Monday, November 26, 2012

100% Philosophy

Last night as I drifted off to sleep I was thinking about two things; the first I won't talk about on here, but the other is about a philosophy. This philosophy is rooted a concept/theory for teaching. The idea, at the core, is to get 100% participation from your students. With that in mind, I want to get 100% from myself. I felt like, after vacation, I was ready to start putting more effort into everything I do. With that in mind, I taught hard today, brought a strong positive attitude, and finally hit the gym at 100%.

Now, I know this is a fairly unrealistic goal from day to day, but I think it is a goal we should all have. Essentially, we should all be living our lives at 100%. I at least want to feel like I tried my hardest to get to this point, and I think everyone around me will be better for it. I've always believed that doing good things and living a healthy lifestyle will rub off on others. I know several friends and family members that have started living better because I did. If people can see what hard work can do, they will be far more likely to work towards that same thing. Plus, this fact makes me want to work even harder so that I can continue to be an inspiration to anyone who wants one.

So, with my "new" philosophy in mind, I took to the gym with conviction. I needed some serious conviction too; my calves are super tight after my new form run yesterday. Plus, I had a week worth of crappy food in my system. I am increasing my daily cardio now, as I want to really get my body composition down. Additionally, I don't think I need as much weight training. Unfortunately, I did not make it to the gym in the morning, but like I said, my calves have been tight all day, and I didn't want to push it. I did get in some chest, back and core work though.

Tomorrow I have to get up in the morning because it is Tuesday, and I won't have the time in the afternoon. Tuesdays will be a tough day to stay at 100% simply because it is so long. Additionally, I hate not having those renewed endorphins in the afternoon; they come in handy after a long day of teaching.

I will continue to report on my philosophy, but I think it will be good.

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  1. awesome mentality/philosophy and it's spot on. while, yes, we can't give 100% to each and everything we do, at least aiming to get as close to that on the things that we deem REALLY important should be wat we're working towards...and that includes living life and having fun too. great post!

  2. Cait is so right - striving toward that 100% is incredibly important - it keeps us ticking over. It sounds like you had a great break and it got you mentally ready for some tougher workouts. Enjoy!

  3. Cait - having fun is key. I think having too much fun, from time to time, is key too. I think that was the key over vacation. Now I can go back to eating right and only drinking occasionally - or once a week ;)

    Kate - I had a great vacation! I am so ready to get back to it though. It is amazing what some nice weather will do for ya!

  4. I need to do this to more things! I daddle, get distracted, etc. If I gave all my effort I could focus and really knock out my to do list in no time.