This past weekend was my father in law’s 70th birthday.
When ever we get together with my in laws, there usually is water involved:).
My 4 yr old niece, Allie, has just learned to swim and is feeling more and more confident in the water.
They have a low diving board at the pool we went to and she wanted to go off of it.
Once she got up there, she wast too frightened and came back down.
The rest of the afternoon, she and I practiced on building up her strength and confidence to get back on that high dive.
To help her increase her confidence and strength, I’d throw Allie in the air and she would have to swim back to me in water she couldn’t touch the bottom of the pool in.
After she felt confident doing this, I then had her jump off the side of the pool and swim to me.
We would progressively move to deeper water.
Allie loved doing this!
She mustered up the nerve to try the high dive again.
Allie got back up on the board and walked with confidence to the edge.
She held her nose and took a leap and jumped.
After she got out of the pool, she was beaming from ear to ear (proud uncle moment) with her accomplishment!
She spent the rest of the afternoon doing nothing but jumping off of the diving board:).
Allie’s success story reminds me how we all have diving board aspirations for our own fitness goals.
- Drop 2 dress sizes
- Have more energy to keep up with our kids
- Get rid of nagging low back and joint pains
Many times we bail on them because of mom guilt, work schedule, and frankly not making ourselves a priority!
If you quit, you are 100% guaranteed to fail every time!
Instead be patient and consistent and you will get the results you are looking for!