I gotta write that long overdue book sometime ... Book #6 or perhaps more on the pending list, there are so many now I have literally lost track.
Maybe I need to hire Alexa to keep up. Hhee.
"From 120 - 60 kgs, from ZERO TO HERO ... " - went my FIRST - and never published, never seen the day of light under that name book - most of it, or a lot of it subsequently got released as a very good next book "Zero to Hero!".
It's definitely a book all of you should have on bookshelf, even if you aren't specifically looking for advice on success or motivation in general, there is so much more to the book than that.
Anyway - I've never been huge on numbers unless it comes to results or sales.
I believe I still dont know my exact height - somewhere around 5'9" is all I know, when the Chinese ask me
I also know I look like a giraffe with my "long lissome legs" as Carol once said. Hehe (minus the lissome part - I hadn't taught her that word as yet. She was still getting to terms with "plump", hehe. Hey, Carol. That plump look SUITS you - you look so damn cute that way!).
I still remember her picking up on the "Hey", "Hey Michael", she'd often say slapping my at the time fat thigh when I was not stretching right. Hehe. Memories!
More fitness related memories here, anyway, I'm going off track again - or am I?
At the end of the day what do we really have?
When we go?
Smiles and cries, if you're an Alonzo Harris fan.
Or, to me, memories.
I'll always remember what Carol said during that once in a lifetime adventure that just happened - years later, I still can't believe it, but happen it did! ...
"We may or may not be together in the future, but these memories will last, good memories!'
True that, memories last a lifetime if you let 'em, both good or bad, and they are often the catalyst for occurences of either nature much later on in life when you would never "expect" it.
Dont expect every experience to be a blockbuster tho, I've done made that mistake in the past. You hit a home run once, maybe twice, but even that home run, ask any champ player, duplicating is often nigh impossible.
Much like you can't ape my writing and hope to succeed, or my style as I said yesterday (and as so many idiots continue to do).
OK, back to the weighing scale.
Once it was when I was literally ... I believe 117 kgs. Hehe. Fat as fuck according to me (but I still did pull-ups, as evidenced from the cover of Pull-ups - from DUD to STUD within a matter of weeks! which doesnt just show me getting my chin over the bar - it shows me doing a mid point pull-up, one of the toughest to do for most people!) and handstand pushups, and jumping rope ...
I dont mention any of that to brag or tom tom, I Specifically promote my fat pictures - and why? To inspire YOU, to show you what is possible, but it only is if you're honest and not a believer in the extremely lame excuse of "I'm big, but not fat" - when you are - or "we all come in different sizes and shapes" - when fact is, no matter what you're size wherever, hehe - you're FAT, period. The mirror dont lie.
Neither do the scales, my friend.
True, BMI's etc often aren't accurate but thats only if you're super fit - or someone like maybe Herschel Walker (super fit x 100).
For the average Shomoe on the couch chugging a six pack a night - whether they admit it or not - the scales usually dont lie.
Anyway - second time I'll never forget, in China.
Weight of 65. Resting pulse rate of like 40. That was when I had an even more intense workout routine - https://0excusesfitness.com/advanced-hill-training details it ALL.
That resting pulse rate was what I really enjoyed!
I should actually say three times.
A few days ago I weighed myself again.
And bingo at the age of almost 42, I'm at 65 again. Hehe.
I think it was only last year that I was called both skinny and "fat". Hehe.
Fat as in, "you look fat" - and a DOER said it, and I took it very seriously indeed.
Maybe I did look sort of out of shape then, and I've mentioned this doer by name, I've written about how he predicted I'd be in my best shape overall in 2022, and with every passing day that prediction holds truer. Hehe.
Know what the big deal is, how this applies to you?
I dont have a crazy strict diet now like I did in China (at the time by chance, not choice).
While I dont chug beer every night, I'll drink every so often. Vodka, beer, the lot.
I sit at the 'puter almost all damn day.
NONE of my workouts take more than 15 minutes at a go IF even that.
And yet, I can run up flights of stairs effortlessly, people say I look around 26 years old - still - and more.
I FEEL that way too.
THAT, my friend, are the cumulative benefits of hard training your entire life damn near and still counting- or starting - and going strong, or all of it.
And THAT, if anything shows you the sheer value my fitness programs deliver, the results they can deliver you, and will - not just fitness wise, and life.
I'd be wrong to say you're a fool if all of this doesnt make you jump and get 0 Excuses Fitness NOW (those that haven't, there's still a lot of you on the fence).
But damn close, my friend, damn close...
And thats that.
PS - Take that above bit as constructive suggestions/feedback, not so much criticism as some people love to whine about...
That alone will determine if you're a doer or not!