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Another motivational speech.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006 by  
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Yesterday when I woke up I was feeling a little tired and like I might be getting sick. Then I had an extremely difficult and stressful day at work – a textbook “Monday”. By 6:00 PM I was feeling extremely stressed out, lethargic and tired. I really did not feel like working out, but it’s not like I was running a fever or sick to my stomach. Missing the workout would have been a copout, plain and simple.

I’ve been in that kind of situation many times before, and experience has taught me that most of the time all those negative feelings would evaporate as soon as I got a few sets under my belt and felt the rush that comes with a big pump. In fact, as I’ve mentioned in this space before, some of my very best workouts have come on those days that I had to force myself to get in the gym. I think one of the reasons for that phenomenon is that I derive a lot of personal satisfaction from pushing through and getting the job done. That satisfaction provides me with a huge mental boost.

Most people don’t need much of an excuse to skip a workout; in fact, many people expend quite a bit of thought trying to rationalize a “good” excuse to not workout! WHY?! If you catch yourself doing that, then put a stop to it! Talking yourself into missing a workout is easy – anyone can do it. Don’t you think that you deserve better than that? Are you one of the millions of people who have a desire reach a fitness-related goal, but can’t muster the fortitude to get the job done? I honestly believe that every single person reading this has the ability to be better than that, but the sad truth is many of you don’t believe in yourselves and will simply give up. It doesn’t have to be that way. The first step is to make up your mind that no matter what you will not make excuses. Decide you are going to do something, then follow through – end of story. You can do it!

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