Monday's suck! They gotta be the worst day of the week, well for me at least. Today was extra bad:
Daylight Savings Time (lost an hour of sleep)
Half of my department was out today, so I had to do work I don't normally do.
The whole day was just "off." I got nothing accomplished at work and was just spinning my wheels.
When I got off work and head to the gym, I'm still wound up, but I'm trying to calm down. I get to the gym and get mentally prepared to swim, but I see this guy walking back & forth in the locker room wearing just a towel.
I try not to pay him any mind, but after the 4th time he walks by I start to get aggravated. Very aggravated! I'm already in a bad mood, i dont ecen LIKE this gym and this mofo ain't helpin me none.
I'm thinking: "WTF! They got gay security guards in here now?? Go sit your a** down somewhere!!"
I apolgize if I offended anybody, but I'm just keeping it real. I'm not politically correct. I'm just writing a blog, not running for the Senate...lol
Turns out somebody stole dude's stuff! He put his clothes on a locker and did NOT lock it. I thought people stopped doing that in the '80's, but I guess not.
What does all this have to do with my training? Everything: The mental aspect of training is just as important as the physical. If your mind isn't on your workout you can have a lackluster workout, or even worse, injure yourself.
So I hit the pool still wound up from the day, and now I'm thinking about how they are stealing stuff in the locker room. I'm glad I have a lock, but it's still unsettling...
Needless to say, my swim started out VERY badly. My arms felt heavy, like I was holding 5 pound weights in each hand. I was tired much quicker than normal, and I really struggled.
On a positive note, I let my mind wander as I swam (like I always do) after about 25 minutes of doing laps. What I realized is I was upset over things I gave no control over. I wasted an entire day in a bad mood for nothing. Absolutely nothing.
All that negativity is just wasted energy. It drains you and clouds your judgement. If I was in my right mind, I might have noticed that dude in the locker room was in straight panic mode. But all I could think about was some bs that really meant nothing in the grand scheme of things...
When I finished my swim he was gone. Don't know how that story ended, but the moral of that story is to lock yo s*#!
I completed my entire hour long workout on a positive note. I ended up finishing strong and felt good when I was done.
I have to remember to stop sweating the small stuff, and letting things I can't control bother me. Just another benefit of working out. It helps me clear my mind and get all that stress off me.
Tomorrow's a new day, and it will be a good day. I guarantee it!
Thanks for reading! Till next time, peace!