Good Saturday to you all. Well I took 2 days off and I am fine with that. Tomorrow is another day and I shall get back to it. My mindset right now is fluctuating but coming into a stable area. At first I wanted to drive my body like a stolen car and make it submit to my lofty goals and then I realized that if I took that approach I could possibly seriously injure myself or if not seriously then serious enough to allow the excuses to come in. I am done with excuses. They have gotten me nothing but fat, tired and sore.When I workout it will be a workout and they will progress in intensity as they can but I will continue to push myself so I keep moving forward. Heck I have even set some goals for myself:
Work out at least 4 times a week
Push yourself on all workouts, if you are tired then push as hard as you can
Get back to a point where you can run 3 miles
Watch what you eat but don't obsess over what you eat
Get inspiration and motivation wherever you can find it
Workout equip, if you buy it, use it, if there is any doubt leave it in the store
Drink more water
Pain is improvement, embrace it it will leave soon enough
Focus on you, what others do, say and think is of no importance unless it's positive
Don't bitch about your fitness unless you are doing something to change it
Don't get in to anything fancy (P90X or the like) until the workouts you are doing no longer work
Research and figure ou the best way to optimize a workout, lifting heavy things is not enough
Smile, compared to the lazy ass who used to sit at his computer and drink beer and stuff his face, YOU ARE AN OLYMPIAN!!
So yeah I took a few days off but it is OK cuz tomorrow is gonna suck. Do you want to know something? I can't wait. I get giddy when I think of muscle failure. When I think of sweat. When I think of having to drop to my knees while doing pushups so I can get those last 10 in there. or grabbing a thera-band and anchoring it to the wall and using it to help me get that last set of 30 crunches in there. Some would say those are ways of cheating. Well maybe they are to some, but for me it is a way for me to leave it all "at the gym". To give all I have then give that lil extra so when I fall back after only completing a half a crunch or when I give up mid way through a push up, I can do so knowing that I gave ALL I had. No half-assed efforts here. I am worth so much more than that. Wanna know something else...so are you. Let's do this...