The Contrast

The Contrast
Lift Big, Sing Big, Look Great Doing It.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Winter is Coming

Because of climate change and what not, winter is starting later and becoming much more aggressive. That means epic blizzards, ice, sleet, and even random tornadoes in December.

This also means that everyone who plans on making New Years resolutions is about to come across the biggest obstacle that even I, Ol' Yeargain, a man that has almost NEVER missed a training session find almost insurmountable.

Mother Nature.

There is nothing worse than having to wake up early, put on layers of clothes, and then go outside to commence the defrostification of your vehicle.

Your hands biting from the cold and the wind and the flecks of ice that land on them as you scrape all of the ice off of your windshield.

Pro Tip: Clean off all of the ice and frost while your car is on and is filling your vehicle full of hot air awesomeness. Then go inside your house and wait for you car to become a solitude of warmth.

Addendum to Pro Tip: this only works if you car doesn't suck. My car sucks, so I'm not a pro.

But usually your car is never as warm as you want it. Especially the steering wheel. I've driven to the gym with one hand on the wheel and the other tucked under my groin and butt (the warmest spot on the human body?) Then I alternate the two hands. This gets the job done until I've landed at the gym.

With this kind of journey ahead of you, it's completely understandable how a nice warm bed and a couple of more hours of sleep can sound much more enticing. Especially when it requires nothing from you to make this decision.

But it ain't that bad.

Once you're at the gym, it's like you scaled Mt. Everest. You beat mother nature, and now you get to have your well deserved training session.

If you want to make a huge change in your life, especially physically. You're going to have to grow comfortable with discomfort.

Again, a phrase that has helped me get through some very rough times:

"Successful people do what they have to do, whether they feel like it or not."

And the ride back home or to work is NEVER as bad. And why is that?
You've got all your gains to keep you warm.

Until Next Time,

Lift Big, Sing Big, and Look Great Doing It.

The Opera Bro

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