750 Words - Day 9

I'm running a little behind today so i'm really going to try and get through this quickly.  I have to leave for work in just over a half hour and i'm....

I decided to stop this morning and resume during my lunch break.  This morning, since i woke up late, i had to choose between writing and eating a meal.  Because my body is a major point of focus this year, i decided to scramble some eggs and come back to this writing in the afternoon.

Since i only work 2.2 miles away, i come home for lunch.  It allows me to let the dog out, eat some lunch, and do a couple chores before returning to work for the second half of the day.  I like to take lunch around 1 so that the second half of my day is shorter than the first.  I work 8:30 - 5:30 with that one hour of lunch being unpaid.  Unpaid lunch is bullshit.  I'd much rather get out at 4:30 than to take an unpaid lunch. 

As far as weight training, i have decided to delete my last 3 months of workout logs and start over.  I realized that i have learned a lot of stuff about weight training over the past 15 years.  Some of it is great information, but i have also developed some bad habits.  I want to approach weight training with a "beginner's mind" and pretend i've never touched a weight before.  My goal is to start over with a very light weight and make sure i have perfect form.  After that, all i have to do is make sure each and every rep is an exact replica of the rep before it.  I will concentrate on contracting my muscles as hard as i can, and i will lower the weight under control.  

"The gym isn't a place to stroke your ego.  It's a place to go and get stronger."  

I will get a much better workout doing the things i said above as opposed to trying to lift massive weights with terrible form.  At best, i'll complete the rep.  At worse, i'll injure myself.  Any weightlifter's first goal should be injury prevention.  After all, you can't train when you're injured.  

Fuck all the bros in the gym who walk around in the gym who think they're the shit.  Do you want to be that dude?  I sure as hell don't.  It's about making myself better not making myself LOOK better for other people.  "How much do you bench?"  My reply, "how much do you squat, deadlift?"  

Those same dudes are the ones who hammer their biceps but have chicken legs.  If you have a huge upper body but it looks like i can snap your leg in half with my two hands... i'm not impressed.  Maybe some superficial chick likes it, but good luck with all that.  

I digress, after all, i workout at home so i don't have to deal with all the d-bags.  

I'm really looking forward to this year.  I feel so good about it.  I don't know why but i'm not too concerned.  I might as well ride that high and keep it going for as long as i can.  I want to look back on January 1st, 2014 and look at just how far i have come.  One day at a time.  That's the beautiful thing.  If you are off track, it only takes one day to get back on track.  That works for just about anything, diet, weight training, yoga, etc.  It does not matter what happened yesterday, or even 5 minutes ago for that matter.  You do not have to be the same person you were back then.  You can start a streak today.  

It also works the other way around.  If you are going strong, working out every single day and feeling good, don't stop that streak!  It only takes one day.  That one day missed can easily turn into a week, then a month, then a year.  Keep that momentum going for as long as possible.  If you miss a day, don't get discouraged just re-read that previous paragraph :)

We are a product of all of our decisions.  If i don't like where i'm at, it's because of decisions i made in the past.  But i get to make new decisions all the time.  It's up to me whether i do the same things that haven't produced results or i make new decisions and work towards different things.  What will you decide?