I got a special announcement coming next week. And then an even bigger one sometime next month.
In the meantime, a small tip for today.
No matter how on top of it all you are, there will be days when you don’t feel like training. Today was one of those days for me.
But instead of ditching the workout, and curling up on the couch to watch a movie I went outside and got started.
Got through the warmup and I wasn’t feeling particularly strong. Somewhere deep inside my brain a voice came out saying “the warmup was enough, you can go inside now.” Of course, I silenced that voice immediately.
And I got started. Instead of going for the big weights I used something lighter. I figured if I tried and failed to move the weights I should have done I would have been disappointed and wanted to quit even more. So I just did more reps with a lighter, but still tough, weight.
The reason for my lack of energy could be I have been busting my butt business wise on a whole slew of different projects recently. You know, burning the candle at both ends as they say.
Today was no different so another thing I did was chop out some of the assistance exercises and stick with the basics. My training finished in just over 30 minutes.
Despite going lighter it was a productive session. I’ll come back to the same exercises next time with more strength and energy.
And instead of feeling crappy the rest of the day for skipping out, I feel good from getting the exercise and also the feeling of accomplishment.
The gist of the message is to just do it when you feeling like you don’t want to train. You may need to make some modifications but get out there and get it done.
P.S. This is actually some cycling in action here with the lighter weights. For a simple and easy to understand read on cycling (and much, much more) check out Pavel’s Power to the People.
P.S.S. For more on what to do when you don’t feel like training check out 10 Motivators to Get Out Of A Slump and Ready to Train.