“The greatest battle is not physical but psychological. The demons telling us to give up when we push ourselves to the limit can never be silenced for good. They must always be answered by the quiet and steady dignity that simple refuses to give in.” ~ unknown
I have battled through and I have given in. I think we all have, but the nature of the beast that usually walks through these doors is the beast that normally refuses to give in. It is so easy to listen to those demon voices and so hard to push them away, rep after rep when you feel like just stopping. I have literally had conversations with my self about stopping, shaving reps, going lighter, just stopping in the middle of the work out. I have cried in the middle of a workout. I have felt like I totally suck. I have also felt like I was a superstar. Like I was a bad ass mom who could dead lift her kids up over the top of a mountain if they were hanging and had to!! Your mind is a powerful powerful tool. It absolutely can determine if you stay in the game or check out. This is in the gym, and in life! What I know now that I didn’t realize when I started, was that there are far more days when you refuse to give in then when you do. And even though it may feel like a step back..overall your still ahead!!
I also know this … even on my worst days in the gym, those days when the mother of the year award slipped by yet again, I am still strong. I am strong and I will continue to battle the demons telling me I can’t….I will quietly and with dignity refuse to let them get me the next time.
Refuse to give in, you are strong!