Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Talk is Cheap, Get Off Your ASS!!
In the recent past two weeks I have had a small life changing moment. I will not go into detail, but it has been one of those enlightening epiphanies where you all of the sudden find center, take a breath, move forward
I have been struggling with finding the will to work out and to train. I have been depressed about all that is going on around me and in my post How Dare You, I went from being beaten down and depressed with excuses like, “I had a shitty day” or “My back hurts” or “My head hurts” to rise with anger and determination to make a stand. For myself. For my future.
We all know the current situation with firearms and ammo. We all are probably in horde mode and are not training with our firearms due to that fact. Well the past two weekends I broke the horde rule. I have to train. I have to know recoil. I have to know sound. Most of all I have to train.
I started off small. I hit rewind in my brain and started to do PT. I began with the regimen we utilized back in my JROTC days. It is quite funny how I find myself stating the commands and cadence during the exercise in my head as if I was still in High School.
Pushups, Crunches, Jumping Jacks, Cherry Picker, Squat bender, to name a few, are executed daily. Pushups and crunches are done in the morning or evening as the opposite of whether or not I did the full PT in the morning or evening. Soon I will add speed rope for my cardio along with Pushup Burpees.
The past two weekends I have trained with my rifle, my 9mm and my 1911. I trained with Comms. I trained in the cold for hours all while wearing full gear. I have yet to weigh my rig, but I can tell you after an hour and a half, my back was cramping, but I never gave in. My goal by summer is to be able to don my rig and make it through the woods without stopping. I am not certain of the length of the path in front of me, but it is not flat I can tell you that much. To traverse the streams, debris of fallen trees, jagger bushes all whilst carrying a load of 65 lbs, yeah that’s my goal.
I lost almost 10lbs thus far. I am not posting this to brag or boast. I am posting this to hopefully get in your head to flip the switch and drive you to start training for the possible. Note how I said the possible. There is nothing that is impossible if you set your mind to it. I am letting you in to my world by stating I am just a man who has once fallen to the way side with excuses, to now rise with determination. So my question to you is, are you gonna talk the talk? Or are you gonna walk the walk?
Get up off your ass!