This meme tells my story. There are plenty of days I walk into the gym in my street clothes. Often, I have things on my mind…I’m trying to solve a life riddle, or figure out the answer to a particular problem. I’m feeling rather subdued, even serious.
I change into my workout clothes, get my Ipod fired up and hit the weights. After a few minutes, my internal transformation begins. You can’t worry or think too deeply when you’re in the middle of a heavy set. It’s wonderfully liberating and you can actually feel any burdens you’re carrying getting lighter.
There’s something called a “runner’s high.” I don’t run but I do get that same feeling when things are clicking in the gym. It’s exhilarating and freeing. When it kicks in, I most definitely feel like Wonder Woman…beautifully strong, capable and happy.
It’s the transformational secret of the gym that all serious lifters come to know and love!