On the second Saturday in December, my cousin Ryan and I are doing an 8-mile trail run, which means that we now have to add running to our fitness regimes.
Here’s the thing…neither of us like running.
We do like challenging ourselves, but this extra training is really cramping our style. And I’m not exactly taking my own advice. But more on that in a minute.
So yesterday, I ran 3.5 miles at a decent pace. It took me a little more than 30 minutes, but here’s the fallout:
- I have 30-ish minutes less in my day to do my normal routine
- I spent a bunch of energy I like to have for my normal routine
The energy I had for my workout was definitely lower than usual. And it’s those times that we get inside our heads and start to talk ourselves out of it…“It’s one workout. You already ran. Just skip it.”
I summoned the energy and pushed through.
Why am I sharing this with you?
Because you have to be prepared for the days that you “aren’t feeling it.” You don’t need to be perfect, but you do need a very full tank of resilience.
If you walk away at the first sign of low energy, you’ll never progress.
Building your body to play your best golf, and working out isn’t as easy as the fitness gurus make it seem.
You don’t work out 8-minutes a day and get 6-pack abs in 90 days like everyone (except you) seems to be doing.
Is training to play your best golf simple? Yes.
Is it easy? No.
Which is why I harp on simplicity over and over again.
And that’s the rule I’m currently, and knowingly breaking. I’m gonna be okay because my workouts have become an unbreakable habit, but how would you do?
Training is hard enough on its own, but when you make it overly and needlessly complex (again, like I’m doing), you multiply your “this sucks” factor by a multiple of 100.
I 100% know you can succeed. If you keep it simple.
Find a simple program that matches your goals, and simply stick to it.
You’ll have a much better chance of riding out those days of “not feeling it” that turn into weeks, months, then completely starting over.
Today, we break that cycle.
Check out the 18STRONG Membership App, find the program that works for you, and get ready for the ride of your life.
Your #1 Fan,
PS – If you know your way around the gym, we re-released the Golf Body Blueprint last week for those golfers who prefer a 1-time purchase vs. the monthly membership.