1/3/18 – New Year, New Me

                You hear it all the time. Each and every January of the new year. “New year, new me!”. It’s one of those things that is consistent across the board. People all over have this new-found motivation to change their lives and become a NEW version of their old selves. Now, there’s nothing wrong with this thought process in my opinion. I just don’t think that it’s very obtainable in the blink of an eye or a snap of the fingers.
                Creating new habits takes time. For some, this blink of an eye approach can work. You have this rush and inspiring sense of motivation, and the only way to achieve whatever it is you want to achieve is to just go for it, right? In some cases, yes. For most people out there, new habits are going to take some time to develop into daily lifestyle choices. 

                I’m all for wanting to become a better version of yourself. You only have one life to live, right? You might as well make the best of it. The ‘new year, new me’ approach doesn’t always need to be creating new habits or lifestyle choices. It can be as easy as just putting yourself out there, and doing something your intimidated of. Have you ever wanted to go skydiving, but then you always find yourself chickening out? Jump. Have you ever wanted to go and do karaoke with a friend, but can never manage to get the courage to get up in front of everyone and sing your favorite song? Grab that mic. Put yourself out there.

                To be brutally honest, you wouldn’t even be reading this right now if I didn’t put myself out there. One of my New Year Resolution was to actually just put myself out there. I’ll be honest and upfront with you. Writing scares the living shit out of me. I couldn’t tell you why. If I had to really give you a reason, I would have to say I’m intimidated of what others will think of me. This resolution is years in the making. I would have to say it’s been about 3-4 years I tell myself the same story. “This year, I’m going to start writing, and putting things out there… blah blah blah.” It never happens, and I always beat myself up about it. This year, I honestly just decided to say fuck it. Seriously, fuck it. What do I have to lose? I decided that if what I write can help the members of our gym, my friends and family, then I’m doing exactly what I’ve always wanted to do. 

                This is a huge step for me. What I want for all of you is to put yourself out there as well. I know it will most likely be very intimidating at first. Trust me though, you have all the power in yourself to accomplish and do whatever it is you want to do. If you need someone to hold you accountable, reach out to someone. Be honest and transparent with them. What do you have to lose? No, seriously. Ask yourself that question. “What do I have to lose?”. The answer will most likely be time. You’re losing and wasting time.

Get after it, people!



Workout of the Day
A. 12-15 Minutes – Work to Heavy ComplexClean Pull

Clean High Pull

Power Clean

Split Jerk

B. 10 Minutes – Work to Heavy Complex
Snatch Balance

Overhead Squat


3 Sets

1. :30 Sec Hollow Hold + 20 V-Ups

2. Banded Hip Ext on GHD: 10-15 Reps (Max Hold on Last Rep)

3. 200′ Sled Sprint (Anyones Off-road & Back x2)

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