One of the things that is so depressing these days has been the increase in childhood obesity. I think I can say that we all build habits in youth that become lifestyles in adulthood. For those of us lucky enough to have had parents that encouraged physical activity and healthy habits, we reap the benefits now as we have been programmed to keep ourselves relatively fit. For others, who perhaps had parents that were less likely to lock them out of the house for mandatory play time, it can be more challenging to amend our inherent sedentary life habits. But good news, if you’re a member here, you’re right on track.
Now I encourage you to go out and spread the good news. I’m not talking about becoming that person at work that uses the break room as a chance to flaunt their personal achievements (though if that’s your thing, party on). I mean influencing those around us to be more active: especially kids. Kids are amazing in that they have no filter and live very much in the moment. They may hate you for pulling them off your tablet or away from their video games, but once you get them going on something a little more physical, they’ll soon forget why they were giving you tude because of the fact that they are having real, physical, tactile fun. Now this might require some extra supervision on your part, but hopefully they were getting that anyway. I realize that its easy to say this stuff, and that their are times when you just want to be able to relax and watch cartoons. But remember, your example is going to be followed, good and bad alike. So don’t shy away from the physical play. And if you’re thinking that there’s just not much to do around the house, well here’s a link to some creative ideas, with a listing of the calories that will be burned in the process.
So, continue to do what you do, and help instill positive habits in the next generation. They will appreciate it, if not in the moment, when they get old enough to realize what an enormous gift it really is.
Before you come in to the gym, I recommend that you set your mind to train. Regardless of what is on the board for the day, your mentality should be to train to become better than yesterday (also realize that rest / recovery is all part of training).
We can plan ahead and reflect on the past, but you can only change how things are progressing within the present time. If you want to quite smoking, stop smoking presently consistently till a week, a month, a year passes. You have power and control of your present decisions.
Setting goals for yourself will also encourage you to gravitate towards them. Whether you are successful or not, you will get closer to said goal and transition to another one. Set goals to keep you moving in the direction of “the bigger picture.”
Live life in the present. One day at a time. -Tim
We have nailed down some dates for weightlifting seminars. Be on the look out for an email in the next day or two. A level 1 seminar will be on August 2nd and 3rd, and a level 2 seminar will be on August 16th and 17th. These seminars can accommodate all skill levels, and will help you become more confident and comfortable with your olympic lifts. If you are interested or have any questions, please email email@example.com for more details. Hope to see you guys there, register soon as spots fill up quick and attendance will be capped!