This is what exercise looks like for much of the time, in fact working out alone and continuously for 30 minutes or so is a treat!
But I can work with this. It's better than nothing.
I'm consistent and persist through all the non ideal factors and I'm stronger for doing so!
You can do the same thing in your life and in your own way!
Trust, me it's totally true.
This past weekend I traveled to Atlanta to certify with Dragon Door for a Russian Kettlebell Certification.
I'll tell you what, I was SOOOOOOOO nervous that I wasn't going to measure up.
I thought that there was no way that my version of training which involved tons of interruptions and non-traditional forms of movement was going to be enough to prepare me for something like this.
Even with a home gym (which I have), it's hard to get in consistent training at a high level when you're constantly attending to the needs of 3 little boys (6, 4, and barely 2), especially when one still nurses.
I train other women to workout-especially within the confines of their current circumstances, but I wondered,
"Is it enough?"
To add to that, I have pelvic floor dysfunction, which means that I have to be super aware of my movement, alignment, breath, how hard I'm training l, where I am in my cycle, whether my workouts are causing an increase in symptoms...
I had so many moments where I thought that this goal might just be out of reach for me.
Yes there are plenty of other RKC's who are moms and have made it happen, but I just thought that my particular set of circumstances were too....non-ideal for me to ever go for such a thing.
But I wanted it soon bad and I really and truly believed that if I was persistent enough that I could achieve it.
I finally convinced myself (with the helpful coaxing of a coaching friends and my husband) to put myself on the hook.
I signed up and just decided that I would take the same approach that I described to you above, the one that I'm ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT with my clients and my community.
I would persist.
I would just do the next thing and not worry about whether it was what everyone else was doing, perfect, or ideal.
I'd make the most what I had and do the work.
I'd train when I could in the way that I could.
I would show up at my goals every free moment that I could and make the most of what I had available to me.
And you know what?
Not being preoccupied with the limitations of my circumstances and instead funneling that energy into my training meant that I got it done.
I got results and I succeeded!