I sometimes suffer from what I call the "fight or flight" syndrome with some of my workouts. When everything is perfectly lined up, I'm fine. It means the weather is perfect. I'm meeting buddies at a specified time. I've had plenty of sleep the night before. My energy and willingness is high. Under these conditions I never miss a workout. But sometimes when the stars are not lined up properly, all I want to do is find a good reason to flee from exercise.
Today was one of those days. I awake to a dreary gray morning after a night of restless sleep knowing that 6 out of 9 workout buddies are away for the weekend. Everything was saying..."blow it off!" Should I fight or flee? I just hate when that thought meanders inside my head. I layed in bed and thought about how much crap I'd get from the three guys who were showing up. I kept telling myself to go through the
routine of getting ready. Before I knew it, I was dressed and fed and ready to go to the beach a do the workout.
About 20% to 60% of the time, flight wins out under these kinds of adverse conditions. Fight or flight sydrome hits me once or twice a week. So, 2 out of 6 workouts a week are in jeopardy. This is why people who pre-schedule only 3 workouts a week have a very hard time seeing results. Most people suffer from fight or flight once in awhile. If you schedule 6 workouts a week your less likely to ruin the big plan.
I've been working on this crazy exercise called a swing handstand for almost 2 years. Today is the first time I nailed it. I felt like I won the lottery. And to think I was so close to blowing it all off. Fight or flight...whatcha gonna do?