Years and years ago, I think in 2005 to be precise I made a tough decision. A REAL tough decision – and one that eventually proved to be an exercise in futility in many regards (hindsight is always 20/20 though).
That tough decision was made after carefully considering several factors at the time – and it was to leave a country which I loved – that being China – and a country that I’ve had more than my fair share of “good times” in if you get my drift, hehe (and YES, you’d have to be an old timer to understand this one!).
I still remember that excruciatingly HOT, humid day as I was walking back home after my climb.
Those were the pre-sprint days. The pre-0 Excuses Fitness days — but I was building a base even then (though I didn’t know it).
As my T-shirt stuck to my back, and my track pants felt about double or more their weight, I remember looking back at that deserted park and saying this at the entrance – mentally – I’ll be BACK.
And funnily enough, my “departure” was never permanent. I kept returning – to China – but mostly to the almighty HILL – a hill, and a park that will always hold a special place in my heart, which made the initial decision to leave that much more poignant.
A couple of months ago I made a similar tough decision, and some of the emotions I experienced at that time are mentioned here – – https://0excusesfitness.com/2018/05/14/qi-feng-park-dongguan/.
And funnily enough, it now appears that (as per the norm) even that decision isn’t working out for the best in a few regards (all non business related though).
As I’ve said ad infinitum on other blogs of mine, “you can’t get away from who you are really are”.
What you REALLY, REALLY want at the core of your heart (whether you know it or not) will find a way to you in your life, and will find a way to “chase” you down whether you like it or not.
But anyway, back to tough decisions – we often need to make tough decisions in our lives – decisions that need to be made nonetheless.
And when it comes to fitness, there is NO question that the vast majority of folks out there need to give themselves a good ole fashioned ass whopping and seriously question their attitudes towards fitness – and life in general for that matter.
The bloated bellies, the saggy asses, the bingo wings on display just about everywhere I go — and most of all, the gluttony I see around me on a regular basis.
I could go on and on and on, but you get the picture, no?
ALL these folks need to make a hard decision – a decision to get fit – and be DISCIPLINED in their lives, and do so the right way.
Hard decisions rarely ever feel good. I’ve spoken about one of them above. Yet another one was during my leaning out phase when I woke up at 5:30 A.M. daily and climbed that darn hill about 3 times in the morning – before showing up again in the P.M. to do twice again.
I’m not a morning person, by the way, but what had to be done HAD to be done at that point, for reasons other than fitness as well (and that’s another tale for another time).
It’s not going to feel good initially when my 0 Excuses book tells you to drop the excuses. You’ll feel outraged when you read what I’ve said about weightlifting in general – – and what former bodybuilders have told me as well.
And you’ll feel the need to turn me upside down as in “who the hell does this guy think he is”, hehe.
And then you’ll probably figure “hey, I made this purchase. Let’s just crank out a few reps and tell this guy how useless his stuff is”.
After doing so, and after noticing how you’re barely able to walk after your first 40 (20 for most people) Hindu squats, you might think “this guy might have something after all”.
Once you see your belly receding before your very eyes as you do the best darn exercise ever, and once you FEEL good in the way only that exercise can make you feel – you might even start to wonder why you questioned it in the first place.
And so forth – and laugh all you like, my friend – but what I’ve said above is true, and more than a few customers have actually written to me and told me about it (much like the former bodybuilder did!).
So that’s today’s tip. If a hard decision has to be made – MAKE it – and then get on with your life with no “ifs and buts”.
Nothing is perfect, and nothing ever will be. Hindsight is always 20/20. All we can do is live in the present and react to it – and the same holds true for fitness, my friend.
Make the decision NOW. Roll on over HERE, and be prepared to be blown away by what you download shortly thereafter!
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P.P.S – What did a former bodybuilder tell me? Find out right HERE – – https://0excusesfitness.com/shoulders-like-boulders/