So, enough time passes and you run out of blog post ideas, but the powers that be require you to keep posting to keep your rankings up. What can you do? I feel like my creative juices just aren’t flowing at the moment, nor are my writing skills, so I think I’ll write about (albeit cheesy and cliché) what fitness means to me. Don’t worry, I’ll give you the quick version – short and sweet!
I worked in the corporate world for several years. I joined the rush hour traffic, got herded into more cubicles than I like to admit, and worked in various positions that added nothing of value to myself or the world. I was working for the money… and the weekend (circa Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze). In the early days, I wanted to be just like every else, and in my later years, I’ve only wanted to be myself. The corporate life was about as far from myself as I could imagine, so that was that.
Hero Of The Beach
I was always into competitive sports, but I didn’t join a gym until 2004. I was never overweight or unhealthy, although I did eat like total crap. My journey into fitness came about because I was a skinny twig and wanted to put on some weight. Once I gained the knowledge and experience I needed in order to transform my body, I was quite successful in doing so, at least until my injury a couple of years ago. However, my foray into the fitness world didn’t end with my temporary inability to partake in vigorous exercise. Learning how to transform your body comes part and parcel with learning how to transform your mind. I realized how much control I had over my life – how I was able to be creative and take what others have done in the past and make it better.
You just don’t see stuff like this anymore…
Nothing brings me more pleasure than helping others make positive changes in their lives. One surprising aspect, that has meant the world to me, has been in having an influence on the younger trainers with Busy Bee. God knows why – they look to me for advice sometimes, and I’m more than happy to depart my old man wisdom. First and foremost, above everything else, I tell them not to chase after money or happiness, but rather to seek out what’s meaningful to them. If you find meaning and work hard on your passions, then you’ll likely derive happiness from them, and the money will follow you. With all of our technological advancements, it’s reduced the risk that was typically associated with pursuing passion projects. It’s not like you have to have a million bucks to open up a Blockbuster Video, it’s now done with the click of a cell phone at a minimal cost.
Take some time to think about what purposeful projects you could create for yourself. What are you passionate about?
On a different note, we made this super cliché video last year about why we love fitness and the benefits of exercise. We know it’s cheesy, but we’d have it no other way. These trainers have heart.
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