Friday, February 15, 2013

Your Workout MO

by Kris Pitcher

I see people in the gym who never actually "do" anything. They sit on one machine after another having conversations and I swear...they aren't working out? So, I'm wondering what's your workout MO. Hide, survive, or thrive?

The hiders skirt the edges and hope no one notices they aren't really doing anything. That's the guy who seems to drink a lot of water but never really gets a set in. Or, in all fairness...they don't even make it to the gym.

Hiders plan to go to the gym. Maybe they even have a "home gym" - the worst kind. Eventually, you can't hide from results. If nothing is're a hider. Believe it or not, there are competitors who are hiders.

You don't see them make it to the stage very often. When they do, there's no more hiding. You either did the work or you didn't. No skirting that. Sorry hiders, you're not fooling anyone.

What about the survivors? Survivors get by, but with resistance along the way. In fact, they resist each step of the way. They may have a few ups and downs and eventually they, well, "survive".

The survivor will cheat, they will lie, they will even pretend a little bit. In the end, they'll make it and make it successfully. Survivors, it doesn't have to be that hard! Or that dramatic...

Finally, we've got those who thrive. These are the folks with the right mind set, drive and follow through to get to their goals. Thrivers do it with purpose, without any funny business. They just get the work done. Thrivers are successful!

So, what's your modem of operation as you approach your workouts? You can be honest. And there might be times when you thrive and others when you hide. For me, it always comes down to a connection with my priorities.

When you are strongly connected to what is important to you, it's easy to do it. If you are wishy-washy about can believe you're going to be a "hider". If you've been less than thriving lately, get reconnected. Your workout MO is counting on you!  

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