I could well sum up the essence and premise of 0 Excuses Fitness in the headline of this email.
You know how it is when you’re busy – right?
Us “entrepreneurs” – or solopreneurs – or, I dont know what the term is these days (I’m called business man usually) – to me, anyone with a brain and some balls – know this feeling very well – if you’re doing it right, there ain’t enough hours in the day to get it all done, and even then, when you go to bed at night, you’re dreaming about “work”.
When you have something to get done – especially annoying, tedious paperwork – you want to get it out of the way and done NOW – ditto with emails – or new IDEAS which you must act upon instantly!
That isn’t me saying it.
Check out what the great Napoleon hill said in Think and Grow Rich i.e. when the idea (or inspiration) strikes – put it to work (fruition) immediately, without DELAYING. Every second you delay is not just a second where that idea might die, but it might well be fatal to your SUCCESS.
The DOERS will understand this as well, that sense of urgency.
With all this being said, I’ve done both types of workouts.
Long and slow, and QUICK and dirty, and a combo therein.
I remember back when I was on speaking terms with my parents in 2008, or maybe 2007 we went for a walk together.
I remember Mom saying “Rahul, you’re sweating too!”.
(in response to me saying that was an easy peasy walk -an hour or so, but none of it uphill).
Sure, I was sweating.
That was more the heat and humidity than anything else though, step out in the Delhi (which is where I was then) heat someday, you’ll know what I mean.
I told her that, but i didnt really press the facts home.
Then, those long, ardous treks up the hill – in even hotter weather in China – and even worse humidity I’ve described in 16 Inspirational Fitness Recollections in graphic detail – those were tough x 10.
Four hours of hill climbing daily will make you feel it – and sometimes twice in the evening too. I never missed a DAY.
Then, what I do NOW.
On both the above occasions, I wasn’t really doing my own thang as much as I should have – now that I am for years, there is always stuff to do.
Today was a race to get to “lunch” by 6.
I had like 15 minutes or so left around 530 – and until 545, I figured I’d work out – while also checking the laptop and phone for some important messages from some payment processors I’ve been dealing with (dont yall just hate that repetitive paperwork, things never scanned correctly, the most minor of details – a bank recently rejected my docs not because they were not correct for what they wanted, but because “they couldn’t see four corners of the document”!! I mean, really, geez…) …
And of course, in that limited time frame, with 10,000 different things going on, I squatted.
And I did pull-ups and stretched.
Squats and pull-ups, my friend – or the former with pushups are the CLASSIC thing you can and should do daily in terms of exercise.
They’re also the very best when there is limited time.
Squats are #1, of course.
It took me like 8 minutes or so to pop off 220 assorted squats, then I made it even quicker to 300.
I did 25 pull-ups.
I stretched for a total of 2 minutes cumulatively throughout the workout.
And now, I’m done.
Oh, I managed to get lunch in around 6 too. Hehe.
Perhaps I’ll workout again – squats.
I likely will.
There is no better way to “digest” food, I’ve found – one being to “let it go down” as my friend Lilly would say, hehe.
And second, heavy duty leg work an hour or so after it’s “gone down”.
Key thing though, being time – and in that limited time, I was soaked to the bone.
I got a great workout in – more than what most people get in the gym in hours.
Dont believe me – try knocking off even 50 squats the way I teach you – quick – and in good form.
It ain’t easy – if you can even get past 10.
Thats what I love the most about my workouts beyond the obvious – the TIME benefit.
Maybe I should rename my System to the “Entrepreneurs”, or “busy man’s” fitness system.
Ill leave it as it is!
And I’ll be back!
Oh, over the past couple of days I’ve been tinkering with the site – an idea that came to mind was to put up a seperate store for those of you that want paperbacks, but I Scrapped that idea – first thing you know, integration between the two is a pain, second, if what works right now works, which it does, well “why change it if it aint broke” (which it ain’t).
Still a great learning experience though …
And on that note, I’m out.