As I got about halfway through an hour of rowing this morning, I started that little mantra in my head “Yes, it IS supposed to be hard and yes, you WILL finish this”… Funny thing about this cardio thing, I’d rather lift weights all day than to do a cardio workout for an hour. That being said, personal growth is found in discomfort.
Really, I’ve learned over the years that there is very little in the scheme of being fit that is truly easy. I have realized though that I get stronger as time goes by.
In the old days of battling for big losses, doing an hour of any type of cardio was mentally not possible. I was lucky to get through 20 minutes.
Who knew that 12 years later the battle for tiny losses would surpass the previous battles. I love it. Getting stronger and more fit is my end goal. Both mentally and physically.
As I pulled that rower handle over and over all sorts of things went through my mind. I started out facing my garage door, then I jumped off the rower and turned it so I could face my Vision Wall (a wall in GG107 filled with memorabilia). I realized that it has been quite sometime since I’ve updated it. It’s time for new motivating pictures and quotes.
Motivation isn’t always available in our endeavors. Discipline must come in to play at some point. It’s not always what I want to do and self-discipline is what pushes me to do what must be done.
Looking back over my journey, progress has never come when things are “fun”. Progress comes after the most challenging discomfort. Whether it was a personal struggle, work struggle or a fitness struggle there has always been growth during the greatest of challenges.
Hat Tip For Photo: Good Movies List.
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