Sunday, October 24, 2010
How to Not Feel Like Crap
Some days you just don't have "it". No desire to train, no motivation. What to do? Move. Lets say that your workout calls for 10 hills. After all, you have to do at least 10 to have a worthwhile workout. Go to the hill and tell yourself that your just gonna have fun with the whole thing. Cut them down to 5 . Tell yourself that out loud. Say, "I only have to do 5 of these"...Laugh out loud at the absurdity of this 10 minute workout that you are going to do. Be proud that you feel like crap yet you are still working out. Get the 5 done. Now, play another trick on yourself. Tell yourself that you only have one set of 5 to do. Hell, anybody can do 5! Do not count 6, 7,8....count 1,2,3,....pretty soon, your workout is done, you have staved off being soft as hell and you accomplished something. I'll also bet that you'll feel a lot better , and able to accomplish more that day than if you blew it off all together.
All About Being a Lifer
What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a year...it's for life. Whether its training or your family or your job...it doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.