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January 15, 2024

"What Is Your Why?"

It was one of those days where everything hurt. My shoulder ached, my legs hurt, I was stiff and a little ornery.

All I wanted to do was sit on the couch and watch football and scroll through my phone all day. I was tired. Full of holiday snacks. Ready for a nap.

And yet, I still picked myself up. Poured myself a hot cup of black coffee, added some creatin and dragged my ass downstairs to the garage. Row. Bike. Stretch. Move - lots of movement. Shoulder rehab, light work - all the things that I tell my clients to do all the time - even if you don't feel like it - do something.  You dont need to do a whole, massive workout if you're feeling down - but you do need to do SOMETHING. Go for a walk. Do 100 bodyweight lunges and pushups through out the day. It is so easy to just sit on the couch and do nothing - but then, my "WHY" would inevitably come up to me and ask me what I was doing, and I'd have to tell my son that I was too lazy to get my work in.

See, I do not intend to raise soft men, who prefer to be lazy and weak. My sons will see the value in getting your work in, and to be a stronger, better version of yourself every day. Even if you don't want to. Especially if you don't want to. I can't tell him he needs to go to practice, if I'm not willing to put the work in myself.

Do we take days off to rest?  Yes.  Do we take days off when we don't feel well?  Of course - but we don't take days off when we just don't feel like doing it. Those are so often the most important days to get something done.

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