My window to the world: Week of 1st-7th of August

My week started on Tuesday, we came back on Monday night from a family trip to Eastbourne to visit  the boys grandparents.

I looked forward and dreaded these mini family breaks!

On one hand I like to move away from Norwich and have a break of my routine. On the other hand, my sons are generally super exited when we are away, so they are in their BEAST MODE... Super active, never tired, not receptive... Hard work!

Ah yes Tuesday! A good Kettlebell class with a good group. All the assistants were working hard, the atmosphere was great.

Right after the Kettlebell class, it was time for spin and there were new faces, so anything could happen.

Some days you win some others you lose, Tuesday was a winning day. I leave you to interpret. There were two new girls, 2 friends and after 2 tracks, one has left the spin class while the other looked like a VETERAN.

I looked at the first one leaving the studio without saying a word and smiling, the truth being told is that she hasn't done much (effort) before her departure.

In regard to the second one, I stopped the music after the second track to publicly CONGRATULATE HER.

It was the first time I saw her in the spin studio and I praised her for her display, she was simply "Awesome" working as hard as she could. It was simply INSPIRING.

 

What is the take?

If you train seriously, you will struggle and suffer. You can embrace the pain and be proud of your achievements or waste your time...

 

Wednesday 6.45-7.30am HIIT was a one on one session with Paul. I often say: "the party is where we are,  We are the party".

Paul and I had a wonderful face of, we worked as hard as we could. We pushed each other to our limits and beyond. Paul was about to win a workout...but I didn't let this happened...

Paul told me something interesting. He said that he does not enjoy the HIIT session as much as the Tabata, Kettlebell or spin, but He acknowledges the benefits of it, so makes a point on taking part every time he can.

 

What is the take?

We don't always like what we do, so why do we do it? An example, I don't fancy doing Good Mornings, but it turns out that because of them I squat more and better!

 

Thursday 6.45-7.30am Kettlebell was just amazing. It was a very hard session, Really hard one and I had some new comers in particular a girl who just SMACHED IT. She worked as hard as anybody in the studio, but on top of that she showed an awesome positive attitude and disposition to work hard.

I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED AND THAT MADE MY DAY.

What is the take?

I never tire myself of repeating the same things over and over. What is important is not your current level of Fitness, what really matters is HOW HARD YOU WORK.

I GET INSPIRED ON DAILY BASIS BY PEOPLE WHO WORK HARD, NO MATTER HOW FIT THEY ARE.

REMEMBER WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THE JOURNEY

 

To finish the week. Let talk about the weekend: on Saturday I planned an awesome weight session, BUT I decided to stay in bed with my wife (both sleeping) and then play with my boys who were up around 6.30am...

On Sunday I made it to the U.E.A swimming pool and went through 45 minutes of swimming drills. The U.E.A swimmers on Sunday early morning are over 50-60 years old. I am most of the time one of the youngest, so I really feel humbled and grateful to be surrounded by such an inspiring cast.

In the shower some of the old guys were having a chat and one of them in his 70ies praised my physique. My reply was: "YOU ARE THE ONE TO BE PRAISED, I SIMPLY HOPE TO BE AS ACTIVE AS YOU ARE WHEN I TURN YOUR AGE..."

 

What is the take?

REST AND FAMILY MATTER!

Show RESPECT TO THE ELDERLY AND PRAISE ANYBODY WHO DESERVES SINCERE PRAISES.

 

This is the Train For Life Way of Life!

 Only way to learn... 

Only way to learn...