Momentum is a helluva thing.
It’s unquantifiable so it doesn’t get the credit it’s due.
It’s one of the most important aspects of any fitness program (or any other worthwhile pursuit for that matter).
Momentum swings both ways. It can be both positive and negative.
We can view it as a snowball, rolling down a hill, gathering snow and gradually becoming a bigger ball. The bigger the snowball gets, the harder it is to stop and the harder it is to shift its course. We can generate positive momentum that pushes us in the right direction. Or we can generate negative momentum – often seen as stagnation or laziness, but it’s momentum that’s moving you away from your goal.
We’ve all felt momentum in our lives before.
You might have felt it on the footy field when the other team seemed like they couldn’t do anything wrong.
You might have felt it with your training at times when you felt like you could run through a brick wall.
You might have been punched in the face by momentum and lost it all after a big weekend on the piss.
It’s easy to get in a rut.
But it’s also easy to maintain a healthy lifestyle once you get going.