Yesterday was a rough day.
All I really wanted to do was lay in bed.
But I forced myself to cook strong, healthy meals.
I forced myself to go to help clients.
I did some grocery shopping.
Finally, I made myself go to the gym when I did not feel like it at all.
We all have days like these.
This one was really tough.
For those of you who don't know I lost my dad just over a year ago. Hearing about the suicide of Chris Cornell (awesome singer/musician for those who don't know) had me shook up.
I didn't know him personally but his music was a big part of a troubled time in my life.
So I was feeling down and out yesterday.
This wasn't the first time in my 38 years on Earth, of course.
Demons that we all fight. Those that keep us weak. The thoughts that keep us down. Make us lazy. The ones that make you feel like you aren't good enough. Rejected. Overlooked. Frustrated. Overwhelmed. Afraid. Hopeless.
The best way I've found to fight these demons is with the iron.
Even when you don't want to.
Even when you have no energy.
No drive. No passion. Nothing left inside.
Push some iron.
Squat. Press. Pull.
Does the iron cure all problems? No... but it sure did help me yesterday. On top of many other days over the past 18 years of working out consistently.
Some people will never understand it. That's fine.
For you guys that know, don't give up the good fight.
If you haven't found the power of strength training yet, try it. Give it a chance.
Go to it when you are down. When you are struggling with life, stress, death.. the iron is honest. Simple. Powerful. Fight those demons. Win by showing up and straining against the weight that is challenging FOR YOU.
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