I restarted my gym routine for the past 2 weeks again and I feel great.
I had to take some time off because of lower back and shoulder (teres-minor) injury, but after much physio & yoga, I am back at it.
During my recovery, I reflected on the value and the importance of regular exercise to my longevity and health. How something so simple has such a great impact in my life. Being physically active helps me think better, allows me to make wiser choices, provides the energy to tackle whatever challenge I am facing, and the list goes on.
It took me a while to find my rhythm back at the gym. Initially, I would either have the lack of motivation to go, or when I did go, I wanted to train at the same level of intensity before my injury – hardcore workout. I remind myself there is no shortcut to getting lean or putting size. It's as simple as the right ingredients of: discipline, dedication and hard work! I must put in the time and effort if I want to achieve the results I want.
But this doesn't mean I can't still give my all at the gym. You see, I hate the feeling of knowing I could've pushed myself harder, but chose to give up because of the pain; it's all about mind over matter. BUT when I do give it all - my blood, sweat and tears, only then do I feel accomplished, NO words to describe the satisfaction of walking (or crawling) out of the gym knowing that I gave it my all, I did everything I could possibly do to get myself that much closer to my goal.
This discipline made me think about the goals I have for my life - what if I applied the same dedication, principle and effort in everything I did inside the gym to life? To give it my all, and push myself to the outer limits, and smash my paradigm! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Can you imagine the results I can achieve!
Would you agree or disagree?
Also, love to hear how you guys stay active?