Apr 4, 2022
In this solo episode, Chase reflects on his seasons of training, unpacking the things that have kept him motivated—and continue to keep him motivated—in and out of the gym.
After over 17 years of purposefully and intentionally leading an active lifestyle, one of the most fundamental lessons Chase has learned is the cumulative power of consistency. You could say that just stepping foot in the gym when it’s the last thing you feel like doing, is already half the battle.
Many times, it really comes down to doing whatever it takes to simply show up, even if that means relying on external motivation to push you forward. Going through your personal seasons of fitness means that there will be weeks, months, or even a few years when that internal motivation that first got you going to the gym is no longer enough.
As you “mature” on your fitness journey, you will need to find ways to reinvigorate your passion for training. Chase finds more purpose and excitement in his training today in large part because he found an amazing community of like-minded athletes. He also recently began testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), an ongoing experience which he speaks about at length in this episode.
All that said, Chase reminds us to not neglect our mental and emotional health for the sake of our fitness goals. In his words, sometimes “motivation deserves a sit-down” so that we have the opportunity to check in with ourselves in a holistic sense.
Chase is also a staunch advocate for tracking your training, because if you can’t visually see your progress down to all of those minute wins that add up, it becomes so easy to lose motivation.
Finally, throughout your seasons of training, always remember to embrace radical honesty not just to ensure you’re really on the right path to growth, but also to assess whether you still have the same passion and excitement for the training modalities you’re currently engaged in.
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