Training Inspiration

Sometimes we over-complicate things.  We get caught up with the latest supplements.  We want to try so many new training techniques that we hop from program to program, and never stick with one plan long enough to get quality results.  Or, we think we’re smart enough to make up our own “new program” by adding elements of three proven plans together.

In many cases, it works best to stick best with what’s proven to work best.  Period.  Don’t get too fancy.  You’re not in the gym to impress anyone with how advanced your training program is, are you?  You’re there to get results.

Weekly Inspiration

Your food choices are important and worth a little bit of time.  Nothing worth having comes easily.  I know you work hard on your fitness.  I know you care about getting results.  That’s why you’re reading this, right?  If being healthy and fit is worth the hours you spend in the gym every week, and it’s worth the money you spend on your gym membership, isn’t it worth the extra 30 minutes it will take to prepare healthy food instead of eating that McDonald’s?  Aren’t your goals more important than the temporary satisfaction that you’d get from drinking that chocolate milkshake?

You always have the power to choose.  Apply your willpower and strong character (I know you have one) to your food just as you would to life’s other important choices.

Weekly Inspiration

Life is full of challenges.  Each day presents us with a new set of problems to solve and opportunities to seize.  It’s a trial by fire, and all you need to do is keep putting one foot in front of the other.  The small things will fade away, and the big things will work themselves out, if you just keep walking.

Are you having a hard time on your weight loss journey?  At work?  At home?  Step one is to take step one…

Weekly Inspiration

A lot of times, life spills into our training schedules.  It’s important to keep a holistic approach to self-improvement.  Your physical results leading to fitness goals or athletic improvement will follow your mental game directly.  I promise.

This week I spent a couple of days being anxious about something that I really could not control.  Before long, though, I realized how silly I was Read More

Weekly Inspiration

This quote applies to so many areas of life.  When it comes to your fitness or training goals, being flexible is key.  Life happens, and you might have to reschedule a training session or skip a meal.  You might get injured and need to adjust your training accordingly.  It’s best to have a plan, but you can’t crack if some changes have to be made on the fly. Read More

Weekly Inspiration

Did you have a great, productive, day yesterday?  Awesome!  Now, don’t stop for too long to pat yourself on the back.  Have another great day today.  Do it again tomorrow.  Those singular days of excellence will soon turn into a habit and make your whole life excellent!

Weekly Inspiration

Two heads are better than one.  It’s not even close, either.  Somehow, when like-thinking minds join together, their power is magnified exponentially.  Something special happens when people are united for a common purpose.  Many successful businesses are created and run by groups like this.  We call them Mastermind Groups.  Even Congress is, for all intents and purposes, a Mastermind Group in government.

If you have a goal, one of the best things you can do is put your head together with a group of people who can help.  Find people who have already achieved what you seek, as well as others seeking it along with you.  Discuss your goals regularly.  Ask questions.  Listen to feedback from multiple sources.   Read More

Weekly Inspiration

Just don’t give up.  It’s such a simple concept, but sometimes it can be so hard.  Thomas Edison, responsible for the quote above, is the perfect person to take that advice from.  When 10,000 of his attempts at creating the incandescent light bulb were unsuccessful, members of the press asked Edison how it felt to fail.  He replied that he had not failed, but only found 10,000 ways that wouldn’t work; ultimately on his way to success.

Have you tried getting in shape before, and failed?  Do you have fitness goals that seem unachievable?  Just don’t give up.

Weekly Inspiration: Goal Setting

Goal setting is step #1 in accomplishing most things. How can you reach your destination if you don’t know where you want to go? Let’s all use the last few days of 2014 to reflect on our successes and failures of the past year. Give yourself credit for your accomplishments, but don’t condemn yourself for the areas in which you’ve fallen short. Resolve to do even better in 2015. Read More

Weekly Inspiration

I had read and heard this saying before, but the first time I really READ it was on the wall of a gym in Savannah, GA.  D-1 Sports Training’s Savannah location is co-owned by Tim Tebow and Herschel Walker; two of my all-time favorite athletes.  These two men have been so successful and inspired millions for a reason.  A huge mural in their gym blasted this quote and a message of accountability. Read More

Weekly Inspiration

Fact: You’ll never say “I can’t” about something you truly want.

If you’ve been putting off your fitness goals, because you’re afraid you’ll fail, stop now.  Online Personal Training at joetoproathlete.com is the “way” you’ve been looking for.  We’ll build a custom training program to help you achieve your goals.  Stop making excuses, and let’s work together to make some progress.

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Here at joetoproathlete.com it’s our mission to bring you the best coaches and athletes in the world.  We want to share what makes these individuals special, and inspire you to work like they do.  Success and positivity are contagious.  So, today we’re going to visit with an athlete who is spreading his positive message faster than the plague. Read More

Weekly Inspiration

If you know me, or if you’ve ever trained with me, then you might have heard this quote before.  You’ll probably hear it again too.  GSP is one of my favorite athletes, and this is one of my favorite quotes.

You can have, do, or be whatever you want.  Seriously.  If you set your mind to a thing, you can do it.  So often, though, we “set our minds” to something for only a short time before getting distracted.

If I’m not careful, it’s really easy for me to get sidetracked with 100 projects, 20 plans for social things, the television, or tons of other things.  I try to remember that to be truly successful, all of us have to take the advice of GSP here; FOCUS on your goal until you achieve it.

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