Training Day, water bottles and Rocky Balboa

He’s looking at you like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer looks at Santa as he rolls out of that last house having eaten his millionth mince pie, with half still in his beard and his once roomy santa outfit resembling Hulk Hogan in a borat thong!

He hates you, you can just tell, this is not what he signed up for and he does not want your fat, wobbly carcass in the same training arena as him. You’re not worthy! This year you went too far! You keep saying that there is another year but the years are running out and he’s running out of patience.

But wait! Are you going to let him get the better of you again? You can fail as many times as you want because you’ve only got to succeed once, and you know what? You’re going to make this year your year

And you are going to start it right with a water bottle that reflects your attitude, your want to make a positive change in your life. A bottle that looks as good as you’re going to look but that has the heart of you as well. A bottle that reminds you why you’re doing what you’re doing, that gives something to someone else and that is environmentally speaking the best one you can get out there. A Yuhme water bottle sounds perfect! CO2 negative, made from sugarcane and for every bottle we sell we give 6 months of clean water to someone in the Central African Republic. The best part is that you avoid single-use plastic and you drink from a bottle without toxins such as bpa or phthalates. Because when you drink out of those cheap PET bottles- only bad things flow into your body.

So, this gym is going to become your gym, your sanctuary. You’re going to train in this gym like Rocky Balboa had to train in that wooden hut in Rocky IV to beat Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), in what is obviously the best Rocky film, no debate necessary! You’re going to live with Eye of The Tiger in your head and walk around like a massive cliche, you’re even considering finding someone called Adrian to live with just to show your commitment to your new training regime.

So don’t let another year slip by and let the voice in your head or the face in the mirror get the best of you. Don’t listen to him! And if you don’t know where to start then find a gym buddy, a PT or just watch Rocky IV.

I’ll leave you with one of my favourite training quotes, although it could apply to many other aspects of life.

“If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not you will find an excuse”


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