Ready For Anything
Quick thought: I try to encourage people to train for a specific goal. Something tangible they can think about, envision, focus on while sacrificing and working hard. It motivates us to have a short-term, reachable finish line. Examples: a 5K race, a photo shoot, a bodybuilding show, a lifting competition, a vacation with family or friends. The cool thing about training hard and eating right in preparation for something like that is you develop habits and you can keep that lifestyle going after the event. Or, even better, put something else down on the calendar and take it to the next level...
Sometimes, however, we have to train for the unknown.
That's where I find myself these days. I feel like something is around the corner, something is coming which is gonna require me to be at my best. I know my lifestyle is a little strange- example- yesterday, out of the blue, my agent needed me to take a few digital photos in swim shorts for an audition. Not a big deal, right? But that's the kind of thing that would give me fits if I wasn't "training for the unknown!" If I had been Stay-Puft Marshmallow, then taking pix like that would be a miserable experience. No one enjoys that.
Yesterday's "head shot" for the client (whom I will probably never hear from again... ha!):
Yes, silly job. But that's just one example- we all could have something pop up in our lives which would be more easily accomplished- if at all- if we were feeling good and strong and fit. The best you can be.
Check back this week- I have had quite a few requests lately for my current training, nutrition, and supplementation plans. I'll try to get on that in the next couple of days.
By the way: when I was that scrawny 15 year old who started lifting weights in my high school gym everyday after school, I would have NEVER guessed that someone would see fit to put me in Muscle And Fitness Magazine on the same page as Arnold himself. Unbelievable- still a scrawny kid! Hahah they got their facts a little wrong, as a magazine will do, but I am honored. What a trip...