Sweat Equity (noun)- sustained effort; hard work

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    I'm a school teacher who has a passion for strength and conditioning. Over the years I have gained knowledge from the books, but more importantly through life experience and continued learning. My passion has turned into a side business. I see my responsibility as: 1. developing my trainees' strength throughout the whole body, not parts and pieces, both physically and mentally, and 2. to educate people on proper, effective exercise. If you train with me you will not get a cheerleader, but you will get somebody who will push and encourage you so that you will attain your goals. If you want to whine and not work hard, then find another trainer. It doesn't matter if you are a middle aged housewife or a college athlete-I can get you where you want to go, but only if you want it! If you are interested in training or nutritional counseling to achieve your goals, then please get in touch. Progress, not perfection! -Sweat Equity
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Stop whining & start doing!

I sympathize and even empathize with people. We all have problems of some sort to varying degrees. I know that people need to vent and that’s cool with me, but when this really eats my lunch is when there is a problem, a solution (notice I did not say “easy solution”), and a path to follow and the person refuses to pursue the solution. I know things don’t change overnight and that there will be setbacks, but if you won’t at least take steps towards the solution, then stop bitching!

Think about this. Have you ever met someone who had something that you aspired to (figure, finances, family, faith, etc.)?  I’m sure that we all have. Now ask yourself the question, “am I willing to go through what they went through to be where they are?” Here’s where a lot of people balk. I can’t recall a person that I have looked up to that had not been through some storms in their life.  People struggle and that is what makes them who they are……either the one who quits or the one who buys into the cliche of “getting  up one more time than they get knocked down.”

Everything in life, in my opinion, that is worthwhile requires sacrifice of some sort.  You want to be a doctor, then you will sacrifice many hours in residency when others may be out golfing. You want to be a teacher, then you will sacrifice a large income, but you will get to work with kids and have more vacation days.  You name it and there will sacrifices. The same rule applies to training. If you want low bodyfat, then you will need to get your diet dialed in, do some conditioning work, and definitely do some resistance work (barbells, dumbbells, bodyweight, sandbags, whatever).  If you want to put on mass, then forget eating like a bird to look like the resident metrosexual. And ladies, please stop using models and actresses as the measuring stick. That is not the real world! Some of them have eating disorders, some are airbrushed, and some are the genetic freaks that could live at a fast food joint and still look like that.  You work as hard as you can and be healthy in your other choices and you’ll be exactly where you are supposed to be.

Whatever you are trying to change did not occur in the past 2 weeks, so don’t expect to undo it in the next 2!

Progress, not perfection!

Sweat Equity


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