Today Was Hard… But Good – Day 8

My day got off to a very bumpy start to say the least. To give you some context, here is how my workday morning routine usually goes and why I a able to clear half of my Daily 10 before leaving for work:

5:30am- wake up/brush teeth/down water
5:35am- reading 25-30 minutes
6:00am- affirmations/visualizations
6:10am- morning gratitude/journaling
6:20am- meditation/prayer
6:35am- workout prep and warmup
6:50am- strength training (or cardio or whatever is scheduled that day)
7:50am- cool down/shower/protein
8:00am- prep for the workday

I am currently on a 4-day split and today was back/bicep/abs. I warmed up with dead-lifts and then started my first working set of dead-lifts. 5 reps into my last set, I felt a little tweak in my lower back that made me drop the weight immediately. This is the second time this has happened in the last couple months, and I know exactly what it means… Trips to the chiropractor and taking it easy for a few days. I was determined not to let this get me down, so pushed through the rest of my workout and got the rest of the routine knocked off. Anyone with back issues knows that, while I was able to ride the adrenaline to finish the workout, my back was going to get worse as the day went on.

Back pain aside, I had 2 people no-show me on Zoom appointments. Followed by the third appointment of the day rescheduling me when I got there. Amazing how things happen, the first three dials I mad today all set with me, so my vocational intentions played out well. In fact, I still hit ALL of my daily 10 by pushing through the pain.

Maybe I am obsessed with completing what I need to in each domain and if I thought I was truly injured, I would not have pushed through the day. Or at least not the rest of the workout. I keep coming back to this repeating theme that through pain, self discipline, and perseverance, I will achieve my greatness.

This is why I do this

Day 4 and my first snag… sort of

First I want to say that I did still manage to hit all my “Daily 10” so I’m not really off track yet. Today did not go as planned at all though. Not to go into great detail, but stomach issues cut my workout time short this morning, so I made up my missed weight training with some cardio. I did get my mediation, reading, visualizations and everything else done before I headed out, so half my Daily 10 was done before leaving the house. I had a no-show appointment but used that time to call a carrier about a claim issue. I did get to spend time with my family mid-day as well as help someone chose a Medicare policy. But because I didn’t lift this morning, I don’t get my usual caffeine jolt from my pre-workout drink, so I came home this evening with an absolutely busting headache. A couple Excedrin and what was meant to be closing my eyes until it kicked in was a 2 hour nap, so I missed the extra prospecting time I had set aside for the day.

This is a complete contradiction to yesterday’s post, and I’ve got to say I’m a little embarrassed to literally slip the day after committing to changing my mindset to “going to failure”. I guess I’m a way I did go to failure today, just a lot sooner than I had meant to. But even the good players get sacked, miss shots, or turnover the ball. It’s always what happens the next play that separate the good from the great though, right?

I did however meet the “minimum” commitments for the day so I have to focus on the positive. I did spend time with my family. I did workout. I did work on myself. I did work on my business. And for all of that, I am grateful. Now to get some rest because tomorrow is a new day and I‘ve got to earn my days off down the road!

Make sure to visit MY PLAN page for ideas on how to create a strategy to grow in every domain of your life. Goodnight and make tomorrow great!