People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar
One of the main muscles we train here is one we affectionately call "the show up muscle." One of the most difficult things for people not in the habit of working out to do, is to find the time and energy for a workout, especially when every other part of their body and life is telling them not to. They may not be feeling 100%, they also may have a lot of other things going on in their lives, stress at work, kids, family, assignments, no time, no money. Do these sound familiar? These reasons, which are often valid and reasonable, are also called excuses. What these reasons do, is get in the way of results - the very results they want. To get results, they must show up - and this usually takes being "un" reasonable.
People that that get results always show up. Take JW for example (pictured above.) He is an extremely successful and busy television executive, has a family w/ 2 kids, and has been training with me for many years. He shows up 3 times per week, month after month, year after year, and I can count on one hand the number of times he's cancelled. As a result, he's healthy, fit and vital, and will be for years to come. Awesome job, JW!
Show up. Don't quit. Get results.
Note: I woke up to go and train at 5 am and I had a message on my phone that read - "It's raining out, I'm not going to make it to the gym!"- Yes, you read correctly... "I'm not going to make it to the GYM"
'Nuff said - Way to show up guys!
Yeah, I have to say I resent the implication that somehow those of us who didn't show up failed to work our "Show Up Muscles," which, if you know anything about basic physiology, don't actually exist and are simply a fantasy concocted by Michael to lessen the guilt he feels about not sending out a "drizzle is one thing, but this is a downpour and thus is the workout canceled" email. .