We are ALL Olympians

Just like a leap year, it arrives every four years. With so much anticipation and expectation, the Olympics is here once again. adidas tubular dziecięce As a Personal Trainer and ex professional sports player, I have enormous admiration and respect for every single person who represents their country at this amazing event. air jordan kids Nike Store These athletes train with such dedication and commitment for four years in the hope of winning gold for both their country and themselves and put everything on the line for their sport. air jordan soldes As mere spectators of the games, we often have very little understanding of what these athletes have gone through in order to reach their goal. Nike TN Long hours of training, restricted diets, injuries and not to mention the many hours and days spent away from family and friends. The sacrifices these athletes make made me think about the things we concede in order to try and achieve the health and fitness goals we set for ourselves. nike soldes Goedkope Nike Air Max 1 Granted our goal may not be to win a gold medal in 2016 at Rio. Joc Pederson Authentic Jersey Our goals are arguably more simplistic, such as ‘getting to the gym 3 times each week’ or ‘running 5km on the treadmill without stopping’ or ‘losing 10cm off my waist’, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less important or significant to us. Adidas Noir Hollister France In order for us to achieve these goals, we invariably have to make our own sacrifices which can play havoc with our minds. nike air max 2016 wit For example, in order to make it to the gym 3 times this week, you may have to miss out on having lunch with your girlfriend at your favourite café, and you might also miss out on that massage appointment you’ve been waiting 2 weeks for. nike air max thea pas cher To reach your goal of running 5km on the treadmill without stopping, you may have to set your alarm 1 hour earlier than you’d prefer in order to make it to the gym before work. Air Jordan 10 Homme

And to lose that 10cm off your waist, you will probably miss out on your Friday night ritual of fish & chips on the couch with your kids. ray ban wayfarer bleu mat pas cher nike air max command cuir However we try to justify it, sacrifices are an unavoidable part of most fitness goals we set. asics femme NIKE AIR MAX SEQUENT

I’ve come to the realization this week, that surrendering to these sacrifices and embracing them head on, makes us “mini-Olympians” in our own right. adidas yeezy boost NIKE ROSHE RUN

Our sacrifices are different to those of the professional athletes we’ll be watching over the next 2 weeks, but they’re no less important to us….and tackling them head on will without doubt help us get to where we want to be! So when I get up in the early hours of Sunday 5th August to watch the Men’s 100m Final, I will be thinking about the sacrifices these incredible athletes have made.