Posted by Coach Wayne
on Apr 19, 2013 in weekend update
How is everyone doing? Did you like the new “Midweek Motivation” feature this week? I like having a blog each week dedicated to some visual and mental motivation because those quotes and those images of what I WANT to achieve are the things that keep me pushing forward when I’m most tempted to quit. I hope you find it helpful as well.
Those are some ripped individuals in that post, huh? Well, they are all members of teamRIPPED who have been living it out for at least a couple years now. You don’t get that ripped overnight. It takes hard work, but ask any one of us and we will tell you it’s SO WORTH IT! Establishing the daily disciplines that lead to our goals is the key.
I really loved all the quotes I posted in the Midweek Motivation. They are about pushing yourself forward — refusing to simply “exist” or coast but to be a conqueror! It’s easy to talk about it. Everybody TALKS ABOUT IT. But will you put in the work to make it happen? Talk is cheap. Results are where it’s at!
And speaking of someone who stopped talking about it and decided to BE about it, I got a great update from Al this week. He just finished going through P90X and Insanity. Check him out!
Al also shared his story with me, which really sheds light on what kept him pushing toward his goals:
I spent most of my day sitting in front of the computer and did no exercise at all. I loved eating those all-you-can-eat buffets, cheese burgers, chicken wings, and enjoyed drinking at least once a week. Nothing too crazy but 5-6 beers each time were the norm.
I’ve gained a LOT of weight in the past few years by doing nothing! And my man boobs (or “moobs”) weren’t getting smaller either.
My cholesterol had always been high (around 230; went up to 304 in 2010!!!) and I did nothing about it and therefore I was afraid to go back to the doctor since. I was always too tired to even playing with my kids and would prefer sitting on my ass and watching TV. My weight shot up to 187 lbs – the heaviest I had been. I freaked out!
I realized that it was time I take it seriously! I needed to have a drastic change! One evening in October 2012, I popped in the first video and started following the routines. I didn’t even have any dumbbells or resistance bands but I was determined to move forward regardless. The first 2 days of the workout was extremely tough because I had hardly done any physical activities prior. I almost puked 15 minutes into the warm-ups. I could barely walk right the first week.
But I was inspired by and learned so much from Coach Wayne. I learned how to eat healthy and understanding what my body really needs. I realized that nutrition will contribute to 80% of the success. I knew that I must change my lifestyle and started eating healthy! I started tracking my workout, recording my weight as well as logging my diet on a daily basis, without fail!
My goals were simple: I wanted to lose fat, lower my weight to 170 lbs, lower my cholesterol and see if I could get ripped. After one round of P90X and Insanity, my weight dropped from 187 lbs to 154 lbs, body fat from 23% to 7%, and waist from 39.5″ to 32″!
Can you relate to Al? Are you avoiding the doctor, or friends, or activities because you are scared of how unhealthy you are? Have you chosen to live in denial rather than to face your problem? You don’t have to live like that! Do something about it!!! Take the first step!! There are thousands of others here at teamRIPPED taking those same steps, so you don’t have to do it alone. Let me know how I can help!
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1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my articles and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them. Click the share links below them and share them on FB, twitter, etc. It really helps me get more exposure and grow teamRIPPED!
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Keep bringing it and inspiring others to do the same gang!!