On Monday morning I left Nashville to come to my hometown Roanoke,VA to spend Thanksgiving with my family and friends. It was a miserable drive considering it rained for 6 out of the 7hr long journey. I almost had to stop but get some type of stim to wake me back up but I fought through it. That being said I'm not sure if I mentioned in a previous post or not but I havn't had any type of stim for 6 weeks now. Quad day was up to train and I don't know how I managed it but I got one of my most intense quad workouts in a while. My friend Trent joined along and both of us have been in some pain this whole week lol. Just another example of mentally being present in your workouts and how your mind controls your body because my body felt completely exhausted from the travel but being back in my old gyms atmosphere and being around my friends pushed me to get a great one.
Tuesday rolled around and I felt like complete shit. Everything caught up to me and I managed to take a nap after each workout. My weight training workout was not good I felt very flat and my strength wasn't where it usually was and I attest this to lack of adequate rest and not enough water. Later that night I hung out with my parents and we watched X Factor. After that I had my phone call with Hany to get my program changes and that always gets my spirits back up since I was feeling down from having a shitty workout earlier. He also gave me the great news that I can have a cheat meal and enjoy Thanksgiving with my family
Yesterday was a complete 360. I woke up feeling rested and ready to tear up some weights! My friend Ben Bowles and I went over the the Gold's and an awesome workout. I made sure to drink plenty of water before this one so I wouldn't suffer from lack of pump. Last night I went out for a couple of hours to see some friends since my Birthday is tomorrow. I've got to admit this was the first time since I was 14 years old that I spent a birthday completely sober. I actually got made fun of and told I was weird for not even having one drink. When you want something back enough your willing to make the proper sacrifices that you need to in order to know you gave it 100 percent no matter the outcome. I also know that there are thousands of other guys trying to accomplish the same things I am within the fitness industry and I keep that in the back of my mind knowing that they are working just as hard as I am.
Turning 27 today. I have to say I feel the best I ever have than any other birthday in my late teens all through my 20's. My head is on straight and I've NEVER believed in myself the way that I do now.
I hope EVERYONE has a safe and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!