Training Update and More Real Talk.

November 11, 2011

The one drawback to being one of those moody, artsy types is the amount of difficulty in pulling my head out from my own ass.  And I find I have to do it more often than most.  Good thing I live an hour and a half away from Cal Strength.  I get exactly what the doctor ordered: a nice wake-up call combined with the added benefit of being outside of one’s comfort zone.  It’s not even about going down there and having either a good day or a bad day.  It’s just extremely helpful to know that no matter what I’ve been doing or how hard I’ve been working, I should probably do a little bit more of both.

I’ve been slowly working on getting my lifts back to par for the past few months now.  My technique feels a little bit more solid and my legs feel a little bit stronger.  I just haven’t been able to push my self that little extra bit needed to see progress.  After all the effort on my part to let everybody know that THIS is what I’m doing right now and THIS is what I’m serious about, I wasn’t able to handle the added pressure once I made weightlifting my priority.

But it’s never too late.  I’m picking up steam and I can still make enough progress in the short amount of time that I have that maybe I can still reach my goals of a 150/180 by the end of the year.  I’m beginning to sweat and my hands are beginning to shake with the amount of drive that I’m feeling right now.

I got my kick in the ass today and it was just what I needed.  Maybe this can be yours.  I’m not saying that anything that I write should inspire anybody because I’m sure that everyone who reads this makes more money than me and some of you probably lift more than me as well.  I’m just saying that if you have an athletic goal but you’ve been stuck at the same place for far to long, take responsibility for your short-comings and find a way to get better.  I’m angry because myself from 6 months ago is kicking my ass.  And I know I’m better than that.  So now is the time to get better.  One last push until the end of the year.  I’m going to get mine.  Get yours too.  And if you’re already getting yours then congratulations and give me some of that piss and vinegar because I need it.







Lifting weights and listening to Pantera.  As wholesome as apple pie.

Listen to this song then go drink a 40 and punch somebody in the face.  I’m just kidding.  But really.

3 Responses to “Training Update and More Real Talk.”

  1. I love this post, but you and I are just going to have to agree to disagree about music.

  2. Tamara needs to have her ears kicked in.

    ANYTHING Anselmo has done > life

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