Hi all, this is my first guest post, by author Paige Johnson. She makes some really great points about how to keep committed to your goals. Read on, and let me know if any of these have worked for you!
Things we mention:
A book I love, one of the most instructional books for coaches and trainers: Coach McKeefery's #1 Amazon International Bestseller "CEO Strength Coach"
Ed Cosner's PowerSport Strength and Conditioning
Physical Training for Tactical Populations: An Optimal Approach - Matt Wenning, M.S., and Major Mark Ivejaz. Info here.
Did you all catch this? You might remember Hyde Park Gym's 2016 Squat by Southwest meet, which I wrote about here. It is an annual event, but we turned this year into a fundraiser for Stephen Moore, one of our own trainers, who was in a motorcycle accident in which he lost his right foot.
Stephen was a powerlifter for Louisiana Tech University, and had moved back to Austin shortly before the accident. He was, and continues, to be a powerlifter, and an inspiration.
Read more about his inspiring attitude at Austin Fit Magazine: It's Not Over Until You Quit.
Do you ever wonder what other people do to be successful? How do others set themselves up to get their workouts and make smart meal choices?
I wonder too, for a second… then I usually just go ask. I’m nosy, I mean, curious like that.
In the past two posts, I discussed how you can take control of your life and how to do that even in crazy situations. (Parts 1 and 2 here, in case you missed it.) More recently, I went straight to my sources and asked people who get it done how they do it.
The process of creating new habits takes effort at the beginning, but it becomes easy once you are in the routine. Your workouts will make you feel good all day and sleep better at night. Healthy meals will help you lose fat and avoid the random energy slumps during the day.
Once this becomes second nature and you are in your groove, you will wonder how you lived before feeling so good. It seems easy. You’ll see.
Then, BAM. Life will hit you.
Here's what you do to get through it.
Taking ownership of your life, your body, your habits, and your results is the most important thing you can do in life.
This will be the most important blog post I write.
More important than any technical info, any recipe, or any magic secret. Taking ownership gives you freedom, control, and means you can get what you want. Read on to find out how.