It’s the beginning of April and if you made the new year’s resolution of “getting in shape,” how are you doing? I know the odds are against you. If you’re still trucking along, awesome job – if you’re not, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, because tomorrow is a new day.
As the owner of Undisputed Strength & Conditioning and a few other new startups, time is one of the things that’s really, really scarce for me. I fell victim of the “not having time,” which really meant things that were once important to me actually ended up losing priority. To be honest saying “I don’t have time is truly BS,” and you can read about my post here. Simply, I didn’t prioritize the time I needed to workout the way I liked to. Yeah, I squeezed in 30 minutes a day for something, but I finished my workout not feeling like myself.
When you set out on your fitness journey, I want you to know it’s okay for the path and destination to change. By that I mean, you’ve probably tried the local Life Time Fitness, LA Fitness, or [insert other commercial gym name here], multiple times to end up in the same spot – which is not staying committed. Have you tried personal training? I know it’s expensive, what about group fitness? As many of our members will tell you, the membership at a commercial gym plus 1, maybe 2 personal training sessions equals the investment you’d make at most commercial gyms.
The point I’m getting at is this, maybe it’s time to change the path your on. The people who train at Undisputed train here because they’re looking for that group atmosphere and they’re looking for others to keep them accountable. However, I’ll be the first to admit, it’s not everyone. That’s why it’s important to try things – if you’ve been here 3 times a week for the last 2 weeks, odds are you’ll continue that behavior. However, you must like the style of fitness we promote for long term success. Also, it’s okay for your destination to change. Building a base of general fitness unlocks doors that you never knew existed. It’s very common for our members to venture into the sport of weightlifting, the sport of fitness (such as CrossFit and alike competitions), powerlifting, etc, both for fun and competitively.
Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what you want and who you want to be. If you’re not spending time to write your own story, someone else will write it for you.
At the age of 35, I’m considered a Master Weightlifter (an age group for “older people”) and I’ve decided to get back to a sport I love. I tried convincing myself, that it’s time to just “workout for the purpose of life,” which is completely fine. However, I’ve always identified myself as an athlete. Therefore it’s time for me to start training like one again. It’s been a while, so I know I’ll have to ease back in – just like I’m brand new to this again! Check out day 1 of my program: