A week ago I learned a valuable lesson. I haven't been working on my fitness nearly as much as I thought I was. A friend of mine, Caitlin Roberts, expressed earlier that week that she was giving a free fitness class. A class where you are pushed to your limits and receive verbal motivation. Me being who I am, I immediately said "I'm up for the challenge!" "How bad could it be?" " I go to the gym every week." " Look how tiny this girl is." "I am man, hear me roar!"
Man was I wrong! To my surprise, I was not ready for this workout. This class was being recorded with only myself, and two other woman. Starting out I thought this was a little intense, but I can definitely keep up. 10-12 minutes into the workout, I was done. I became dizzy and hit the floor. I laid down for 5 mins as the workout continued. "Just get your stomach back and get back up. You can't look like a punk in front of these women." I got back up and lasted a total of two minutes. "That's it, I'm done!"
What was the lesson? If you talk the talk, you better be able to back it up. A year ago, I was probably in the best shape of my life. 1.5 hour workouts, 8 mile runs, sometimes working out twice a day. As I began to build my companies and move up the success later, I had neglected my health, to a degree. In my talks I speak to others about the importance of health as an entrepreneur. Yet, I was not sticking to my steady regiment of daily workouts. Sure, I go to the gym on a weekly basis. But no where near the consistency I did a year ago.
It is important in life to have balance. When one area of your life is off balance, it effects every other area. Make a million dollars and ruin your relationships, was it worth it? Be the poster child for health and be broken spiritually, would you be happy? We must make time in life for the things we find important. You don't FIND time, you MAKE time. It took a small fireball of a woman to show me that my life has been off balance. It is the small things that you do on a daily basis that make the difference. If you don't work out tomorrow will it kill you? Of course not. But if you don't work out for the next 5 years how will it affect your health? Take a look at your daily decisions. It will make all the difference years from now.
P.S. If you are looking for a great workout, get in touch with Caitlin Roberts. I'll be there soon enough and I'll not only last, but excel!