Weekly workout for men: The difference between what you want now and what you really want

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We like to go about things all wrong.

Instead of doing the work. We like to read about how to do it, or make a plan how to do it, but never actually do it.

In fact, if we could pay someone to do it, we would do it.

Lots of people want to get in great shape, and become physically fit. So they pay someone else to try and do it for them. Personal trainers know how to get you into shape, but you still have to do the work.

I do it all the time. If I want something, I will look for any way possible to get it without having to do the work to get it. If I want it, I should be able to have it now…right?

Wrong.

What I want now, usually isn’t what I want most.

It’s probably the same for you.

You think you need the newest iPhone, or to watch the newest Jurassic Park movie in theaters, but ultimately what you want is a healthy marriage, to be in great physically shape, and to not have $15,000 in consumer debt.

If you want those things, you have to make a plan to get them, and then you need to execute on the plan. You have to do the work, even though you don’t want to.

I thought I was living a good life. I had everything that I needed, and didn’t hesitate to get anything new when I felt like it. I wanted something new everyday too. I got it, because i thought it was what I wanted now.

The truth was:

  • I was $55K in debt

  • I was 30# overweight

  • I played video games and ate like crap

  • I hated who I had become

  • I didn’t sleep well

  • I felt trapped

I didn’t want any of those things, in fact..I wanted the opposite.

I wanted:

  • To be debt free

  • To be in great shape

  • To quit wasting time playing video games

  • To love myself

  • To get a good nights sleep

  • To be free

So, why did I trade it in, why do you trade it in?

Because you think you want it. Because we have a consumer problem, and because we let things dictate our lives. It’s partly driven by the media, our culture and the way that we think we are missing out.

Mostly it’s us.

We trade what we want now, for what we want most.



The only way I was able to break free was to do a couple of things.

  1. I stopped acting like a victim in my own life. I realized that things weren’t just going to happen to me. If I wanted it, I needed to work for it and go after it.

  2. I started working out, even just a little bit at a time. All I did was learn how to use dumbbells to get a full body workout. Then I did that for about a month consistently, 3 days a week. Then I started doing more.

  3. My wife and I signed up for Financial Peace University and went to the classes, then we made a plan and stuck to it. It took us almost 3 years to pay off all our debt.

  4. I started writing about what was on my mind, and started the 360 Man Project.

  5. I started building my Garage Gym and doing CrossFit.


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Monday:

Dead-lifts and Hand-Stand-Push-ups

For Time, do: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 of:

  • Dead-lifts (135#-225#)

  • Hand-Stand-Push-ups

***If you can’t do hand stand push-ups do, put your knees on a box or bench and put your hands on the ground. Begin to push yourself back and forth off the floor like a push-up.


Tuesday:

Looney Hero Workout For Time of 7 rounds of:

  • 400m run

  • 29 OH Lunges

(40 min Time Cap)

  • 95# Rx

  • 65# Scaled


Wednesday:

3-5 mile ruck/run

#35 Ruck


Thursday:

GWEN:

  • 15-12-9 of:

    • Clean and Jerk

    • Rest as needed between sets

***Score is weight used for all three unbroken sets. Each set must be unbroken (touch and go at floor) only; even a re-grip off the floor is a foul. Use same load for each set.


Friday:

3-5 mile ruck/run

#35 Ruck


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