Friday, November 30, 2012

Running Through Pain

Run through the annoyance and stop at the pain.  A friend of mine told me that one day and I always have it in the back of my mind. Annoyance yes, pain no! I always hated the saying "No Pain No Gain", people think it has to hurt to work not true. Pain is a signal that somethings not right. Pain awakens us so we can evaluate the real deal. Don't keep running with the pain or through the pain, don't medicate the pain, evaluate the cause of the pain. Sometimes that means we have to stop and take a few steps back or even start over. If we don't stop at the pain, eventually it will stop us. We wont be able move4word because of the damage we have cause to ourselves believing we can deal with the pain. When we don't stop at pain, we never get a chance to look at where something went wrong for the pain to start. Lack of preparation, bad training(partners/advice), bad habits, bad form, old accessories... the list goes on. I have only to learn to stop at pain through experience, now when there is pain I stop and heed the warnings. I want to excel but I cant do it if I am huddled over in pain. Something to think about when training for life or races.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Are you ready to change?

Are you ready to adopt and commit to a healthier lifestyle?  The more "yes" responses the more likely you are ready to commit to changing key behaviors.
  • Are you looking to change a specific behavior?
  • Are you willing to make this behavioral change a top priority?
  • Have you tried to change this behavior before?
  • Do you believe there are inherent risk/dangers associated with NOT making this behavioral change?
  • Are you committed to making this change, even though it may prove challenging?
  • Do you support from making this change from friends and family?
  • Besides health reasons, do you have other reason for wanting to change your behavior?
  • Are you prepared to be patient with yourself if you encounter obstacles, barriers, and/or set backs?

Monday, November 12, 2012

CHALLENGE!!!!! Today starts the push-up challenge for the next 3 weeks! The goal is the add 2 push-up each day for 3 weeks. 
For example, If you start out Monday doing 10 push-ups, Tues you will do 12, Weds 14 etc.. Yes weekend are included. 
You can break it up throughout the day but the goal is to get it done! Modified or military are acceptable.

BTW... if you miss a day you have to do the day you miss plus the current day.

I'm starting out with 2 today! Yes it is a low number but you want to build up your muscles since we are doing daily pushups!

Happy push up!!!
Start at :46 to bypass all the introductions! Great instructional video!

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