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Accept What is Happening
“I can’t believe I have to do heavy squats while in a calorie deficit! I’m so achy and tired!”
I CHOSE this condition. I may not have known beforehand that I would feel exactly like this but I have to accept that it is what it is and for me to get where I want to be I have to continue down this road.
This is especially useful for long term goals where day to day may be a grind. Accept the grind and recall the long term result you seek.
Does this heavy squat session threaten me? Am I afraid of it? Or am I ready to step up to a challenge?
I tell you what… If you aren’t at least a little bit afraid of your workout you are probably not pushing yourself hard enough. The trick is to come up with a plan.
If I know I’m feeling achy I may plan to do a longer warm up and then re-evaluate.
If the weight I expect to lift is intimidating me I may plan to do some RAMPING SETS to work up to it. (That’s where I warm up to just shy of what I expect to lift then add a little weight each set by feel.)
Having a plan is incredibly motivating.
Even the best laid plans can fall apart. It’s important to keep thinking and keep evaluating. There are days when my first plan is effective and that’s all I need. There are days when I have to stop a course of action because it just isn’t working.
If you aren’t paying attention you may not realize your plan isn’t working.
It’s ok to scrap a plan and try again. I have had days where my plan falls apart and I have to throw in the towel. I don’t get upset because I evaluated my efforts and determined the best course of action based upon evidence.
I use the acronym ACT to keep these concepts in mind:
Accept what is happening
I use this concept daily. The more you use it the more confidence it gives you.
Try this approach and let me know how it goes.