Kris Gethin’s DTP – Day 9

After work I wanted to go to a different gym. I texted the guy, and he said he was going to call his co-workers to allow me to come in. I drive their and sat in the parking lot waiting for confirmation. I got nothing. Great… I continue to sit a couple of more minutes hoping that I would get a text. My pre-workout is kicking in. I’m itching. I’m scratching my face off. Forget this.

I drive to Giant Fitness again, and it’s crowded. Luckily, no one was using the machines that I needed to use. I notice people looking at me, but I don’t care. I need to get this done or else I’m just going to be scratching myself annoyed. I open up my app and look at what I did last week. I decided to do pyramids this time instead of sticking to one weight set the whole way through. My legs are dying.

The person next to me is moaning. It’s annoying me. I continue on with my workout. People are looking at me. Probably wondering why I’m still at the same machine for the past hour. It’s okay. I’m just following what I need to do. After I was done, my legs were so wobbly. Walking up the stairs felt so heavy. I wanted to laugh so bad because in a way it felt amazing.

I need gym clothes. Gym clothes are expensive. I wear the same gym clothes everyday. Don’t worry. I wash them, but I would to invest in some clothes eventually after I get a new wardrobe first.

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JIM STOPPANI’S 12 WEEK SHORTCUT TO SIZE: DAY 7

Rest, but don’t rest. Really? I could hardly sleep last night. I probably was sleeping really awkward because my legs were just hurting. I looked at what today’s “rest” day consisted of and it looks like I was supposed to do HITT cardio or just brisk walking. Great. Not only that, I woke up late. Bummer.

I’m at work walking around looking like some robot with an awkward zombie pose. Doesn’t help when customers are walking through the door and I’m in the back of the store doing a thriller walk towards them.

Upon further research, it looks like it’s actually a good thing I’m in pain. Looks like my body is going into some kind of chaos mode which is basically adapting my body so I’m able to handle heavier workouts. Sounds like I’m going through transformations each time I work out. When I look at it that way, I’m excited!

So my goal after work is to hit up the gym real quick to do intervals on the elliptical before I head out to eat with a bunch of friends!

Persistence

How many times will it take to get to the center of the tootsie pop?

That was an old commercial that aired a long while ago. I never really understood it, and I still don’t understand it. But in a way, you can look at it as persistence.

We all know that achieving our dreams does not happen overnight. Rome was not built overnight. Athletes who become great and celebrities who become stars didn’t just happen overnight. They failed. They failed, but they kept trying. They tried different angles. They tried different strategies. No matter what they persisted on breaking through in doing things that most people wouldn’t do. We could do the things that great people could, but we prefer not to. We give up the moment we experience failure.

I, myself, give up. I expect results to happen immediately and when I do not get what I want. I tend to quit. Yet the beauty of being persistent is that you feel like you are one step closer. One step closer to becoming truly amazing. I wake up every single day knowing that just one more step allows me to reach where my own eyes can’t see. So if you’re struggling and if you feel like you are about to give up. Don’t. I haven’t so neither should you. I have experienced so much in life and to this day I am grateful that I am able to breathe. Breathing allows me to know that I still have a chance to accomplish something. To either make a difference within myself or to those around me.

What Have I Accomplished

I feel like my days are going faster than I realize. I feel like time is passing quickly without me keeping track of my progress in life. With me working around 12 hours per day at work, and a majority of the time is me sitting down waiting for customers. I wonder what am I doing with all this excess time that I have at the store. I could be more productive than ever, but there are times when I’m just pandering way too much. It doesn’t help that I’ve also been watching Netflix whenever I am bored.

We are always thinking that we have all the time in the world to get things done, but truth is time is limited. How do we interpret time? How do we measure it? Do we think of life as one long stretch? Or do we wake up each day thinking that we are reborn and try to live life a different way every single day?

I’m barely holding on, and the only way for me to get out of my situation is to focus on my debt. Having debt is like this huge heavy weight on your heart. It feels like you can’t breathe. It affects your relationships and it affects everything else you can imagine. So in order to get this weight off my shoulders, I need to eliminate what I can before I start investing in myself.

So far though, I’ve been very active on Facebook getting these customers in. It’s working. I should’ve done that from the start instead of taking my job for what it is. Sometimes I just need to take the initiative in order to make a business more successful.

Day 0 – My Life Down Under

Today, I wanted to just write about what’s going on my life. I realized I never really taken the time to write in a journal despite me creating blogs about my fitness journey.

Right now, I’m struggling. I am struggling to the point where I feel like I don’t know whether I can continue on or not. It makes me cry. It makes me furious. It feels like everything goes right and all of a sudden things hit the fan.

I was able to get my own car, but to find out two weeks later it broke down because of a transmission problem. It costs $1500-1650 to repair. Taking a look online to research whether it is worth it or not, I find out that the model I have is known to have lots of problems of breaking down. I end up trying to sell the car to the mechanic. They can offer only $500. Just my luck… I take there offer and still waiting for a call back.

My roommate is moving out saying something how I never clean up the house. I get more stressed because I used to clean everyday, but no one cleans up after there mess. I work 11.5 hours per day, and I’m never home. So I stopped.

The electricity bill gets cut off because my mom was behind.

I become stressed. I can’t think while at work, and my boss can sense it.

