August 8, 2016
I’d love to introduce Ryan Short, the current Company Commander of the 237th Military Police Company in the New Hampshire Army National Guard. CPT Ryan shares a similar mindset as I do and works diligently to motivate and connect with his soldiers in any way he can. One way Ryan inspires his soldiers is by writing #motivationalmonday pieces to get their mind right for the week to come. These pieces really spoke to me & I can’t wait to share them with you! Wear your pride & support our troops by snagging a limited edition Crimson iFit Vue
Please welcome Ryan to the #BadassCommunity as he will be guest blogging for our #MondayMotivation posts (every Monday of course!)
“It’s All The Same”
“We are always comparing ourselves to someone. Always. With that, it becomes easy to start thinking other people don’t feel like we feel, think like we think, or fail like we fail.
Humans are humans, and we’re all wired similarly. That person you’re admiring from afar, that looks like they have life all figured out, has failed like you, felt pain like you, and worried about the opinions of others like you.
The one thing we are not immune from is human nature. Once it becomes clear we are all subject to it, the fear created by comparison goes away, freeing you to confidently move forward as the best version of yourself.”
– CPT Ryan Short
August 4, 2016
I realize that some of you haven’t been following me for very long and have missed some past pieces from my Newsletter that have really struck a chord with the Badass Body Community . I see no reason why you all should have to miss out! So, starting this week I’ll be implementing one post per week for the #FromTheVault series. These will be older posts that I’ve written that I find to be useful to look back on when I need a little kick in the butt. Hope you enjoy!
The FIRST one to surface from the vault?? Drum roll please….
Understanding Your “WHY”
Understanding your “why” for fitness will drastically increase the likelihood of you sticking with your goals, unlike the other resolution-ers who hang up their hats year after year. Most of us have had an experience where the New Year rolls around and we set a big fat goal.
After a few months, that goal fizzles out and now we’ve suddenly become that person we hate, the person who stampedes the gym on Jan 2nd (wait a day for the hangover to subside), and then you never see them again.
If we don’t tap into “why” we are setting these goals, the chances of sticking them out until completion are slim to none. So maybe you want to make it the the Crossfit Games, maybe you want to get your mile down to 7 minutes, maybe you just want to be able to keep up with your kids, even your grandchildren – whatever your “why” is – figure it the fuck out.
Your “why” leads your mind in the right direction. And the truth is, our minds are 100% what either leads us to reaching our fitness goals, or in the direction of that 1 time New Year resolution-er.
So, that fancy, divided tupperware you buy or the new lulu pants with a pocket for your phone won’t make a lick of difference if your MIND isn’t in check. Though it’s not pretty or sexy, and doesn’t look good in an Instagram selfie – your mind is what drives you – full force – towards SUCCESS.