I didn’t feel like training yesterday. It’s true. Even I have days where I rationalize not lifting.
“I can always shift the days back.”
“I don’t have the time.”
“I’ll be so sore that traveling tomorrow will be miserable.”
To combat these thoughts, I tell myself to perform the first exercise of the day. “I’ll just do my squats, and that’s it.”
But when I did my squats, I figured I might as well do my bench presses.
And when I finished bench pressing, I somehow had time to do my deadlifts.
I was a little sore yesterday while traveling- but I was more happy I got my lift in.
*I wrote an article for startingstrength.com in October. Called “The First Rep”, it was about being present while you lift-focused on one rep at a time.