I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: it’s all in your head.
Last week was max clean and jerk day at the gym. I saw the workout posted online the day before, and I was ecstatic! Cleans, cleans, cleans are my FAVORITE!! So I made up my mind the night before that I was gonna get a new PR the next day. It was GOING TO HAPPEN, period.
So I showed up at the gym the next day, and I successfully lifted 7 pounds more than I ever have before. PR complete!
One of my friends arrived in time for the class after me. In passing, I asked her if she was ready to lift ALL THE WEIGHTS and get a huge PR. She said, “We’ll see how it goes.”
Guess what? She didn’t hit a new PR. Sure, she lifted well enough, but she didn’t surpass her previous performance.
I’m convinced it was because she didn’t believe she was going to succeed.
The mind is a powerful muscle, and what’s rolling around in there can have a profound impact on what happens on the outside. Let’s exercise our minds by filling them with positive thoughts; our minds have profound effects on the performance of the rest of our muscles. It really is all in your head!