i hate ruts….all kinds of ruts.
when i was about 8 i was tooling along on my honda 50 motorcycle through a corn field and my tire slipped into a tractor tire rut and flipped my motorcyle.
then when i was about 13 my mom and i were learning how to rollerblade in the parking lot of my grandpa’s used car lot and as soon as we got the hang of it and the wind was blowing in our hair, we hit a rut in the pavement and it sent us skidding onto our bums that left us bruised for days.
and aside from physical ruts, there are life ruts and i hate those too. whether it be in a dead-end job, a dead-beat relationship, or a dead-as-a-doornail workout routine, ruts can suck the life out of you. and herein lies the truth: you can let the rut get the best of you – or you can (wo)man up and do something about it. sometimes all you need is change – trust me, it does wonders for your soul. structure can be good until it becomes paralyzing. so – where am i going with this?
i, yes me, have found myself in a bit of a rut lately – and i’m not crying woe-is-me here…i have a pretty darn blessed life. but i’m taking it upon myself to shake things up a bit and breathe some life into my routines in order get more out of this life that we’re given. for example: lately i’ve found myself just going through the motions at the gym - i’m more excited to train my personal training clients and see their progress than i am to work toward and see my own. i was recently challenged by a few girlfriends to a pull-up challenge and any challenge lights a fire under me – but lately my mental state has me defeated even before we’ve done the challenge.
so rather than seriously depress you with my rut – i’m setting out to seriously bust it. today. like, right now. this isn’t going to be a little oh-let’s-set-a-12-week-goal-and-break-it-down-into-more-achievable-goals session. i mean business, here people. this calls for some serious shock-factor. i’m sick of getting mediocre results – and if you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got. the thing is – after doing the competition and knowing what it feels like to be at my best and completely dialed in, i crave having that strength physically (and mentally) again. let me clarify: i do not want to compete again – being 10% body fat is a whole other lifestyle, but i can put my heart back into it so i get results rather than just going through the motions.
so here’s my spring-body-shocking-master-plan:
(please feel free to play along)
so there is my 12-week rut-busting, system-shocking plan. my hypothesis is this: if i make these radical changes to shake up my workouts and nutrition, i’m guessing that the positive affects will flow over into other areas of my life.
the bonus will be : a rockin’ bikini bod come summer!
now – i must go shop for 20lbs of veggies & fruit to juice, crack open a new fitbook and plan our my week ahead, and get tony horton cued up and ready to go for my monday morning workout bright & early.
tell me what rut you’re in – guarantee i’ll so bust it for you.
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