This is not another blog about excuses. Well, it sort of is, but I’ve got a good point.
I started a new training program a few weeks ago. It’s specifically tailored for me and it should eliminate some of my weaknesses. The program is hard, it’s heavy, and the volume is high. I’m going to have to really work at it, but I’m excited because I can see the forest through the trees.
Last Saturday, I did one of the most awful things at CF818 that I’ve ever done to myself. I picked up that giant 150lb med ball a bunch of times and carried it a few laps around the gym holding it against my chest. I was basically asleep at the wheel for the rest of the day, and Sunday I was half sick. Getting out of bed Monday morning is normally difficult, but yesterday was particularly excruciating. I sat at my desk today and tried to think of excuses to not come to the gym. I knew I had to coach the 6:30 class, but I was still trying to conjure up a way to get out of it. Then I got to thinking… If I don’t hold myself to a high standard, how can I hold all of you accountable? What kind of coach would I be if I made some lame excuse and called in sick?
What did I do? I got my tail into the gym and somehow squatted without using my back. Some days are going to be hard. There are days you aren’t going to feel like it. Life happens. You can always find an excuse. The hard days are where you really earn it. They separate the weak from the strong. I learn the most about myself when I’m at my worst. What are some of the excuses you use to justify not attending classes? Sound off in the comments.
Vito doesn't make excuses. Even on wall ball days. Ugh.. Wall Balls
A. Squat 3x5 (add 5lbs from last week)
Overhead Lunges (45/25)
100m run between rounds
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