Sunday, February 27, 2011

...nO sHoRtCuTs...

I thought I'd share a few quick thoughts as I relax from my usual go go go way of life on this Sunday afternoon...

It seems to me that everyone these days wants a shortcut. We are all busy. Life moves in fast forward. We've become a society used to getting what we want now...of instant gratification. It seems there's endless gadgets and diets and pills that guarantee a quick fix to the same problem...how to get the perfect body we all want without having to change or do things we don't want to.I guess it's always been this way to some extent.

I found this picture above and I had to laugh. When I was growing up, my Mom had one of these contraptions in her dressing room. The idea was that you stood there with this strap across your hips/butt and let it violently shake you into shape. You didn't move a muscle or do a thing. You just stood there and let it shake you. I remember once walking in and seeing my Mom eating a cupcake while she stood there shaking. Sometimes I would use it myself too. If you want the truth, it didn't do a thing except make me feel motion sick and I feel certain that it did not shake away the calories my Mom consumed as she ate her cupcake that day.

People ask me all the time. "What's your secret?" It's funny to me because it is so complex, yet so simple at the same time. So, here's the secret (that's really not a secret):
( me doing a 1RM Deadlift of 245lbs...I went on to hit 260 a month or so after)

IF YOU WANT TO BE HEALTHY AND FIT AND STRONG, YOU NEED TO MOVE YOUR BODY AND WORK YOUR MUSCLES. YOU NEED TO EAT MORE OF THE GOOD STUFF AND LESS OF THE BAD STUFF. YOU HAVE TO COMMIT TO IT AND MAKE IT A WAY OF LIFE. THERE IS NO QUICK FIX, AND THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS. IT TAKES COMMITMENT AND GOOD CHOICES. IT TAKES DETERMINATION AND SWEAT AND HARD WORK. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT PART, NOTHING OR NO ONE CAN DO IT FOR YOU. ONLY YOU CAN DO IT. GIVE IT EVERYTHING YOU HAVE IN THE GYM AND LEAVE IT ALL ON THE FLOOR WHEN YOU'RE DONE!

Work hard and get strong!







I loved to read the Sunday comic strips from the paper each week when I was younger. Here's a couple more funny cartoons that go right along with this!

4 comments:

  1. Awesome, love it!! I love when people ask for your secret...well, I *MOVE* and eat good...It is hard work, it sucks sometimes, but it is worth it. Sitting at home wishing yourself thin, fit, and healthy doesn't work or we'd all be perfect! People don't like my answer because it takes too much effort and it isn't a quick fix, but it is a FIX!

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  2. Love the cartoons, too funny and too true!!

    Cindy
    Crossfit CLE

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  3. Awesome post. LMFAO @ the cartoons!

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  4. yup, work hard... sweat a lot... and love every minute of it!

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