This past weekend I was at a social event with a lot of people I didn't know. As to be expected, there was a lot of small talk as newly introduced individuals mingle for the first time. What I found interesting, though, was that as soon as I mentioned that I owned a gym and was a strength and conditioning coach - people lost their shit!
What I mean by that is that the tone of the conversation automatically shifted. What was a casual conversation turned into what you might expect if you walked in on a parent disciplining a child. I mean, they were practically beating themselves up for their lack of fitness.
Now, before I continue, this is by no means a bash session on these people or anyone else that doesn't see fitness as a priority in their life. Really this is just a post posing a question to anyone and everyone:
"Are you really guilty, or are you just faking it?"
I ask this question because the situation I was in over the weekend is pretty common when I step foot into a new social circle.....and it just makes me wonder.
I guess this is where I stand:
If you truly feel guilty about how you've neglected your health and fitness, GREAT! That's a fantastic start. Often times, people must encounter tremendous pain before being driven enough to make a massive change. If you're ready to make that change and work hard for it, I welcome you to come be a part of what we do at Travis County Strength. You will evolve and transform.
BUT.....and this is a big one......if you merely speak about what you should do, what you used to be able to do, and what keeps you from doing what you "want" to do - then I would encourage you to simply stop pretending and own your beliefs.
To put it simply....If you're going to do something about it, do it! If you're not, stop talking about it!
Either way, I wish you the best. Our doors will always be open to those that are ready to work for their change.