Things I have learned

In todays episode I thought I share 13 things I have learned about training and health (that I still have to remind myself of from time to time)

Life is not black and white. You can be a ”healthy” person even if you sometimes do ”unhealthy” decisions. It’s not these decisions that define who you are.

We are all beginners sometime and you never have to apologize for that. To be a beginner is something of the bravest and most respectable things you can be. It means that you are wiling to do the work that is necessary to learn something new och you will probably fail time after time doing so. It will always be much easier to just continue doing what you already can or know. Strive to be a beginner as often as possible.

Motivation is overrated. If you want to achieve with a change motivation will only help you to start. What you need to succeed in the long way is discipline to do your training to a habit that you continue doing even those days when motivation is gone.

Dare to fail. If you don’t have the courage to experience discomfort of failing or making mistakes you will not develop or get better either. You can do so much more than you think, but you won’t make it immediately.

Get a coach or practice with someone who’s better than you and dare to ask for help. You don’t have to do it all by yourself.

You don’t have to do it all at the same time. Actually you should not do it all at the same time. Focus at one thing at the time at get fucking awesome at that and put the other things to the side for a while. You won’t lose it all just for prioritizing.

You don’t have to choose. You can get it all with a smart training plan. You can get strong, sustained and flexible. Maybe not at a world champion level , but still at a really, really good level.

You get better at what you do. If you want to be better at running, then run. If you want to be better at lifting heavy shit, then lift heavy shit. If you want to be better at handstand, then stand on your hands. Simple.

You aren’t getting more ready for something by waiting to be ready. You are ready when you dare to take the leap and try.

Find a form of training that you enjoy. Something that makes you look forward to your practice and something that you want to do over and over again.

Training isn’t always fun. If you really want to be amazing at something your training won’t always be fun. It will be days where you just want to screw it all. Sometimes that is okey and sometimes you just have to get through knowing that the reward will come further down the road.

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