Have you ever tried flexing more than two body parts 'cause it's hard AF
The number one thing that has always gotten in the way of my progress... be it strength or aesthetics, has been my mind. Honestly people underplay how big a roll your mind is when it comes to things like strength gains and weight loss.
The past couple weeks I've been in a small caloric deficit as I begin a slow cut (yes, Kelly's "dieting" lol). Annnnd the past couple weeks my life has been full of all sorts of stress. It's hard for me to let myself relax and let go of things, to let my body and mind just chill. When i'm in ruts like this both my strength and weight takes a hit. Everything last week felt heavy. I felt weak and blah. My weight also wouldn't budge... This past weekend I have really tried to relax and just be. Be happy. Be present. Trust that God has things in His hands and that we gon' make it 😜 As a result... yesterday squats felt light, I finished all 6 sets of bench (with a slight struggle), and today i'm down almost 2lbs.
Take away message 👉🏼 Don't underestimate the effects of a negative mind, or stress. Stress is a million times more harmful for you and your progress than maybe a couple gin & tonics with family (oops 🥃), or an extra rest day. Learn to relax, think of things long term, and don't get bogged down focusing on the little things. Things will work out. Strength gains will come. You'll build that muscle. And you'll lose that weight (or gain it if that's your goal). We got this. 🤗
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