We’ve been talking lately about getting stuck and having a hard time getting re-motivated. Well, I have been stuck in my own way, in regards to my strength training, as of late. I haven’t been wanting to go above 185 pounds on my deadlifts. When you are in maintenance, a lot of times, the things that keep you motivated are those fitness goals, those personal challenges.
Well, today, I did a 200-pound rack deadlift for four sets of five. I really pushed myself, and I just felt so accomplished. It felt really awesome to break past a plateau that I had been mentally and physically kind of stuck at. I wanted to share that with you because you’re not the only one who gets stuck sometimes. Everybody does in different ways.
The most important thing is to pay attention to when you do break through it; then you have that moment to reflect upon later when you inevitably will get stuck again. You’re not going to go through your whole life and everything’s going to be smooth sailing.
There will be times when you get stuck, and those times that you broke through it will allow you to reflect and say, “OK, I’m going to keep at this. I know the scale will move. I know I’ll get better at these things, because I’ve already proven to myself it does happen over time.”
I just wanted to share with you my little victory, and I wanted to remind you that we all have this from time to time, so don’t take it personally. Just realize this is part of the process.
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