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  • Writer's pictureBill Curcio

Am I Crazy? Or Just Driven!

Am I Crazy or Just Driven?


Ever watched "The Terminator"? Remember how the relentless machine never stopped, even when reduced to half a metal skeleton? Sometimes, that’s exactly how I feel in my fitness journey.


Despite injuries or bouts of low inspiration, I push forward. It's like there's an internal "terminator mode" that kicks in. Just like the Terminator, I might get knocked down, but I never stop. My drive keeps me going, no matter how tough things get.


I've faced my fair share of hurdles. From sprained ankles to periods of complete burnout, there have been moments when giving up seemed like the easier option. But each time, I find that spark within to keep moving. Is it madness or sheer determination? I believe it's the latter.


What is it that drives someone to keep going when their body screams for rest? For me, it's the vision of my goals. I picture myself reaching new personal bests, achieving milestones I once thought impossible. This vision acts as my guiding star, pulling me forward even on the darkest days.


It's also about setting an example. Whether you're a parent, a coach, or a friend, there are always people looking up to you. Showing resilience in the face of adversity can inspire others to find their own inner strength. We all have our own "terminator mode," we just need to tap into it.


Of course, there's a fine line between being driven and being reckless. Listening to your body is crucial. Pushing through pain can sometimes lead to more significant injuries, so it's essential to distinguish between the discomfort of hard work and the pain that signals harm. This is where the mental aspect of fitness comes into play. Mental toughness doesn't mean ignoring your body's signals; it means recognizing when to push and when to rest.


Humor also plays a big role. Laughing at the absurdity of some situations can be a great motivator. When I’m limping back home from a workout gone wrong, I often chuckle at the thought of looking like a half-destroyed Terminator. It lightens the mood and reminds me that setbacks are just part of the journey.


So, next time you feel down or uninspired, channel your inner Terminator. Remember, it’s not about being crazy; it's about being unstoppable. Keep pushing, stay driven, and embrace the journey. Each step, no matter how small, brings you closer to your goals. And in those moments when you feel like giving up, just remember: Stay resilient, stay inspired, and keep moving forward.

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