I haven’t had a second
to talk about a facet of my life that’s crucial to everything I do. And it’s no biggie or some major ah ha moment. Simply put, it’s fitness. I’ve been a gym-goer for as long as I can remember (14?), 3 to 4 times a week, power shake after each session, repeat the following week. However, I’ve hit a wall. Actually, I’ve hit wall with the gym a long time ago, but didn’t really do anything about it. That’s issue number 1. I got too comfortable with my routine — it was easy to follow: chest Mondays, shoulders Tuesdays, arms Thursdays, legs Fridays. And the first thing any trainer will tell you is to mix up your workouts and routines to challenge your muscles, but I failed to continue simply because routine prevailed and it was the easiest thing to do to “get it out of the way.” That’s issue number 2. Routine and consistency is such a mind-fuck. It helps us get things done, but it cripples creativity, exploration, and discovery. Why does change end up turning into forbidden territory? Laziness, fatigue, fright, I presume. Actually, I know — at least for me (can you tell I’m hard on myself?). So I asked myself, if fitness is truly important to what I do, why do I continue to treat it with comfortability and routine? If I want to prevail at it, I must be challenged. So to add to my weight training, I’ve recently started boxing; and let me tell you, woah. While I normally run away back to routine after high endurance training, I’ve found something that has me running back to the source wanting more. It took some time, but I found it. Change is good.
Wearing: STRAND Jacket // Masterclass Apparel V-Neck Muscle Tee & Shorts // H&M Socks // Nike Shoes (similar) // S’well Bottle (25 oz.) // Enter Backpack // Powerbeats2 Headphones // Daniel Wellington Watch // Photography: Justin Duplantis