Mind Set

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” 

Theodore Roosevelt – Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic” Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April,1910

How often do we put ourselves in a box or routine that keeps us from achieving our best?  Maybe it is our own self-doubt, maybe it’s the negative words of others, maybe it is the fear of change, or maybe it’s simply the mundane routine of our daily life.  How do we break that cycle and shift our mind set?

The key is understanding that your journey is a marathon; not a sprint!  Daily you will be faced with many choices; some bigger than others, and some responsibilities that have to be met. .This is inevitable but what could you do differently to reach your potential?  Turn off the electronics and get to bed earlier or have some face to face time with your loved Ones.

Stop staring at pictures on social media of other people’s meals and take the time to prep your own.  Carve out time daily to move well and stretch.  Laugh often and find reasons to be grateful.  If you have a bad day and miss your workout, eat something bad, drink too much, get too little sleep…. don’t use exercise as a punishment later.  This is a short term approach.  Instead brush it off and resume daily habits to uncover your potential physically, emotionally and spiritually.

After 11 years of training I am always proud when I ask my client’s biggest takeaways from their training experience and they respond that they never dreamed they would look this good, or feel this good, or be this strong.

When we started, they had put themselves in a box and limited their goals and what they truly believed was possible for them.  So together we crushed those mental constraints and worked for their true potential.  I consider that a mission accomplished!  Here at Studio 68 workout studio we want to provide you the support, education, and environment to cultivate the best version of you.  Utilize our “Cage” to push yourself in strength and conditioning and our Fitness Professionals to educate you.  Utilize our group classes to find your community and support. Spin away on a bike or pump up in a group-led environment.  Recharge and center yourself in a restorative yoga or detox and challenge your body in a hot yoga class.

Don’t forget to refuel by utilizing our smoothie bar and café for a quick and effortless way to put healthy back in.  Don’t let your thoughts, those of others or your daily routine dictate your future health and wellness.  Make a choice daily to take steps towards your best!

In Health,
Michael Smith