Monthly Archives: August 2016

Battling Excuses Part 1

So, how many of you have made an excuse today?

I know that I have. They probably sound something like…

I could go to the gym today, but I’m too tired.

I want to lose weight, but it’s too hard.

I tried to stop smoking, but i just can’t.

I could better myself today but, well, I’m too busy.

You get the idea…

Are you starting to see a trend here?

I wanna do something, but….

I have heard so many of these statements over the years.

I’ve heard even more since becoming a personal trainer.

Here is simple way to battle these excuses when they come to mind.

Yes they will make their way in, however, you have the power to turn them around. You just have eliminate the “but” part.

Start paying attention to your thoughts and you will notice the second part of the sentence.

Then you can stop it before it comes….

As I write this, some buts have popped into my head…

But John, this is million dollar dollar information, how could you give it away for free.

Well, I just did it…part 1 End.

Stay tuned. The next blog will go into more detail on how to get rid of these nagging excuses.

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What is that you do, Muay Thai?

Check out this true story:

So, as I walk around the gym in my Thai shorts, a fellow gym member approaches me and he asks…

“So what is it you do again, a lotta kicks right”?
Followed by.

“Ouch that must hurt, your shins must be made of steel.”

I answer: Well, they’re not steel, but they are all banged up.”

Then, I attempt to explain that we do not just pointlessly kick each other in the shins.

So, to clear up a couple misconceptions, I will answer a few more questions that I get on a regular basis:

*Do you kick trees or steel posts?

I’ve been training 12 years and I only kick pads, bags and people. Although, there are some crazier than I that will kick just about anything.

*Don’t I need to be in shape before I start training Muay Thai?

No. You start training to get in shape, then Muay Thai keeps you in shape. Plus cardio. Always cardio but you can do both.

*Do I have to fight?

Only if you want. There are plenty of people who train just to stay in shape. There are also people who never thought they could fight, then they surprise themselves and step up to the challenge. It’s completely up to you.

So, let me round back to the first question.

*So, it’s just a lotta kicks right?

Muay Thai is the Art of 8 limbs. We have 8 weapons. Punches, kicks, elbows and knees. And of course, the clinch or neck wrestling. I could cover several issues on the clinch.

If you have any questions about Muay Thai, fighting or fitness, feel free to email anytime. It would be my pleasure to respond.

And now my question to you…

If you have not tried Muay Thai, what are you waiting for?