Let me share something with you. I am not as Kick Butt as I would like to portray. I am shy and introverted. I do not naturally have the personality, motivation, and drive of those other annoying fit girls at my gym have. I am often second guessing my choices and my own strength. My confidence is often faked.
Then, how in the world do I lift hard when I would rather curl up in the corner?
I leave Sarah at the door and Molly walks in.
Yes, is true.
I created an alter ego.
NO! I AM NOT CRAZY!! Please don’t walk away or try to order a psych hold.
Molly lives at the gym or on the road or wherever I am exercising. Everywhere else I am Sarah.
I really do a mental switch when I walk into the weight room.
Here is a rather common conversation:
Sarah: “Ugh! I don’t want to do this!! I’m tired! My last workout totally stunk. Why do this one anyway?? What’s the point?”
Molly: “Hush Up, Woman!! You aren’t going anywhere. You just sit right there and feel sorry for yourself. I’m taking over from here.”
Molly: *fingers in ears* “La La La….can’t hear yooooooou!! Walking away now!! Oooooo….the squat rack is open. Let’s do that first! PR! Here we come!”
It is kind crazy, I know. But, it works. I have found that there are days that I want to quit in the middle of a set or just scrap the whole workout. Then I think, “What would Molly do in this situation? She is a total bada$$. Would she quit?” The answer is pretty much always ‘NO!’ So, I don’t quit. I keep going till my body stops not my own insecurities.
Now that you need a little bit of my crazy self, what do you do to make sure you get a great workout? How do you not listen to your doubts?