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It’s all in your head…

“We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.”
~Santosh Kalwar

Asylum‘s Day 3 and Day 4’s workouts were so completely different, the program completely threw me!

Day 3’s Back to Core workout consisted mostly of body weight exercises with the occasional use of bands.  I was not only able to do the full exercises but my body felt great.  I could feel the burn during each exercise, my body felt incredibly tight and toned, it was fantastic.

Then…Day 4 happened.  I was really looking forward to Vertical Plyo, thinking it would be similar to Insanity’s workouts.  Sadly, I couldn’t have been more wrong.  There were Plyometrics alright, but I felt like dead weight.  Not only were the exercises brutal but switching between the jump rope, the ladder and the bands, I ended up tripping over my tired body more than I was working out.  I was so incredibly frustrated with myself that I completely psyched myself out…and so the workout went from bad to worse.  When I finally finished, I was angry and annoyed.

What I should have done was to remind myself that this was the first time I was doing the exercises and that my body was exhausted from week 1 of Asylum.  I should have been patient with myself but it’s hard to be reasonable when you’re tired and the competitor in me wasn’t going to be reasoned with.

It’s so important to try to keep a positive attitude during any workout, because I have to tell you, whether you’re trying to run up a hill, finish a marathon or do your first pullup, it’s not your body’s inability that stops you, it’s you telling yourself that you can’t do it.  Forget the excuses, get the negativity out of your head and get ‘er done!

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