Guys, just sign up for something.
Just do it now.
I think that is the root of everything physical, especially when you get older. I have a problem with it, too!
Man, if I had a quarter for every time I heard someone say, “I can’t sign up for a running race, cycling masters race, a triathlon or even a Masters swim meet; I’m out of shape!”
Out of shape?
What signing up for an event does is get you mentally committed to actually doing it! What that will also do is get you motivated to doing something about it every day. So many times people start something and then get bored because there is nothing on the horizon helping them getting through the monotony.
Pssst! I have the same problem.
I have trouble heading to the pool to swim; however, when I sign up for something, it finally gets me on a schedule and gets me organized with my training and focused as well. Over the past 15 years, I have been up and down with my training, and I can relate it all to what is on my schedule. I bet most of you are the same way!
Don’t waste your life saying, “I can’t do it until I get into shape.” That’s bad news! As another example, a friend of mine, Corey Warren, said just this past year, “I’m going to do a Ironman 70.3 and then I am going to do a full Ironman.” Just in case you didn’t know, that’s a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run. I said to him, “Uh, what?” So now, Corey has the half is done and is competing this weekend in Ironman Florida. Good luck Corey! I can’t wait to see how you do!
But, that is exactly what I am talking about. You can’t wait, guys!
Get in shape now. Don’t wait to sign up for something and don’t be afraid either. As a last example, I have a Masters Swim Team that could destroy a good amount of the competition. But they keep telling me….”No, no, I am not ready!” They are wasting their great ability, and missing the fun!
A race or competition or even a fundraiser will motivate you. If you wait until you’re “in shape” it may never come to your liking and therefore, NEVER will never happen.
Let me know your progress and do it now!