Friday, December 28, 2012

Eliminate Excuses For GOOD...

"When we excuse, we lose." ~ CMO
As we approach the new year we are filled with excitement, confidence, anxiety to embark on our new year goals/resolutions. We feel like millions of others ready to do the same. This is a great thing! But what actually happens every year? 70% plus of people quit their goals within the first 3 weeks! This is no secret. 

Today my goal is to educate you on one of the BIGGEST reasons why those 70% end up throwing in the towel before January is even finished. 

Listen, we are in the position we are in (financially, health and relationship wise) because of the thoughts, decisions and actions we have taken. For us to achieve our goals, things that we have never achieved, we are going to need to think, decide and act completely different than we are used too. My point is, achieving your goals is NOT going to be easy. The BIGGER GOALS the harder its going to be. You will slip up. You must get out of your comfort zone. Making mistakes are going to happen... A LOT! But that shouldn't matter. That is what all achiever's goes through, every time. We just don't hear about the mistakes, we hear about the successes. But when it comes down to YOU and YOU achieving your goals the easiest and most common way we quit is because we make excuses for ourselves. It can start out slow and sneak up on us. Or it can stop us right away dead in our tracks. Regardless here is everything you need to know about excuses and how to minimize if not avoid them for good!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Super Size Your Goals...

Creating the Plan of Attack

This is my favorite time of the year. I love this time to reflect, refocus and create a plan for everything I WILL achieve for the next year. 

During this holiday season I have been reading, listening and paying way more attention to BIG achievers. I am surrounding myself with people better than me. The more I do the more I am realizing that I have been selling myself short. It is becoming more and more apparent that when you are focused and determined to achieve a goal you can become unstoppable. So be careful with the goals that you set, I bet if you set bigger goals you will achieve more. 

I believe the only thing that stops us (myself included) from achieving the things we really want out of life is fear. To achieve really BIG things with our life is tough! We are going to screw up. Things are not going to go smooth. There will be more than enough roadblocks. It shouldn't matter if we are serious, but it does. To achieve things we have never achieved we have to do things we have never done. Easier said then done. But the more I have been reading, listening and surrounding my attention with those bigger than myself I am coming to realize that people that have achieved more (much more), have started with much less. 

So it begs the question, "Why not me"? Or, "Why not YOU"?

To help you more, let me rely a story of a young boy starting out with a lot less than you have going for you right now.

You wouldn’t think this is the kind of upbringing, nurturing, training and development that would produce one of the most creative minds in history–winning 22 Oscars and 7 Emmy awards from 59 nominations (more than any individual in history) and being honored with the highest civilian award the United States government bestows—the Medal of Freedom.

I think these not only eliminate any excuses you might have, but it will inspire you to consider your own greater potential.

Let’s call this young boy Walter.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Secrets Behind Consistency

Halloween or Everyday Gym Attire??

We have all heard the importance of consistency. In fact, if you had to pick one trait that is common in everyone that becomes successful it is the habit of being consistent over time. 

People are not afraid to sign up, think about how many people start an exercise program and sign up to a gym. People buys books, go to seminars or even sign up for that next business opportunity. Everyone starts saving in a retirement account.

The problem is who sticks with it?

For most all of us starting is not the problem. Staying in is. Winners and the successful stay consistent. Everyone else does not. 

When we look at the definition of commitment it makes a lot of sense. 

Commitment is doing the thing you said you were going to do long after the mood you set it in has left you. ~ Darren Hardy

We all understand that. But how can we learn how to stay committed? Here are 4 guidelines to help you develop this important trait. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

2013 Resolutions Breakthrough

Every year millions of Americans make their annual 'New Year's Resolutions' (NYR) do they stick with them?


I read as high as 80% of individuals that make NYR quit within the first 3 weeks!


Everyone has an excuse for everything. The truth of the matter is it is tough to change your life. But that doesn't excuse you for not doing so. It is easy to tell you what to do for the better. But sometimes it is just as good to know what NOT to do as it is to know what to do. Here are the reasons we must understand to accomplish any goal for 2013.

Why is it that people don't become FIT?
In a country like ours, with the opportunities that we have, why is it that so few people reach their health and fitness goals? Why is America getting fatter every year? Why are more and more people signing up at gyms (i.e. globo's) but ending up quitting after a month or two? I think I can help shed some light. And my hope is that you can use this to help your family, friends, co-workers or acquaintances. Here are what I consider to be the five reasons why people don't become healthy.

