2020 Reflection: Shoulda-Coulda-Woulda

By Jesse Kepka
NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist


Self-doubt can be a real ball-buster. I’ve had a rough week of workouts and have been generally unimpressed with my performances. I’ve been training long enough to know that not every day is a super-hero-strength day. I know that the difficult sessions are the days I get stronger. Acceptance of these help, but the doubt will find its way inside like water finding the cracks and crevices.

Promise yourself that, in your year of 2020, you will always show up no matter how many demons tell you not to or that you can’t. Lace up your shoes and move it. You can be better. Faster. Stronger. Healthier. Promise yourself to be the person you want to be when another New Year’s Eve rolls around. Impress yourself. Stun yourself. And choose to start today, step by step. There’s absolutely no room for shoulda-woulda-coulda this year. We need your best self. I need your best self. No excuses.


Tip shared by Jesse Kepka, NASM-certified personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist and owner of Elevate Fitness. Jesse is a co-organizer for Priority Fit Camp. Each week, we publish a health and wellness tip that is shared at the Priority Fit Camp community workout. The free group class happens every Saturday at 7:50 a.m.  

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