I never have and never will use scare tactics about fat gain. I donâ€™t sensationalize fitness. I donâ€™t use shock value. I know exactly what itâ€™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 didnâ€™t even engage in carb-loading this Easter weekend and I still feel like a barge â€“ 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 couldnâ€™t cut it. No leanness. No definition. It was a cloudy day, getting more overcast â€“ abs disappearing under more layers of cover.
The message in all this is The Process. Thereâ€™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. Thereâ€™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. Weâ€™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, weâ€™ve been given the freedom of will to do with our potential as we wish, even though thereâ€™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. Thereâ€™s a big return if you donâ€™t break. If you donâ€™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 itâ€™s always been and always will be â€“ stick to The Process and The Process sticks with you. Thereâ€™s one way out of the basement. The bad news is that thereâ€™s heavy lifting involved. The good news is that thereâ€™s heavy lifting involved. The difference between winners and losers by whatever definition you choose is how you view heavy lifting â€“ as bad news or good news. Me message to my new football team is the same as itâ€™s always been â€“ make a vow that nothing will break you. â€œNothing will break meâ€ is the promise. Dual meaning.
This is a copyrighted excerpt of another new book Iâ€™m writing called Lifterâ€™s High. I just finished another book called Hashtag Peace. Â My goal with every book is to lift. Dual meaning.
On another note, I dusted off a classic last week from my workout iPOD thatâ€™s in my top 100 workout music of all-time. The link is after my signature. May you find what youâ€™re looking for in your odyssey.
Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc., NCCP Level 3
Head coach â€“ Niagara X-men football
head coach- Robert Bateman High School â€“ GO WILD.
Owner â€“ X Fitness Inc.
Gino Arcaro is a widely published author. His website, blog, Youtube channel, and list of books are at: www.ginoarcaro.com 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 childrenâ€™s book called â€œBE FIT â€“ DONâ€™T QUIT.â€ His latest book on human potential called â€œHashtag Peaceâ€ is at the editing stage. It will be released soon.