A Powerful Message About Training Consistently

A Powerful Message About Training Consistently 1

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It seems in life there’s always an excuse.

Sometimes the excuse is more of a reason, other times it’s just what it is, an excuse.

I remember a time one January, my dad had been undergoing chemotherapy treatments which had been knocking him on his ass. He’s since recovered completely, by the way.

In the same month, my sister was referred to a cardiologist for a faulty heart valve. Again, things were okay, but a scare nonetheless.

The next week, a family friend had passed away.

And at the same time, my wife and I were expecting our third child.

Needless to say, a pretty stressful time.

So with all these events, I found myself getting a little more philosophical about life and other things.

Around this time, I clearly remember watching a special on the late comedian Greg Giraldo, and Conan O’Brien came on and said something about his “Go around”.

We only get one “go around” in life. It really is up to us how we spend that go around.

I think we have much more control than we think we do when it comes to our “go around”.

Sometimes decisions are too difficult to make, so we let others make them for us or just make excuses (like finding time to train).

But I’m lucky enough to live in a place where we have so much freedom to choose many things.

Most importantly, we can choose how we treat other people and we can choose how we treat ourselves.

I have to constantly remind myself to choose to be consistent with training.

It doesn’t matter how good I’m feeling, or what I’m lifting, or my conditioning times, I just have to choose to do it.

And believe me, this message is as much for me as it is for you.

I need to choose to eat right 90% of the time. I need to choose to train consistently.

Results will come.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re just starting out, or have been training for years. Whether you stuck to your nutrition plan yesterday or not.

Stay consistent and the results will come.

Consistency is key.

Stay the course,

-Mike

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