Patience is a virtue. So is speed. And in our fast-paced world it is so easy to say ‘I don’t have time’ instead of ‘I’ll make time.’
But making time for exercise is hard when you have an internal conflict.
What is that internal conflict.
It’s two competing thoughts:
‘Yes, I’d like to get fit but … I don’t have time for exercise.’
Well, I have a quick and easy cure for this type of thinking, and lest you think it’s a boot to the arse – or the head – you’d be wrong.
All I do is try to get people to live life in the smallest chunks they can.
Let me explain: I hate flying. Yet, I go on some extremely long flights. Los Angeles to Shanghai is one of them, and that puppy is 13+ hours.
For a man who likes everything ‘now’ – for a man who is not what I’d call patient – that’s a long flight. So how do I stay sane on the flight.
Very simple. Whenever the issue of time comes up, I ignore it – or I focus on living ‘one minute at a time.’ Not one day. Not one hour. One minute.
‘Can I get through one minute of flying’ I ask myself.
‘Yes, I can do that.’
‘Good, then let’s focus on that one minute, right now – not the other 12 hours and 59 minutes that haven’t come yet.’
This same way of thinking works great for exercise, too.
Get up in the morning. Think about exercising. When you do so, if you feel resistance, tell yourself, ‘Let’s just do one minute of wall chair. Can you do that?’
[ The wall chair is on pages 42-43 in Combat Conditioning.
After that, ask yourself if you’d like to do one minute of pushups – or just one minute holding the pushup position. Or one minute of bridging. Or one minute of deep breathing.
And if a minute is too long for you – how about 5 seconds with the Farmer Burns Stomach Flattener. My goodness, everyone has 5 seconds, right.
Now what if you did 10 reps of the Farmer Burns Stomach Flattener.
That would be how long. About a minute.
Can you dramatically affect change in your body in one minute.
The answer is: Hell yeah.
And the good news is that when you can conquer one minute – and you enjoy that minute, you’ll want to go for a second and a third minute – and so on. Yet the desire for you to do more comes organically.
No pushing, prodding or flogging yourself to be motivated.
Use this method and I assure you that you’ll be kicking butt in no time flat.
Well, ed, that’s all for now.
Catch up with you later.
P.S.S. For more information on The Farmer Burns Stomach Flattener go here. 5 seconds of this exercise can dramatically change your waistline.
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