Very happy with how this week of training went. I started doing yoga this week to help work on my flexibility and mobility and it’s made a big difference. My lower back is feeling much better and I have been able to do much better this week with adding either more reps or weight.
I now truly feel like I am back and in the zone, after training I feel good and much more optimistic about life which is a really good thing because there is a lot of crappy stuff going down outside of the gym in my life and in the world right now so it’s good to have something to counter all of that. Bad stress for me is when things happen that are outside of my control but can or does directly impact my life. Getting back in the gym and focusing on something I can control that has a positive impact on my health and life is great. It reminds me of the Serenity Prayer.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.
-Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)
That’s all I got for this week, hope you also had a great week!