FITNESS

About Your Bum Knee...

Ever see a guy drop a touchdown pass and suddenly come up with a limp? Like they’re trying to tell you they missed it due to an injury. Everyone knows that’s not why they dropped the ball. It’s just their excuse. It’s a “loser’s limp.”

Maybe you’ve got a bad knee that you use for an excuse, too. You tell people you can’t join them for a workout because you’ve got a bad knee or back. But let’s be honest, that knee injury doesn’t keep us from doing crunches, pull-ups, pushups, or 100 other exercises we could be doing. And that torn rotator cuff doesn’t prevent us from doing squat jumps, hill sprints, or flutter kicks either.

We’ve all got something that hurts. Find an exercise that you can do – and crush it! Go all in on it. Maybe all you can do is swimming. Great! Get after it!

Don’t use one injured body part as an excuse not to do anything at all. There are guys without legs doing triathlons; so focus on what you can still do, not what you can’t.

Healthy Water

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How well do you think a trout would do living in nasty water clouded with fast-food wrappers and cigarette butts? It might eke out an existence but it definitely couldn’t thrive. It couldn’t live as it was designed.

Your soul is like that trout, and your body is the water in which it lives. Fitness isn’t just something for jocks and narcissists; fitness is important for your soul.

Cleaning up the waters of our daily life means cutting out the junk food and exercising daily our cardio, muscles, endurance, and speed. Not just for the sake of our body, but because our body is where our soul resides. We do it to give our soul the healthiest possible dwelling place.

With a body and soul that are both healthy and thriving we are able to positively influence those around us. We’ll breathe easier, sleep better, and be in a better position to help others.

Fitness is a free gift we should all give to our soul.

Consistency Counts

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Getting fit and saving money have a lot in common.

Saving money from just one paycheck per year will not prepare you for retirement. It takes consistently saving small amounts over a long period of time to reach your goals. They don’t have to be large sums; they just have to be made consistently whether you feel like it or not. Small deposits made consistently will change your future.

Likewise, doing one really big workout per week will not get you in shape. It takes consistently working out a little each day whether you feel like it or not. Small workouts done regularly will change your future.

Compound interest works for fitness the same way it works with money.  The small deposits that we make over a long period of time add up in a huge way.

So workout when you have a cold, when the weather sucks, when you’re traveling, or when you only have 10 minutes. If we only workout (or save money) when it’s convenient then we will never reach our goals.

Consistently grinding out the reps and logging the miles will set you apart.  Keep making those deposits and you will change your future.