Good Evening Fans…it’s Uncle Bill!
Yes my dear Designers, he is here! William Mariano Belott was born on Saturday October 29, 2011! He weighed in at 7 lbs. 15 oz and 21 inches long.
So, in honor of my nephew, and the latest addition to the Body Designs Family, I am titling this installment after my new moniker.
As my sister-in-law and every other mother can tell you, the “reward” of child birth at the end the nine month pregnancy is worth every ounce of inconvenience, discomfort, sacrifice and, of course, pain.
I believe the same can be true as it pertains to those who desire to achieve their ultimate health and fitness goal.
Over the last several years, I have mostly written about the x’s and o’s of diet and exercise in order for you to win the fight against fat. Remember, the most important part of any strategy is putting it into action.
I know that keeping or rearranging your workout schedule when others are celebrating the festivities of a given holiday can be inconvenient. However, there is no reason why you can’t get your workout in and then show up to your social event fashionably late. Your friends and family will be glad you made it to the party and your waistline will be glad you made it to the gym.
Whether physical or mental, exercising towards a fitness goal normally brings with it some amount of discomfort. Either finding yourself deeply entrenched in Day 3 of Bill’s Boot Camp, one-third of the way done with your “fastest mile” or just attempting to complete the last repetition of a new PR (Personal Record), breaking through the “wall” will bring you closer to the results you desire.
I am also sympathetic to the fact that it is difficult, especially during this time of the year, to say “no” to sweets, alcohol and foods that you normally don’t eat and are particularly not good for you. But it’s more important now than ever to make the sacrifice and avoid the pleasure of satisfying your taste buds by skipping the extra trip to the buffet line or dessert table. Believe me, the added calories will catch up with you in the long run no matter how much you workout.
As you know, the pain exercisers feel is normally felt outside of the gym. In the industry, it is called DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). This happens usually two days after an intense workout. Basically, the later the muscle “pain” surfaces, subsequent to a workout, the better. This “pain” you feel is your body signalling you that you’ve effectively “torn” the muscles you were targeting and when they recover, they will be “bigger”, better and stronger than they were prior to the training session.
So, instead of saying “uncle” and giving up prior to reaching your ultimate fitness goal, remember, achieving it is worth every ounce of inconvenience, discomfort, sacrifice and, of course, pain.
It is only then, my nieces and nephews, when you have successfully completed your goal, can you celebrate by popping a bottle of Dom Perignon as I did at Cedars yesterday.