After you’ve had a fantastically crappy day, it’s hard to wake up and work out the next day.
You don’t want to face the sunshine.
You don’t want to deal with people.
You don’t want to even try to adult.
The morning after Starbucks laid me off, I didn’t want to get out of bed. I wanted to stay hidden under the blankets and never crawl out.
I wanted to sit on the couch while the kids went to school and eat ice cream all day. Preferably with globs of caramel sauce.
Instead, I got up early and hit the gym.
Now, I’ve skipped the gym plenty of times before. I’ve given into self-pity, accepted my own lame excuses, and binged on ice cream.
That day, I was sad. I was angry. I was teetering on the edge of despair.
So I went to the gym and kicked my butt.
And you know what?
I felt a lot better afterward.
One of the most important conceptual shifts you can make is the realization that you can program your thoughts and your attitudes by taking care of your health and fitness. —Scott Adams
You can’t always control circumstances, but no one can take your grit.
You may be down, but you are never out.
FIT FINDS OF THE WEEK
READ: Getting let go from your job might feel like the end of the world, but it isn’t. Here’s what I learned when Starbucks HQ laid me off.
WATCH: If you’re running out of ways to entertain your kids, try this superhero workout together! They’ll burn off some energy so they don’t bounce off the walls, and you’ll show them fitness is fun.
LISTEN: You know that huge kid in Remember the Titans? Well, now he’s a shredded beast and host of the podcast, American Glutton. He interviews various celebrities, health experts, authors, and comedians, and talks about every aspect of fitness.
GEAR: Are you worthy to wield Thor’s hammer? Now you are! These hammer kettlebells look so cool!!
TRY: More often, as I get older (yuck that’s hard to admit) I wake up sore and stiff. Mobility routines like this help me loosen up
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Move your body. 🏃♂️
Clear your mind. 🤯
See you next time,
Dad: What do you call a fake noodle?
Daughter: I don't know.
Dad: An IMPASTA!
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