“I Have to ‘Get In Shape’ Before I Start…

“I Have to ‘Get In Shape’ Before I Start…

When we face a challenging decision in our lives we have 2 options…

-Be an example of how we persevere.
-Make excuses of why we don’t.

One of the most popular excuses I hear about why someone won’t try a CPM class is…

“I Have to ‘Get In Shape’ Before I Start…” 

At first, I try to put myself in the other person’s shoes to understand where they are coming from. And then I realize that this statement doesn’t make any sense:-O

Isn’t the interest in coming to get ‘in-shape’? How does getting in-shape to get in-shape make sense? And wouldn’t you coming sooner vs. later get you in-shape faster??

Let’s break this down logically and show you the truth so you will have some ammo the next time one of your friends or acquaintances tries to give you this line of B.S.

I. Look in the Mirror: If they (#theExcuser) are currently working out, apparently what they are doing now is not working, because if they are not in enough regular-shape yet then how are they going to get in ‘CPM Shape’ by doing the same thing? If they are not working out then what are they waiting for? As the old saying goes, “If you do the same thing over and over and expect a different result that is the definition of insanity. So it sounds like they are the insane one’s.

II. All Levels: It doesn’t matter what kind of shape you are in when you start CPM. Everyday, every movement, every workout is 100% scalable. And what we mean by scalable is you can adjust the weight, the movement, time, reps, anything according to your current level of FITness. Our goal is to have you complete each workout successfully (Safety is 1st and the effective part will follow suit).

III. You will always try to get In ‘CPM’ Shape:  Truth is, you cannot get ‘in shape’ for what we do here at CPM, at any other gym on your own. In fact, even those who have trained with us for a very long time, are always striving and dedicating themselves to push beyond their current limits. The “P” in CPM stands for Potential for a reason. Each day and every workout you have the opportunity to do a little more, push a little harder and challenge yourself physically as well as mentally.

IV. What’s your story: Look, the only way your friends are going to really come is if you walk the walk. That alone will weed out the winners from the people that are just all talk. So if you want your friends to come to CPM and believe what you say, then you better be right on par with how great you are explaining CPM to your friends.

V. In the end, they really need a reason, not an excuse: CPM is the truth. It will test you physically, emotionally and mentally. There is no easy way to the top. CPMFITness provides the structure, progressive setup, commardie, challenge and fun that is missing with these kind of people’s lives. Understand that it is challenging for someone to look at you with all this success you have had (or in the process of having) and then they look in the mirror and see all the flaws they currently have. Level with them. Tell them how challenging it was for you to get started and enlighten them how great it is to be in this place you are today. Talk about how motivated, excited, confident you are.

The O-Board Says…

A. Do the following each min:
Minutes 1,4, 7 = 6 Rolls to Candlestick
Minutes 2, 5, 8 = 45-60 Sec Handstand Hold
Minutes 3 6, 9 = 30 – 45 Sec L-Sit Bar Hang

B. EMOTM, for 20 minutes:
Minute 1 = 200m Run
Minute 2 = 20 Kettlebell Swings
Minute 3 = 10 Thrusters
Minute 4 = 4-6 Strict Pull-Ups
Then cycle back up…

Post by Chris; @cmoknows