The past week I began my gym routine again, and I feel much better about my life and the direction I need to go. I’m a type of guy that needs to let out the pain, anger or frustration in some form or I’ll become depressed and start doubting myself and having no energy to do anything, and I find the gym to be the perfect remedy.

Just the other day I was doing leg press exercise and I was nearing failure but didn't want to stop, I wanted to see how many more reps I push through.

With each rep I kept battling the the voices in my head that kept saying “I can’t” and wanting to stop, and the one that kept repeating just “one more”, you did that, great see if you can do another, and another.

By that point my quads were on fire, my eyes burning from the sweat that was dripping down my forehead and my heart racing so fast I honestly thought I was going to pass out.

But something inside me didn't want to stop, I needed to prove to myself I could do it. I am not a failure and I can't let this weight beat me.

Sitting on the bench after trying to catch my breath , I thought why don't I apply this same principle in my life, to give everything I got and see how far I can push myself.

Why am I allowing things I can't do stop me from doing things I can?

If the adage of No Pain No Gain is true, then I must identify it, accept it, and learn how to use it to better myself.

Learning to not look at the 'what ifs' but focus on the 'what could be'.

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