Ok, so we’re officially past the “survey date” now. To all those that responded – thank you! We’ll do our best to incorporate suggestions and feedback as far as possible – and if you’ve still got more, shoot ’em in via email anyway and I’ll see what I can do.
So last night, my daughter returned from a trip to the mall, and wanted a “rocket” she had made for class.
It was one of those little paper thingies. You know, the kind that teachers ask young kids to make in class in terms of “activities”.
I still remember a “satellite” I had to make in 4th grade. I believe my Dad made that for me, but unfortunately it got well and truly crushed in a fist fight that somehow occured over it. Oh well, hehe.
None of that with my daughter, of course.
She’s turning into a bonafide fitness MONSTER – as well as getting STRONG, STRONG, STRONG daily!
One of her favorite activities as you know is the “Gorilla Grip” activity.
This involves her taking my paw in both of hers, and squeezing for dear life – and yelling “Gorillaaaaaaa Grippppppp!” as she does so – much like she were a Marine “Oo rahhhhh”ing, hehe.
I love it – and to make it even intense, she’ll put her little four year old foot on top of my palm and try to crush it that way as well.
All in good spirit, and she’s probably the strongest in her class right about now. Good on her. I’m currently teaching her how to punch, and the first thing she does these days when she’s upset is give me a couple to the midsection.
Initially I didn’t need to “flex” for her to do it – but boy is she developing some serious strength now! Hehe … all good again. That’s how kids should be raised – – physical activity galore as opposed to a steady diet of dumphones, French fries and chocolate “smoothies”.
There are some results right there for you, hehe, and for more? Just ask the classmates she gets into fights with!
Anyway, where was I?
Ah, so she took this rocket she had made, and was attempting to “zoom it up” to a shelf high up yonder in the living room.
Fairly easy task, one that could be accomplished with a flick of the wrist, but she didnt know how to do it.
The first few attempts ended in failure, but the first thing she did was THIS – she’d jump down from the stool she was standing upon – and say this.
“Papa, don’t worry! I’m going to try until I succeed!”
With extra emphasis on the succeed, believe it or not.
After a few more tries, I showed her how to flick her wrist and do it, and she tried.
Took her a couple of times before she got it, and she erupted in celebration.
Pure elation, UNMIXED with any other emotion – pure elation at having DONE it – and having accomplished a goal!
Of course, shooting a hoop once doesn’t mean you’ll shoot successfully every time thereafter.
Was the same with her, and so the “I’ll try until I succeed” cry rang out over the house – over, and over and over again.
To say that THAT was the highlight of my night last night would be an understatement.
And to dismiss all this as kiddie stuff would be an even bigger mistake. Although I’m sure there are those that will read this and do exactly that, believe me now and trust me later, there are lessons WE as adults can LEARN from what I’ve just said.
A lot of folks when getting started on the 0 Excuses Fitness System are way too obese (or out of shape) to do more than 5 pushups at a stretch.
Yes, you heard me.
5 pushups can be a chore for some, and to get ’em in perfect form? Perhaps one is all they could handle.
It’s the same for the squats. The reverse pushups(a must for those of you that want the “carved abs” look).
The bridges (an excellent exercise btw, and I cannot say enough good things about it). And so forth.
These people would be best served by adopting my daughter’s attitude instead of “sinking back into the couch” with an air of “futility” and claiming “I can’t never do that. Dats too tough!”
Try, my friend – try. You’ll succeed soon enough if you try hard – – and you’ll see RESULTS even quicker.
The best part of all this though is not the trial and error – it’s what my daughter does upon accomplishing a goal.
It’s something I do as well upon accomplishing goals.
It’s something Dan Kennedy, famous marketer and world renowned speaker did upon achieving a goal – and advises all his proteges to do the same.
It’s something ALL successful people do globally in one way or the other.
And it’s something I would highly advise you to do as well, if you so choose!
Ok, my friend – that’s it for now! Have a great, great weekend – and don’t forget to pick up your copy of the 0 Excuses Fitness System right NOW, so you can start whacking dem lard lumps straightaway!
The 0 Excuses Fitness System is available right here — http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/
I’ll wait to hear your roars of accomplishment, hehe.
P.S. – While you’ll certainly roast the blubber with the 0 Excuses Fitness System, another product I highly recommend along with this is Advanced Hill Training ( available right HERE – – http://0excusesfitness.com/advanced-hill-training/). Combine the two, and fat will literally FLY off your body faster than you can make it “stick”. Don’t believe me? Well – I have this to say – TRY it – and then get back to me!
P.S. #2 – Quote of the morning “Everything in your life INCLUDING your fitness is a direct reflection of the choices you’ve made. If you want different results – make different CHOICES!”