I’ve been thinking the past day or so about what motivates us to get up and DO. And, is what motivates you to start something necessarily the same thing that motivates you to continue to do something? Obviously this is a highly personal thing, and what’s true for one may not be true for all
You’re going to have to work for the results you’re looking for, they’re not just going to happen by wishing, they’re not just going to happen by working towards them when you feel like it or when you’re schedule is wide open. You’re always going to have meetings and carpools and grocery shopping and work and emergencies and vacations and many, many days where the list goes
A lot of folks set out with sincere and profound determination to lose weight, get in shape, change their eating/sleeping/workout habits, stop smoking, and ultimately change the whole world – all at once! So today I decide to go from an overweight, non-exercising, smoking, drive-thru bandit-ing, sleepless soul to “healthy” tomorrow.
Powerlifting is not anything I ever imagined doing, but once I gave it a try I surprised myself and fell in love. It’s also become a doorway for overcoming some of the games our minds can play, as your mind (your confidence and belief in yourself) is every bit as much a part of each lift as your actual skill and strength.
That was the message Jack Lalanne delivered every time he spoke and that was the type of life he lived until he passed at 96 years old. He worked out religiously, he ate well (nothing processed, ever) and credits fitness with changing his life.
No really. Forget about “all the other times,” forget about the holidays are coming up, forget about your busy schedule – forget it! Make the decision for you, your health, your family, and your life. Give yourself this gift. None of “the other times” matter, THIS time is different because you are making a conscious …
I never actually set out in life to be a personal trainer, but about 10 years ago, weighing in at over 250lbs, I started down this long road barely able to lift myself off the floor. Fitness was the furthest thing from my mind, and I actually feared the gym, sweat, movement. I didn’t know …
You’re probably rolling your eyes at me right about now – “goal setting – come onnnn!” but bare with me for just a few. This is *really* important stuff for a lot of reasons. You need to be purposeful, you need to know what it is you are going after if you ever want to get it. You can’t be wishy-washy or timid, unsure, or waivering in any way.