Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward. - Henry Ford.

Everyone has set backs.  Everyone has a bad day, week, month, even year.  What it call comes down to is how we respond to these bumps in the road, or plateaus in progress.  
You're not alone, you are not being singled out.  I've been injured so many times as I'm sure many of you have been.  It happens and it can throw off your training big time.  The key is evolving and adapting your training to accommodate that injury.  After my broken ankle, I focused on my upper body training, which included a lot of TRX, battle ropes, and push-ups.  I adapted, I took that obstacle and changed myself, changed my training routine to stay active.  

Now I'm not saying all setbacks are fitness/health related.  Certainly there are other things in life that can set you back, but the mindset needs to remain the same.  You MUST maintain that positive mindset.
No matter what you are pursuing, no matter what pops up.  It could be a new diet or exercise program, or new behavior patterns, or just one of life's little curve balls that it likes to thrown every once in a while. Eventually, there comes a time where a wall is put in front of you.  That wall is there to TEST you. How you react to that wall, how you adapt, will show you what you are made of.  

"You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you."

There are 2 ways to handle life's little curve balls.  

You either change the problem or you change yourself.  Changing yourself can be quite hard.  If you do it the right way, evolve and take your "wall" head on, it can build you up., make you stronger.  However, do it the wrong way, and it can send you spiraling down.

What I want you to do is to stay STRONG!!!  

                                                                       Never give in
                                                                       Grind it out

Don't venture into that negative place where you feel sorry for yourself, or start saying "why me" or "when is my break" or "I have no luck."  That's negative self deprecating behavior and will only lead you down one path. We don't want that.  

STRONG is empowering yourself to learn from any and every setback so that next time something pops up, you can kick some butt.  STRONG is viewing them as a challenge to overcome.  


Guess what?  S@%T happens!!  You either roll with it and learn from it, or you let it conquer you and break you down.  The choice is yours.  

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