Posted by: Ron
If you’re tired of constantly starting over, stop quitting. Those who succeed, never quit. As the old saying goes: Winners never quit, quitters never win.
Never quit training or eating well.
Once you’ve been bitten by the iron bug, it’s hard to shake it. Lifting weights and bettering yourself is a lifelong endeavour it never ends. There’s always room for improvement and the masterpiece is always a work in progress. Days, weeks or even months may come when working out is difficult or nearly impossible due to other commitments or emergencies. It happens. Life gets in the way, you get sick or your loved ones get sick and priorities shift. This is inevitable.
The good news is planning ahead and expecting these roadblocks can keep you on track no matter what gets in your way. Because building muscle and getting lean is like compounding interest, the more consistent you are the greater your progress will be. Momentum is much easier to maintain than it is to start from a stand still. Just think how much easier it is to keep a plate spinning than it is to get it started.
If it’s all in the preparation, then make sure you always have an emergency snack with you, no matter where you are. This way you’ll never need to miss eating and risk getting into a negative nitrogen balance where you start using muscle mass for energy.
Same goes for working out. Have a short bodyweight routine ready that you can do anywhere and any time. You can tailor it to your weak areas. Make sure they keep getting stimulated since they’re the first ones to deflate.
No need for it to be fancy, a quick 5 to 20 minute power workout using your bodyweight will “keep that plate spinning” until you can get back to your regular routine again.
An icicle gets thicker and longer a little at a time, building on itself consistently.
Roadblocks will continually come, your best bet is to just keep on keeping on. Never quit working out!
Can you think of a time when you refused to give up and just persevered then reaped the rewards when it seemed you never could?
I’ll leave you with a powerful quote:
“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” - Napoleon Hill