Week 10 is here and for lack of better words… Shit just got real!
Actually, shit’s been real… real tough and my body is starting to feel just how tough of a process I’ve been putting it through.
My body is tired, aching, and more fatigued than I truly think it’s ever been. The only time remotely close to this feeling was the first time I had done HEAVY hip thrusters with Luka Hocevar… I remember not being able to sit all week!
But that was just my glutes that were sore, this is my entire body… literally my entire body.
But as bad as it hurts and as much as I just want to lie there like a beached wale when my alarm goes off… I get up and train. No matter what, by any means necessary. Because this process has created a monster mentality within me and I wont stop until I achieve exactly what I want.
As crazy as it may sound, I’ve enjoyed this entire process. I’ve enjoyed prepping meals, crazy workouts, daily cardio, the self-discipline it’s given me, and every single struggle I’ve been put through. I don’t think I will ever go back to a “Normal” way of living after this.
I don’t look at food as food anymore; I look at it as fuel. Which is a good thing because at this point I cannot afford to eat for pleasure; I need to consume what is most beneficial for my performance and physique.
I’m at the point where my mindset is so strong, I do not even plan on taking a bunch of cheat meals on the cruise afterwards. I plan to eat clean, because I did not work this damn hard for this long to just through it away on some junk food.
To be honest, the idea of eating an egg white omelet with spinach and chicken sausage for breakfast everyday on that cruise is enough of a “cheat meal” for me simply because I don’t have to stress over counting macros.
[Yes… I already looked at every menu for every restaurant on the cruise so I can stay compliant… I know, I’m crazy]
So you’re probably wondering if there’s a lesson to this article or if it’s just me ranting about everything I’m going through… Well, of course there’s a lesson!
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out” –Robert Collier
You can’t achieve your goals overnight, it takes time and effort consistently over time.
I didn’t see the results right away, but I trusted the process and the fact that if I could be diligent with what I am doing I would reap the benefits.
Its now coming together more than I could have hoped for and I am seeing the results I have dreamed about for a long time now. But the best part about it is that I’m not done yet.
So the only message I am really trying to get across to you all is be relentless and consistent in whatever it is your trying to achieve. Create a mentality that cannot be broken and do everything in your power to improve, EVERY SINGLE DAY.
It wasn’t that one crazy workout I did or that special post workout meal I have after every lifting session. It’s the way I start and finish my day, every day.
And guess what? It doesn’t change; I do the same thing every single day and I get better at performing it each and every time. So when its show time… I’ll be ready.
So ask yourself, what is your show time? Are you doing something everyday to make sure you’ll be ready? Are you relentless in your approach?
This blog post isn’t meant to be a step-by-step playbook for success or a plan on how to get shredded for a show… it’s meant to pump you up, open your eyes and get you moving towards your goals.
So think hard about it and figure out what your show is… what it is that you truly want.
Then become relentless in achieving it. Create a monster mentality and get obsessive about accomplishing the goal.