive thru 5x in one week when you had a fridge full of prepped meals.
But 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐒𝐈𝐓 in your own 𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐓!
Don’t blame the 𝘨𝘺𝘮, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘹, 𝘰𝘳 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘧𝘪𝘭-𝘢.
Accountability = Personal 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄𝐃𝐎𝐌
Blame and Excuses= 𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐎𝐍
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬…
Either 𝐌𝐎𝐕𝐄 forward
Let life 𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐕𝐄 you behind.
𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐆.𝐑.𝐈.𝐓.