February 8, 2011

Tuesday Attitude: Saddle-Shoes and a Skirt!

Forget about Kindergarten. Everything we need to know about life we learned from Ding-Dong.

“Everywhere in our society there is an extreme lack of self-accountability. I see it everyday in all aspects of my life. I was taught by a very wise person this simple lesson…”Everyday courage.””2011 is the year of Achievement at CF. Take a look at yourself (physically and/or mentally) today. Put any goal on the table: getting better at the CF exercises, working out harder, improving speed, getting to the gym more often, weight loss, whatever. What is going to change by Dec. 31? How is it going to change?

“That is the closest I have come to puking in quite some time…”


“that requires something much more than mental masturbation…it means you actually got to put the food down, turn off the tv, dust yourself off, and go out into the world and make something happen…”

Cheerleading is fine, if it’s backed by results. Pick your goal…and spend less time “rah rah-ing” and more time doing!

“Tasted blood….hah!!! I was p!ss!n blood after that second round…”


“do it, create it, live it and don’t hold on too tightly to the past….cuz it just may strangle you…”

“Keep the ego in-check and be honest with yourself!!”

“Crazy is as crazy does…”

“I don’t give two shits what your perceived excuse is for dilly-dallying around…everyone who walks thru that door is carrying a burden of some sort…so mostly no-one gives a sh!t…get your mind right, focus on what is in front of you and do whatever it is you are doing in the moment to the best of your ability and stop whining…”

Simple Steps:

Step 1: Look in the mirror. Are you satisfied with your goal?

Step 2: Be honest about your approaches and strategies. If they haven’t worked up to this point…will it really be different tomorrow if it hasn’t changed in 1, 3, 5, years, honestly? Will Dec 31 2011 be different…or just like all the other Dec 31s of all the other years? Honestly consider dramatic changes to strategy.

Step 3: Make a list. The list will be all the excuses why you haven’t met your goal. Ask yourself why you aren’t that right now, today, Feb 8. All the excuses, get them out, write them down. Put them in front of your face. See them?

Step 4: Say each one aloud and then cross them off.

Step 5: Done. You are free to pursue your goals in 2011 with Achievement-oriented focus and determination, unencumbered by excuses and self-deceit. Go get ’em, CFers, no excuses, no limitations, no boundaries!

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    Wicasa Yatapika February 8, 2011 Reply

    MD….You’ve done it again…what a fine picture…saddle-shoes, skirt and beautious pom-poms…what can I say but Great stuff!! You get the whole raisin pie on Bloody-Kettlebell Day…You PHREAK!!! 😉

    Post Script: Still trying to decipher what the “T” stands for….Anyone?
    Maybe… Testosterone… Hah!

    My number one and two goals are to improve my time on the 6X6 deadlift/burpee puke-fest… and complete the Wilderness 101 (that’s miles) Mountain Bike Race in State College in July, after that there is a 100 Miler in the Shenandoah National Forest in September!! Bring it!! No excuses!!! after that, swim the English Channel with an anvil on my chest! Hah!!

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    Bob F February 8, 2011 Reply

    Could be Ta Ta as it looks like she is waving……..

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    James February 8, 2011 Reply

    Today’s post reminds me of a quote I once heard: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

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    scaffidi February 8, 2011 Reply

    Goals are the key to success.

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    Jan February 8, 2011 Reply

    I think the T stands for tenacity. Gotta have it in order to achieve goals!

    Next time, she should have on on S for Suck It Up or maybe a Y for the famous, “You can have what you want or the reasons why not.”

    Thank you, JJ, for always cutting to the chase!

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    EROCK February 9, 2011 Reply

    Ha Ha I like the puke one… corps has made me puke in my mouth a few times… it always taste amazing swallowing it back down

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