One Thing That I Do: Weight Lifting
“Pain is temporary.
It may last a minute,
or an hour, or a day,
or a year, but
eventually it will
subside and something
will take it’s place.
If I quit, however,
it lasts forever…”
Today was leg day in the gym. This is the day I once dreaded. This is the day that I would usually make every excuse not to workout. This is the day that if I convinced myself I couldn’t face it, I just wouldn’t do it. Sometime back I changed. I guess you could say that I made a firm decision to push myself to the limit. It isn’t just a physical thing, but I decided to push myself beyond that which I had convinced myself I could handle.
Today I ran one mile and completed 6 monster sets for a total of 600 reps in under one hour. My boss has a saying that you could say has sort of rubbed off on me “just knock it out!” At one point I wondered if I was “sinking them” on the leg press, and I was so zoned out that the sled actually bottomed out while I was contemplating that. I heard the metal to metal over the music blaring through my hot pink headphones. I was sinking them alright! Someone I didn’t take the time to identify said these three things: today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t; set standards, not limits; and you have got only three choices in life… Give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got!
On the way out of the gym- I laughed when I saw the owner’s tee shirt. I asked him if I could snap a shot and he obliged. Lifting weights—— it is what I do, but it is just one of the things I do to keep my mind and my body on the right track!!!
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