It’s no secret that life is made up of ebb and flow movements or peaks and valleys, if you will. Some days we are on top of our game, making moves and smashing our goals, while other days we’re lucky if we can get off of the couch and not completely trash our macros in one sitting.
It happens to the best of us and we’ve all been there.
With a significant amount of change occurring at the Gympire Headquarters, our blog has been… well, let’s face it, nonexistent. We pride ourselves on posts that contain quality that is unmatched by many. They’re filled with scholarly research, time and effort, and more importantly heart. Should one of these variables come to a halt, our blog would then cease to deliver the value that we have made the commitment of providing. This is the main reason for the lack of writing; the absence of all previously mentioned variables. Remember, quality over quantity.
But, it’s time to bring back the tide!
…or summit the mountain, depending out what metaphor you went with.
After some recalibrating, re-evaluating, readjusting, and resettling, we have found the time, will, and heart to relaunch our blog. Starting today, we will contribute bi-weekly posts that will be uploaded on Mondays to start the week off right. One entry will strictly be a blog post while the other submission will be a recap of our monthly YouTube video (subscribe here). As stated in Gympire 2017, we will be using this blog to provide valuable information and knowledge about health, fitness, and our company. This will allow us to keep the community informed and provide us with another medium to deliver our vision and mission.
Thank you for all of the support!
If you happen to find yourself off track, here are five tips that helped us to get back in the groove!
5 Tips for Getting Back on Track
Sometimes life gets crazy. We’ll work long hours because we took on one too many projects while being smack dab in the middle of a life crisis trying to figure out what’s going on and then randomly end up with a nail in our front tire. Murphy’s law is essentially a guaranteed ticket on the bullet train to mental snap city. When this occurs, it is important to treat ourselves to some TLC. By making self-care a priority, we are setting ourselves up for a quicker and infinitely greater comeback.
- Analyze the Fall
Falling of the band wagon is not always a bad thing. Every so often, we may find ourselves on the wrong wagon traveling down a path that isn’t congruent with our purpose or passion. Falling off could be a blessing in disguise. By taking this time to analyze the fall, we may discover what is actually important to us and then be able to set up a strategy that is coherent with our true self.
- Break It Down
Following the SMART principle when setting goals can help to ensure success and make it easier to stay on track. SMART, for those of you who may not know, is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. When we take our long-term goals and break them down in to yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily goals, we’re left with a personalized step by step game plan. Putting this plan in plain sight can offer motivation to stay on track by allowing us to see how one day directly affects the results.
- Create Habits
As Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” Creating habits is a fantastic way to stay on track. When we form a habit, we don’t even think twice about whether we’re going to do something. We just do it! It becomes ingrained in our daily routine and an aspect of our character. Working on creating habits can provide us with direction as to how to get back on track. Once formed, the momentum can help us stay the course without even a second guess.
- Good Vibes
We are a reflection of our environment. In moments when it doesn’t seem like we have it together it’s important to surround ourselves with good vibes. Who shares our mission? Who shares our vision? Who cares about the best version of ourselves? Who is going to support us and push us to reach our full potential? These are the people we need to surround ourselves with on the daily. Having a strong and healthy support group can not only help to pick us back up quickly but can also act as a safety net, ensuring that we don’t fall too far.