Overcoming Challenges and Winning

We all face challenges in life. Sometimes we can’t control the challenges we are given; but we can always control our response.

How we respond to challenges determines whether we succeed in achieving our goals.

Earlier this year when the Covid pandemic hit, my son Hunter, who is an IFBB professional bodybuilder, had the competition that he was training for canceled.

This would have been devastating for most athletes, but instead Hunter regrouped and made his mind up to continue preparing, until he could find another competition to compete in.

His gambit paid off when he entered the IFBB Tampa Pro invitational in early August and won his professional debut. Hunter is now qualified to compete in, and is preparing for, his first Mr. Olympia competition in Las Vegas.

Had Hunter become discouraged and stopped training, none of this would have become reality.

Many of us have had challenges this year. Regardless of the challenges that you’re facing with your training and nutrition program, flexibility is the key.

When faced with a challenge, ask yourself where the opportunity to succeed lies. When one door closes, look for another door to open.

When the pandemic hit earlier this year and gyms around the country closed, many of were forced to either stop working out, or workout at home with whatever simple equipment we could find.

Those of us that were successful in maintaining our fitness programs were those of us who remained flexible, adapted, and pivoted towards a different exercise regimen.

The take away here is that whenever you face what looks like a setback or challenge to your progress, look for an alternative action that will help you get to your goal.

Being fit and staying in great shape is a lifelong pursuit. Sometimes the road winds, and other times it’s a straight shot. The important thing is to stick with it, and stay flexible. Even if it’s not perfect, it’s better to just do something. Some action is better than no action. I want to encourage you to take action every day towards your fitness goals.

Have a healthy week!

Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only and is not meant as medical advice, nor is it to diagnose or treat any medical condition. Please consult your physician before starting or changing your diet or exercise program. Any use of this information is at the sole discretion and responsibility of the user.