Today I was in the middle of a workout – thinking all the things I’ve been thinking recently:
- I don’t want to do floor exercises because I hate getting down on the ground.
- why aren’t I breaking into a sweat?
- Is my form still good? Because if my form is failing, I should stop this exercise
- Remember when I used to do this harder, longer, supersetted?
- I wish I weren’t working out alone…
- I need to get out of my head.
Yeah, that last one is the biggy. I spend way to much of my workout time thinking about things not directly associated with working out. I get bored, get distracted, get lost in my head. I almost called a trainer friend to do some training with him just to get out of my head.
I forget how much of physical training is actually mental training -and that this mental training needs to be developed as much as the physical muscles do. But how do you do this?
- Just like physically training, you have to start small, challenge myself bit by bit, and make sure I’m constantly changing things up.
- Forget where I WAS, respect where I AM, and know that I have the mental strength to grow.
- Then CHALLENGE MYSELF. To do more, to go further, to do what I’m whining about inspite of how I feel.