Trust me. I get it.
Those hard things. Those not-so-fun things. The waking up before dawn to get to weightlifting, the 10 extra push ups, the five-minute plank series, the box jump, and the "Mary Katherines”. It would be so easy to push your alarm clock and stay in bed. For some of you, this is even hard for your parents because they have to drive you school.
I want you to know this...I am proud of you. So very proud of you. You girls are working hard. You girls are committed. I not only mean committed to bettering yourselves, but also committed to the process.
Trust this process.
What you can see, is that the weight program is building muscle, developing strength, speed, and explosion. I see it. I see you getting stronger. I see your smiles when you flex. I see how the planks are getting easier and easier.
Trust me. The weight room goes well beyond the lifting.
Yes, you girls are getting stronger. However, do you realize you are dedicated to something bigger than the strength or speed? You girls are developing your work ethic, commitment, servant leadership, accountability. Let me give a few examples...
- Two of you have not missed a day. One of you has only missed one day. Talk about commitment to the program.
- Each day you get better and better. Some of you girls are pushing yourselves beyond my expectations.
- Some of you are being held accountability by your lifting partner...or your car pool.
- Each of you is learning to trust your spotters.
- Encouragement is spreading more and more each day, I hear “You got this!” or “This is our last 30 seconds, we can do it.” quite frequently.
- The “I can’t do this” phase is getting far and few between.
The next time you walk into the weight room, look around, each girl is committed to you, just like you are committed to her. You are part of a team. This weight program is building a culture of accountability, a culture that values hard work, a culture that cares, and a culture that trusts. You may not see it now, but the next time you are on the track, the softball diamond, the volleyball court, the basketball court, you will see it.
Trust me. Someday you will love what the weight room is teaching you, because you earned it.