Getting To The Goal
My goal has always been to be strong but how I get there has been forever altered in becoming a mother. I don’t have an hour a day to push myself to the limit. I don’t have the time to rest and recover. I have 10 minutes here and 20 minutes there and two young children and two dogs, a house, a garden and a partner. My training needs to become a little less like training and a lot more like playing and in way that leaves me feeling vital and ready for my family.
Redefining strength training through play had me scratching my head until I broke down my goal of being ‘strong’ into more clear and measurable goals that match my lifestyle today. My new ‘strong’ looks like hiking 12 miles each week with my two little ones and the dogs, moderating a daily practice of 60 minutes of corrective work and bodyweight strength play that is spread over the day and last but not least, the strength to know when it’s time to put away all my big ideas about how things should be and just play with my kids.
Getting to the goal begins with getting clear.