Why a Personal Trainer is Inspired by the Seahawks

The Next Family
By Susan Howard
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All season long my wife and I have watched the Seattle Seahawks battle and trounce team after team.   Coming into the Super Bowl with the winningest record, the Seahawks were still not favored to beat the Denver Broncos.  The quarterback Russel Wilson only in his second NFL season, seemed too novice and the team, several of whom were not first round draft picks, more like 4th or 5th round were not looked at as real contenders.  Beyond that the Seahawks have never won anything in franchise history.  Like nothing, for as long as there has been a team called the Seahawks.
But yet…not only did the Hawks win the Super Bowl, they obliterated Denver.
Russel said in a post game interview a few amazing things I want you to carry with you.  One, it’s not about the last play, it’s about the one play in front of you.  Stay in the moment and just go play by play.  Two, he recounted a phrase his father always told him, “Why not you?”
I wanted to share this supreme wisdom of a true champ, so that you may apply this to your own struggles.  Don’t waste time dwelling on your past successes or failures, it’s about the day in front of you, the person across from you, the run ahead of you now.  Each moment we are making decisions, what to eat, who to hang out with, whether to walk or drive, go to the gym or sleep.  We are in control of these choices, and they need not reflect mistakes of yesterday.  Otherwise you are living backwards, which translates into not living at all.  If life is an ever-changing journey, how can you possibly be alive living in the static past?
Stay in the present.  Then take a leap of faith and instead of looking around at other people’s amazing feats in awe, ask yourself, why not you?  It is you, you are the same infinite being full of possibilities.  You are incredible, you are a winner and if you think it will happen then let it be so!
I honestly believe that besides having the number one defense, the Seahawks won because they really thought they would.  Go out, dream big, work hard and get what you want.
My clients are making amazing changes all the time, transforming their bodies into ones that are stronger, function better and move faster.  If what you are doing isn’t working, ask why.  Why not you?

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