Friday, November 30, 2012

You Think You Can't... HA! They didn't...

I have always believed that there is someone out there that is less talented, less motivated, has a worse upbringing, has less money, worse friends and is still able to overcome more obstacles and become ULTRA Successful. Next time you think you CAN'T think of these people. 

His teachers said he was "too stupid to learn anything." and was fired from his first two jobs for being "non-productive." 
Thomas Edison's 1000 inventions came during the Panic of 1873 -- 6 years -- and the Long Depression -- 23 years.

He did not speak until he was four years-old and did not read until he was seven. His parents thought he was "sub-normal," and a teacher described him as "mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in foolish dreams."

Albert Einstein survived one Long Depression, three panics and Post WWI Recession.

He failed sixth grade and was subsequently defeated in every election for public office until he (Winston Churchill) became Prime Minister at the age of 62. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

How Do You Get Lucky?

Whenever I hear someone say, "They are so lucky". Or, "Some people have all the luck". I stop and wonder... Are they really lucky? Or does it have to do with more than luck why some people get what they want.

Then I recently came across a quote from Richard Branson:

“I have not been any more lucky or unlucky than anyone else. The difference is when luck came my way, I took advantage of it.” 

Then there is the old adage we hear, "Luck is when opportunity meets preparation."

What I have found is you have the power to make and create your luck. Here is how...

The Formula for Getting Lucky

Preparation + Attitude + Opportunity + Action = Lucky

Let's break it down.

Friday, August 31, 2012

100% Owning Up

You liked this pic so much on my Facebook Page I thought I post again:-)

If I were to ask you a question...

"What percentage of shared responsibility do you have in making a relationship work?"

What would you honestly answer?

50/50? That would be too easy. Both people must be willing to share the responsibility evenly or some one's getting ripped off.

51/49?? Should you be willing to do more than the other person? Aren't relationships built on self sacrifice and generosity?

80/20??? Nope.

The answer is 100/0. Until you are ready to take 100% responsibility with zero expectation of receiving anything in return the relationship will NOT work.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Another Goal Hit...

After I sold my box, CrossFit Sioux Falls, in December 2010. I started this blog and one of the goals I set was to, "TO ESTABLISH MYSELF AS AN ONLINE FITNESS PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONALITY", you can find it on my 'About' page.

I have been featured on the CrossFit Affiliate site a number of times with a link of my popular posts. Today I have reached another goal by having my first post on a professional FITness and and Wellness site called, Breaking Muscle. Needless to say I am FLAT OUT EXCITED! Special thanks to Becca Borawski. 

Here is an preview:

In today's world there is no secret to success when it comes to your health and fitness. If anything we can run into the problem of information overload. The Internet, TV, books, eBooks, magazines, and having a fitness gym on every street corner provide us with more information than we would ever need. There is no question that any intelligent person can find out exactly how to get him- or herself in the best shape possible.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The 5 Reasons Why People DONT Become Healthy...

Child's Pose is healthy:-)

I talk a lot about how what you need to do and who you need to become to get yourself in the best shape you desire. Sometimes it is just as good to know what NOT to do as it is to know what to do. 

Why is it that people don't become FIT?

In a country like ours, with the opportunities that we have, why is it that so few people reach their health and fitness goals? Why is America getting fatter every year? Why are more and more people signing up at gyms (i.e. globo's) but ending up quitting after a month or two? 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

How To Become a Highly Competent CrossFitter??

HCC's have great shoes...

I believe in excellence being practiced no matter what your current skill level is. If you are an elite athlete it is a direct effect of your practice, attitude and consistency that has gotten you there. If you are are a beginner you can adopt the same traits as the best and eventually with that same practice, attitude and consistency you can not only become elite but have the potential to beat the elite. Last week I discussed the MINDSET OF THE ELITE and how they think. This week I want to show you the principles you need to adopt to become one!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

How To Think To Become ELITE?

Taking notes on the ELITE!

Watching the CrossFit games this past weekend was amazing, inspiring and educating. To be able to see the best of the best CrossFitters all in one room is an eye opening experience. 

I have always been of the opinion that more of your success with CrossFit (and your overall life) has to do with your Mental capacity more so than your physical capacity. The way the Elite CrossFitters think is the main reason why they are the Elite. 

