Gino's Blog

Couldn’t cut it.

I never have and never will use scare tactics about fat gain. I don’t sensationalize fitness. I don’t use shock value. I know exactly what it’s like to be obese. I was an obese dysfunctional 12-year old who understood then and now that obesity needs a fight, not a lecture.

Long weekends are excursions into carb-overload that can brutalize body, mind, and soul with new loads of fat dumped on various body-parts at break-neck speed. I didn’t even engage in carb-loading this Easter weekend and I still feel like a barge – large and slow. I ate and trained like a Spartan during the entire Easter weekend. Worked out every night, ran every night, and never deviated from my standard high-protein low-carb. And I still couldn’t cut it. No leanness. No definition. It was a cloudy day, getting more overcast – abs disappearing under more layers of cover.

The message in all this is The Process. There’s nothing gained or lost in short-term fixes. Short-term fixes are an oxymoron because they fix nothing in the long run. Short-term fixes are the starting point for long-term fixes. The Process is what counts. The Process is the grind, an odyssey equivalent to space exploration. There’s an abundance to discover. Dual meaning.

Nothing we see at this very moment is even close to the full discovery of our full potential. We’re all just scratching the surface because potential is limitless unless we choose to make it limited. If we want to underachieve and use the smallest fraction of our God-given gifts, we’ve been given the freedom of will to do with our potential as we wish, even though there’s a heavy price for killing potential.

The Process is an odyssey of the body, mind, and soul where the universe will ask you how much you can take. There’s a big return if you don’t break. If you don’t quit on The Process, The Process will never quit on you. Last month, I met my new football team. They ended up dead-last last season. My message during every team lifting session is the same as it’s always been and always will be – stick to The Process and The Process sticks with you. There’s one way out of the basement. The bad news is that there’s heavy lifting involved. The good news is that there’s heavy lifting involved. The difference between winners and losers by whatever definition you choose is how you view heavy lifting – as bad news or good news. Me message to my new football team is the same as it’s always been – make a vow that nothing will break you. “Nothing will break me” is the promise. Dual meaning.

This is a copyrighted excerpt of another new book I’m writing called Lifter’s High. I just finished another book called Hashtag Peace.  My goal with every book is to lift. Dual meaning.

On another note, I dusted off a classic last week from my workout iPOD that’s in my top 100 workout music of all-time. The link is after my signature. May you find what you’re looking for in your odyssey.


Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc., NCCP Level 3
Head coach – Niagara X-men football

head coach- Robert Bateman High School – GO WILD.

Owner – X Fitness Inc.

Gino Arcaro is a widely published author. His website, blog, Youtube channel, and list of books are at: His books include: 4th & hell: seasons 1-5, Soul of a Lifter, SWAT Offense, SWAT Defense, X Fitness Workout System, and a 3 business book series called Soul of an Entrepreneur . He also has written 20 editions of 6 law enforcement academic textbooks. A new 8-volume interrogation book series will be released in the spring of 2014. And just released, a new children’s book called “BE FIT – DON’T QUIT.” His latest book on human potential called “Hashtag Peace” is at the editing stage. It will be released soon.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *