[Posted 1:00 PM EDT - Monday afternoon, 05/04/2009]
ARE YOU 50 OR 500?
'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]
Read the last Daily Message titled, Standing On The Brink
I receive a ton of health journals in the mail and sometimes I have to remove myself from my own personal space and go somewhere else to read and get caught up on the latest and greatest health news. Yesterday (Sunday) I plunked myself down at the library pretty much most of the day until I fell asleep in the comfy chair with a lap full of journals and eventually woke myself up snoring. As I sat there trying to snap myself out of a 'research hang-over' a scene flashed before my eyes. I was reminded of a friend in college who wanted me to talk her friend out of transferring schools. Her friend was aggravated with a few professors because they weren't teaching according to his needs, so he wanted to transfer schools. As we stood in the hallway, she pressed me to talk him out of it but I refused. I told them both that the teacher can only teach so much in 50 minutes and it was up to each of us to take the ball and run with it. It's impossible to teach everything we need to know in 50 minutes especially with regard to the human body and 50 bucks says no one in that school has read every book in the library or researched every journal. If he was only going to give each class 50 minutes of his time, then he and his patients were going to have a rough way to go and I'd make certain that I never referred any patients to him. Then I said, "Hasta la vista, baby!" I've never been one to sugar-coat anything. (winky wink)
"If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it.
It's the hard that makes it great."
Tom Hanks character in the movie, A League of Their Own
When I returned home and before I started my workout I went online to a few message boards to see how the P90X program was going for other people. These message boards weren't necessarily on the P90X website; I just wanted to see what other people were saying about their own progress. I've lost 20 pounds now and my body is getting tighter and stronger every single day. My calves feel like concrete even when I'm relaxed and my arms will soon look like Angela Bassett's. (winky wink) Obviously the program is going well for me but I'm also putting in the time. I did notice on these message boards that there were clearly two very different types of people. There were some people who were the 50 percenters, who put in 50 percent and always had an excuse why it wasn't working for them. Then there were the 500 percenters who put in 500 percent and had no excuse and every reason why it was working for them. As I always say, "When it's the Truth, it shows up everywhere."
"Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
and practice being you."
-- Dr. Loretta Standley
Denadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]
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