I do believe in practice what you preach. For instance today when I was done with work for the day, I was a little bit tired and decided to take a nap which lasted for about 40 minutes. When I woke up I felt pretty relaxed and decided that I should just lay around the house for the rest of the night and skip the gym. I made my workouts on Monday and Tuesday. Last week I trained every day that I was supposed to, which was Monday through Friday. I used Friday as light training mixed with some things that I did for recovery which included hyperbaric Chamber (takes you below sea level and increases oxygen, speeds up recovery, increases endurance, lowers fatigue) and a Cold Tub (Reduces Inflammation) (Compliments of Muscle Pharm) while in Denver. The following day I ran in the Colorado Spartan Military Race at Fort Carson. Talk about a hard day of training, I jammed an ankle, both of my big toes and a wrist. I also trashed my IT Band (Your hip is attached to your knee by this tendon. Basically, I beat the hell out of it and it was tight and knotted up.). So did I make enough excuses to get out of my workout?
And than I had a revelation: I tell people not to make excuses. I post motivational messages about being fit and getting fit. I talk about Learning to S.W.I.M.™ (Self-Control, Will Power, Inspiration and Motivation). I talk about overcoming obstacles and taking on challenges. Well I have way to0 much respect for the people who read my posts to not just talk the talk. Thank you for making me Walk the Talk. Thank you for being my motivation. Not only did I head to the gym 15 minutes later, I didn’t just go through the motions in my workout. I had a kick ass workout. I decided to do something a little bit different this time, so I switched up my workout and went with Cory Gregory’s 28 Method for my biceps and triceps.
I felt 1,000 times better when I walked out of the gym tonight. Get motivated and don’t let yourself down.