Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!
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!