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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Who the heck invented palates?! Ok, so I answered my own question, but still! My abs are hurting like i've been hit in a football game by a ten tonne prop forward! Has it really been that long? Forget the bag training, forget the cardio. That's easy compared to the twenty minutes of floundering around on the floor trying to stay locked in position, pressing my belly button to my lower spine and bla bla bla! Talk about a rude awakening! Lmao.

Well, ok, it's my fault that i'm out of shape and unfit, that I acknowledge. But man that just gave me the biggest kick in the proverbial, seriously. No wonder my coach has been telling me for weeks to add palates to my program.

I am forced to admit that, even with all the progress, I have been falling into the habit of believing my own hype. Yay, i'm doing this and i'm lifting that. 1000 calories here, 600 there, oh i'm so wonderful. Ooh, look at me i'm still King Kong. Yet even after increasing my deadlift tonight by 45lbs I have been shot straight back down to earth by a tiny lady, prolly in her late 60's, in less that 20 minutes. She straight kicked my butt.

I know my coach will be laughing his head off right now. But, at least I accept that this needs to be done. If I am ever to have any hope of rekindling any part of my former self as an athlete, I must humble myself and get back to the basic foundation of performance, the CORE.

Without a balanced core there in no functionality for me. There is no muscular or joint balance and in turn no stability. Sure I could achieve an aesthetically pleasing physique but what's the point if i'm in constant pain or unable to move or function properly?

Stubbornness and laziness still have a hold on parts of me and it's these issues that I am trying to work on during this second phase of my two year journey. My head is still hard to what I think I know.

My journey is teaching me everyday. The difference this time around is the ability to admit that I am behaving badly, own up to my fears and realise my shortfalls. In doing so, learning to correct them and developing the humility and strength to accept and change them.

"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom." Proverbs 11:2

In the past strength was a physical pursuit. But, now, strength in all areas of my life, spiritually, mentally and physically, that is the goal. May you all find your true strengths and work hard toward living fuller more complete lives.

Much love to all, god bless, Kia Kaha!

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  • KARIEWILLIS
    Your description of your pilates workout had me laughing. Not at you, but with you!

    Like you say, what's the point of looking good if you can't function? I mean, in some aspects of life, pure aesthetics are fine, but not this one! ;)

    As long as you're still learning, you're still getting somewhere!
    2878 days ago
  • SIMCYN
    I love reading your blogs. I found myself chuckling when you talked about the pilates. It's been a while since I have done those. We used to have a class get together at our church once a week and I still cringe when I think of the 100 pulses (shivering right now). LOL. We didn't have any men brave enough to come, so I just the fact that you did, further elevates you in my esteem and then to admit to the little women kicking the big bad man's butt. Your awesomeness is off the record.

    Keep strong

    2883 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10356350
    Sounds like you are doing a great job to me. Keep up the great work!

    Gave me a good laugh about the little old lady kicking your behind! :) emoticon
    2883 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13474073
    I love your humility........your determination.......your courage......I just absolutely love to come here and read your blogs. You tell it the way it is which brings a smile to my heart as well.

    Hang in there. You are going to make it.

    2883 days ago
  • HAPPY-CATHE
    Hey Reuben...a little bit of a wake up call huh? I laugh so hard when you were talking about the lady kicking your but. You know big things come in small packages. lol! You are doing an awesome job. Don't be so hard on yourself. You have found your weak points in life and you are correcting them. Keep that PMA and keep pushing the pain will past. I love the goals that you have set for yourself.
    Many Blessing to you, Kia Kaha...Cathe emoticon emoticon
    2883 days ago
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