a don't quit attitude / by Stephen Cooper

Each morning when I teach my boot campers I am always focusing on their faces.  Faces don't lie when it comes to showing me how hard they are working.

What I see are both the body and the mind struggling.  These are physical as well as mental struggles.

There is a huge desire in the client to ease back.  Their body is telling them, "whoa I haven't done this in a long time and this is scaring me."  Of course our bodies try to warn us of overheating and over exerting which is helpful and often life saving, but for the most part there is a grey area in which we need to push ourselves.

To those who are overweight, this is a particualary hard area to push through.  I've never been overweight so I cannot pretend to understand what it's really like.

What I can tell you though is that as you push forward and fight through the discomfort your body will respond in positive ways.

Little by little with consistent effort, smart eating, and enough rest and recuperation your body will thank you by becoming lighter, leaner and it will respond better to your commands.

Right now being overweight maybe you cannot count on your body to do one more push up, do squat jumps for a minute,or run a little further...but don't give up.  Just as you body has responded to poor food choices and lack of exercise, it will respond to training.  Just stick with it and don't give up.  

Be the best you can be today.

Don't compare yourself to others.

Train hard today.

Eat smart today.

Get enough rest and recovery today.

Take care of you today.