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.