It’s 2020 for real today. No, I’m not going to waste time with a cliche vision parallel.
What I will say is this. I made 10 very realistic goals. Those goals all align with my passions and purpose. It’s going to take great discipline and impeccable dedication. With that in place, I could really get everything I want before summer ends. So I got to get to work.
I’m looking at this goal list this morning and I truly understand that if I complete 1, 5 or all 10 task that it was something I did or didn’t do. My fate is firmly in my own hands and I got to do something with it. I like the feeling though. This lets me know that my mind is shifting and I’m breaking away from a conditioned uniform mentality and I am holding myself accountable for my lifestyle. Not a company or another person; Me. Every single month of this year should get me closer to my goals.
So let’s get to work! The better side of life, is on the other side of sacrifice.
It’s November. I’m up 5 pounds which puts me officially at 35 pounds away from my goal and that’s not cool. So the next challenge is real simple. Go into lifestyle mode. That means do the following.
- Weight train all 4 weeks minimum 5 days a week
- Limit our heavy carbs and starches to 1 day a week max
- Maximize green vegetable consumption
- Intermittent fasting, because I like psychological nature of it
- Really hit that gallon of water or more per day
This isn’t a “diet plan” or “something to do” this month as a conversation piece. I’m really about this life and I’m becoming addicted to the results. It’s a good addiction. There’s is clarity and new found mental strength in good health. As I approach 40 I want to be better than I ever been. It’s an inside and out job and the biggest part of health and life evolution is not being who you were at 16, 18, 21, 25 and 30.
November is the month we set the tone for 2020! Let’s FAWKING GOOOOO!!!!!
I had a great conversation with a co-worker today about pro athletes and what it takes for them to get to the pro level and get the 100 million and up contracts in their respective sports.
Imagine one day you participate in an activity and you enjoy it so much that you want to dedicate your life to it. From that day on, it becomes your passion, drive and reason to wake up in the morning. You work tirelessly, endlessly and long after your friends and family are done. You do this activity with everyone or with no one. You put in mental and physical time into this to get better at it and make it your craft.
You master the craft. You become known as one of if not the best to do what you do where you are. You are admired and deemed to be something special, yet there is another level to climb.
You reach that level. You are now known as a professional at what you do. You are compensated beyond your wildest dreams because of what you do. What you do is something that you have loved more than anything in your life. You get to reap the reward of the discipline, hard work, dedication and determination it took to get to the much deserved payday. Now all you have to do is win and be everything you’ve always been, doing the one thing you’ve always loved.
It made me think. What do I love enough to make me go that hard and reap those kind of benefits? What would I want to do for nothing more than the love of being great at this craft that makes me happy? How do I become so great at the thing that I love to do that they pay me more than I could ever imagine? None of it is easy, but all of it is possible.
I’m thinking on this even more now. Thinking about the things I say I love to do. Thinking what is the next step for me to be a master at a craft that I love. I can’t wait to show the results of the answer.
Yesterday it became painfully obvious that my body can’t handle eating meat and animal product like it used to. That pain became literal and worse than it has been possibly ever. I been having severe fatigue lately. The pain in my back, legs and now even my arms has heightened. I just feel bad and helpless.
Even with me giving up the fast food, pork and ground beef this happened. Which means the culprit is the Chicken and Turkey I had Sunday and Monday. I’m no good to myself or my family in this kind of pain. I no longer want to feel this kind of pain. This was the revelation. The wake up call. The beckoning to make concrete changes to my lifestyle. So that’s what I’m going to do.
Right now, I have to let these toxins leave my body. Put all the good I can in and push all the bad out. Then increase the will power, consistency and dedication to reach my ideal fitness goals inside and out.
The road to end pain and inflammation begins again today…and will never stop or detour…