I don’t like lifting heavy things. Never have.
I suppose if you’ve ever seen me in person on in any picture that is pretty evident.
What I do like is GETTING BETTER!
At the time of my injury, I was in the best shape of my life. I could run for days, I was trim (more so than usual) and felt I could play hoops at a fairly high level for a sustained period of time. Fast forward two months and with no ability to do any activity whatsoever, well, the above physical fitness just didn’t stay the same.
My first few sessions of physical therapy had me gasping for air within minutes. It bothered me. To go from where I was to that was a bit discouraging, but the thankfulness inside of me just to be able to DO anything far surpassed any frustration felt.
Still, one of the goals I set forth when I began mevsMJ.com was to get in the best shape of my life. I knew then that I needed to be at my PEAK when I played Michael Jordan one-on-one and now I’m looking to Tony Horton and P90X to help me get there.
Later today will be my tenth workout thus far with P90X and besides the Yoga (kinda boring to me…I know I need to expand my mind) it has been a lot of fun. Fun of course if you consider being exhausted and soaked with sweat, enjoyable. I just look at it as getting better. The harder I work, the better I get.
Love The Support!
I got an email the other day from my good friend Matt Hiller, who trained me at Impact Basketball. He told me to stop thinking of myself as the underdog in my one-on-one match-ups! He told me to be confident! He closed with YOU GOT THIS!!!
I’ve talked in the past about how important a great support system is. I’ve wrote about how important it is to have people that will “call you out“. Matt is so right! (If you’re reading this, thanks bro!)
Mental and Physical Adjustment
So I’ve made an adjustment in my thinking and now an adjustment in my preparation with P90X. As Horton always says, “Do your best and forget the rest!”
I’m doing just that!
Thanks for following along!
*Note: I hope to have a post detailing my experience with the best basketball shooter in the world, Dave Hopla, completed on Thursday. The time with Mr. Hopla far exceeded my expectations!
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