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Road to Provincials: Day 24/231

By Dave Leek | In Gym, Self Image, Weight Training | on November 12, 2014

November 12, 2014

Road to Provincials: Day 24/231

Weight: 218.2

I’ve got the mid-week mush brain happening today. I’m sitting here after working with my first three clients of the day and I feel like I’m barely even awake yet. I’ve got coffee running through my veins, a couple dendrobium pills down the hatch and I’m sipping on two scoops of pre-workout trying to get my ass up and running… maybe my problem is not enough stimulants??

On the upside, I’m feeling good overall today. I slept like hell and can barely keep my eyes open but my mind is fresh and my spirits are high. Every now and then you’re reminded of just how good you’ve got it and you can’t help but let it make you smile. I’m having one of those days. Yes I struggle with some things that I’m trying to improve but all in all, I’ve got my health, I’ve got good friends and close family and I get to go to a job that I love doing every day. Things could definitely be worse.

Mindset is a powerful thing when it comes to how you feel. Everything is about perspective and when you can keep things in check, and realize where you are in the big picture, it’s hard to not be positive. I could just be really naïve when I say this but I like to believe that everything’s going to be alright no matter what. There are some pretty terrible things that can happen to people in their life times but at the end of the day, I truly believe we’re spiritual beings here to learn lessons and grow in one way or another and that’s exactly what all of life’s trials and tribulations do for us. So whether or not you are in a good or a not-so-good point in your life, all of these things are helping mold who you are and how your spirit grows – which ultimately is a good thing. If you can remember this, it serves as kind of a silver lining to any situation you find yourself in and helps to keep you positive. At the end of the road we’re all just worm food anyway so why even sweat it?

I guess that little tangent just came about because that’s how I’d explain my good headspace today. These days are nice to have when I’m feeling tired or drained because it serves as a little energy boost (or maybe that’s just the super high dosage of caffeine?) to keep me moving when I just want to sit on my butt and veg out.

On another side note, I’m pretty excited for the next few weeks because there are a couple of competitions coming up and I have both friends and a coaching client competing in them. Next weekend is the GNC London Ontario Championships which I can’t wait to attend to catch my buddy strutting his stuff on stage for the first time in both bodybuilding and men’s physique (he’s going to kill it) and then the following weekend is the GNC OPA Gala Championships held in Toronto where another friend of mine is competing in women’s physique (she’s also going to do some serious damage) and I have a coaching client who is preparing to step on stage for her first time in the bikini category. I’m extra excited for her because I was able to help coach her along the way and because she’s been following the plan as prescribed which is always a good thing. Because of this she’s been able to progress from week to week and her physique is looking bang on and ready to show off in two weeks. I think she’s going to do super well also and I can’t wait to share that joy with her.

Time to get the weights clanging around here a little. I’ve been mixing up the order of my workouts this week to change it up a little so today will most likely be a little chest instead of strength work and then I’ll pick up with the heavy push/pull workouts later this week. I’ve also realized that cardio post-workout is just not happening for me, regardless of how long it is, which means I’ll have to start doing it in the morning before my first client or at night after my last client. Both times suck considering I’m tired in the morning and lazy at the end of the day but who isn’t, and I have to give it a go since it’s not getting finished during my midday break. Just more incentive to get up earlier I guess. Awesome.

Later gators,

DL

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