I barely have any money for food or anything. I realize that people stress more about the bills and debt because that’s what I’m doing. Taking my boss as my mentor and with the help of my girlfriend’s parents. I submit myself to God and his works while listening to the advice of others.

Becoming a Free Athlete

I was supposed to go running. I didn’t get to. I’m disappointed in myself. Even though I’m disappointed, I at least finished my body weight workouts. I’m quite proud of that. I’m proud that no matter what, I will do it no matter how much I have to pushing myself to continue. Sure… I may still have problems doing a full set of workouts at certain times, but I’m doing this for me. I’m competing against my own self so that I may become who I know I should become.

Instead of cowardly running away from challenges. I’m hoping that I can learn to embrace them. I am hoping that no matter how much I have to break my outer shell, I’ll end up looking forward to becoming my best self. What about you? If you feel like you are not getting anywhere in life, then I’d say start exercising. You may of not have exercised before or done it in so long, but just get your body to create momentum so it knows that you are willing to do anything to accomplish your dreams and aspirations.

Take a Break

It seems that everyday I wake up, people all around are so busy trying to get to their destination. No one really takes the time to enjoy the journey. We’re all competing to win the race, but we never take the time to enjoy the ride along the way.

The world isn’t getting any better, and the things that we should be appreciating we actually take for granted. I’m one of those people who failed to realize it. So as I’m out looking at the city, I’m only one person trying to accomplish my own dreams. One person trying to find out what it is I really want to achieve.

Once we get to the finish line, can we really look back and see wall that we done. Do we know what it was like when we struggled. Do we know the feeling of the pain we had to endure and the sacrifices we had to make along the way to get where we wanted to be?

Enjoy life to the fullest. Don’t let your race be a moment not remembered.

Running Towards Victory

If I had a preference on when it came to running, I would personally say I love doing it first thing in the morning. There’s a sense of accomplishment you get when you get done your run. It basically sets the day for me knowing that I want to accomplish more.

I think that as I start to develop myself, it’s time to focus more on what I really want to accomplish within these couple of months. At this present moment… where is it that I stand? Where is it that I want to go? What do I need to do at this very moment in order to take the next step towards reaching my goals?

I used to feel like I had to do at least one blog per day. I felt like I had to do one video and upload it per day. I tried to do it, and I eventually started to fail at being consistent. Consistency will lead me towards where I want to go. Maintaining focus and disciplining myself is what I should be doing.

So even though I’m a scrambled mess, I’m going to keep getting back up and try my very best.

Freeletics – Week 2 Day 4 – Pulling

So I actually wasn’t able to workout for the past couple of days. Rather, I think I was just too lazy and I’m actually just making the excuse of why I did not work out. I went to work and while I was at work, I figured I mind as well do a workout routine. Even though I started in the middle of the week, it was better than waiting a whole week to pass to do it on a Monday.

I open my app excited thinking to myself that this workout was going to be easy. After all, I had to do lunges before the main program. Easy.

After I got done, I proceeded the full workout routine and noticed all I had to do was pullups and pushups. Mind you that, pull-ups are my weakness. That and legs. I ended up taking 25 minutes to finish the program. I took so many breaks because my arms were on fire. I still managed to finish though.

No matter how long it takes you to complete something. Always be persistent and follow through.

500 Word Blog per Day

So I’ve been practically reading one book per day. It’s amazing how much I can finish in such a short of time. I usually get my books from Amazon Kindle and I have to say it’s so much better than taking the time to drive to the library all the time. Don’t get me wrong, I love paperback books. But there’s something about being able to carry my iPad and carry multiple books at time to read. That’s not the point to this blog.
I’m big on personal development, and even though I have yet to improve on many areas of my life; I can’t help but feel motivated to better myself. So that’s what this blog is about. It’s me trying to create a better habit that I can implement automatically without me thinking about it. My blogs have become short, and I never really keep track of how many words I’m typing per blog. So I’m going to try to make it consistent in the beginning stage. If I can somehow manage to make 500 words per day, then I can say that I’ll be improving a lot more along the way.
Other than that, I’m doing well. I got a stable job finally and I got promoted within 2 months. My goal is for me to get promoted even more. I honestly love this job. I love talking to customers especially the ones who love to talk with you as well. In my downtime, I usually spend it bettering myself. Most of the time you’ll find me just reading on my iPad. I think I got bored of Netflix. The only times I spend watching is when my absolute favorite shows are on. The same thing happened when I used to love playing games.
I’m not sure what happened along the way, but eventually I just stopped playing games. Don’t get me wrong… I play games once in a while, but I don’t play them hours at a time like I used to. Slowly Netflix will fade out, and books has become a big part of my life. I’m not sure if I could call myself an avid reader. It is in my hopes though that I an start working on my blogs and working on social media more along with my personal development. 
Even though I love to read so much, I won’t get anywhere with my business if I don’t start implementing something. I admit that I’m dealing with a lot right now in life. I admit that I made some mistakes in my life that I wish I could’ve changed. I can’t keep dwelling on the past. I’m focused on the present and the actions I can do at this moment that will better my future. 
It is in my hopes that I can do BeachBody again. I’m not really sure. BeachBody is really the only company that I’m interested when it comes to health and fitness. If you have any other suggestions on business ventures I can look into, please let me know.
Other than that, I thank you for reading.