Intensity: This week my program was structured to increase reps/weight/overall volume. I felt the added volume and was sore at times but it wasn’t a debilitating soreness. Overall this weeks intensity I would rate a 6/10.
Motivation: I’ve had great motivation to work out AND run this week. I have been in a great flow. Realizing this I am trying to really soak it in and remember these feelings and how good it feels to feel excited to work out or at minimum, that it is not a daunting task. I am soaking in the good energy I have revolving around my training because it’s not always there. The good motivation and low motivation come and go in cycles.
When it’s there soak it all in, use it as fuel, train hard and feel empowered.
When it’s not there, realize this is just a cycle, don’t you dare give up. Get the work done or even get something small accomplished and feel proud of yourself for doing what you can with the motivation that you have. The good motivation and energy will come back I promise.
Lessons: This week I’ve had to deal with a lot of stress and anxiety involving uncertainty with my life. Some very big decisions were made, applications were put through, I’ve had multiple interviews, but no clear concrete answers. I’ve been really trying to just handle and ultimately conquer my “fear of the unknown”.
Fear in my opinion, is a useless emotion, unless it is evoked from instinct and giving you a warning about something. It is natural for fears to come about but it is not great on the body or spirit when you let them stay. Being in a place of fear or worry is the opposite of being in the present moment and just “being”, disregarding past and future.
We could all do a little more “being”, and by being I mean being present in the moment and in our lives.
How this pertains to my training this week is through a realization when I was out for a great run one morning. My realization is that life is always changing, we are always evolving, growing, and moving forward (at least I hope we are). But there is one thing that is going to remain for me and should for you too, and that is our ability to take care of ourselves at whatever stage we are in.
I realized that I don’t know where I am going to be in a couple weeks, months, or even years BUT I will always have my training. You cannot take this part away from me. My training is what keeps me centered and happy, so this means no matter where I end up I will be able to get to my happiness. Isn’t that the true meaning of life? Being happy and joyful?
When you are feeling uncertain about something and it is eating away at you just remember the things that are certain for you and focus on what you can control in the moment. You can control whether you exercise or not, you can control what you put into your body, and you can also take control of your habits although not always as easy to do and usually requires baby steps to gain more control.
You can also always control your effort and your attitude towards something. You can choose to focus on the good things and be grateful, although sometimes it takes some digging.
I still don’t know what the hell is going on in my life right now haha. But I’m going to keep training, keep doing the things that bring me joy, and keep being true to me.
Remember that whatever happens in your life is a direct manifestation of what was meant to be!