And now… if I may… a short rant!
I think at its core, a human’s life is really a series of choices. Sure, there are a ton of things that happen that are out of your hands. Among them, the weather, genetics, your family members, finding unicorns on Craiglist… basically, you have zero control over anything besides your own choices and reactions.
Now this could be a total wah wah, but really, you should find some empowerment here. Although you may have no direct control over external situations and the actions of others, you will find you have a lot of influence if and when you claim responsibility for your own actions and choices. This can often be a big IF.
I run into people all the time who are flirting with a lifestyle change. They are not happy about the way they look naked. They are not happy about what their doctor has to say about their health. And they are not happy about how they feel about themselves. And yet these very same folks will continue to put off making the choices that will change their situation.
Now we can all understand why. Particularly when it comes to fitness, it can be HORRIFYING to start. First off, you have to admit that you need help. For a lot of people, this suuuucks. Secondly, you have to make sacrifices of your time, money, and life energy towards your fitness goals. Though frankly, this excuse is bullshit, because when you get healthy and hot, you will save time, money, and life energy because you will have more energy, and you will spend less time paying doctors to fix you. Lastly, when one is brand new to working out or totally out of shape, it can seem like quite a mountain to climb to get the ball rolling and learn the most effective way to the land of health and hotness (mixed metaphor! BAM!).
I can help! I have advice!
Just fucking do it.
Stop bitching about it. Take responsibility for your life. Don’t waste another day (or YEAR) complaining about something you have all the power to change. You can’t get taller. You can’t trade in the historical era of your birth to live in another time. You can’t actually get a live unicorn off Craigslist (that I’ve found). You CAN get healthier and hotter.
Just fucking do it. No one can do it for you.
JUST FUCKING DO IT.
And you know what else? I don’t even care if you come to us. Hell, a lot of you reading this CAN’T come to MFF (shout out to our Australian readers!). Sure, I don’t think you’re gonna beat the results and the experience that MFF has to offer. Nor can you really beat our “Make Me a Ninja” 21 day trial membership of unlimited classes and a fitness consultation and movement screen for only 99 dollars holy crap who in their right mind WOULDN’T take us up on that offer go ahead and click here then click the button that says Make Me a Ninja to sign up right now you are a good person and you really took this article to heart good for you cyber high five.
I’m obviously kiiiiiind of biased. But maybe our style of lunacy and fitness isn’t your cup of tea. No problem! But do SOMETHING.
Just fucking do it!
No, it’s not easy. Good. Stop looking for the “easy” way. There are no “easy” ways to do anything of value, and you pay for everything in life one way or the other. Suck it up and do it the hard way; do it with honor and integrity and have the humility to ask for help when you need it. And while you’re at it, turn off the damn TV and read a book. And do it standing. All that sitting you do is LITERALLY killing you. And call your mom and tell her you love and appreciate her. Also, if you can find me a live unicorn on Craigslist, I would be suuuuuuper psyched.
I will tell you this: once you DO make that choice… once you DO take action towards your goal, you will be blown away by reserves of personal power you never knew you had. You can do this. Others have done it, and you are not less of a person than they. It will be easier if you have a coach, for sure, but if that’s not an option, at least take a step in the right direction. Stop waiting. Stop wishing away your problems. JUST FUCKING DO IT.
I’ve seen people change their bodies and change their lives hundreds of times. I watch it happen EVERY DAY. You can do this. I believe in you. YOU CAN DO THIS.
Just fucking do it.
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!” – Goethe