When I write there’s often times when I don’t have the slightest clue as to what is going to appear on the screen. Many times, I’m working on an article for my website, but other times not. Most of the nonsense writing has the sole purpose of making sure I write something for the day.
Instead of deleting those incoherent pieces of garbage (they’re not garbage, but it’s hard to call them anything when they don’t have a definitive purpose), I’ll begin to put them up on the website.
I’m sure most of the time they’ll relate to health, becoming strong enough to carry all of your groceries in one trip, or how to look like The Rock (minus the tattoos and being Samoan. Unless you’re a tattooed Samona, then it’ll be right in your wheelhouse). But I’m sure there will occasionally be excerpts about completely random topics. And my dog (Oakley)…a lot of stuff about my dog.
She is a Husky and my last name is Huskey, so it seems absolutely necessary to include her.
On that note, we’re off to our first rambling.
Mental Strength and Confidence
Lately, I’ve been thinking about how your physical strength affects both your mental and emotional outlooks.
You know how your mental and emotional state can affect you physically. You’re nervous before a presentation so butterflies are fluttering in your stomach.
The project you’re working on at work is weighing on your mind, manifesting in physical issues such as shitty sleep (which opens a whole other can of worms) or stress eating an entire box of Double Stuffed Oreos. Gotta have the doubled stuffed because the regular break apart too easily when they’re dunked in milk. If you don’t dunk them in milk, you have no soul.
Improving your mental and emotional health through a physical transformation is often an afterthought.
After clients begin seeing or feeling physical changes, whether it be leaning out, adding muscle, or more strength and energy for everyday life, a mental shift begins to take place.
They begin trying new things they would have never considered before.
The confidence is there to further themselves in their career or take their business to the next level.
They were plenty confident and capable before us working together, since they were doing well in their respective fields, but knowing they can push a sled loaded with 500 pounds (that was a woman in her 50’s, by the way), deadlift one and a half times their bodyweight five times, or bench press their bodyweight, it’s like a switch flips for them.
Personally, when I know I can control my UC through nutrition, stress relieving activities, and strength training, I have the confidence to give the proverbial middle finger to my disease.
You’re going to gain confidence when you do anything outside of your comfort zone. But accomplishing a physical or strength related task you’ve been working your ass for has a ripple effect in your life.
You figure, “I never thought I’d be able to deadlift 300 pounds in my life, but I did it. If I can do that, the other hurdles life throws my way aren’t going to be too rough.”
Helping someone lose X amount of weight, get back into pants they haven’t worn in 20 years, or Hulk out of their shirt is awesome, but helping someone realize there isn’t shit they can’t do is where it’s at.