I Finally Discovered The Secret Reason To Workout


Have you seen all the hoopla with the CMA Awards 2013? 

Truth be told.

I’m not a fan of country music although just like we learned from yesterday’s post, nuggets of truth are buried everywhere you need to be like a pirate and dig for them.

Let’s look at an awards show.

What is the purpose?

1) To award a person for the incredible achievements made.

2) Recognize their achievements.

Ever wonder how to motivate yourself to workout?  Use the CMA formula.  Find some competition or goal to compete in.  Find a way to award yourself once you have achieved that goal.  Share your accomplishments with the world.

Congratulations…you have now discovered the secret reason to workout.  The keyword of the day: “Accomplishment.”

What about you?

Does this make sense to you? Comment below.


How Sons of Anarchy Can Teach Us A Secret About Fitness Training?


Did you know that you can learn from anything and apply to your fitness goals?

Take for example, the blockbuster hit show “Sons of Anarchy.”  Here is a show about an outlaw motorcycle gang that works together to protect the fictional town of Charming, California.  They treat each other like family.  They support each other. Even discipline each other.

Do you see the take-away and how we can apply this to fitness?

You can decide to be an island to yourself and think you can do your fitness goals by yourself.

Hate to burst your bubble.

You can’t.

You need a support group (affectionately called “Fit Fam”) to lift you up when you are down, encourage you, and push you to be better.

Only then can you realize true greatness and in the end give back to those who helped you.

One of the secrets to fitness training is…synergy.

So tell me.

What Fit Fam do you have in place?

Use This Challenge To Shut Up Your Inner Fatboy


So I am at work today and I decide to ponder about my fitness level.  How I went from awesome to apathy in about six months after a consistent fitness run for two years straight. 

Bitter pill to swallow.  It is what it is.

Honesty is what can set me free, right?

Then something evil occurred to me.  Something sinister.  Something down right chilling.

This morning (shhh…don’t tell nobody, okay) I started to do burpees (5 to be exact).  Suddenly the dark side crept over me. 

Wait a minute.

There has to be a burpee challenge somewhere. Off to the internets I go!

You CAN really find anything on the internets!


And lo, I found what I was looking for…pure evil…30 Day Burpee Challenge!

Not to be selfish, I wanted to share my pain and convinced encouraged other people on Facebook to join me (the hilarity of their comments was great). 


So what say you?  Care to join us? 🙂

A Better Day Today


Today was a better day than my little pity party.  I realize that I need to journal my thoughts everyday as I climb from the mush, slime, and goo of laziness into the dry fertile land of fitness.  I feel like I let a lot of you down.  You looked to me for guidance, advice, and inspiration with being the leader of The Strong Nation and all.

I sincerely apologize for not being there for you.  I burned out.  I lost my drive.  I became disillusioned with the whole fitness lifestyle.  At times, I look at the pictures of those on Twitter and Facebook and think to myself, “Is this really worth it?”  All fitties want to talk about is working out, working out, working out.  I was getting tired of being the one to beat the drum, call the warriors to battle, and then pretend to be this mighty guru who oversees the kingdom of fitness.

I type these things because I see that the fitness world is missing honesty and integrity.  For people to become less self-obsessed with how good they look in the mirror and more on what health really is.  Just because someone looks like a Greek statue of fitness, the outside doesn’t tell the inside (e.g. insecurities).

As I rethink this concept of fitness, you are invited to join me as I peel off the layers to discover who I really am, what is truly fitness, and to get away from the chest-beating drivel you find on Twitter.

I am going to be real.

I no longer want to hope to be fit. I need to make decisions that stick and last while not losing my integrity to become a stronger version of me.

What about you? Are you struggling with fitness and staying in shape right now?

What In The Hog Nostrils Is #TheStrongNation?

Adventurers, if you are a follower of my Twitter account, you will see this information on my profile:

Tribal leader/creator of #TheStrongNation ™

Many have asked what is exactly “The Strong Nation?” So in order to make you more confused (just kidding), I will do my best to capsulize what is The Strong Nation, where the idea come from, and why I use the term. Continue reading