Friday, July 8

Mind over matter, in this case 95 pounds

A quote, courtesy of Arnold:
"The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent."
This morning, I attempted, and failed, to power clean 95 pounds. Many times. The weight was going up, but my body wasn't getting under the weight because my mind was so caught up with the weight itself -- Where the heck is this weight going? Am I going to be able to hold it?

Finally, after several attempts (and successfully power cleaning 85 and then 90 pounds), I got it up. I DID IT, and the second I let my body do the work, it was EASY. OK, it wasn't incredibly easy, like lifting-a-box easy. But I know I'm strong and can work up in weight from there. Now I have something to work with.

Acts throughout our days remind us that progress does not always come easy. But sometimes, it's the little efforts that make a huge difference in the long run, and often, those efforts are mental. Mental strength is just as sexy as physical strength, and it comes in handy.

{A short video on the power clean}

1 comment:

James Hogan said...

Hey Melissa! You're in Long Island now???

A 95# Power Clean is a great start, keep up the hard work and hope all is well.

Let me know if you make the mistake of paying $20 in tolls and dealing with the traffic to come to Jersey one weekend and we'll catch up. See ya!