Year of Push 2.20 Asking For Help

by | Apr 28, 2017 | Blog

Today is a good day, by choice.

I finally got my car registered (you wouldn’t believe me if I told you what has happened in this pursuit, which has taken 6+ weeks).

I had a great workout despite lots of running (running isn’t my strength).

I went shopping and picked up some cute shoes.

I had a fantastic call with one of my very favorite friends who happens to be a client.

I got a manicure & pedicure – plus, they had wifi so I was able to work on my laptop the whole time. Yes, I brought it with me to the salon. Gotta make it all work!

I am headed out of town for the weekend & have a barbell seminar on Sunday. (Words can’t describe how pumped I am for that!)

Here’s the deal – there are even more things that went wrong today than the above list of things that have been great.

I choose to focus on the wonderful and therefore I feel pretty darn great & grateful.

I could also choose to focus on all that hasn’t been wonderful, it would be just as true but I would feel quite differently.

I woke up at 4:30 this morning so I could get through some work & pack before heading to the gym.

I was so glad for the hard fought reminder that I’m not competing at the gym because today is a workout where, if it had been a competition, I’d have lost.

5 Rounds:
400m Run
15 Overhead Squats (95/65)

I am SO freakin’ grateful for the coaching I got during our warm-up.

My overhead squats got SO MUCH BETTER in a 5 rep warm-up thanks to some great coaching. That always makes me happy.

I’ve shared before that I don’t like to run and have no desire to love running.

But, with each step, instead of thinking about how much it sucked (which it did), I said to myself:

Light as a feather. Strong with purpose, light at heart. This isn’t pain. It’s not comfortable, but it’s not pain. Travel light.

It helped.

During the overhead squats, I imagined my muscles working, my body actively burning fat to power my strong muscle. I focused on one rep at a time, staying in the moment.

I finished proud.

–tangent alert–

My comment just now on coaching made me think of something on of my FLFT clients said this morning. She prefaced her question with “I hate to ask for help, but…”

I completely understand that. We want to be independent and figure things out on our own.

I also vehemently disagree with it and think it’s ludicrous. 

One of my FAVORITE things is to ask for help. I get better so much faster when I ask for help.

This morning at the gym, I asked for help.

I have coaches. I constantly seek their help & feedback.

I seek help & feedback from my close friends. It’s one of the primary reasons I’ve had any degree of personal & business success.

If you only depend on yourself, you’re not going to get near as far as you would if you’d open up & ask for/accept help.

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You know what’s interesting? I was ravenously hungry prior to the workout (even though I’m not usually hungry in the mornings) – I wrote in yesterday’s post about why I’m a bit more hungry right now.

I was so hungry that I considered buying a protein bar at the gym and having a couple bites before the workout. I didn’t, but my hunger was easily a 7 on a scale of 1-10. That was at 7am.

Interestingly, it’s now 2:32pm as I type this and I’m not hungry at all. I haven’t eaten since last night and I feel great.

On the food front:

At 2:30 I stopped at Starbucks to type up this blog before kicking off the weekend and I got a coffee. I added a tbsp of heavy cream to it. Normally I drink it black but since I haven’t yet eaten today, I added a bit of cream.

As soon as I leave here & take myself out for lunch. I want to sit in the sun & get a nice charcuterie board and enjoy a few minutes of the day by myself.

I skipped the bread because, for me, it just doesn’t add anything. Fat & protein deliciousness.

No, I didn’t eat it all.

I don’t yet know my dinner plans but one thing is for sure: veggies are on the menu!! I haven’t had any yet today!

Probably fish & veggies or a salad.

Enjoy the hell out of your weekend. Focus on what is right. If nothing is right, do something right. Make someone smile.

PS: If you’re new to these posts, listen to this podcast episode to get the scoop on what changes I’m making in my life and you can start back at my first daily post here.

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