Here are the Mental characteristics of the Elite:
-They all have a coach. It is much more productive to have someone with a third party objective to help you skip unnecessary steps and push yourself further. 
-They are cool under pressure. If you were to watch their faces in the heat of competition in each event they are always in control, constantly breathing throughout the WOD and stick to their game plan. 
-They are always positive. I didn't see anyone complain about a WOD, movement, weight, etc... They understand that to be the best it doesn't matter what the WOD is, how HOT is was, how HEAVY the weight is, it only matters who they are. They trust themselves, the training they have put in, their support group around them, focus on the task at hand and block out any negative thoughts!
-They have appropriate goals and expectations of their performances. CrossFit is a numbers game. They know their numbers. They know what it takes to hit those numbers. They are focused on hitting those numbers.
-They don't worry about other competitors or uncontrollable factors. They understand that they are 100% responsible for their success. Their success has about nothing to do with anything outside of them and has everything to do with everything inside of them. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Why Not You???

Its a Rambo sandwich.

Each and every day, there are people all around the country and world who are living their dreams. Millionaires are made every day. Families are experiencing tremendous relationships. People are becoming more and more healthy. Lifelong learners are growing intellectually and improving their chances for success.

The fact is that living the life of your dreams is possible. People prove that every day. Someone somewhere is going to get rich, get healthy and improve their life. So my question to you is, “Why Not You?”

Friday, June 29, 2012

Throw Back Friday's... The Best Way To Be Your Best

Eat your heart our Ron Burgundy

Sometimes to become better it takes us to let go of the pre-existing things, feelings, events, friends, etc...

To know exactly what I'm talking about read this weeks Throw Back Friday Post... THE BEST WAY TO BE YOUR BEST below.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lessons From A Champion

Walking on your hands takes TRAINING!

I am always interested to know what goes on in the mind of a HIGH Level Champion.

This past weekend I was watching some of the Olympic trails and saw a short clip on Michael Phelps. So I started reading about Phelps to find out what goes into the mind of an Olympian to see if I could get some knowledge to apply to my own life and success. I read that he consumes 12,000 calories a day. Now as interesting as that sounds I didn't think that was a great key to my success. But after further reading I did find some great ideas to incorporate. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Throw Back Friday's: Need a Pep Talk? Give One to Get One...

Not the kind of 'Pep Talk' I'm referring too:-)

One secret I have learned from trial and error in achieving my goals and helping others achieve their goals is: We all have the answers to our problems inside of us.

"So why doesn't everyone succeed with whatever they want?"

Because finding the answer is HARD!

It is easy to let our excuses, constraints, family, friends, environment, etc... hold us back.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Throw Back Friday's... Act As If...

A great 'Behind' Behind the scenes shot.

It is very typical when you are going to achieve a goal to take a look at where you are today, plan and set goals to where you want to be in the future.

A trick that I have learned that can work just as well is to work a goal backwards, by looking at your future ideal self and plan backwards to where you are today.

Act As If is a great way to approach this. Enjoy...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Why Do People Quit?

Yoga help the physical and non-physical
Starting a workout program can be intimidating, nerve racking, and feel overwhelming at first.

Succeeding with that same workout program and turning it into a lifestyle can be even harder.

During my years as a coach I've noticed that most people quit working out because they failed to understand and address the non-physical issues with being successful in making exercise a life long habit. It's usually not the exercising itself that makes them decide to quit it's the issues they don't address before they start.

Physical: The physical issues are the most popular and usually the first type of goals/reasons we think about when we start on a FITness program. The physical issues are things such as the type of exercises/program, your health, your fitness level and nutrition. Most people have at least a vague idea of how they think they want to exercise and know their general health and fitness level.

Everyone wants to look better. That is a great thing! Wanting to improve your physical body is tangible and relatively easy to determine at the start. I believe you need to be selfish with your physical goals because that is going to help you in the beginning when you don't want to go workout. Being selfish will help you do things your brain doesn't want you to do in the moment i.e. workout!

Knowing you need to workout and suddenly deciding to start some form of exercise without planning can unwittingly set yourself up for failure because you haven't seriously addressed the other two areas below. Decide how much you're willing to change your eating habits if needed.  Balance and moderation is simply all it takes for the vast majority of people.

Psychological: The psychological is the hardest out of the 3 areas to figure out. This area deals with things such as figuring out your real motivation, willpower, discipline and goal setting issues. Most people don't realize their true motivation. I hear all the time:

"I want to lose weight". "I want to tone up".

