10/11/2019 0 Comments
Day 11 Pushing past the mind
Normally I wait to post this until later in the day for me and afternoon for you. Since we are 7 hours ahead and I have a full day planned I am needing to do it a bit earlier today. The more the time goes on with this Squatober the more I am enjoying the squats than the rest of the exercises. My wife is not the same she enjoys it all equally so she says. I think it is because although it is hard to do the exercises each day I feel that I am most confident now with squats. The other lifts I am still a bit unsure on what weight would maximize my workout. It is kind of like being in the habit of brushing your teeth. You do it everyday and know exactly the best way to clean them with the minimal time and maximum outcome. I know that is a bit weird comparison but I think that is what this Squatober is really teaching me is that with a little persistence and commitment can go a long way. It is hard. I know that. You have to go even when you feel like you shouldn't. Also don't let your first lift of the exercise keep you from attaining your goal. Today my first set of squats and maybe a little into my second I was not feeling like I should keep adding weight or continue with my exercise. But after my second rep on my second set everything changed. After the last set I was ready for more. I felt far better and less weak on my last set than my first set. I thought to myself at that moment that many times in the past I would have let my mind hold me back when in reality my will is what kept me pushing through. We have pretty powerful minds to keep us safe but our will keeps us from failing. Both are important and sometimes we need to listen to the mind and other times let the will keep us going.
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Hi my name is Trever Duncan. I started Fit24 in the Summer of 2013. I have always loved fitness but have fallen away from it over the past few years (crazy to imagine having started a fitness center). Although I remain active through my various hobbies on my small property and enjoyment of moving things which has allowed me to keep my strength up to an extent. My first true fascination was running. I failed in the 5th grade on winning the mile so I decided to run everyday for a whole year. My 6th grade year I came back after self training running a 5:56 mile. My second love was wrestling which has been my favorite ever since I failed by getting cut by the 8th grade basketball team. Therefore started to wrestle. Thank God I did. I ended up winning my high schools top athlete award by my senior year and having(https://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills03/hlrbillspdf/4178C.01.pdf). Funny how failure leads to success. And this is were I had decided to start blogging to show others sometimes the best success comes from failure or at least mine have!