Not EVERY post on this Blog will be about lifting. I don't think lifting is the end all be all, perhaps you've heard me use the phrase, 'Kick Ass in Life AND Lifting'? If not, read the book HERE!
Here's a bit of my day and how things are rolling for me lately...
I've had a slam packed day and normally I do more work, but today was different. Many ask me how I get so much done and still have so much passion and energy on top of such a hectic schedule.
Well, # 1, I focus on my passion, and that is my family, living life to the fullest and moving my body in any way, shape or form.
My alarm was set for 5:30 AM but I woke at 6:30 instead. I went to bed after midnight so I wanted to get 6 hrs of sleep. Most days I am up before 6 AM, especially when the weather is nice out.
I like to get up early, not just because it's quiet and allows me to get work done, but because I know many others do NOT wake early and I LIKE doing what others won't do.
I like to be different and ahead of the pack. Being a conformist or part of the pack always made me feel out of place, ironically.
Fired up my only cup of coffee for the day and then I cranked a bit of work on the internets before my wife and kids woke up, then I make breakfast for the family.
Egg omelets, french toast, chocolate chip pancakes... you name it, I make it. Today was pancakes and egg omelets.
Then, it was off to tennis in the AM with my daughter and my son came to watch and run around like a wild boy does 🙂 Afterwards, my son demanded a trip to the bagel deli, so we went! ha ha
The kid is GROWING, what can I say!
After brunch with Ethan, I did a lil' work on the internets and then got some new wheels on my skateboard.
I drove 45 minutes north and spent time chatting with my homeboy, Jonny Hinds, inventor of The Power Wheel.
We spoke about a TON of stuff, as we always do:
- bodyweight training (we ALWAYS get fired up talking training)
- skate boarding
- NYC & life in the city of Chicago
- jiu jitsu training now vs BJJ in the past
- the importance of recovery
- Rickson Gracie
- The Bartendaz
....and planned a mini hang out for a few days now that I fly 🙂
We always end up chatting about our passions and bodyweight training always brings inspiration, so, check out some of the guys we we were talking about who inspired the heck out of us!!
I got up north and shopped for the final prizes for the http://LiftSTRONG2011.com benefit. From there, it was time for Toys R Us.
Then, I shopped for birthday gifts for Ethan, he turns 3 this Sunday! I am psyched and wanted to get him tons of awesome gifts. The reactions he has when opening presents and tearing off wrapping paper is priceless!!!
I also bought my daughter a gift, I can't let her watch Ethan unwrap gifts without her getting a gift as well 🙂
After 6 pm crew was done training, off I went, food shopping for Lift STRONG.
I bought 8 hamburgers and 50 hot dogs amongst other things. These Dudes better be
HUNGRY! I dropped the food off at my parents pad since they still live up north near my gym.
I had a nice home cooked meal from my Mom, chicken and brown rice, then drove home to crank some final work. I coulda called it a day but shit needs to get done and most peeps would quit, I ain't most peeps.
I went through a lot of blog comments and answered them and was really humbled by all the kind words people are saying on the blog.
Is every day this hectic?
My days are usually very carefully planned, by the hour, broken down. Organized and committed to getting things done! Today was a wild day and I also need them here and again to get away from work, work, work.
After 2 days of heavy lifting, this was a rest day. A well deserved rest day! Train hard = Rest Hard!
I got time to spend with my kids and that really matters most to me. Time to hit the bed and get ready for a strong day tomorrow.
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