I picked this one today because I’ve really been struggling with working out lately. I’m a personal trainer, so this shouldn’t be happening. However, this is something that also happens to my clients. Something comes up so we don’t make it to the gym. No Biggie. It’ll happen tomorrow. Suddenly you realize that four tomorrows have passed and you haven’t worked out all week. Now it’s Friday, you’re tired, and the last thing you want to do is throw on some gym clothes and get your sweat on.
This is when we must suck it up. I’ve been sick for several weeks with this cold that just won’t go away (topped with allergies). I’ve also developed asthma that flares up when I work out. On top of this, I have plantar fasciitis in my right foot which has led to a hip issue from compensations. AND I have shoulder impingement from playing too much softball. These issues are plenty to deal with on their own. The fact that they keep me from performing workouts (which I see as a big part of my job) at my best, or at all, is very disheartening.
I have to suck it up. While I can’t perform workouts like I used to, I certainly can get my butt to the gym. It’s important to remember that healing takes time. Mine seems to be taking forever, but I should be thankful that I have use of my body even when it’s damaged. So I’m going to suck it up and forget about the couch and chips (baked blue corn chips lightly salted) that might be calling my name. I need to heed the siren call of the spin bike and foam rollers. Eventually I’ll work out the kinks in my body. Then I can continue to kick ass.