Community Archive

It’s important to us to build this community inside and outside of the gym. Thank you to everyone who came out and made it a great time and special thanks to Neda for coaching us on how to safely tie in and belay each other.

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Do I love training? Yes.
Do I love food? Yes.
Is my love of training and food sometimes at odds with each other? Yes.
Does it mean it’s the end of the world? No.

I am not a believer in “cheat” days and will challenge anyone to feel good or feel like a cheat day was worth it on their first day back in the gym after one of these splurge days. I am however, a believer that we train to live life to the fullest. There’s a difference between being owned by your habits and owning up to the consequences of your actions.

Owned =
-Needing a smoke every 1/2 hour and trying to quit for the past 3 years. Owned.
-Needing that drink to take the edge off and feel normal and that drink goes from 1 to 12…everytime. Owned.
-Needing that super sized order because it’s just so good and then thinking about getting another order the next day. Owned.
(Been there, done all that).

Owning up =
-Having a 24oz serving of the most delicious prime rib you’ve ever had in your life is probably going to set your fitness goals back a few days, but your birthday is once a year, so do your thing.
-Just had an awesome group workout where bonds were strengthened. Then, carrying those bonds over by sharing a bomb korean bbq lunch with bottles of soju flowing. It negated the workout and then some, but a closer social connection was made. Do your thing.
-Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies made by the wife. There’s no question, I did my thing.

The moral of the story is be conscious of the decisions you make, we’re all adults here (mostly). Bad habits are hard to break, so build good ones. I’d rather be around people who can work hard in the gym, but still know how to have a good time outside of the gym. Take control of your lifestyle and your choices. Understand that some things you may do will delay you from reaching your goals. Just don’t be a “db” and bring your own salad to a family function, unless you also brought a platter of brownies to share =)

Yesterday, Trac247 got out of the gym and went vertical. What good is building strength, power, flexibility, endurance, stamina, speed, accuracy, coordination, agility, and balance if you can’t apply it outside the gym? Part of our prescription to working out is going out and learning new sports.

This week, we hit up the rock climbing wall at City Beach in Fremont. It was truly a humbling experience. We are hooked and will be looking to build our climbing skills as quickly as possible, because that wall kicked our butts yesterday!