“I want to lose weight”
“I want to quit smoking”
“I want to feel better”
“That Asshole cut me off and ruined my morning”
“I want to stay in bed longer”
“I want to get smashed tonight”
“I want it to be Friday…”
There lies inside us all the seed of something great. An idea, a dream, an action, a thought, a hope, a love…..I believe that. I will believe that forever. I will do my best to find that in everyone I meet and have the honor of coaching, or even have the honor of having their ear for just the briefest of moments. We live in a society that is begging to be moved, and begging to move. I could be looking at the world through fitness colored glasses, perhaps I am naive to believe that movement and nutrition could fix many of the problems that we face on a day to day basis….doesn’t matter, naive or not, I am going to go on believing it. As a matter of fact I can’t tell you the number of lives I have changed simply teaching people how to move, and what to put in their bellies. Everything from promotions at work, to life long ailments no longer hurting, to vastly improved sex lives, not to mention general disposition changes and more positive outlooks on life….to me movement and nutrition are Life….without either of them you do not have life….
This past weekend I was honored to be a part of Buffalo’s first Ninja Warrior Competition (shout out to Patrick Hall of Hybrid Fitness…check it out downtown Buffalo!!!) Where I and 47 other high speed Ninjas took on a wicked course..and had tons of fun….it was outstanding…and the support was amazing….hundreds came to watch. My hope, as I hope was Patrick’s intention, was not that I or my fellow competitors got a moment to be glorified…..my hope is that a ton of those “watchers” had a moment where they thought…. “I can do this” The obstacle course was great..but the idea of motivating 150 people to push through their own comfort levels and decide, because of one Sunday afternoon of inspiration, that they are now going to do “something.” That jazzes me up. That is what wakes me up at 4 am every morning….that is what drives me…this insatiable hunger to show Buffalo and the whole damned country that the idea of FIT, or getting FIt could not be more clear than it is today…move often and move well, and fuel yourself well……get over it. . If you are looking at that statement and thinking it is more complicated then you are wrong….move move move, and eat to support your movement not to support your hidden inner angst…..
With that being said I have developed a cure all for what I like to call Lazyitis…. I have doctor friends who tell me this is a terrible condition that is sweeping the nation…
Tips to becoming a Bullet Proof Ninja (clearly I am assuming you want to be one…..who wouldn’t ?)
1. Move well and move often
2. Pick up heavy stuff every once in while
3. Fix your attitude before your feet hit the ground every morning
4. Decide to be great
5. Know what you know, don’t be afraid to admit what you don’t
6. Find a reason to be
7. Help people
8.Don’t hurt people (it contradicts #7)
9. Sweat everyday
10. Find time to learn yourself better (daily)
11.Believe in others
12. Believe in yourself
13. Find a way to not take shit from people that involves #7
14. Decide what will make you happy and pursue it with every fiber of your body.
15. Be afraid often, and learn how to enjoy it.
that’s all for now