Do your biggest ideas and epiphanies come to you in the shower? Do you dream in the shower? Why is that?
I think it has something to do with cleansing away your worries, the grime and ick from the day, making it a fresh beginning to your day.
I always have brilliant ideas in the shower. I just don’t always act on them :/
Well, the other day, I had a shower epiphany. Not just the most brilliant shower thought ever, but a moment of true clarity.
See, I’ve been struggling with my fitness business. Like, since I started it. Then I took time off teaching while I was pregnant with my son, then we moved. And since we moved, I have done minimal to no work on it. I’m not happy about it, but it is what it is. Time to own it and move on.
I have committed some cardinal sins of business: I didn’t sit down and define my niche, my customer avatar, all that jazz. It felt “icky.” It isn’t icky–it’s just new and uncomfortable. I’ve been winging it too much. I’ve tried to be something I don’t relate to, in order to fill a niche. And it’s a good niche, but it’s not my niche.
Anyways, the other morning I was totally rocking my “Mom has her shit together” wannabe persona (fake it until you make it), had the kids up for school with plenty of time for breakfast, and even a movie before school. We watched “Inside Out.” I love that movie. I’ve always thought it was cute, and very smart, and actually really deep. But what really caught my attention this time around was how Riley grew up. How her Personality Islands crumbled in a hard time, but they were rebuilt bigger, stronger, better than before. She didn’t totally lose Hockey Island–it just needed a big upgrade.
So as I’m in the shower after getting my daughter to school and finishing my workout, I have all these thoughts swirling in my head. I’m processing “Inside Out.” I’m reflecting on how proud I am of myself for kicking ass in my workout routine these last 7 weeks. How proud I am for sticking with it and doing it–I’m actually going to finish this program! I feel more athletic than I have in a LONG time. And it dawned on me: sure, I took an entirely different path in life than I thought I would, but I am still ME. Yes, I’m now a mom. No I haven’t played hockey since my second year of college. Yes, I’ve run 2 half marathons, a 10K and a 5K race. I’ve dabbled in boxing. I still REALLY want to work with athletes. Now, feeling more athletic than I have in a LONG time, I’ve rebuilt my Athlete Island. I’ve realized that that is a big part of who I am. And just because I’m now a bunch of other things, too, doesn’t mean that I’m not still an athlete.
Who do I look up to? Other athlete moms. Who do I want to be like? Athlete moms. Who am I? I AM AN ATHLETE MOM.
So, moms, dads, “former” athletes, here it is. We are not “former” athletes. WE ARE ATHLETES. We just have to get back in the game. And I’m here to help you do just that. I have a formula for you. I have the plan. Say Yes and join the movement. (<– click that link)