I love getting better. I love learning. I love the journey towards some level of proficiency with any skill. I'm thinking, that you, my dear reader, can't be that much different?
I have on my Bucketlist to master an impressive body feat, swim to Sweden and be able to do 100 push ups. In the body feat department, I'm thinking something along the lines of handstand pushups, one armed pushups, onearm pull ups or maybe backflips, you get the picture, something that will strike awe in most and be really cool to learn doing.
One of my passions for a very long time, has been working out physically. When I was a kid, I was a competitive swimmer, I had a great time doing all the fun and physical work in the army and I have been doing physical training in one way or another more or less my entire life.
The 9th of June 2014, I set out on a new journey in my training after, reading a book by Mark Lauren called "You are Your Own Gym". I'm not a calisthenics fanatic, nor a dedicated crossfitter, strenght-lifter, body builder or anything like that. I just like to work out and feel strong and healthy. Also, I like the thought of having a functional and healthy body as I grow older. I am now on my restday after two days of the beginners program, lasting ten weeks in total. My muscles are sore in a way I know to be good and almost can't wait to kill the work out when I awake in Cancun tomorrow morning.
I haven't been working out for a while, because I've been doing heavy physical work in the mountains. Amonngst other things, I have been Building a House while doing my Fieldwork. So the work left me with an excuse not to take too good care of my body while working. I find that these excuses come easily and that they have a nasty way of influencing my thinking, if I don't push them away instantly. That's when I feel like sticking it to the Man in the mirror, when I let these little voices of excuse get a say in my decision making. Fuck those excuses, let's get to work on getting better.
As I write this I am now back on track towards my three big physical Items on the bucketlist, Swimming to Sweden, doing 100 push ups and the Impressive Body Feat. It feels really great to be grabbling with classic compound movements once again and feeling how my strenght is increasing every day.
Those little excuses can go te hell, life rocks and it rocks even more when you grab it by the balls and start working. No matter what the work is, get up and get to it, I love to just get started and kill those excuses, I know I will feel like a million dollars when I do it. RIght now I'm working on a company launch, my physical well being and being the best friend and partner for the people that are near me, the best people in the world!
Do you have physical goals that you're working on?
PS: I did kill that work-out the morning in Cancun, where the photo is from, and the following week up until now. I'm just anxious to move on to the third week, where shit gets a bit more intense.