It's not what you can't do that limits you. Your limit is clearly drawn by what you could do, but don't. That's how I define a plateau. It's a failure to get outside your comfort zone just because it hurts. Discomfort doesn't hurt, it actually helps. Gains don't come within your comfort zone. Gains grow from the fertile soil of discomfort. It may be a little painful, but you'll be all right.
If you haven't wondered lately whether or not you can do a certain exercise, or if you can do another set, or if you can complete just one more rep, you've become too comfortable. Slap yourself. Rouse yourself out of that sleep walking. Stretch yourself and reach for the path that you have yet to travel.
Life can be tough. This is a truth that each of us sooner or later must face. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. When that gets comfortable, start swinging. When that becomes easy, let go and fly. And when you fall, take the pain and get up again. Learning to fly can be painful, but the one who refuses to learn will suffer more in the end. The baby eagle that refuses to leave the comfort of the nest is destined to become someone's chicken dinner. So get flappin!
Daily Grind Saturday December 1, 2012
I'm sore all over. So sore my sore spots have sore spots. I suppose blogging about pain is natural when I wake up feeling like I did this morning. Glad today is the last workout of the week. Right now I don't know if I will be able to physically repeat this new routine next week.
--Standing Drill #1
--Ropa Dope 10 Spot
--X-man Bands-o-resistance (dropped down to lighter bands to continue with my newest theme of 10 reps for 10 sets)
--Indian Clubs - did a couple of sets trying to count to 10 reps. Not enough work. After the 2 set I went for the old stand-by, the kettlebell
--Kettlebell Snatch 20kg (44 pounds) 10 reps each side...it wasn't super difficult, but 10 sets of 10 would be a problem, so I dropped down to the 16kg (32 pounds) got 6 sets of 10 reps on each side.
Total Workout Time: 1 hour, 54 minutes
Workout Quality: A2. This took way more time than I expected. I may have to make some changes for this workout next week.