Injury Update + on Choosing to Stay Positive

If you’re following my email newsletter / blog posts / social media, you’ll remember I shared that I tore my pec going over a wall during the Spartan Ultra Beast in Lake Tahoe a couple of weeks ago.

Initially they said it was a partial tear, and didn’t think it would require surgery.

Now they are saying that it’s worse than they originally thought, and that they’ll very likely need to operate if I want to get it back to full strength.

I’ll be in a sling and immobilized for several weeks, and at least six months ’till I get back to full strength.

It’s a bummer, no doubt about it.

When I met with the specialist and got the news, it sent me into a seriously negative mindset for a couple of days.

But once my pity party ended, I realized something:

In the grand scheme of things, this is a ding.

It’s a boo-boo.

When you train hard and push your body and do athletic things, sometimes these things happen.

It’s not a life-threatening illness.

I’ll be back.

And I can still stay fit and healthy throughout my recovery.

I may not be at full strength in my left arm, but I can focus on things like:

— Optimizing daily energy levels
— Staying properly hydrated
— Mobility
— Strength in the rest of my body
— Cardiovascular fitness and endurance
— Keeping an otherwise active lifestyle
— Keeping a positive mindset
— Supportive nutrition

Bottom line:

Focusing on the negative is easy to do.

Staying positive and focusing on moving forward takes serious work and mental energy.

But it’s your mindset that determines your daily outlook and entire life experience.

So it’s well worth it! 🙂

Keep training hard, talk soon


PS – Speaking of supportive nutrition:

We are opening up spots a our new Custom Meal Planning program, starting tomorrow.

It’s going to be us working with you and building you a meal custom plan, as well as holding you accountable to executing.

We’ve never offered anything like it.

If you’re interested, stay tuned!

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