How To Get Through A Tough Workout

Written By Ivy Knight - December 14 2015


April 11 2017

I struggle every day with my mental health, so anytime I can’t deal with a tough workout, I remind myself how low I can feel without exercise, and that even though I may not be doing as well as I wanted to that day, it’s a constant work in progress. I’m a work in progress.

Raye Bonham Carter
March 31 2016

I am in a constant state of recovery from my eating disorder. I have put 30 healthy pounds back on my 5’10’’ frame. When I’m lifting and feel my body begin to shake and my brain scream for me to drop the bar, I look at myself in the mirror and mouth over and over, “You are worthy. You are worthy. You are worthy.”

Paige miller
March 31 2016

I needed this, yesterday was that day for me and I keep beating myself up over it. Thank you <3

March 31 2016

I talk myself through it and focus on my basics. I trust my body, trust my fundamentals, make sure my technique is on point for each rep. I will repeat “core tight, chin tucked, hold the arch, breathe, you got it” That takes me out of my head or my distraction or from psyching myself out.

March 31 2016

Just had one like that today, 1st really bad one in the last 2-3 months.Hardly walked to the gym, legs felt heavy and body exhausted-totally beyond my control (lack of sleep,stress,coming down with something ? or mix of all of those).The weight I could do 9-10 reps with a week ago, I hardly lifted 4 times.Very frustrating,you all know that feeling.But I just kept going and did my best on the day.I did not hit the numbers I had planned,it was hard and I did not enjoy it. But I did get through the workout and I think that doing SOMETHING is better than nothing at all. Next time it is going to be better :-)

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