During my workout today I nearly had a moment of complete collapse and embarrassment and it was over something so trivial.
It was nothing special I was just completing my sets of Cable Bicep Curls when a friend came over and decided to join in. This was no problem as we motivate each other and enjoy talking about our workouts. My friend generally works a lot of cardio as he is trying to lose weight, where abouts I’m trying to gain.
Lets set the picture here, I’m there working on my last set of the day’s workout struggling to hit my reps but none the less I do it! Yeah it was painful but the will was there! I know the weight is set quite light as I’m a very skinny guy trying to change, but my friend jumps up to give it a try, puts the weights up quite a few notches and works away. Oh my I’ve never felt my motivation drift away so fast, I’m working my ass off giving it 100% and all of a sudden I feel…….small, weak and insignificant.
Now normally this would be enough for me to pack it in and quit, generally I don’t do well with situations like this and for lack of a better explanation I normally run away and hide. Not this time, I’m not letting anything bring me down regardless of how hard it is or how small I feel. I will be stronger and I will succeed!
The above picture says it all for me, I have my own mountain to climb and it’s going to be a long climb. If I can do this, anyone can do anything they put their minds to. What better reward than to be an inspiration to other people!
Have you ever struggled with your motivation? How do you overcome your lows? Please share your stories in the comments below, I would love to hear them!