When All Else Fails–Take Care of Yourself

October 19, 2008 · Print This Article

Lucky we live Hawaii.

Hawaii is such a beautiful place. Even in beautiful places, bad things happen to good people.

I’ve been a Personal Fitness Trainer here in Honolulu, Hawaii for well over 6 years now and let me tell you–I hear all kinds of crazy stories from all kinds of people.

Sometimes, life just doesn’t go the way we want. It doesn’t matter who you are, how important your job is, how much money you make, or how much good karma you spread on a daily basis. Crappy things still happen to the best of us.

They can happen at work, at school, at home, at the gym, at the mall, and anywhere else you can think of.

All of us have faced adversity at different points in our lives.

Maybe a close friend, or family member passed away. Maybe you lost tens, or hundreds of thousands in the stock market. Maybe someone stole your wedding ring. Maybe the innocent looking girl you’ve been seeing (and really like) turns out to have performed in a number of adult movies. Or perhaps you are  2-3 years into a prosperous career as a Personal Trainer in Honolulu, Hawaii, and you lose the use of one of your arms; the one you write with at that.

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.”

Bruce Barton

Somehow, someway, we must learn to control our emotions. We cannot let our emotions control us. We cannot always control what happens to us but we can control our attitude and how we are going to deal with the situation. Being a slave to our emotions isn’t living freely.

Living life at 75% just doesn’t feel as good as living it at 100%.

It’s really simple. I’ve said it before–when you are in shape, you have more energy, your body works better, you look better, and you feel better.

When you are in shape, you perform your daily tasks better and with less effort.

When you are in shape you become a stronger person on the inside and on the outside.

Who out there doesn’t want those things?

A small amount of exercise performed consistently is going to pay huge dividends in the long run. Physical energy is the fundamental source of fuel for everything that is happening in your life.

It doesn’t matter if you live in Honolulu, Hawaii, or Hong Kong; you can choose to make things happen, or you can sit there and watch things happen.

No matter how gnarly the curve ball is that life pitches, take care of yourself. Fitness will never let you down.

Stay strong,



2 Responses to “When All Else Fails–Take Care of Yourself”

  1. Sacha on October 19th, 2008 9:59 pm

    “Maybe the innocent looking girl you’ve been seeing (and really like) turns out to have performed in a number of adult movies.”

    Geez, don’t you just hate it when that happens?

    I have enjoyed this entry tremendously.

  2. Kuromi on October 22nd, 2008 12:35 pm

    You’ll like this one, Chris:

    “Exercise is a great way to remind yourself how much power you have over your life.”

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