That's not a real motivation. My follow up questions would be:

Why do you want to lose weight?!  Do you want to lose weight for health reasons, or would you be happy looking average, or do you want to look "hot" in that bathing suit?...or all three? 

Goals don't mean a thing until you can give the reasons (i.e. motivation behind it) why you want to achieve the goal. The more you find your true motivation(s) the more efficient you'll exercise. It doesn't matter how much willpower, discipline or how good someone is at following through on set goals if you don't have your 'why(s)', reasons or true motivation you are asking for trouble down the road when it gets tough and life gets in the way (because it will). The reason why this is the hardest part is because it may take some real soul searching to find these things out about yourself but it's crucial for success.

Logistical:  Logistical is the X factor is most everyone's success rate with their health and FITness. The logistics have to do with the outside factors that you have control over. Where are you going to workout, the types of people you workout with, the time of day, days of the week, and other things but the biggest issue of all is scheduling. This is the area where you set yourself up for success or failure.

We can make this area very simple or very hard on ourselves. I've seen it way too many times where someone comes to me and says, "I just don't have time to workout.".

The key to success with this area is pre-planning.  Why? Because when we look into the future with a calm, responsible and focused approach we think clearly and we can plan accordingly. Usually our first plan is the best plan. If we wait until the day of or the last minute we are usually rushed to make a decision. And with our rushed decision and fatigued emotions we take the easy way out and end up doing something we want to do (slack off) instead of what we are supposed to do.

When you can address all three of these issues turning your FITness into a lifestyle is no problem.

Then 'its on to the next'. 


Friday, June 8, 2012

Throw Back Friday's... Change YOUR Words Series: Today's Word...'Strict'

We humans are fascinating, crazy and wonderful people. Today's Throw Back post explains how we think and react to words. Words are powerful. They trigger thoughts, feelings and associations depending on our history with them. We can have a very positive effect from a certain word or a very negative reaction.

For those words that have a negative reaction for you why not use an alternative words that means the same thing but in a positive light? Just like Paleo, I feel that you can sub any unhealthy meal with a similar but healthy Paleo version. Now lets do this with our words.


The way we think and speak are vital to how we feel and perform. Words are very very powerful. They can be used to your advantage or they can hold you back and stress you out!

We all have emotional attachments to words. Some people view a certain word different than others. Sometimes when I am in a conversion with someone and I hear them say a certain word, I ask them to define what they mean by it. Not because I don't know what it means, but because I want to know what they mean by it or how they 'feel' about it.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

60 Tips to Live the Best.

Add bring your dog to work everyday to the list. 
A couple weeks back I posted about a list that really inspired me called the:

Well I found another that is just as good if not better. This one is from a Leadership Expert and Author, Robin  Sharma. It is a list of 60 things to live by. Some are very  obvious, some are very simple and some seem very difficult to add into our lives. The entire list blew my mind and hit me HARD! Its on my wall of quotes in my office and I am very happy to share it with you.

1. Exercise daily.
2. Get serious about gratitude.
3. See your work as a craft.
4. Expect the best and prepare for the worst.
5. Keep a journal.
6. Read “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin”.
7. Plan a schedule for your week.
8. Know the 5 highest priorities of your life.
9. Say no to distractions.
10. Drink a lot of water.
11. Improve your work every single day.
12. Get a mentor.
13. Hire a coach.
14. Get up at 5 am each day.
15. Eat less food.
16. Find more heroes.
17. Be a hero to someone.
18. Smile at strangers.
19. Be the most ethical person you know.
20. Don’t settle for anything less than excellence.

There is the first 20. Click HERE for the rest of the list and be INSPIRED! 
Post the one's that hit you the hardest. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Throw Back Friday's... The Most Important Part of Goal Setting

What is the most important part of this pic?

A couple of quotes come to mind when I think about this edition of Throw Back Friday's blog post:

"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." -- George Santayana

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."
-- Albert Einstein

Below is an excerpt from the post in June 2011. Enjoy and comment your feedback.

July 2010 100 Day Burpee Challenge Finishers

All of us set goals for ourselves many times throughout our life. Some of us hit those goals, a lot  of us don't.

Whether you hit your goal or not, the most important part is the take-away (assuming that we finish what we've started).

What did you learn throughout your journey?
What did you learn that worked for you?
What did you learn that set you back?
What kept you motivated to continue on when you didn't 'feel' like sticking to your plan?

