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What’s happenin everybody! John Heringer here comin’ at ya with another Motivator that I’m super psyched about. I’m about to give you a little insight as to how I operate (although some of you could have probably guessed it) and what one of my greatest pleasures is in life.
British businessman, essayist, and journalist Walter Bagehot once said:
“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”
I can tell you that Walter and I have a lot in common because this is one of my greatest pleasures as well. The thing you have to remember is that it should always be for the greater good and you should get something positive out of it. I’m not recommending that if someone tells you that you cannot go 120 MPH in your car that you should….or if they say there is no way you can eat 30 pieces of pizza that you need to prove them wrong.
In fact, I think these are best when directed towards health and fitness goals and challenging yourself in new and creative ways makes it fun and pushes you to your limit as a human being. Fellow San Jose bootcamp and Fast Action Training member Rob Freer recently decided to go Vegan for at least one month. He’s already surpassed that goal and says he feels so good that he may continue!
The beautiful thing about Walter’s quote is that you can fuel your level of commitment and desire to change through the challenge of others….or even challenge yourself as Rob did. The point is that you should never have your limits so well defined because YOU are, in fact, more capable than you give yourself credit.
Trust me when I say that it’s not always your body that is giving up during workouts but your mind instead. And while it may be your hand reaching for that slice of chocolate cake, it’s really your brain operating those controls behind the scene as your willpower diminishes.
1) Find someone to give you an easy challenge for the week (or give one to yourself) and follow through to completion and sucess. For all of our F.A.T. members, once achieved, POST ON THE “BRAG BOARD.”
2) Now get another challenge you can delve into and don’t limit yourself on what it is about. It could be a 5K, 10K, coming to our fitness bootcamp in San Jose 5x in a row, cooking foods in advance for a week, planning and shopping ahead of time for your meals, making it through a whole workout without stopping once, using heavier weights etc. etc.
Be creative, have fun, jump outside of your comfort zones because it’s the only way you will truly grow and it will become a path to your fitness success and enjoyment forever. Plus, when you call your friends to tell them all that you have done and achieved, they will be shocked….just like this guy.
Now post below what your challenge is and then go rock your week!
Till next time my fitness friends.
Dedicated to your success,