A Valuable Olympic Lesson!
Every 4 years most of us are glued to the television watching the Summer Olympics.
Every Olympics is the same… there are the underdogs that break through and win! Many athletes are excited to just have the opportunity to show up and perform!
The Olympics would not be the Olympics without the stories of trials and tribulations and finally overcoming against all odds, but what was different about these games?
What seemed to stand out more this time? There were quite a few for me this year.
One of those was with Team USA.
The US Team seemed to have fun and not take it so seriously.
Now, don’t get me wrong, the Olympics come “only” every four years. There’s a lot on the line. Most athletes are lucky to make it once, let alone two, three and four times, but overall in the interviews and the personal videos from athletes, most of them were happy to be there, happy to be competing and looked like they were genuinely having fun!
If that’s the only take away, we could stop right there.
Although there's so much at stake, they still had fun whether they won or not. Can’t you and I relax and have fun with our goals of weight loss, better health and in our athletic accomplishments?
The worst thing to do is to stop having fun. When it’s not fun it becomes too much like work and no one wants to think of working out and losing weight as work. For those who do think that way, most don’t ever see their goals become reality.
Relax, remember to enjoy the process and have fun. It’s a game. A game you can most definitely win if you train hard, work hard and stay committed until the end.
Start Strong, Finish Stronger!