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Maybe you hate exercise…

By on May 12, 2008

Maybe you hate exercise.

Maybe you love it.

The truth is – it doesn’t matter all that much. Not if you want to get into the best shape of your life!

Seriously, you think I’m off my rocker, don’t you. Just hang in there for a second and read the rest of this:

MTV calls and asks me if I would want to train a college freshman for their hit show MADE. The producer explained to me that I would need to come up with a program that could take 30 or so pounds off of the girl in the next 4-6 weeks. I almost Sh** myself.

I wasn’t going to put my reputation on the line and look like an idiot in front of millions of viewers. So I decided to do the show and train the girl. I explained that if she was indeed going to take off 30 lbs in thirty days that it was going to be the hardest thing she has ever done in her life. If she wasn’t willing to give it her all, than I couldn’t help her. I can give her all the workouts in the world but if she didn’t follow them, then not only couldn’t I help her but nothing could.

This is where you and almost everyone looking for a solution to their weight problems get it wrong. There is nothing in the world that will change your life, not a piece of equipment, not a diet, not a personal trainer, not a workout…nothing will do the work for you. You need to take action. YOU can only make YOUR life better. I can give you the tools but if you don’t take action and incorporate it into your life than what good is it?

Kristine Kauffman did the work and experienced incredible results. Watch it here: MTV MADE Are you done making excuses? Are you going to take action? Are you going to finally get the dream body you’ve always wanted?

You don’t have to like exercise to have the body you’ve always dreamed of. You just need the desire to take action. Imagine that.

Jamie Atlas says:

Hey Rocco – heard about your MADE appearance from MizFit. I write a blog on the truth about fitness and I am right with you, there are way too many people out there that think something else can do the work for them – ever had a client offer to pay you to do the workout for them? Joking of course, but that seems to be what people want nowadays – all of the results with none of the commitment.

Jamie Atlas

Jamie Atlas says:

Hey Rocco – love your blog approach and writing style. I have a blog that I would love you to look at and give me your honest opinion of what it needs.

Heard about you from MizFit – that girl crazy – but she loooves you 🙂

Thanks Rocco – that is awesome you got to do the MADE show. Thank goodness you told them what it was going to take with a no holds barred approach.

Lauren says:

This post calls it out.

Luckily for me, I love to exercise. I actually find pleasure in sweating and am a glutton for physical punishment (which could be a topic for another post…I digress).

However, I do believe that it doesn’t matter if I physically like it or hate it. My internal desire lights the fire inside of me. I like to test the limits and prove to MYSELF that I can do it and want to look damn good doin’ it too.

Case in point-Running a total of 4 miles to ‘train’ for the 26.2 mile Flying Pig Marathon.

My motives for completing the race were all mental. Yes, my body was lean and mean…but my desire to finish all 26.2 miles was burning up the charts. Although my training left something to be desired, my mind was already crossing the finish line and I knew my body was just going to do its amazing job and keep me strong and limber throughout the trek, just like it had previously done in the other 3 marathons I completed and sufficiently trained for.

I signed up to run the day before I set foot on the start line, but my mind signed up to run 5 months ago. I finished with a smile on my face and sans injuries. The temporary physical pains during the race took a backseat to the mental highs that are a lifetime long.

If you have the mental foundation, the physical capabilities will follow.