As the new year approaches, I feel a sense of relief. 2013 has been a very challenging year for me personally. I look forward to a sense of renewal. As I close the book for this year I look forward to the renewed sense of determination for all things positive in my little corner of the world.
My motto for Garagegym107 is “It’s not what you do for a living; it’s what you are doing to live.” I try hard to remind myself of that motto every single day. I can work myself in to the ground for a paycheck, but what truly adds life to my years, is sharing my love of fitness. A smile, kind word, or a “suck it up Buttercup”. Anything to help another person move forward to a better place.
Over the last couple of days and for the next couple of days, I will be working on my own personal fitness goals for the new year.
I remember 3 years ago sitting at this exact place, listening to all the gimmick commercials, the newest diet fads, the quick fix for years of sedentary abuse to the body. I also remember being overjoyed because for the first time in my adult life, I didn’t need to clear the cupboards, etc., to start the latest diet. Now I simply focus on my own personal degrees of “tightness” for clean eating.
My number one goal for 2014? Legs, long, lean, luscious, legs. I’ve told myself for a decade there is no hope for my legs. Phhhffftt, that’s just the Bull$hit story I keep telling myself. Why? Because it has allowed me to excuse myself for neglecting the hard work it takes to have the L3 legs I want. Enough of the excuses. I have the pics, I have the measures, I have the determination. Now let the focused effort begin. For the next six months I’ll be focusing my attention on legs twice a week. Solid hard work and focus. Below is a photo of my legs at 21 years old. Lots of roller skating and genetics have given way to rather large thighs. Now it’s time to build them in to the legs I want and to prove genetics doesn’t doom anyone to a specific look.
And that handsome little man is now 31 years old.