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No Pain… No Gain

They say no pain no gain… man they weren’t kidding! Last night it was all about shoulders and back… and… yes you guessed it cardio! lol… It was a fun night. I got into the gym at 7pm and right away started with my warm-ups… trying to stretch every muscle in your body is not light weight… sometime that in itself is a work out… especially when the stretching area was a bit crowded. Thanks to the fact that all those macho wacko buff guys do not believing in stretching. Why would they when they are pumping iron to get huge arms. I never understood for a ordinary guy who works in an office wants to huge arms and ripped abs and whatnot. You can tone your body, get in a great lean shape, have endurance without the huge muscle top… (when you are all jacked upstairs and standing on tiny legs under thin waist).. It’ s dumb if you ask me… but back to my work out.

My arms are sore, my shoulders are hurting a bit, but you can push through. As I was doing the dumb bell curls… my trainer has me on a pretty low number of weights… this guy walks up next to me and grabs one of the heaviest weights… a couple of things to note he is a tiny twig, secondly there is a lady working out next to us that might be categorized as “hot”, “good looking” so you make that judgement call there… but five reps into it, I see him just slow put the heavy ones down and go for a much lighter one… This reminded me of my own efforts. Cuz when I went for my dumb bells, I felt tiny and ashamed that a big guy like me couldn’t do the heavy weight… but as I saw this having to backtrack, I thought to myself, I am looking good right now, going 15 reps non stop doing three sets.


The bible say the race is not for the swift… I am not sprinting here. This is a journey, a marathon and although changes might come right away… give me this next 90 days and you will see something amazing!

This is the advice today from my trainer




As this is the first post on this blog, I would like to first introduce myself. My name is Sam and I am a father of two beautiful kids. I know some of my readers who do not know me might ask for their photos, but I am very protective of them so their photos won’t be on here. Anyways, back to my intro… I have a very beautiful mama as my wife and I love her dearly. I am currently a doctoral student at Grand Canyon University. I am not really good at intros so I hope you will get to know me through this blog.

One thought on “No Pain… No Gain

  1. You are encouraging to me. I love the connection were able to draw when seeing that your ‘lighter’ load is actually the perfect weight for you, as you are able to endure longer and get the benefits fit for you. I am glad you did not let this guy get to you, but stuck to remembering what is best for you. I know there a lot of people at the gym trying to prove themselves to others instead of focusing on what matters. I am proud of you, and I happy you are feeling encouraged today – especially today. Happy 30th birthday my love. Your hard work is already paying off.

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