OK . let just say it. if you get easily offended, do NOT read this.
After that cautionary statement, let me proceed….. This sunday morning I woke up to read a little bit of a book on hormones and nutrition.( yeah fun i know) as i was reading it I realized that it was getting close to 8 am and Have a long standing client at 9am at Body Shape gym usually every sunday. I texted the client but never recieved a response. It looked as it was going to pour down rain so i quickly started to leash up my dogs and go for a quick walk so they could eliminate before the rain. 3 min into the walk it i could see the down pour 50 feet ahead and closing in. Mind you i am in sandals and a grey Swing This T shirt. Probably the best gear to be in a thunderstorm in….
As the rain drenched me it ran through my head that i probably wasnt going to enjoy mountain biking for a quick hour this morning. So dog elimination successful, i decided to drive to the gym to be there for the client that i did NOT recieve a text from just in case cuz thats just how i am. So i get to the gym No client, not problem its sunday morning( lets call it Rainday for this morning) and i start doing a little Foam rolling and joint mobility exercises with Tony the owner and the Indian clubs that he has. Gloomy day outside and im really waking up feeling the increased motion and bloodflow in my shoulders . All this is on an empty stomach for a reason but ill get into that later… Pick up a light kettlebell and start doing a little cardio work .This turns into a bit of juggling basics with a 12 kg bell. Tony and i start talking about the fact that there is but ONE PERSON besides ourselves working out. and im not even gonna count that considering he does the SAME THING EVERYTIME HES IN THE GYM. Usually theres several people working out. AND THEY NEED TO. But today no one. is it because of the rain and gloomy morning? There is a reason that people like myself feel and look the way we do. ITS BECAUSE WE WORK FOR IT. not just one to three times per week. ITS BECAUSE WE LIVE ACTIVE LIVES EVERY DAY. And im not talking about walking around everyday and playing with the kids or driving from game to game. YOUR BODY IS USED TO THAT . YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOUR BODY WANT TO CHANGE. get off the damn treadmill and and pick up something. push it pull it swing it throw it slam it . try to break it!. get your hormones raging . Do you think our ancestors were 3-400 pounds trudgin through the forest to catch a wild boar?? NO. That wild boar would make a meal out of your leg before you had a chance to move. Come on people use more energy than you take in. and not just for a few weeks or months. KEEP AT it.
Quit complaining that its too hot or cold. its a gym you should be sweating. its good for you.
weve become too reliant on being comfortable. and thats just what your body is now. its comfortable at the state its in. Dont say that you are trying your best to lose fat and your laying next to the pool under an umbrella with a vampire book… get in and swim. then read. then swim again. read. SWIM AGAIN. Do you have a dog? if so WALK IT . WALK IT AGAIN . what about kids? PLAY OUTSIDe WITH THEM BEFORE THEY ARE IN YOUR SHOES AT 14!!!!! and if i see one more person texting during REST PERIODS on and AB CRUNCH MACHINE im going to get SICK AND MAKE SURE IM WALKING PAST THE DAMN CRUNCH MACHINE WHEN IT HAPPENS. WHEN I WAS OUT OF SHAPE AND SMOKING CIGARETTES , EATING CRAP AND FEELING LIKE S&*T I WENT TO THE GYM AND COPIED WHAT THE MOST BADASS PERSON IN THE GYM WAS DOING.
when that wasnt enough i tried to do it better. i asked them for help . motivation comes from within and a personal trainer is just a coach who can get you to MOTIVATE YOURSELf. Im sure im gonna lose a few people clients or friends on this one but the clients that i have and want to work with already train this way. they do whatever they can to make changes. Theres a reason that i dont have any machines at Swing This Studio.
ITS BECAUSE IM TRYING TO MAKE THEM. OUT OF YOU.
You dont have to be better than anyone else . but if you dont try to better yourself then whats the point of living?
Find someone thats light years ahead of you. read their writings. Follow them. Learn From them . Feed From them , but dont live off their achievements. Achieve for yourself.
I dont idolize any professional athlete. i look up to certain proven achievers. Mike Mahler http://www.mikemahler.com , Steve Cotter http://www.ikff.net , Jason Ferruggia http://www.jasonferruggia.com to name a few. and im sure they will understand when i say this because they are great coaches/trainers. … I follow them to LEARN from them so someday i can forward their thinking and someday someone can forward mine. And if this cycle of forward thinking doesnt continue, then we all might as well lay down and wallow in the oil leaks and mass pollution of our greedy world. .
ps i love most of you who will read this and i hope it sets a fire under the asses of those who are sitting and waiting for a change. go out there and make it happen.
and by the way double ps, this morning after i was done, i felt better from doing something during the rain. and guess what the sun came out and is shining as i type this. so guess what else? im going to go out and do some landscaping. LTW! ( thats LOVE the world) wake up everyone.