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The Grit and The Grind: Knowing Your Daily Limits

not all days are created equal, and we have known this for years. whether you are just starting your fitness journey or have been hardwired into working out for decades, you should always listen to your body and tailor your days accordingly. There is always the misconception that your daily dose of exercise has to be 100% savage all the time. but, what if it wasn't? what if your body told you to take it easy and spend a day working on mobility and stretching? what if the day called for running and light weights? these are simple questions you have to ask yourself prior to committing to something you are not completely devoted to for that particular day.

your fitness journey resembles a marathon and not a sprint, so you have to take it one day at a time. there are ups and downs throughout the week and differentiating between the grit and the grind is everything. you're probably asking yourself, 'What is this guy even talking about right now?' Well let me explain. The days of grit are the ones where we persevere through our journey and commit to doing something to better ourselves, whereas the grind is where we really go all in pushing past our limitations. However, knowing those limitations and how to press pass them or scale it back is everything. There has been times when you may feel that you body isn't in sync, so you decide to take it easy. honestly, there is nothing wrong with that, because only you know 'you'. understanding your person and having a connection throughout is the key to maintaining and growing in all aspects of your life journey. here's some advice for knowing your daily limits:

1. strengthen your connection of mind, body, and soul. This is one of the most important things for growing personally, and it is up to you how you go about doing this. find what works for you.

2. reflect on how you feel prior to and post working out. This is a way for you to understand your personal mechanics and adjust for the future.

3. try new things. changing it up helps you to determine what works for the days when you want to take it easy and for those days where you want to grind it out.

These basic tips can start you off on the right path, but always remember that you are the captain of your own journey. Live it and love it, because you only have one life to live. respect your limits and cater to your being.

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