I once read an interview with Joe Weider and he was talking about how he believes every problem can be solved by bodybuilding. I wish I could find a link to that interview because it was really good!
So today I woke up and I was feeling a bit flat most of the morning for some reason. I’m usually pretty enthusiastic and upbeat about life but eh… this morning I just wasn’t feeling it. Nothing too serious, just frustrated with a few things for the business that are taking too long and aren’t within my control to get them done any faster.
Anyway it was one of those days were you could almost write it off, forget about training and just mope around being bored and moody… but luckilly I know better than that, so I wrote out my new shoulder program and off I went. The new program worked out really well, and I’ve added a new exercise for rear deltoid that I think is going to give me great results.
So, by the end of training I was feeling pretty good. Very good, in fact. Came home and the sun was out, I had a snack and a protein shake, then another meal, put on some rock n roll, wrote a couple of fitness articles and posted them on the web, had dinner and now here I am, feeling pretty good. Life is awesome again.
There’s a point to all this though. Sometimes things do get you down. Sometimes for better reasons than others, but unless it’s a really big deal that you SHOULD be upset about, try not to give up on the day and just settle in with an increasingly bad mood. By getting up and doing a good workout, you are making a PHYSIOLOGICAL CHANGE that should snap you right out of that bad mood. Your brain releases adrenaline, serotonin, endorphins and restores the chemical balance that controls your moods and emotions.
When you have a passion for training, day to day problems aren’t enough to bring you down for long. Things that are beyond your control are less important than the thing you can control – ie hitting the gym and doing a killer workout! Even if the rest of the day was a disaster, if you get a good workout in you will feel good!
I’m not sure how well I’ve worded it, but this is pretty much my entire philosophy on life.
I’ll write more about my new shoulders routine next week!