Wednesday 7/8

9 Deadlift @315/ 205
400m Run
12 Deadlift @ 275/185
400m Run
15 Deadlift @225/155
400m Run

 

Today, let’s talk about effort.

Over the weekend the movie Rudy was on T.V. and though I missed all but the last half hour or so, the power of that movie always gets to me. As much as I’d love to give an in-depth review, just know that the movie is about never giving up and always working hard and giving your all. Watch it.

The people who we see that have the most success in our gym are people with this mindset. They don’t talk much about it, but they show up all the time and they work really, really hard. It doesn’t matter if it’s hot or cold outside or if they’ve had a hectic day. They don’t care if they have people tugging on them in all directions or a long day at work. They might be sore or tired or hungry or full but none of that matters because they have goals. And they know the only way to be sure to meet those goals is to pursue them to the point of near obsession.

This is what Rudy did in the movie. Always at practice, always getting his butt kicked but always getting back up. In the end it earns him the a college degree, lifelong friends, the respect and admiration of his colleagues and team mates and the title of Notre Dame football player (his goal from the outset).

Take some time today to think about your goals. What are they? What are you actively doing to meet them? Could you be doing more? As always, we’re here to help you on this journey, but the effort must come from you.

 

 

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