I had a great partner to push me along, but as we got close to the end, my pain/discomfort was high enough that I started to seriously contemplate quitting before we finished. Thankfully, I remembered something my life Coach, Jody Moore, taught me.
It’s discomfort either way!
You see, if I had stopped working out, I would have been uncomfortable not finishing the workout. I would have felt disappointed about quitting when things got hard. So, I was uncomfortable doing the workout, but I was also uncomfortable not doing the workout. Can you see it? Discomfort either way!
We will have moments when we will feel discomfort no matter what choice we make. When this happens, the best thing you can do is consider this – If you are going to have discomfort either way, what choice will keep you moving in the direction you ultimately want to go?
-You can have the discomfort of not eating the cookie that isn’t in line with your diet plans because you “really want it”, OR you can eat it and have the discomfort of not reaching your weight loss goal.
-You can have discomfort when you say “No” to volunteering because you feel guilty not helping out, OR you can say “Yes” and have the discomfort of trying to fit it into your already overrun schedule.
-You can have the discomfort of going to bed without a “break” after a long day with your kids, OR you can have the discomfort of being exhausted the next morning because you stayed up watching Netflix to “unwind” late into the evening.
For me, I know that I want to be physically strong. So today when I realized I was going to feel discomfort either way, I chose to finish the workout.
When you find yourself having discomfort no matter what side of the “discomfort coin” you land on, I would advise choosing the side that keeps you in line with your goals and showing up in the world the way you want to. BEing someone who is willing to accept that sometimes it’s discomfort either way, will help you reach your goals with much less drama, disappointment and believe it or not, in the end…discomfort!
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