That’s exactly how I felt a few years ago when I was taking time away from my family and going to the gym everyday – for at least 2 hours every time – chasing after the physique that I had back in college when I used to play sports.
PLUS, with my wife pregnant with our 5th child, I started to feel guilty that I was taking all this time away from my family, selfishly, trying to keep myself in shape.
The problem was, I wasn’t in shape…at least not by my standards or the standards that have been set by the industry that I chose to make a living in.
And no matter what anyone tells you, it doesn’t matter what degrees or certifications you have, it doesn’t matter what celebrities you’ve trained and it doesn’t matter what kind of results you’ve gotten for other people…
It’s kind of like me telling my kids to eat their vegetables because it’s good for them, while I’m stuffing my face full of donuts.
The problem wasn’t that I was doing enough – I was spending 10 hours per week in the gym training myself, after all – the problem was that I was doing TOO MUCH.
The problem was that I was doing too many exercises, for too many repetitions, too many times during the week.
Sure, you can train like that when you’re 20; when you have ZERO life responsibility; when your body can take the pounding and; when you… Read more…