I felt really exhausted last Wednesday after a long day of work. I thought about relaxing and staying in instead of going to the gym and hitting the bag, then I heard a voice in my head.
“It doesn’t matter whether you worked a 16 hour day or you sat on your ass all day eating potato chips. You either worked out or you didn’t.”
After I heard those words, I got my ass up and went to the gym. I was extremely exhausted to the point where I was about to fall asleep during my workout, but I pushed through it. I refuse to be one of those people who let excuses explain their lack of taking care of themselves physically.
My friend, Lewis Friedlander, is a father of two, a Hall of Fame karate black belt, and an owner of a plastic surgery practice in Atlanta, GA who finds time to grab a workout on most days. We were discussing life in general, and then he said some inspiring words to me.
“I own my own practice. I raise a family. I workout. I fight. I travel. I do what I want. If you’re strong, you’ll find a way.”
No excuses. I’m back doing jiu-jitsu again at Roberto Traven’s place. If you really want something, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse. What are you going to do?