Every 4 years, the world’s most exceptional athletes gather in a new location to display their athletic talents.
The Summer Olympic Games is the single most exciting event in my opinion. The sheer excellence associated with being an OLYMPIAN is something I could only ever dream about. The excitement, build up, and energy associated with watching someone who has put their everything into the last four years for their moment is something I can’t even put into words.
As a child, it was one my biggest dreams to one day be an Olympian!
I’ve had fleeting moments of possibility with chances in 2008 to join the Junior U.S. Rowing camps and in 2011 at tryouts for the U.S. Bobsled team, but it never transpired to anything unfortunately.
The other day my mom sent me a message and it reminded me to “Dream the Impossible, Until it’s Your Reality!”
I’m not quite sure how I’m going to make it the Olympics, but if I ever get the chance……Yeaaahhhh buddy!
Side note: I’ll take working for the Olympics as a small consolation prize aka DREAM JOB!
It encompasses everything I love: Sports, Travel, Entertainment, Passion & Honor.
Until next time,
Grind Hard Live Fit
I’m on to Week Dos and feeling pretty good!!
If you missed out on Week 1 check it out!
So as expected last week was HARD, I pretty much felt sore every single day and felt like I was on temptation island with all things NOT on my meal plan. Apparently being surrounded by 4 dozen freshly baked bagels, delicious cream cheese and every other food under the sun was the theme of the week.
I came across these messages the other day and I felt it was written just for me.
” I don’t care how hard you train, I don’t care how many metabolic workouts you do, or how much cardio you do, if you can’t nail your diet week in and week out, you’re short-changing yourself of results. You’re working hard in the gym for sub-optimal, or in some cases, no, results.”
So I figured if I’m gonna bust my butt in the gym every day I might as well make it pay off!
So yes that means I can’t have every little treat I see or just take a “nibble”. I have to be laser focused on the end result.
And just in case you like to crunch the numbers and read into the hoopla…
“Everyone wants to throw around these hypothetical percentages… Well, here’s one for you – give 100% to diet, 100% to training and 100% to patience, then genes will matter 0%”
Funny how these things just “pop up” when you need em’!
Typically I do little to no cardio and more metabolic/circuit style training. With this comes a whole lot of praying…haha. The first week or two on a new workout plan is ROUGH. I’m usually bent over, drenched in sweat and wishing that my :60 rest will crawl by BUT the timer goes off and I gotta GO for Round 2!! So this is a little test of patience and persistence, the workout kicks my butt and then I start to KICK BACK!!
It hurt to warm up…I’m not sure my abs, back, and legs have ever felt that sore….lol. But today I’m feeling much better 🙂
I’m pumped to report that I MADE IT through Focus! week. 100% on plan in the gym AND in the kitchen.
The challenge for this week is to BELIEVE…
- You are capable of doing the impossible
- You are strong when you may feel weak
- You are destined for greatness
- You are sacrificing now for the sweet reward later <<<Itty Bitty Bikini anyone?!?>>>
Until next time….
_Grind Hard Live Fit_