I had the honor of asking my friend and fellow SFG (StrongFirst) Kettlebell instructor, Karen Smith, some questions about her fitness journey, her current training routine, how she got started with Kettlebells, and what keeps her coming back to the gym for more.
The distinction of identifying with what you DO versus the person you ARE and can BECOME is an important distinction to make. When circumstances and abilities are taken from us, separating the two is the difference between growth and staying stuck. It’s a mindset shift to move beyond those circumstances to create new possibilities for yourself.
Everyone knows building good habits has a positive effect on your life. So why don’t more of us adopt healthier habits? I think it’s because we get stuck in a narrative we have told ourselves for years. Self-limiting narratives that when gone unchecked, can become devastating to our progress, our confidence, and our ability to achieve the goals we set. It starts with the habits we build.
You become the average of the five people you hang out with the most. Who are you surrounding yourself with? Do they positively impact your life? Or do they drain you? Your tribe should help you become the best version of you, and be a constant reminder of the ways you contribute.