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Great workout yesterday; Dedication.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

December
17
2008

I had a very long, stressful day of work yesterday, but once I got in the gym I put all that aside and had a great chest/triceps workout. At this point I’m totally convinced that lack of calories, and not “burn out”, was to blame for the couple of workouts in which I had to fight through some lethargy.

Weight training never fails to elevate my mood and clear my mind. Even if I don’t particularly feel like training, as long as I force myself to get in the gym and do it I’m always glad that I did. Sometimes we all have feeling of “Oh, I don’t really want to train today, I… [insert lame excuse here].” Learning to get over that first hurdle is one of the more important skills you need to have if you want to be successful in reaching your goals. My advice is to never allow yourself to skip a workout unless you have a legitimate reason. What constitutes a good reason to miss a workout? A hard day at the office is not a good reason. Feeling tired is not a good reason. Losing a limb in an industrial accident earns you a pass. I like to think of it in these terms: every workout I complete makes me mentally and physically stronger, and brings me closer to my goals; every workout I skip is a lost opportunity that I will never, ever get back. I’m not overstating – those are facts.

Train hard and have a great day!

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