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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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  • JUSTYNA7
    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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  • BFLOGRL
    You are certainly using one of your personal traits to your advantage. Good for you! Best of luck on your journey.
    1979 days ago
  • FELINEBETTER
    emoticon That is funny! At last, you've found the silver lining to OCD! lol emoticon emoticon
    1979 days ago
  • GARDENCHRIS
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