by Dana Cavalea July 15, 2019

Hey Team- 

It has been a few days since I wrote to you last....

Since then, I have really paid the price...

The price for:

1. Not putting my health first....

2. Not focusing on my AM Routine...

3. Blowing off my nightly stretching....

Just to name a few..

But what I am most mad about is going against my own Philosophy and what I teach all my Coaching Clients: PUT YOURSELF FIRST SO YOU HAVE MORE TO GIVE....

So, I bet you want to know what happened....

After being a World Traveler through June and Early July...

On Friday, after a quick turnaround trip, I woke up very "tight"...

Now, a few days prior, I had radiating discomfort in my groin on the left side...

But by Friday Afternoon, I could not even move....

Locked up. Immobile. In straight agony.

Back pain that was like nothing I had ever felt before.

I wanted to cry...

Now, I don't tell you this for sympathy...

But I tell you this because if you put yourself off long enough... 

Even if it is for the good of others...

You will lose.

You will always lose that game.

Unable to sleep, excruciating pain, and totally stuck in bed, on Sunday I had to make a call to cancel my trip and speaking gig in Oregon....

So, not only did I lose my back health.. but  my "word", a good compensation check, and the ability to influence so many this weekend...

You see, you can only go so hard.

You may think you are getting ahead, but remember, your body and mind will always get even.

I was going to the gym and doing my vanity workout for the past few months, but totally neglected my mobility, stretching, breathing, and soft tissue work...

As somebody with a history of back issues, from killing myself training with the Yankee Players for so many years, I should know better.

I can never miss that 30minutes in the morning of cardio + all my back health protocols...

I just can't....

So, if you are somebody going HARD right now, come up for air.

Put yourself first.

If not, you will be stuck watching AM TV like me.. and that is terrible!

Well, time to get to my "prep work" and "Rehab"...

COACH DANA CAVALEA

Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the World Champion Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance of the New York Yankees. Currently, he is a High Performance Speaker & Consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, and Workforces on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life integration, and most importantly improve daily performance /outcomes. Book Dana to Speak at your Company Event or Conference Today!


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