Ayo friends! Happy Friday. I’ve had the past two days off and it’s been refreshing to quite refreshing. Lots of vacuuming, lots of puppy snuggles, and lots of yummy food eating. I made a delicious cheesy kale bake from Pinch of Yum (check it!), and Sam made us homemade brunch on Valentine’s Day! So sweet.
I swear when I get to stay home my coffee consumption doubles as well…why is that!? Good thing I don’t get to work from home or things could get cray cray.
So, enough about food (as I sit here downing a carnita burrito bowl). The other day I was thinking to myself about workouts and life in general. My thoughts went something like this…”I’m not very good at back squats.” “How do I get better?” “Practice make perfect.” “Wait, practice makes improvement.”
BOOM. Check that last part. Practice makes improvement. Word to your mother, the more you practice at something, the more you’ll improve. That simple.
I grew up playing sports and was always told practice makes perfect. There’s nothing wrong with that…it got me to the gym to work on my free throws for countless hours, it got me to the state track meet for high jump. But looking back, this statement isn’t really true at all is it?
Perfect, that’s a big word. In all honesty, I don’t want to be perfect…is that even possible? In my eyes, nobody can ever be perfect. There will always be something to work on. You can always push yourself just a little bit more. You can always IMPROVE. There’s that word again, improvement.
It makes total sense now. From here on out, I’m going to focus on improving rather than perfecting. Especially when it comes to running. I can work on my form, build strength, ramp up the miles and all of that will lead to faster times. Faster times mean improving. Not perfecting.
So, as I leave you for the weekend (heading to the U.P. to snowshoe with the fam), let me ask you this. Do you want to be perfect? Or do you just want to continually improve? I hope you focus on option 2. Let go of those thoughts saying you need perfect form, you need to be the best in the class every time. No, that’s not true. Just push yourself to be better than you were last time. Keep improving each day. That’s how you build strength. If you keep that mindset for everything you do, the improvements will be incredible.
Go do big things people.