Find out the why all of this is important... HERE!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Halftime: Re-evaluating Yearly Goals

It's go time with Dat Hat...

In a sporting event, the players are given a break at the half in order to refresh themselves, look at how they played in the first half, and set strategy for the second half. So as you approach halftime for this year, here are some thoughts.

How did you "play" in the first half of this year? Have you met your GOALS that you established at the beginning of the year? 
Here are a few ideas to EVALUATE where you are at with your goals as you approach the halfway mark.
Take some time to sit down alone and review your goals. How many are you on mark to make? How many have you not even begun on? How many have you achieved?

Three things have happened with your goals thus far in 2012:

-You have hit some of your goals"I lost x amount of weight." "My Fran is ____ minutes." "I can do x amount of pullups."
For the goals you have already reached, try to set the new goal at 100 percent of the original goal. Congrats, but you have a ton of weaknesses to attack and get better at. 
-You are on pace to hit your goals"I still need to lose 15lbs for my weight goal." "I off my back squat goal by 40lbs." "I haven't gotten my 1st muscle up yet." For the GOALS you are on pace to achieve do this, stretch it about 10 percent. For example, if your original goal was 10 pullups and you have already reached 5 after halfway, stretch yourself to try to achieve 11 by the end of the year. This will give you a good reason to kick into high gear as the year progresses.

-You haven't even begun: "I haven't even tried to do a handstand pushup in months." I bought the Paleo book, but haven't opened it yet, does that count?"
For those you haven't even begun, my suggestion would be to reset your goal at 10 percent of the original goal. Obviously this goal hasn't been a priority, for whatever reason, and most likely won't suddenly become so. But you can make some ground. Set a small increase for the remaining six months and get ahead a little in these areas.

This time that you spend taking a look back at this year and reseting your goals will help you refocus, adjust, push yourself to a higher level and give you the opportunity attain more than you ever have. 

P.T.S on your thoughts and goal recap to the comments. 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Throw Back Friday's... Just Pull the Damn Trigger...

Don't think too much, Just JUMP, Snatch and Land!

This week's Throw Back Friday's post, JUST PULL THE DAMN TRIGGER, is one of my favorites for those of you that have a really hard time making a BIG TIME Decision for your life to get better. It's hard to a make bold moves to better ourselves, it is easy to make excuses to not go through with them. Learn how to make it happen on this one. Enjoy... And show some comment love:-)


Walking down the 'mean' streets of Sherman Oaks

Listen Up! I got really fired up last night!!!

We all have goals. We all have dreams and bucket lists. But the problem is we all have EXCUSES! What fires me up is when I watch people (that I truly care about) consciously stop themselves from succeeding through life.

People like to talk...and talk...and talk about what they 'want to do' OR what they are 'gonna do' and end up not doing anything.

If you truly want to get everything out of life (the goals we truly want to attain and the dreams we have for ourselves) you are going to have to step out of that 'comfort zone' you've created. And its gonna hurt, you are going to be scared and nervous, people will question you, you will question yourself, it is not going to be fun for a while.

So lets say you are really ready to go for it and nothing is going to stop you...And then for whatever reason (excuse) you don't.

Why does this continue to happen to you?! 


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

How to Stay on a Roll..

Looks like I got some good associations:)

Monday night was the last meeting for our Paleo Posse Challenge at CrossFit 818. The topic was one of my favorites, "Life After the Challenge". Those that complete these types of Paleo challenges see some incredible results, not only physically but mentally and emotionally. The common fear is that we will fall back into our old ways now! The structure, accountability, and the group will not be there when the challenge ends.....Or will it???

The BIG concerns are, "How do I stay on a roll?" or "I'm afraid I will fall back into my old ways." What can I do?!?! Here are 5 steps, when followed, will help you not only survive and stay on track, but THRIVE!

Role model: Being a role model is one of the most fulfilling things you can do in your life. When it stops becoming about you and your pursuit of the perfect body, and starts becoming about others you begin to act with purpose. And if your purpose is to help others, you find you end up helping yourself more than you thought was possible.

Education: Education feeds motivation. Knowledge is power! And when you continue to increase your knowledge you will began to empower yourself and begin to become unstoppable. Armen, Annie, Z and I were all CrossFit students and in your shoes at one point in our lives. We became so motivated and so inspired that we continued to do something about it and that has lead us to the position that we are in today. When you can plan you day, week and year with informative blogs (like this one:-), pod casts, books, audio programs, seminars and
certifications you can become wise beyond what you thought you had in you.

