In an interview, I had the very fortunate opportunity to ask Jack Lalanne the questions I had been dying to ask him for 25 years. He was 93 at the time, two years before his passing.
What’s your secret? How have you stayed so healthy and committed for so long? What makes the difference between a Jack Lalanne and an average person?
The title of this blog adequately describes what happened the first session of week 2. The participants are in this program to improve their fitness levels, body comps and lifestyle. All the while having individual goals in a group environment. Okay- So what the heck happened last night?!?! A few words come to mind; loaded for bear and challenge me with a butt kickin! The workout was absolutely owned by each and every one of them!!!
New Year, new members. We've seen the trends where a new member shows up right around new year with the intention of becoming fit/healthy, only to quit a few days or weeks later. We've seen how busy the gym gets when there is an influx of new members. Most of the regulars at the gym are happy when these people leave so that things can return to normal for them. For most people who works out regularly, the frustration is in the lack of available equipments as well as seeing the uneducated masses trying to figure out what to do.
This world is truly over-informed. Think about it. Every other infomercial has something to do with fitness. These 'Fitness Transformation' TV shows are running rampant. The internet is absolutely LITTERED with different programs that will all gurantee you the same result, "Lose weight in 21 days!" "Get diamond chisseled abs with this diet and exercise program in 30 days!" "Become a different, healthier, and fitter you in 90 days!"
Life is a river of endless opportunities and challenges. We want to have funat the same time as working on issues that present themselves. Don't get all caught up on the ever changing world of fitness and stressout about your fitness level expectations.Be a little relaxed about it. Plan, develop a reasonable timeline for executionand also schedule me-time, downtime and fun time! These are important.Fitness is a product of many things - nutrition, stress, hormones, medication,
We take for granted too often the people who are apart of our lives. I know I've been guilty of that. There are people who are there for a moment, others a season, and some for a lifetime. For each person who comes into your life whether it was a good or bad experience--YOU choose to learn from it and GROW! BUT if a relationship is causing the life you have to be snuffed, suffocated, strangled, or harmed in anyway--do NOT stick around hoping for it to get better!
Over the years that I have spent since my life changing event of blowing out my knee, and realizing what it means to truly be hurt and know your weaknesses. This event in my life taught me how much of a challenge it is to get back on your feet after life has knocked you down and knocked you out. The big question is, "Do you want it bad enough?" As Rocky said, "...But it aint about how hard you're hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much can you take and keep moving forward?