Some days work out better than others. That’s just a fact.
Fitness Fridays Require Focus (Even After They Fail & Flop)
I try to spend my Fridays with a focus on fitness. Like I shared previously, fitness for the fairway makes a huge difference in your game. Strength training, nutrition and some yoga or basic stretching can help make a difference in your scorecard.
Some Fridays that doesn’t happen. It just doesn’t work out.
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Flop Shots and Inconsistency
It goes sort of like that flop shot that every golfer seems to flip out about mastering. As much as golf pros and swing coaches might suggest ditching the lob wedge in lieu of a gap wedge or alt wedge, it still sits in the bag. We still try to force ourselves to emulate or rather imitate what we see Lefty pull off from the fringe. We consider it working on our short game and fight to master a flop with finesse.
I have yet to see it work out. Its infrequent and inconsistent success keeps me chipping with my other wedges and 9 iron more consistently rather than taking the risk of yips taking over as I overthink what should be a simple and routine shot. I would rather face a shot with consistency and confidence. I would even putt it from the fringe if the lie is right and I can see the possibility of getting a good line at the hole. That beats out the possibility and potential of a flop from the fringe every time.
Focus on Fixing What You Can Fix
So, when it comes to my Fitness Fridays, I sometimes lose focus or even miss the opportunity. I make the mistake of not getting in enough protein. I skip a meal or commit some other fitness cardinal sin. It turns out like that flop shot.
When your fitness focus flops, be sure to set up a comeback. Do not beat yourself up too much. You just need to refocus and get back at it to get back on track.
- Talk yourself out of doubt. Your self-talk will make a difference in your success.
- Spend some time making a commitment to your fitness and nutrition regimen.
- Set some simple and attainable goals. Think SMART goals.
- Work on working in some makeup days in your weekly routine.
- Meal plan and meal prep ahead of time, not the morning of or on the fly.
- Keep a journal or diary of your fitness journey. Include workouts and meals, even results from weigh-ins.
- Get an accountability partner to keep you honest and supported.
Your success is about long term results. Such success is achieved through commitment and consistency. You can change the course of your own success by making some changes along the way.
Think about it. Your golf round is not summed up by your worst par 3 hole. It is the culmination of all 18 holes. Approach your fitness plan the same way.
I want to make my Fitness Fridays more successful. I want to see a change in my strength and shape, even my weight. I cannot achieve it if I stay in the dumps about what one day that did not work out. I have more to achieve and I need to spend some time making sure that I focus on how to fix it when it flops.
Now that flop shot? I think I will spend some time working on it here and there, but I doubt if it ever becomes one of my go-to shots that I would rely on in pinch. I will treat it like the days when my fitness focus does not work out. I will simply take a step back analyze what worked and what didn’t work, and then I will shove that lob wedge back in my bag and take a sure shot that I feel more confident about each round.
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