Friday, May 4, 2012
Why do we make things so freakin' complicated?
Good freakin' Lord! Everybody is always trying to prove why "their method" is better than someone else's. Why "strong" is better than "skinny". Why "lean" is the "ideal". Why one kind of exercise is better, one kind of yoga is better that another, why some foods are better than others. Good God, really?
In my book, "The Swing" (in case you forgot the title, lol), I wrote about "uncommon, common sense"....where have we gone wrong? I believe we go wrong when we look for validation. Validation that we are, in fact, RIGHT! I know the truth, not you! I know the "real" truth, not you! Seriously...when did we forget to have some fun?
How and where you find motivation to be your best you is irrelevant. I know what I know based on my own experience. I've been fat, really, really fat, AND therefore really, really unhealthy. I never realized how bad it had been until I reversed it! I had a clue (s) how bad it was getting because I was starting to feel as if I was going to die! Seriously die...dead...gone. Did "getting lean", or "getting strong", or become symmetrically balanced mean anything to me? No, "living" was at the top of my priority list! The rest is just icing on the cake (maybe we should all find another analogy that relates to something other than food?)
Here I post a video that resonated with me so deeply that it's taken a few days for me to post. I came across it on facebook, and while I was playing it on my computer Mark came over to take a look see what I was watching..... Mark posted the link to this video in his facebook page right away....me? Well, I needed a couple, a few days before I could write the words to accompany my feelings about it.
I truly believe that "success" and maybe "hope" is THE great motivator. When I feel successful I want more. When I feel hopeful, I want more! Failure and depression does not motivate me. Hearing about others struggles and doubts does not motivate me.
I have no struggle and I have no doubt. No one will ever tell me what is possible because now I know better. And so does Arthur. The kettlebell ballistics answered my prayers and I believe it can do the same for many, many others, like me (and I believe even Arthur would benefit!). But the answer is success and hope. How that comes to you is irrelevant.....but training kettlebells will support any other exercise or sport you chose do practice....FYI! Don't make the answer more complicated and don't look for the reasons why it can't or shouldn't work. Let go. Open yourself up to simplicity. The simplicity of moving in the direction of feeling your best. If you look for excuses they will find you!