I was reminded yesterday of a basic fundamental in the fitness formula of getting results.
I was flat, feeling tired and sore going into the workout and nothing much changed throughout the workout except more tiredness and soreness.
Workout done, protein recovery done, shower and refreshed and then struggling in front of my computer to get myself into action.
I was hitting a wall big-time, feeling fatigued mentally and physically.
As I sat at my desk I started to procrastinate – getting up filling my water, going to the bathroom, checking on things that didn’t need checking.
The whole time I was telling myself how tired I was and how flat I felt.
The basic fundamental was – if you train hard then expect to feel tired.
Not uber motivating I know, but it’s the truth.
Getting results takes work – hard work, and hard work will feel hard.
There’s no sugar-coating it or wrapping it up in cotton wool.
I let myself slump into a pity-ball which wasn’t helping me and when I reminded myself that what I was feeling was normal it helped me snap out of it.
There will be times when you’ll question whether it’s worth it…
And I’d recommend that you don’t answer this question when you are feeling tired and flat after a workout.
When you’ve nailed a workout, high from a P.B. (personal best) or sitting smugly in new threads, that’s when you should ask yourself….”Is it worth it?”
A day later and a better mood and less tired body….
It’s worth it.