Whew! I just got an EARFUL – or should I say heapings of earfuls, hehe.
Just got off the phone with my wife – and suffice it to say she was NOT happy, hehe.
Why? Well, there’s a whole litany of reasons behind this which would take up an entire book to tell you – but it condenses down into this – distance is often very very hard on a relationship – especially more so when you’ve got young kids to deal with as well.
Sure, we’ve got Facetime – Wechat – and all the other nonsense on the smartphones that ostensibly allows us to stay in touch 24/7 – and yet – NOTHING can compare to real in person time spent with one’s kids – or spouse, for that matter.
One of the most poignant memories I have of my daughter Barbara is when she was but a day old. Looking at the little helpless bundle of joy peacefully sleeping in my arms (my wife was unable to move at that time) gave me such a feeling of inner contentment and peace that I cannot even begin to tell you how good it feels.
Especially when she mistook Papa’s “breast” for Mommy’s, hehe – one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen.
Ditto for my wife. Nothing really compares to in person time spent with one’s spouse. A hug. A kiss. Or a simple “I love you” – said in PERSON – NOT on the dumb-phone, hehe.
As y’all know I’ve been in China for quite a while now, and over the past few months I’ve come to a decision.
While China has been good – or should I say GREAT – to me in many regards, it’s time to move on, my friend. Move on to greener pastures as it were – and move on WITH my family rather than without.
Again, don’t get me wrong. China’s been GREAT – it’s been here where I’ve created most of my products, and it’s here that the foreign devil really “embarked” upon his fitness journey way, way back in 2004 (courtesy a certain “Ann” who I’ve spoken about in prior emails, hehe).
But it’s time to move on – and curiously enough, I’ll be moving on to a country which is responsible for giving us all the wonderous exercises that I teach in the 0 Excuses Fitness System.
That country being India – the birthplace of the great Gama. The birthplace of Hindu squats – Hindu pushups – and a whole slew of other exercises – including, but not limited to reverse pushups, “table” pushups, and a lot, lot more.
One of the interesting parts about this is that I might not have access to a hill when I’m in India – except for when I’m traveling in the Himalayas, of course. I’ll keep y’all posted on that, but for the most part, I’ll be doing exactly what I’ve told YOU to do many times – which is to port the routines in “Advanced Hill Training” over to flat ground – and believe me, they work just as well on flat ground as on hills.
By the way, did you know that contrary to popular opinion – and thought – sprints done on flat land can actually end up being MORE taxing than hill sprints?
I bet not – and I’ll cover that as well in future posts.
For now though, it’s off to India in a few weeks. We’ll see what happens after that, but I – and my family – for one are looking forward to the new adventures in store for us – and I’ll certainly keep you posted on how it all goes down!
OK, my dear reader – that’s it for now. My ears be a ringing from the dressing down I just got, and I’m off for a 250 pushup workout now. Join me if you can!
P.S. – I mentioned Advanced Hill Training above, but forgot to include the link – here it is now – http://0excusesfitness.com/advanced-hill-training/. Don’t forget the special FREEEEEEEBEEEEEE mentioned at the bottom of the sales page – grab it while the offer LASTS.
P.S #2 – I’ll be training my daughter on handstands as well – she’s already shown a keen interest in them – and this WITHOUT me telling her even ONCE. As they say, kids do what their parents do. So if you’ve got kids, set a good example for them, my friend. Don’t be a sloth bear – or couch potato – or “buffet molester”. Instead, train daily – and train with VIM, VIGOR and GUSTO – and do so with exercises that your kids will be following along in no time at all – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/