#22 Gotta Adapt Now


You have to adapt.  This is something I talk about constantly when it comes to weightlifting.  People hit me up all the time because of the crazy lunge routines.  For y'all that are new, after I lift weights, I lunge 400-800 meters every day.  That’s a quarter to a half mile. My latest streak today is a hundred days in a row, with my longest streak ever being 303 days.  I've been doing it off and on for seven years.  


The Beginning

The first 5-10 days are incredibly hard.  You're extremely sore and you can barely get out of the truck or sit on the toilet.  Everything's just a little bit more difficult, no matter what way you look at it.  Through all the soreness you can also spot signs of light.  Yeah, you're walking around and hurting, but the body starts to adapt and then you start to see the benefits.  

Here’s my point.  We were forced to adapt with the shutdowns across the country.  We’ve been licking our wounds and forcing ourselves to adapt to the situation at hand because right now we aren’t able to do some of the things we love to do.  Now, we have no choice but to adapt its part of life.


Adapt to Win

If you can adapt, then you can win.  If you don't adapt, then you don't win.  If I don't adapt, then I'm not helping people do what they need to do right now.  You see what I'm saying?  So, it's one of those things where you have to force the adaptation, just like you force your body to change.

As I'm talking through it, I'm coming out of the haze.  We all are.  It's going to be a little while, but I'm going to tell you right now, if you're reading this stuff, just know that we're all working through it.  We're all here together trying to adapt.  

I suggest that you look at something in your schedule today that you can say, "Boom, I got that.  Boom, I can push it a little bit more.  Boom, this is just what it is."  And then when it opens up again, I'll be ready.  I'm going to be better because of this.  I'll be better because I adapted.  I'll be better because I pushed myself.  I'm not going to wait a month to figure this out.  It might take me a week, but I’ll figure it out.


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