Tuesday: Strength (3×10: Back Squat, Shrug, DB Shoulder Press, Tri Ext, Wtd Back Ext.; Mobility
Wednesday: Aerobic 60, Stretch
Thursday: Power (4 x 1min Assault bike, 9 Hang Clean, 9KB Push Jerk, 9 Box Jump, 9GH Situp)
Friday: Strength (3×12: Curl, Pull Down, DB Rev Fly, Leg Press, SLKBDL; Mobility)
Sunday: HI (40:20)
“All you hear are your own crazy thoughts. Like a river of shit.” (Holly Hunter as GJ, Top of the Lake)
So this week each post will be a motivational framework. And each will address that same issue that replays itself. …Why can’t I reach my goals? …Why do I fall back into bad habits?
…And on and on, the story’s been told before.
Perhaps we can fashion a proper canoe and paddle to navigate that river.
Right off the bat in these motivational posts we are going to disabuse ourselves of the very common notion that rewards, extrinsics, & material objects are any type “motivator”.
That’s the initial lie and self-deceit.
Chasing a carrot is a sure way to feel controlled and manipulated, but it sure ain’t “motivation.” Unfortunately, our modern culture inundates us with the message that “getting things” is the motivation.
It’s the compelling problem…
…motivating ourselves to live a lifestyle of health and wellness.
…versus yo-yo-ing around, pretending and wishing things were a certain way.
As we enjoy such wonderful freedom and independence in our lives, often when we have a motivational issue:
…the first thing people do is LOOK OUTSIDE THEMSELVES
…become DEPENDENT on others
…dat’s a bit o’ irony.
…”Oh please motivate me.”
…”How do I eat right?”
…”How do I get to the gym weekly?”
…”What should I eat to be paleo?”
…”What exercises will shred me down?”
And, history of human behavior has shown time an again…
…that’s exactly how people lose their way.
…the belief that someone/thing outside of the person can provide motivation
…because “being controlled” is easier than “being motivated.”
…motivationally lost and disoriented.
The repeating storyline of health/fitness failure
…has at its core a lack of internal motivation
Like George, we can deny the lie (I think he knows more about the bunny and the voles than he’s leading on!)
…or keep listening to our “own crazy thoughts” (the one’s that have prevented health/wellness success)
…but it’s usually best to take it head on, explore it, navigate its origins, and use its energy for a more adaptive plan forward.
That’s what we’ll do in the posts this week. Figure out how to unleash the healthiest, most fit person we have inside.