Monday, 11th February

We as human’s always choose the path of LEAST resistance. In other words, we naturally like to choose the easiest way of doing things.

If we can get out of putting the true amount of work needed in, then most of us will choose the easy way out.

If we can get out of exercising, eating right and getting to bed a decent time, then many of us will. If we can dream up an excuse that “justifies” our choice not to put the work in, then most of us will be able to live this lie for a time and find it ok to pretend to our friends and colleagues that we could have been really fit and healthy IF a set of circumstances had gone right for us.

I forgot to say that the path of least resistance leads to ZERO progress, ZERO pride, and a ZERO contribution to your health, and once you start lying to yourself, it becomes much easier to lie to yourself on everything else in life too.

What about the path of HARDEST resistance? The choices that require self-honesty, courage, a bit of get up and go? This is exactly why many of you on here have achieved incredible results. You didn’t listen to the crow, you didn’t suck up to anyone, you made your own choices and you showed up relentlessly and are now seeing memorable results.

The path of hardest resistance is walked upon by far less people. You will only know this path if you haven’t quit when obstacles came your way. You will only know this path if you dug deep when you found it tough or you resisted when your so called friends told you to quit.

Look at yourself in the mirror and be honest.

Are you the type to dream up “passable” excuses and quit on yourself? The type on social media who talks big but is literally no action?

Or are you the type who dreams big, toughs it out when the going gets tough, and does the unfashionable hard work to create ultimately remarkable results?

Which one are you, and be brutally honest when you answer this question.

 I know the ones who puts the hard work in relentlessly are ultimately happy, fulfilled and live their life full of pride and optimism each and every day knowing they have an incredible future ahead full of energy and positivity.

Make your choice, you either make excuses that only get people rolling their eyes behind your back or you OWN your circumstances, OWN your own actions and realise YOU are responsible for your health.

Actions speak much louder than words.

Tuesday, February 6th

I hate asthma, its side-effects and it brings back bad childhood memories. It’s why I hate the smell of hospitals, doctor surgeries and anything to do with being in an ambulance (no offence to all the great NHS workers at the gym).

I had as a child pretty bad, and I was often in hospital in the middle of the night, and could never sleep with it. I was short of breath all day today, and the cold weather often brings it on.

Standing still is worse for me. Exercising of any kinds helps me enormously, and then it passes a couple of days later.

Many of you have asthma, many of you struggle with it big time on occasions, so I fully sympathise with you.

Your airways are all important. That feeling of not being able to breathe properly is tedious at best, and scary at worst.

Night time is always worst for me. It is colder, and I pray I can get some sleep to wake up feeling rested in the morning.

What is more scary than ALL of this is feeling like this ALL of the time. This can easily be achieved by never exercising, eating rubbish, and not often experiencing fresh air very often.

Struggling to breathe is a basic human need denied, and I’m glad I don’t have it very often. Breathing issues of any kind are hideous, and we should all be glad of the power of exercise to let us emerge from this darkness.

Tomorrow is another day, I know I have only had one day off in 30 years, and that was a half day. First thing I know in need fresh air, I need to listen to a good book, and I know by 9am when I arrive at the gym, I will be VERY fired up.

See you soon,