Giving Up…

It’s that time of year.

You’re gearing up and winding down at the same time.

Gearing up for Christmas (the Holidays).

And you’re winding down from the year (and Hanukkah if you celebrated it).

And it’s oh-so-easy to just give up on the rest of the year.

To just let your workouts slide.

Ever feel that way?

I have.

I even acted on it.

Once.

Sort of. (More on that in a minute.)

It was December 2011.

I went on a working vacation.

I rented a house on the beach and wrote a book while I was there.

I had worked out / trained REALLY hard the previous month so I cut myself a break while I was there and really just “free-styled” my training –

Did whatever I felt or didn’t feel like doing.

Mostly Pistols and Pull Ups and One-Arm Push Ups. And Original Strength.

When I felt like it.

And when I didn’t?

I did nothing.

Except enjoy the scenery. And my family.

Point is – I earned my time off.

So I really didn’t “give up” at all.

I planned for it.

So if you feel like giving up your workouts this time of year realize that if you do –

Getting started again in the New Year is going to feel like you’re wrestling a Bear.

Why?

Simple physics.

Newton’s First Law and all that.

A body in motion tends to stay in motion, unless external force is applied to it. (The couch. LOL)

The converse is also true –

A body at rest tends to stay at rest, unless external force is applied to it.

It’s the “tends to” part that gets you.

So, if you’re struggling with giving up and maybe even have, just pull out your jolly olde Cattle-ball and do just 10 minutes of Swings.

And if that doesn’t float your boat, just practice one of your favorite lifts.

Notice I said “practice” NOT “work out.”

Practice is sweat and strain free.

And if you need a little extra accountability to keep yourself going, I’ll even send you a workout every day.

Right to your inbox.

Here’s how it works.

Keep on keeping on.

It’s worth it.

YOU’RE worth it.

Talk soon.

Geoff

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