You Know What You Have To Do – Do It!

Today I’ve been wrapping up my schoolwork for the week and preparing for my fitness classes.  Because I don’t have access to a lot of equipment for boot camp, I’ve relied on the internet to inspire me to be more creative in my workouts.  And today, I seem to keep pulling up references to Rocky in my searches.  Rocky has inspired me since I was little.  So I caved to my ADD.  If nothing else, there’s motivation to be found here …

“It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forwardHow much you can take and keep moving forward, that’s how winning is done!! Cause if you’re willing to go through all the battling you gotta go through to get to where you want to get, who’s got the right to stop you?? …It’s your right to listen to your gut, it ain’t nobody’s right to say NO after you earn the right to be where you wanna be and do what you wanna do. Now if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worthbut you gotta be willing to take the hits!

-Rocky Balboa

The Rocky movies are almost more famous for his training and his commitment to training than they are to his boxing matches. Have you ever noticed how Rocky’s opponents are always training with the best equipment and using the latest, greatest training “methods” while Rocky is getting the job done with just the basics combined with raw, hard work?  Somehow, Rocky always comes out the champion.

Rocky has always inspired me to go harder and stronger.  This realization is another one of those “ah ha” moments I’ve had in my fitness career – you don’t need a state-of-the-art gym, expensive equipment, or the latest training DVDs.  All you need is a desire, a commitment, and a will to overcome any obstacles that get in your way.


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