It’s that time of year again, where we look back at our challenges, lessons, and accomplishments of the last year, and then look ahead at where we’re going and how we’re going to get there. I hope the following list of principles for success at SRSC are meaningful and helpful for you as you continue in your training and on your journey to live a healthier and happier life.
If you need any help fleshing out your goals and defining your ‘why’ please holler. You HAVE to know why you’re training for it to provide any sense of achievement or success. I’m happy to help you nail that down.
10 Principles for Member Success at SRSC
#1 Remember Your Why
You joined SRSC to be better in some way. Visualize what you want and who you want to be. Create mantras to remember your ‘why.’ Speak positive words to yourself.
#2 Show Up
Prioritize your training. Schedule it in your calendar so nothing else can get in the way. If this is important to you, you need to make the time.
#3 Focus on Form First
Proper body positions must be second nature before intensity, load, and speed are added to the equation. Impatience in this process results in injury and burnout, whereas perfect form lays the foundation for long term success in health and baddassery.
#4 Use the Expertise and Experience of our Coaches
Our coaches know what they’re talking about, they care about your progress, and they are here to teach you what you need to do to meet your goals. Follow their instructions. And if you every need extra help or guidance, please ask for it. We are here for you.
#5 Eat Real Food
It’s simple: eat high quality meat, seafood and eggs, plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, and healthy sources of dietary fats. If you want to change your body composition, health, or athletic performance, you have to address nutrition.
#6 Spend Time on Recovery Work
Your body doesn’t get fitter during training; it gets fitter through the process of recovering from and adapting to training. Recovery work includes: resting, eating well, getting bodywork, doing mobility and flexibility work, spending time outside, and playing.
#7 Get Comfortable with Uncomfortable
Rise to the challenge of the task and show yourself what you’re truly capable of. You can do whatever you decide you can do.
#8 Try to be better than you were, not better than anyone else
Get your ego out of the equation and stop comparing yourself to anyone else. You are here to be a better version of YOURSELF.
#9 Have Fun
Enjoy the process, not just the results, and acknowledge your accomplishments on the way.
#10 Remember this is a Lifelong Journey
There are no shortcuts or magic pills. You just need to take one step forward at a time. Be patient and know that you can achieve your goals with a long-term outlook.
Which of these principles resonates most for you at this point in your journey?