Spring Break is finally here! Does that mean that you get a pass on improving yourself? NO Way!!!
Take this week to get a leg up on your competitors. While they’re being lazy, you’re being productive. Try mixing it up with some cross training. If you’re at the beach this week, wake up and go for a beach run. It’s a great way to work on those calf muscles and do some quality people watching. Play some tennis. If the water is safe, take an ocean swim. If not, go for a swim in the pool or better yet play beach volleyball. There are so many ways to stay active by trying new sports. The main goal is to have fun and stay in shape a non-traditional way!
This is also a great time to do some meditation. I’m not talking about surrounding yourself with candles and sitting “indian style” in a room for four days. Take 15 minutes or so and visualize your goals. You have the extra time this week. Go sit by the water, listen to the crashing waves, and see yourself reaching your goals. What is it going to take to get you there? Are you currently doing those things? If not, why? Start doing it! You have the power to make yourself better.
A quote to keep in mind this week. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.”- Jim Rohn
This brings me to my final point. Use you’re good judgement. There are also “fun” temptations to avoid. You want to be cautious of your decisions. Protect your future. The one person looking out for your best interest is you! The majority of your friends aren’t trying to go to college for a sport- be aware that the decisions you make today have an impact on your future. You don’t want to be suspended your senior year for a drunk day, in the sun, on a spring break that years from now won’t matter. Do yourself a favor and just say no. There is plenty of time for celebrating later… when you’re picture is in the paper for signing day and not that MIP/MIC. Your true friends won’t judge you for making a decision to preserve your future. You’ve been working hard all year for a goal. Don’t let one week ruin it or stand in your way. Don’t let your teammates, parents, or yourself down.
Ok, enough preaching! Have a great spring break and let me know what activities you decided to do to stay fit! @KaylaNatale or @TheMindSide #crosstraining #discipline