By Lindsay Seamans, edited by Douglas Seamans
We are born fighters. Each and everyone of us. We come into the world fighting for that first breath of air, to live. So why do we give up? Is it a matter of nature versus nurture? Do we quit on our own or do we tend to follow suit?
Why do you personally give up? Is it fear, laziness, anxiety or some other deep seeded issue? All we’re asking for in our gym is for everyone to to give every workout 100%. Give it your all and leave nothing behind. When you give up on a workout we’ve written, it makes us feel like failures. Was it a crappy workout, were we not motivating enough? Or did you simply give up and no longer want to try?
My challenge to everyone next week, is to push yourself to your limit, your absolute max. Push for heavier weight, run faster and harder, motivate the person next to you if they’re struggling. And absolutely, under no circumstances are you to give up and stop. Not trying to beat the timer or using inappropriate weight (to light). We’ll be on the look out. You ARE stronger than you think are. You cannot give up on fighting for your health and fitness.
So, in the words of Jimmy V., “Don’t give up, don’t ever give up. That’s what I’m going to try to do every minute that I have left. I will thank god for the day and the moment I have.”
If you to hear the most amazing speech that quote is from, watch this video: Jimmy V Never Give Up