This is taken directly from The Spindlers page on Facebook:
Hey guys, today was the real first training session that I got in during the last 2 or even 3 weeks because of my travels. I knew my strength and conditioning would be down because of my level of training was down but nonetheless I started up my pretty standard 30 min. full body session in my apartment. I felt fresh but I started getting winded much earlier than normal, my heart rate was up and I was pissed at myself for a split second for not training more on my trip. But the I realized something.. two key mental opportunities..
1) I could push myself through this workout. Not like a bat out of hell and go reckless with technique but when my mind wanted me to rest, I started another set. So, that's what I did. I pushed myself through in an intense but intelligent way.
2) My frustration with my off time and how hard this rather simple workout was a waste of physical and mental energy! I needed to get over it and move forward. I needed to calm down. It's not good that I let myself go but I was enjoying myself during my trip and I prioritized other things above my fitness. Whoops, big deal. Now, what am I going to do about it?
I thought of Spindle and the members when I got frustrated and wasn't progressing even though I had a lot of things going on. Really what I want for everyone to takeaway from this rant is that:
1) Every day will not be a great day. Use those days as opportunities for mental training. There's no better place to practice your toughness than the structured and safe environment like Spindle.
2) Stay even keel. Ups and downs will happen. You will fall over and dare, I say, fail sometimes! Don't let the frustration get in the way of your goals. Don't let the past get in the way of you and your path to your ideal life! It's not worth your time. Next time you get upset at your husband or wife, next time you have a shitty workout or next time you are in traffic, I want you to take a deep breath in through your nose and into the belly, I want you to think about controlling your self and I want you to remove that frustration and replace it with what you are grateful for. After a short pause, proceed to act on those steps you are going to take to get out of that unfortunate argument, that unfortunate workout and that unfortunate traffic.
Rant over. Ray out.