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<== MAKE DISCOMFORT YOUR FRIEND==>

TEAM UP WITH DISCOMFORT & IT WILL FACILITATE POSITIVE <=CHANGE=>

Over the last week I’ve been constructing an impending “Goals Seminar” IT’S YOUR FUCKEN LIFE  https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/its-your-fuen-life-seminar-tickets-33565457186

I will present this to 100 people at JMT; we only have 70 tickets remaining, and someone will go home on the night with up to $2500

Besides the overwhelming eagerness and delirium to deliver its ZEAL, something dawned on me.

We are born, we do some stuff,  and then we fucken die!

Holy FUCK! Has anyone for any brief moment addressed the quality of their “Inner Circle” the friends we keep, the business we provide, the job we do, our current state of or our health or lack of?

Many of us live as though we have forever, like we’re Peter Pan, like we never have to concern ourselves with growing old, being unwell and frail, being stuck in a SHIT marriage.

Hell Life’s not going by THAT fast, SAID NO ONE EVER!

When did we lose the ability and  freedom to explore the possibility of a life without limits.

Think back to when you were a kid, what was it you wanted to be? Marine Biologist? Astronaut?

Superman, Supermodel?

As children we automatically act towards a pursuit of goals, immediately outside of what we can obtain instantly! Without even a consideration our dreams wouldn’t come true!

Fuck, I don’t know about you but I jumped off many a roof top, shitty beach towel sheathed around my neck, socks pulled up to my ears, and some old family members belt lassoed around my guts expecting to fly………..Just like Superman!

Seems to be the storyline of my life.

And then we do some stuff, and then we get old, and then life alters our perception of  our dreams.

If we are but some of the fortunate few who don’t check out early we may find ourselves sitting slumped in a plastic outdoor furniture chair covered in encrusted mould,  watching local ducks bounce along the waterway wishing we had a shot at being an astronaut again.

  • Oh SHIT! I didn’t even get close to using all my stuff! FUCK!
  • I assumed I had forever, I wasn’t going to die, be frail, be lonely FUCK!
  • I didn’t even ask the girl of my FUCKEN dreams to marry me FUCK!

And now here I am 85 sitting here wishing hoping praying that there is something more for me, more then ducks bouncing, jenga playing, sudoko Saturdays with my 90+ year old aged community!

See my opinion is that we avoid discomfort, and naturally so, discomfort hurts.

Telling your boss to stick his job up his arse and that his control freakish ways will no longer effect your life.

Getting your health back on track by going to the gym 3 times a week and jogging in the mornings, it hurts, your muscles hurt, theres discomfort.

Declining the afternoon boutique beer with friends, because you know you can’t stop at 2, and that if you indulge you’ll be singing along to Cold Chisels Kah San at 11pm.

Because this is embracing discomfort, this is making discomfort your playmate, your associate and your friend.

Thomas Jefferson stated in 1776 and I quote.

“Nothing Can Stop The Man With The Right Mental Attitude From Achieving His Goal:  And Nothing On Earth Can Help The Man with the wrong mental attitude”

In 2017 not much has changed!

So please don’t waste any more time, life goes by so so quick, I’m sure you would agree with me.

Nothing is for certain, and nothing is for keeps, write some stuff down, dream some big dreams!

Imagine your life without limits, without your own self limiting beliefs, allow yourself the chance to be the YOUNG you again, dirty old beach towel for a cape, socks pulled up etc, don’t put yourself in a shoe box and leap the fuck off the garage roof SUPERMAN!

https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/its-your-fuen-life-seminar-tickets-33565457186

<== THE LONG GAME (BY ANTHONY CERAFICE) ==>

THE LONG GAME

The Long Game:
I’ve done a lot of study on movement. Like for reals…. I’m definitely standing on the shoulders of giants, but man: the human body, it’s design and it’s capabilities absolutely fascinate me.
I literally think I have an obsession. When I see a well working human machine it just revs the engine. I know, it’s weird, but hey we all have our things…

Because I have such a huge interest in the body, and especially into bodies that have some kind of “missing link” to being complete or “optimal”, I really enjoy understanding into depth just how unbelievably complex we are!

Like for instance.. did you know we are made up mainly of 90% bacteria that is in a symbiotic relationship with us!?! As in 90% of what we think makes up us, isn’t actually us at all!! WHAT?!? That’s baffling when you really think of it… like 90 cents of your dollar doesn’t belong to you…that’s freakin NUTS!

Sorry, got a bit excited there…. anyways…
the simple point I’m throwing out there is that we are infinitely fascinating and infinitely complex, and it has taken billions of years (depending on what you believe) for our bodies to have evolved into the ultimate physiological conscious, cognitive machines that we are so lucky to inhabit today.

So it always makes me wonder why so many humans are under the notion that by creating a small change within a fraction of a fraction of their tiny lives they will receive a life long result (ex: ok I’ve got 3 months to fit into this dress, then I’ll be happy and can call it a day).

