The Thought Behind Motivation
“WHY THE HELL AM I DOING THIS?”
It is the #1 question I ask myself constantly.
We all have our reasons for attempting to stay physically fit, but are we really honest about them? Do we have clear and concise reasons for doing whatever kind of workouts we do?
As you get older, it’s not always about Havasu & “beach season”. Eventually it becomes about rehabbing injuries and addressing physical limitations. It is less about just a flat stomach & more about avoiding risks for heart attacks and diabetes.
“I’m 42 years old, why don’t I just eat right, nock out a few reps of bench, some legs press and 45 min of cardio & I’ma be all good!”
But I can’t do that, because for me, it’s about the ability to actually BE as fit as I want to look! I love competing and measuring my fitness against the younger guys. I want to be the old bull that the young bucks talk about over pre workout and protein shakes.
Too many people DON’T HAVE A CLEAR VISION OF WHY THEY ARE DOING WHAT THEY DO! if you just hit the gym because it’s part of your routine, then quit wasting your time and money. If you are unwilling to make a plan, then you are not planning to succeed.
I bring this up because this morning, during training, there was a guy who was 55 years old and basically shit on everyone else with his work output. No he wasn’t lifting what the younger guys where, but he knew what he wanted to accomplish. And while I had to pull back because I didn’t properly warm up my lower back, this athlete stayed steady through the whole workout… and THEN SOME. He has a plan and he is sticking with it.
Food for thought as I look forward to the week ahead that is already written out, a month ahead of time… You get the idea…
SET YOUR GOALS, THEN REVERSE ENGINEER IT!