Associations: "The books you read and the people you meet will determine where you are in five years." -- Charlie 'Tremendous' Jones.

Do you ever notice how easy it is to eat healthy when the people around you are health conscious? How about the opposite?

If you want to be a millionaire? Hang around rich people.

If you want to be ripped? Hang around other FIT people.

CrossFit is so successful for a lot of us because it surrounds us with others that are just as motivated (or more), have similar goals and want the best for themselves. It is waay too easy to adapt to what the people around
you are doing. So be careful who you associate with, it makes a BIG difference.

Bring it back to what you know: We all have areas in our lives where we are experts and successful. The hard part about staying motivated is... staying motivated! Especially when it is something new and out of your comfort zone. When we get stagnate, drained, fatigued and we feel like stopping or giving in to our old self...STOP, DROP and revert to what you know. For example, I received an email from one of our athletes last week:

Need some secret sauce. What can I do better? more off? eat better? workout less? more? differently? Feel stagnant. Don't like this mortality stuff.
He was at a point where he was frustrated with everything. It was more about having a tough week with everything vs. what his actual question/frustration was. My response was to take it back to what you know. Being successful in FITness is using the same success principles as in finances, relationships, career, etc... His career is as a financial professional. So I asked him...

How would you treat your business growth? You are not going to make a million dollars over night, especially in the beginning! How would you tell someone to grow their portfolio? Treat your goals in CrossFit with other things in your life that you know (financial) and then translate it. That is your answer.

Success principles: This one springs off the last one. Whatever makes you successful in one area of your life, can make you successful in all other areas of your life. If you are dedicated to your work/career, then you can be dedicated to your health and FITness. If you are consistent with certain habits in some area's in your life than you can be in other areas of your life. It just takes you making it a priority, focusing on it daily, and with time it will transfer over to your goals.

What I recommend is coming back to this list every quarter and grading yourself on the development of each point.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Reverse Motivation???

She keeps me in check

I found this quote I thought was interesting:

“The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.”

Everybody starts...

A diet
An excersie program
A business
A relationship

But how does it usually finish?

Are we all exactly where we want and desire to be?

I have often read and said that it is easy to get motivated. Its easy to get started. Everyone signs up. Borrows money. Asks the girl out.

Why aren't we all ripped, rich and happy?

Could we be too relient on motivation? Think about it? Everything is so easy when we are motivated. It is easy to get up early in the beginning. It is easy to want to go to the gym. You get along with everything your partner says in the honeymoon stage.

What happens when the motivation fades? How do you keep up with your goals? How do you continue to move forward when you don't want to?

Post your thoughts in the comments.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Throw Back Friday's... Flip the Script...Be YOUR Own Coach

All you need is a good friend and 'dat hat' to
keep you motivated & moving fwd.

For the next few Friday's I want to start my next theme, Throw Back Friday's. It is going to revisit some of my old posts I wrote before most of you knew this blog was around.

Today's Throw Back Post: Flip the Script... Be YOUR Own Coach

A great trick I would tell someone when they are feeling "burned out" or starting to lack motivation with their FITness and or Nutrition plan is to...

"Flip the Script"

Most of us know what it takes to be successful with our Health and FITness. The problem is...we are human. 

And so much of our success with our Health and FITness rides on what is going on with our lives, family, friends, work, and the normal everyday stresses that life will present you with. Movitation is all about the mental and emotional. 

-So when the workouts are becoming stale...
-And when the PR's aren't happening as they usually were...
-When it's starting to get harder and harder to get yourself to the gym/box...

"Flip the Script" and be your own coach. 

Pretend you are telling your friend who has the same goals and motivations as you do what they should do to snap YOU out of it.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are...

I posted this a last week at my home box And it is worth it to share here. 


Paco proves he is stronger than he thought

With today's post I want us to train our minds and our hearts. 

Recently I have added these quotes into my routine.

"Our mind will quit a thousand times faster than our bodies will."
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."
“Commitment is doing the thing you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.” 

When you feel like quitting... What do you do think about?

When you feel like you can't take it anymore... What do you say to yourself??

When everything seems like too much...What do you do???

Before you answer those questions watch the video below and then post your answers to the comments.