It’s probably because that’s how I started. I lifted at 10pm or later, in a gym with no other competitors. I was always alone, doing my own thing. I even did cardio on a back stairwell - hot as hell since it was by the boiler room, but no gym members back there to bother me as I ran stairs (the toughest and best workout I knew). I thrived in this environment. Just me and the weights and my thoughts I never even wore headphones My mind was a steady stream of self motivation and I didn’t need added noise or distraction. That’s what’s possible in a quiet, calm place.
I still crave this environment. Getting back to that place triggers that mindset and reminds me of how much drive I had when I started my competitive career. I still need that motivation today. Even though I won’t be in prep anytime soon, I still have goals. Fitness is a lifelong journey and I’m always searching for the next challenge. In quiet moments, in lonely gyms, is where I find the will to keep searching, striving and growing #motivationmonday