rugbyjockca saidI wanted to know what guys do to stay on track as they grow. I've been lifting for a couple of years now and have had the highs where I feel better than I ever have in my life and the crushing lows where I feel like I'm some genetic mutant who will never lose fat or put on muscle so what's the point.
The only way I know to get through the lows is to just get my ass to the gym and remind myself that the big picture is built slowly, day by day. How do you get through the lows and keep perspective?
Feelings aren't facts. They don't have to dictate how you perform or live your life. It'd be nice if everything were sunshine and rainbows in life but unfortunately it isn't so. The time you spend in the gym is a time where you can examine many facets of yourself, some of which only come out when under stress or at a low point. It is also the perfect place to work on those issues and overcome them. The bottom line is acknowledge your feelings, and if they encourage you to act and do things that will turn you into the man you want to be follow them. If they don't acknowledge them and rise above them. That's what makes a champion, that's what makes a warrior, and that's what makes a man. It is when you are at your lowest that it counts. When you are at that last set, when you feel you can't go anymore or on the days it feels like there is no point that champions or average joes are made. I have been at some of the lowest points someone can reach doing physical activity, where I felt utterly hopeless, tired beyond what most people will ever experience, wanting to quit and go home, and by the the grace of god I had a good friend who helped me to stick it through and the moment I decided to for sure everything changed instantly! And after that the hardest experience of my life wasn't even hard and I went from feeling hopeless to feeling on top of the world. Rise above them my friend, everyone experiences those feelings. The problems with humans is that we think are emotional highs and lows are unique when really everyone has them., it's what you do with those feelings that will make you like the majority of average people, or a cut above the rest. And at the end of the day it's not about what your body looks like, but knowing that you gave your best and every ngle muscle fiber is built off your blood, sweat, and tears. Rise up!