It’s literally crazy. Possible? Sure, and maybe even important to get the ball rolling, but what’s the lasting outcome after that? One can only pray that along that 12 week journey as in the example above, they realise it’s about much more than fitting into a dress. Much, much more.

What on this planet has come into our mind where we decide that after the last 5 to 10 perhaps even 30 years of living a certain way, we are going to unsustainably and radically alter just a few choices for a certain amount of a time period, achieve certain results and then just go back into the habits we had in the first place?

Yeah, I had to re-read that myself. You laugh, because it is a ridiculous question, yet it is exactly what most people think is the standard to being a happy, fulfilled and healthy human being.

We are feeding ourselves an external lie. We have all been caught up in this short game.

To achieve real results on some real levels that last a lifetime, we have to transition from the short game mentality, into the long game approach.

If you desire change, then yes, you need to transition into change in the way that works best for you. And never look back! Yo-yo loops that people get caught up in only happen because they didn’t really want to become the change in the first place. Change means forever. It is your way of being. No fads, no challenges, no next big thing. Those are just tools. Use them, but do not think they are the answer. They are just a part of your awesome-ness journey. Change happens when you decide that this is something you want for the rest of your life. Which means you have your whole life to master it. So what’s the damn rush?! Stop attaching to the results and start living in a way that makes you feel happy, healthy and strong NOW and FOREVER! Yes, right now (because now IS forever!- whaaaaaaat?!).

Brain-splosion? That’s cool. It happens. Keep going.

Don’t know where to start?! Just ASK! Seriously. It’s that easy these days. Just find a group that sparks your interest and post the question. There is a plethora (a cornucopia even?) of beautiful people in this world who want to see you achieve everything you want. The are wanting, waiting and even wishing to give out some of the best answers they have come to discover in this world!

But at the end of the day they will not do it for you.. ever. It’s gotta be you and it’s gotta be all the time. So where are you at? Focused on the short game? Or have your eyes set on the bigger picture. Get those wide angled lenses into focus and start making decisions that stop your sprinting pace from actually harming you in this marathon…. slow down, enjoy, learn, grow, embrace, hell cry a bit if you need to, it’s all there for you to take in when you shift out of the desire to achieve as fast as possible…. I think we all have a basic (at least physical) idea of what’s at the big finish line anyway. 🙂

Much Love Peeps.

Ready to shift into the long game approach? Schedule a FREE 30 Minute Consult to get some steam in that engine!

 

DEPRESSED, PATHETIC, FAT YET FIT!

21 days

JOURNEY RUNNING! 21 DAYS till MMFM 2016 and I’m  (DEPRESSED, INFLATED AND INFLATING) 

 
3 weeks and 4.5kg to gain!!!!!
 
Many run­ners have heard some­one say, “If you can do a half marathon, you can do a whole.” The thought process is that the ded­i­ca­tion level is the same the training is just a little different.. So…does this same logic apply to ultra marathons? If you can run 42.195km does that mean you can run an Ultra? I think it does.
 
But what about “Journey Running” my definition of multiple Ultras i.e 2080km in 18 days#80kadayman whats the difference here? 
 
Answer….. Getting fat, storing fuel, and preparing for the winter so to speak. 
10kg extra to be exact 75kg to 85kg. A very gruelling and unpleasant task. Leaving me feeling more body conscious, depressed, bloated, and a former version of my self, waking old demons and subconsciously leaving me feeling like a fat fraud………..jesus thats brutal. Would you fucken do it?
 
I understand these are first world problems, self inflicted for a cause, and some what self indulgent. I just felt an unrelenting urge to let people into the world of “Journey Running” and that the often considered difficulty of the training, is actually the easy part.
The fattening of the lamb is the real hard work, it is for my safety, health, and longevity, because its required for 2 marathons a day for 18 days. 
 
Mentally I need a warm bath and a brown paper bag to breath into because fuelling on all the things we preach avoidance to is FUCKEN savage!
 

For most of my life, I have participated in sports  (boxing) that required me to compete at specific weight classes. Gaining weight was never an option. On the contrary, I’ve spent a good part of my life trying to cut weight for competitions. Aside from heavyweight fighters, all combat athletes, jockeys, gymnasts etc can relate to the difficult and unpleasant task of losing weight for a weigh-in.

As I transitioned from athlete to trainer, I still found myself subconsciously trying to maintain my fighting weight. I didn’t want to creep too high, as I felt the need to stay in fighting shape. My philosophy as a trainer is that one must walk the walk. I always test the routines that I create.

For example you will never see a world-class marathon runner with a huge, muscular physique. The human body is an intelligent system. If you train conventionally for ultra-endurance, your body will do everything in its power to shed excess weight. Remember, the body will specifically adapt to the demands imposed upon it. From the 17th of September till the 3rd of October I will burn roughly 232 thousand calories just from running alone.

With three weeks remaining I am challenging the status quo, its harsh, remorseless and inhuman…….With 21 days to go I am another cheesy croissant away from the MMFM Graceland and the journey of 2080km.

This is just a very small glimpse into the world of “Journey running” and the long relentless road to Many Miles for Mary.