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June 1, 2016

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Day-in and day-out we are mentally grinding through these workouts. As we push through, we go through some doubts in our mind.

“It’s too heavy, I’m going to put this down.”

“I think I’m having heart attack, I can’t breath.”

“Is this really that necessary for my fitness, I’m just trying to get a little sweat in?”

9 out 10 times it’s just your mind challenging you and testing your breaking point.

Just like they said in the movie “Boiler Room,” a sale is going to be made over the phone that day,  whether it be the person selling the product convincing you that you need what they are selling or the person convincing the salesman that they don’t need it.

Despite it all, your scream out “TIME” drop to your knees then proceed to roll on your back. Then 1 of 2 things happen, you continue to pass out and sleep for the next hour like Andrew or you come across this feeling of profound awareness and sense of accomplishment. You walk outside to the car and go about the rest of your day with chest puffed up and standing slightly taller.

Fast forward through your day, your just about ready to clock out and, BOOM, you’re hit with a 4 hour project you only have 25 minutes to complete (or some other last minute work crisis) which sends you down a spiral of chaos and/or despair. A familiar internal conversation ensues. Similar to that one that you had earlier that morning. Then you come to the realization: this can’t be worse than the 1 mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 squats, and another 1 mile run you did before breakfast. After that thought, everything seems a little bit easier.

JannaFerraroJune 1, 2016

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