Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Warm up of the week

str: off day

25 Walking lunge steps
20 Pull-ups
50 Box jumps, 20 inch box
20 Double-unders
25 Ring dips/push up
20 Knees to elbows
30 Kettlebell swings, 2 pood
30 Sit-ups
20 Hang squat cleans, 30/15 pound dumbells
25 Back extensions
30 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
200m Run


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When you are surrounded on all sides, out numbered and losing hope... its easy to give up.  Excuses are what outnumber me most of the time.  "I'm too busy."  "I'm tired."  "I'm stressed."  Those are the common ones I use.  I let those excuses act as a shield that guards the real problem: FEAR.  What if I fail?  You have people counting on you, don't let them down!  Don't push too hard, it'll hurt too bad and people can't see you like that.  Fear is the cause of all of that!   

I watch the biggest loser every season.  I love that show.  One of the reasons I love it so much is because you get to see the complexity of people.  Those contestants have confronted a huge issue in their life.  And as they journey along through the show they discover many of their underlying problems through physical exertion and self discipline.  In my opinion being unhealthy or obese got them on the show but it is not the root of their problem.  So, this show broadcast all of these individuals that consistently make an excuse for being unhealthy.  They never deal with the REAL issue, even though it looks them in the face every morning.  I try to get you guys to view our gym (physical exertion and self discipline) as a way of exploring yourself and your issues.  What is really holding you back from crushing a workout?

A quote one of the trainers uses is, "Stop acting like a victim."  A victim always needs attention and validation.  It makes you feel good when people stop and give you attention and help even when you don't need it or deserve it.  A victim never has to take risk.  If you never risk anything, you will never fail at anything.  However, if you live with this type of mentality you might end up as a prisoner, just as these contestants did.  You'll never venture outside of your comfortable cell.  You will always point the finger at something or someone for your failures.  You'll never know what you were capable of because life and those opportunities will pass you by.  So, Discover what you are worth.  Do not rely on excuses.  Point the finger at yourself and become a stronger person.  When fear rears its ugly head and "I can't" starts speaking up, stand your ground, put up your fist and be prepared to fight.  Know this: When life gets hard, and you are at your breaking point, you are moments away from success.  The night is always darkest before the dawn.

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