Fitness Fluctuates

I weighed 15-20 lbs. lighter when I was an athlete. I was wrestling so I was intentionally cutting weight. Judging by the numbers on the scale, I might say I am not as fit or as healthy as I was during my wrestling career but I am healthy. I just biked 400 miles in 6 days with little to no prior bike training. I climbed a 14er without having performed any hiking in the last several months. I can bike to work every morning. I can take the stairs every day. The point is, it is easy to get caught up on numbers when it comes to fitness. Whether it be our Bench Press 1RM, our jean size, our weight, or our VO2max, fitness, as our society measures fitness, fluctuates. 

At Alchemy Training we focus on the process. We focus on staying healthy so we can perform the activities that we love. We have all heard a coach say at one time or another that if we focus on the process, the product takes care of itself; therefore, rather than focusing on the numbers, focus on the day to day decisions. 

We ask ourselves: today, did I make decisions that align with my health goals? What would a fit person do? Does this snack or that snack align with my values? Does the first 30 minutes of my morning scrolling through my phone or the first 30 minutes walking around the block help me get closer to my goals? Focus on the process. Train like an athlete. Remember, if the numbers do not reflect your daily health decisions stay committed to the process. 

Start Small. 

Start Simple. 

Start Today.

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