For a lot of us, fitness is difficult.
Being overweight is hard.
Losing fat is hard.
Staying lean is hard.
Some people are of the mindset that well, everything’s hard no matter how you slice it, so might as well just stay put and wallow in misery.
Others put themselves in a real pickle: lose a little bit of fat, decide it’s too hard to keep going, and then throw in the towel and land back at square one, only to change their minds again a month later and try to lean out again. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Still others – a select minority, I might add – have the guts to stick it out through the end, pushing through doubts and naysayers and insecurities, and eventually find themselves on the other side of the tunnel thinking, Is this really me? I have abs!
You can never hit your head on the overhead compartment in an airplane and play it cool.
You look like an idiot.
You always, always look like an idiot.
What’s worse than that is that you feel even more like one. Of course, everyone’s eyes are on you on that very moment you decide to stand up too quickly in your seat or make your way to your designated row while staring at your smartphone.
I know this because this happens to me on most plane rides in some way, shape, or form. I can’t even use the excuse that I’m simply too tall (I stand at a monstrous 5’2”); I’m just clumsy. My best method when this happens is to laugh it off and keep moving as if nothing ever happened.
We’re connected to the rest of the world now more than ever.
But at the same time, we’re increasingly becoming disconnected from the immediate world around us.
Hey guys, I’m coming to you with my first ever guest post on the SoheeFit blog (wipes tear).
I met Adam during my time at Peak Performance, and I’ve since gotten to know him as a budding fitness professional with one of the best attitudes out there. We got to talking a few months ago and I decided to reach out to him to be my first guest writer for the site.
He’s whipped up a quality piece for you guys on a topic that often gets overlooked: what to do on your off days. While taking up residence on the couch on days that you’re not killing it at the gym certainly isn’t the end of the world, there are some better ways that you can improve your performance in the gym without actually having to be there.
Hope you like this one!