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One Battle At A Time

Kim Wagler | October 10, 2018

We are often told to “look at the big picture” of every situation, circumstance or challenge that we face.  Keep doing that because I agree 100%.

However, that doesn’t mean we should disregard the little things, minor details or the “small battles” we face on a daily basis. My 11 mile training run this past Saturday allowed me to look at things from a different perspective.

My training for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Half-Marathon in 2 weeks has gone pretty well and has been extremely efficient. I felt great Saturday morning warming up before starting the run, but my body all of a sudden shut down about 2 miles in.

For anyone that’s experienced this, you go through a moment of disbelief and it decreases your motivation to do anything.  This situation is what I consider a “small battle”.  And when facing small battles, sometimes you need to rely on your faith, belief in yourself and your overall mindset to get you over the hump, to get something done and simply “win”…even on days or moments you don’t feel like it.

Long story short, I “flipped the switch” in my mind, which powered me through all 11 miles without stopping (And yes, it absolutely sucked).

So why am I telling you this?  Because today and every day, we each have to focus on the “small battles” in order to ultimately win the war.

  • Maybe it’s the battle of waking up in the morning when your alarm goes off or hitting snooze
  • The decision you make when you open the refrigerator
  • The attitude you choose to have at work on a consistent basis
  • How you react/respond to adversity and situations that don’t go your way

The point is:

Focus on one thing a time, believe in what you’ve done and continue to do, take control of YOUR actions and find a way to win the battle.  Do this consistently and you’ll win the war.

1% Better Everyday. Find A Way.

Kim Wagler

Kim began her career as a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She then graduated from Malone University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Adult Fitness and a minor in Community Health. Upon graduation she found herself as the owner of Impulse and a part of an amazing team of health professionals. Her intention was to simply get people in shape which quickly evolved into a passion for helping people gain back control of their lives. As her mission grew so did her team, her facility size was quadrupled, and soon she was joined by her husband, additional trainers, therapists, and a dietician. Together they have created a positive training experience where everyone can achieve incredible and lasting results. Kim brings passion, expertise, and honesty to a new level as a fitness coach and leader in the fitness industry!


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