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Jan
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Your all the way for right now

Your all the way for right now

These days I can get to the boxing gym on Saturday mornings.  That’s a step up from the fall when I rarely put in an appearance and definitely better than the summer when I didn’t go at all.  At the time, I was agonizing over missed opportunities. Say during the weeks that my daughter was at summer camp! What I couldn’t get to, however, was a way of not thinking that gym time could only mean a three-day a week minimum.  Anything less didn’t feel like “training” and so I ended up blowing off the whole thing!

I’ve come to a an easier agreement with myself.  I’m going the distance with what I’m doing — on the best terms that I can set for now.  For my gym time that means, I can go on Saturdays for upwards of one and a half to two hours.  And if I show up on a Sunday or some evening during the week, so much the better, but the deal I’ve made with myself is for Saturday.

In practical terms it means that I’m a lot less stressed about it — and can actually gain the benefits of my gym time without that agonizing inner dialogue about not doing enough.   The truth is, I’d like nothing better than to put in a two-hour boxing workout every day, but that is just not possible.  What is possible are the things I can commit to on real terms — and attempting anything else is just plain silly because it won’t get done.

I call it the six-pack abs thing!  Sure, they’re there — but like digging for gold, they’re underneath the surface!

My body will never, ever, ever have a visible six-pack, but …. what I can have is a body that is strong, fit and healthy with enough stamina to get through a Saturday workout without panting.


2 Responses to “Your all the way for right now”


  1. January 14, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Amen!

    I’ve got those same covert six-pack abs. 😉 I’d love for them to show, but it’s enough that they do their work hidden from view, keeping my core strong and my back stable. If you’ve ever had back trouble, you understand how grateful I am for that.

  2. January 16, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I know what you mean! We should start a club — we’ve got em’ by why flaunt ’em. The only way I’ll ever get to 10-15% body fat for the abs to “show” is if I’ve got a terrible wasting disease 😉 Oh well!


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