“That was some really good sushi!”
That’s what I said a few nights days ago, when me and some friends went to an upscale sushi place (the type of place that asks you if you have a reservation as you walk in).
I like sushi, but had not tried it with raw fish on top, so I was a little hesitant when I looked at the menu but the kitchen sink sounded really good, so I ordered that plus some crispy rice, because sushi never fills you up.
After cracking some jokes our waitress came back with the sushi.
*Insert sounds of plates lightly hitting the table*
I simply look at my plate with a look of that’s it? & I am glad I got 2 orders (workout problems :/)
The kitchen sink referenced above (it’s the name of the plate)
And Crispy Rice w/ Spicy Tuna
Both of these combined were close to $40
There were pricy, but sometimes you gotta Treat Yo Self!
And am glad I did as the sushi was gooooooood! – the best I’ve tried so far.
– The kitchen sink was tender, sweet, spicy and kept getting more flavorful with every chew.
– The crispy rice started to feel like eating a warm but solid Rice Crispy treat, but as you progressed to munch, the mild spicy tuna hit your mouth walls with a very pleasant combination of subtle flavors – it was delightful!
Needless to say I’ll have to go back & try more sushi
So how does sushi mix in with working out?
In a literal way it doesn’t, the only thing I can think of is that if you don’t workout you’ll end up looking like a sushi roll, ha!
But my point for describing my sushi experience is not for you to crave sushi (sorry if your mind already wants some)
It is to show you that how when you let go of what you think you should do, very pleasant & powerful results happen.
For example, when you are following your workout routine, are doing a set of 5×5 squats & after the 5th set your mind and body still wants to do more, but you look at your workout routine and it says only 5×5.
What do you do?
A) Move on to the next exercise & neglect your body’s urges to keep squatting
B) Fuck everything else, you are in squat mode & all you are gonna do is keep squatting until you can’t no more.
I would always choose B
If your mind and body wants to do something else don’t ignore these urges – Don’t Hold Yourself Back!
If you were to finish your workout as it is laid out on your plan, then you would feel good afterwards.
But if you listen to your primal urges & keep squatting you might break a PR get an incredible high that will transfer into making your day 10X better.
I could have looked for the cheapest sushi on the menu & probable would have felt OK afterwards, but I decided to not be a cheap ass and get what made my mouth water.
The scenario above happens to me all the time – I am following my workout routine & all of a sudden I get urges to do something else. Sometimes I follow these urges & sometimes I wait till the end of my workout to do something extra.
Even when I am in the kitchen, there is a doorframe pull up bar & as I cook I am looking at it & I have 2 options:
1- Do pull ups now
2- Wait till I do my workout & if I still have more energy do some pull ups afterwards.
If I have the urge to do pull ups, I don’t wait – I just do them!
Because I know if I ignore this feeling & energy I will regret it
So my point with all of this is to remind you to not hold back.
When you want something & it is safe to do, DO IT or else you’ll regret it.
Attack Life & Get Stronger
P.S. I normally don’t talk about abs, but I will next time…stay tuned!
P.S.S. I am gonna start getting more personal with my articles & also share more stories (I still need to work on my story telling) but hope you enjoy them & you will also get to know me a lot more.