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I feel great!; Motivation: taking your health for granted.

Saturday, August 28, 2004 by  
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This morning I feel like I used to back in the day (heh) right before a big swim meet: after months and months of grueling workouts, my coach would taper us down just before a big meet. When we were tapering, we’d go from two workouts a day totaling 4-5 hours to a single workout that was perhaps 45 minutes long (at most). The reason for this is probably obvious: after training so intensely for many hours a day, a 30-45 minute workout was, comparatively speaking, essentially nothing. The amount of energy we had in check after a good taper was absolutely amazing – talk about bouncing off the walls!

Anyway, back to my point: after all these months of not being able to do any upper body workouts, I finally feel passionate and excited about my workouts again. My energy level and attitude are at all-time highs. While I was injured I continued to do my cardio and my lower body workouts, but I don’t think it’s any secret that my passion was starting to wane. Being able to lift again has re-kindled my fire (and then some!)

Those of you who find it difficult to get motivated to workout should think about how lucky you are. Imagine missing your legs or your arms, or living with a debilitating disease or injury. What would you give to be able to do the things you take for granted now? Think about that the next time you don’t feel like working out. Most of us are exceedingly fortunate and we don’t even realize it…

I’m going to step off my soapbox and head for my power rack. Have a great day. 🙂

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