Change is a natural part of life, in every moment things are always changing. Yet we can often try to keep things the same.
What if instead we were to work with change, allowing it it to happen and going with it instead.
For example when we listen to our bodies, what may have felt good a year ago may not do so now. What If instead of resisting this we work with our bodies and do what feels right in the now, working with it instead.
This is not to say that our work or efforts should not be challenging in some way but that we work with our nature and natural changes, just as nature does itself.
As a tree grows it has to work with the ground it’s in and the changing weather that appears naturally.
Just like this, we too have to work with the way we are and the environment we are in. As a result we will adapt and grow naturally with it.
Finding the balance between learning new things and refining what we already know is a process of constant evolution, but one well worth doing.
If we stay on the same thing for too long we may become very good at it but we can slowly become very stagnant and limited in this way.
When doing something new however it’s completely out of our comfort zone and for a while maybe difficult, yet if we enjoy it, worth all the effort put in and progress we see.
I have found the best approach is to have a balance of the two, that way you never become too limited or stagnant yet are always fulfilled in your growth as well as learning new things to constantly evolve.
To plan to adapt is to plan to change and progress.
~ M.L Adams
Adapting and changing your training programme is almost as important as the training programme itself. If your training plan stays the same, you will also as you will reach a certain point in your progress and then remain at that point until adaption takes place.
So how, and how often should you change your training plan to ensure you progress?
Here are 5 tips to help you plan for programme adaption and change.
Aim to change every 6wks -3 months, preferably no longer as at this point your body will be used to your current programme.
Get proper guidance from a personal trainer or instructor so you can ensure the programme is right for you.
Make sure you enjoy your programme as well as find it challenging too. It’s important to enjoy yourself as you progress and make exercise a part of your lifestyle.
Try different ways if you haven’t found what works for you. For some people they prefer classes and for others gym, everyone is different so find what works for you. There is something for everyone.
Work on all parts of your fitness to see full and faster progression. Cardio, resistance and flexibility training are all equally important and help you progress easier and quicker when done together.
I hope you find these helpful. Please get in touch with any queries you may have regarding training plans and progress.
Have you ever stopped and noticed how much everything is always changing. That within each moment, are many tiny moments and so many tiny experiences.
Nothing stays the same and no one moment is the same, yet so many of us spend our lives wanting things to stay and remain the same or even moving away from what is.
Yet in each moment there is always change.
What if instead we choose to change with the change, and go with what is, wont we then feel far more happy and at peace.
A great teacher to help us do this is mother nature herself. After spending an hour or two in nature, you will soon find yourself becoming more immersed and flowing with the natural changes that happen in each moment.
This is especially great for those times of stress or worry, as nature brings us back to the here and now, allowing a return to a natural state of inner peace and clarity.
So much happens in each moment that it is purely magical, yet so often we can miss it, caught up in our daily lives, busy with many daily tasks.
Yet you deserve this time; take time out whenever you can and explore the beauty in each moment with the beauty of nature.
Allow nature to teach you to change with change, the moments are so minute that we may just miss them.
‘To Change with Change is the Changeless State’ ~ Bruce Lee