Ok I tried to post this before but something happened, so here’s a condensed version!
As I do this guest forum the next couple of days, I will also try to write a daily blog. Since I’m kind of the new kid on the block, I want to help you all learn a little bit more about me and what I’m all about.
When I got up today, my stomach was a little uneasy because I knew I had a big squat workout. I’d changed a few things in my training, so my squat hadn’t felt as smooth as it had for the last year. When I was eating breakfast, I came across Chris Shugart’s blog for the day. In that blog was this awesome quote:
Courage isn’t the absence of fear; it’s doing the right thing even when you?re scared.
As I started into my workout, things weren’t going super smooth. The weight felt a little heavier than usual, my timing was a little off, but before my 4th set I got that quote stuck in my brain. That quote plus a little Rob Zombie “Electric Head Part I” made my 4th and 5th sets better than the first 3!
Beyond the workout, it also got me thinking that too many people nowadays are afraid of old-fashioned hard work. In the internet age people are better informed and more knowledgeable than ever before, yet more and more kids and adults are overweight, out of shape, and just plain lazy. Hey, if it was easy, everyone would be super strong, have a great body, and feel great about themselves. But the fact of the matter is two things that can separate you from the rest of the pack are courage and hard work.
On that note, I’m going to leave you with one other quote:
The luckiest people are often those that work the hardest.
I hope this blog will motivate some of you to train harder and set some new PR’s in the gym!