Friday, July 1, 2011

Pushing through the mind chatter

You may or may not have noticed that I haven't posted a blog in about a month and a half. There have been a lot of things changing in my life, all of which have taken a great deal of energy to handle. Many times during the past six weeks I haven't really felt like exercising because of my lack of energy and focus.  However, when push came to shove I have been able to push through the mind chatter (for the most part) and focus on the task at hand: get the workout done!

Let's face it: life is full of distractions. Too tired, too sore, too busy, too much to do, rather do this, rather do that, blah blah blah.... Enough! These aren't just distractions, they're excuses! Time to put them away and focus. Exercise will actually clear your head so you can better handle all these distractions once you've completed your workout.

Obviously there are times when your workout just won't happen. But that means you just make up for it the next day. Can't go for a run on Tuesday because you've got a bored (board? ha!) meeting? Then go for a bit of a longer run on Wednesday or Thursday. Couldn't hammer out your weekly chest and back exercise on Monday because you're too hung over from the weekend? Well, hopefully this isn't the case but if it is then do it Tuesday and workout on Saturday or Sunday, one of which would have been your day off. 

The point is that we all are faced with distractions. Get over it. Pushing through the mind chatter of "too busy" or "too tired" or whatever will make you a stronger--mentally and physically--person. And isn't that what it's all about?

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