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Training When Life Kicks In

Even when you own a gym, getting your training in can be difficult. Lately it’s been extra difficult because I have had a whole lot going on, both at the gym and at home.  To give a run down, over the last 5 weeks or so I have had something every weekend including:

  • Taking my CrossFit Level 1
  • Hosting an open house
  • Moving CrossFit equipment from one location to our current one
  • Moving into a new house
  • Hosting a powerlifting meet

Those are just the weekend responsibilities, add in the work load I’ve had during the week and I’ve found myself stretched for time. During periods like this I think it’s important to remember a few things when it comes to getting your training in:

  1. It’s not forever.

    Just work through this period of life until stuff eases up a bit. If you always see your training through blinders you’ll get frustrated when anything doesn’t go your way. Training is forever, till you die, so don’t be so impatient.

  2. Focus on what you can do and do something.

    The week we moved, I only trained three sessions instead of the typical 4. This past week on leg day, I got my squats in and one hamstring exercise and called it a day.

  3. Remember why you train.

    I train because it’s what I love to do. This means there really isn’t any excuse to not train, I just may have to fit training around life sometimes.

  4. Slow progress is still progress.

    Having to make adjustments to training, allows me to still make progress. If I got frustrated because I couldn’t do it perfect and just said “screw it” and did nothing, then I would be making no progress. And that’s not acceptable.

I hope these point will be of benefit for any of you who may be struggling to fit life in around training.

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