It’s an unfortunate truth that life doesn’t care if you want to train.
Despite your best efforts.
No matter how motivated, inspired, or consistent you’ve been.
Things come up.
Most of the time, the effects occasions such as these have on our training is within our control.
We can just say “no”.
Sometimes, though, we’re put in a position where our normal training just isn’t possible, or at least not practical.
We get stuck in traffic and are in a time crunch.
We’re out of town and don’t have access to our normal training equipment.
We feel a nagging pain indicating that we’re on the cusp of injury, or managing one that’s already precipitated.
Situations like these can be more of a challenge to navigate.
Situations like these make it easy to say, “Nah. Not today. Just not going to train.”
If this is the conversation you have with yourself on days such as this, you’re short-changing yourself.
You don’t have to choose between a full, normal training session or taking the day completely off.
You’ve got other options than “all or nothing”.
Train for a shorter period of time.
Replace the movements that hurt with others that don’t.
Practice your normal movement patterns but with different implements.
Whatever you choose as your alternative movement practice, get in there and train.
There will be days when life’s circumstances get in the way of completing your normal training routine.
It will be tempting to just not train.
99% of the time, however, something will be better than nothing.
Do what you can with what you have.
Modify, don’t miss.
You will never achieve perfection.
It doesn’t exist.
You can, however, achieve pretty damned good.
That’s not as comfortable or familiar as “all or nothing” perfectionism.
But it’s effective.
It’ll move you towards the body and the life you deserve.
You’re worth that.
You’re worth the discomfort.
You’re worth the unfamiliarity.
You’ve got this.