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An OCD woo-hoo moment for me

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I started with my new personal trainer on Friday. I did a lot, but it just didn't seem difficult. Heck...I didn't even break a sweat.

Yesterday, however, was a different story. I sweated all over everything. I was drenched. He had me doing things that were deceptively simple, and turned out to be uber hard. At one point he was having me do 10 reps and because I was struggling a bit, he said I could stop at 6. I refocused and kept pushing through.

I asked him at the end how completely out of shape I was, and he said that I was surprisingly strong. He also said that most of that was mental strength and that it would make it easier to build the physical strength because I wasn't willing to give up. (woo hoo moment)

Little did he know that it was just my OCD kicking in. I'm a counter, and always have been. Street lights, dashed lane markers, words, whatever. If I knew that I had to do 10 reps, I could not have stopped at 6. It's a physical impossibility. It's incomplete. This may just be to my advantage after all!!
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    Coach Dean on SP had an article once that talked about using our dis-abilibites for strength. Whenther it is OCD or perfectionism or getting easily bored... use it! I am so proud of you for having a trainer. I learned a lot from mine, specifically how much I was able to do. In hindsight I wonder if my strength is the mental part too. I'm mental, woo hoo! Does not surprise me.. the power of 10 is pretty awsome. Hugs, Justyna
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    You are certainly using one of your personal traits to your advantage. Good for you! Best of luck on your journey.
    1979 days ago
    emoticon That is funny! At last, you've found the silver lining to OCD! lol emoticon emoticon
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