Monday, December 12, 2011

Attitude is Everything

December 12, 2011

 "Nothing can stop the man/woman with the right mental attitude from achieving his/her goal; nothing on earth can help the man/woman with the wrong mental attitude." -Thomas Jefferson


A quick post to let you know I am going to attempt to get back into my daily blog posts this week. The last 7 days my life has been a little upside down, its still rocking quite a bit, but a am sailing straight ahead at least. I have been inspired by what has happened to truly understand that physical boundaries are not set in stone. I thought I understood how much your mental toughness had to do with success and strength, but now I can say that I have seen it with my own two eyes.

There are so many things in life that can inspire us for different things. If you like to cook, you might be inspired by a cooking show, if you like to paint, maybe a museum or a book might do the trick... for me, right now, inspiration is coming from what I consider to be a miracle I witnessed on my own. The strength that one person can find within him self, that he can defy odds and push to do things that were unthinkable days before... that he simply survived. Believe what you wish, but I know I have an angel... he does too.

Now, the road to recovery... it is not an easy one, but what is NOT lacking is courage, strength, motivation, determination and drive. You can not teach it.

With all I have been going through I have not missed a workout. I have used the fear, anger and all the other emotions I have been going through as fuel to get me there, work me out and push me to keep going. The power and strength that came out for my deadlift on Saturday was inspired by something as simple as a few steps I witnessed on Friday night. The "pain" I feel when I am working out will ALWAYS dull in comparison, and the strength it took for me to lift that weight... well its not even close to the strength it will take to get through the next few weeks...

Think about it. Remember how easy it is to get up out of your bed... tie your shoes... take a step. Its time to stop complaining.

WARMUP:
Row 500
3 Rounds
- 5 Pullups
- 10 GHD
- 15 Double Unders
2 X 9 Fundamentals
Row 500

WOD: "JT"
21-15-9 for Time
- HSPU
- Ring Dips
- Push-Ups
(My Time 15:39)

SKILL/STRENGTH:
Deadlifts 3(6)
135 (2), 155 (4)
*Deadlifts for speed*

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