Ambulate /ambye-leyt/ verb: To move forward; to make progress.
As athletes, we make forward progress in many ways: running, jumping, and lunging for example. But we also take steps forward in the proverbial sense of the word, as well. By taking a positive mental approach to our training, we position ourselves for progress as athletes—and in life.
So what happens when the pressure we put on ourselves to make progress slows us from a run to a crawl?
Having the ability to maintain forward momentum in the face of adversity says a lot about our character.
As you begin today’s workout, stop and consider how far you’ve come, and how far you’ve yet to go. Be proud of your accomplishments. Try and avoid the hype surrounding the component of competition. Just for today, put your fear, apprehension, and insecurities aside and work with confidence toward your goals.
No one is able to make progress when they waver between opposing ideals.
Each workout gives us the opportunity to reflect on our progress. We are measured not by the achievements of others but against ourselves—and this is the best way to gauge our progress.
Move forward with confidence. Be consistent. Be focused. And above all, don’t waver in your conviction to be the best YOU can be.
Is something holding you back from moving forward? IF so, find ways to “ambulate” past the barrier…and don’t look back.