To the girl with the mousy hair.
It can be a cold, bitter world we live in some times. Climate change threatening civilization, and the animals we hold so dear. It’s funny, people say we are destroying the earth but in actuality we are destroying the environment that supports life on earth, or our life and the life of animals. The earth will always be around be it 4 degrees warmer, or more. It’s life that will become extinct.
Mass shootings at schools or work places. Inequality still alive and doing well. It can be tough to get through the days as these things loom on us all, sometimes bringing us down and sometimes making it tough to get through the day.
We need to be inspired. Inspiration can come in different forms. I was talking to my mom who saw man land on the moon back on TV in ’69 and she and my dad were glued to the tv to see something that has never happened before. A very inspirational event.
I read a tweet from Elon Musk, the owner of SpaceX among other companies and in the tweet he said that life is full of problems, it can get you down. Sometimes you have to do things that inspire people. He says that is why he launched his first Tesla car, along with spaceman into orbit around earth to eventually head to mars. He wanted to inspire people. He wanted to give people something to literally look up to to make them go ‘Wow, look at what we can do’.
Inspiration can come in many forms. Need to be inspired? Listen to this podcast that features Paul de Gelder.
A clearance diver that lost both his right leg and arm due to a shark attack. It’d be easy to quit life and give up. I’ll let you listen and see what path he chose to go down.
Inspiration can come in many forms. The choice you make today just might inspire someone.
Yours in health,
No need to feel so bad…
It’s been a while, hasn’t it. I’ve been busy with work, and I officially no longer have a night free during the week as I am now a student of Para Bellum MMA and my free night is now occupied grappling. That’s ok though as it makes me a better teacher and it helps me to be a better martial artist over all.
But that’s me. Lets get onto today’s topic. You.
We are almost at the end of the 1st quarter of the year of 2018. How are you doing? Are you meeting your goals? I hope so. If you are on track, meeting your goals and happy with your performance than you can stop here as there is no longer any need to read any further. And congrats! If you have been having a hard time then continue reading.
During teaching today’s combative fitness class to get my students to work even harder I reminded them that it’s hard work that gets results. Absolutely you also need to be following proper technique, resting, eating well but if you are not working hard then don’t expect gains. That’s it. It’s not as complicated as people want you to think, or make you think they have the ‘secret’ so they can get your hard earned dollars.
The fundamentals of working out have been around for a long time. They get re-branded and books,dvd’s, subscriptions get sold. People pay the bucks and then they fail. For the most part I don’t think they mean to fail, but they do. The good intentions are there but they are missing the knowledge that ultimately there is no magic pill, there is no panacea. Maintaining a strong cardio base requires hard work. Maintaining strength requires hard work. Becoming a strong striker requires hard work. Becoming a better grappler requires hard work. Just like mastering a musical instrument requires hard work and dedication so does fitness. A famous martial artist one said: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times”. Hard work, dedication will usually end in results.
We are almost at the end of the 1st quarter of the year of 2018.
Are you working hard?
Yours in health,