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Good back/bicep workout; The mental side of dealing with long-term injuries.

Wednesday, June 30, 2004 by  
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I had a great back and bicep workout yesterday afternoon. I’ll probably continue to do weight training workouts in the afternoon for the next month because I can’t strength train right after my physical therapy sessions: I have to ice down my shoulder as soon as I get home, and by the time I’m done with that it’s time for me to get to work.

Even after an hour of physical therapy and a fairly heavy back/bicep workout, my shoulder feels solid this morning! I sure hope my shoulder continues to improve because my pecs need a lot of work. It’s been very tough not being able to work on them. In fact, not being able to train to my full potential these past 7 months is as mentally difficult as anything I’ve been through when it comes to my transformation and fitness program. The uncertainty over the ultimate treatment for my shoulder combined with the length of time I’ve been out of action is very frustrating if I think about it too much. I’m just trying to take it one day at a time, and be thankful for all that I can still do. I’ll get through this, no doubt about it. Many people have come through injuries a hundred times worse than my silly little shoulder injury. People like that, IMO, truly define mental toughness. They have my complete respect. I look to their grit and drive for motivation, and a reminder that I need to stay positive and never give up no matter how long it takes.

Ok, abs and cardio time. I’m pumped! Have a great day, see you tomorrow.

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