Recently, I witnessed the Dallas Mavericks winning the 2011 NBA Championship. In game 2, Dallas was down 12 points with 7:13 seconds left in the game. Dewayne Wade hits a 3 pointer right in front of the Mavericks bench. Miami begins to celebrate like the game was over. Despite of the current situation, despite of the score, and despite of the odds, the Mavericks came back and won the game. Yes, the Mavericks were down in points due to the team’s offensive and defensive efforts but they kept a relentless attitude. The Mavericks were up for the challenge and would not give in to their competition.
I have come to recognize that there are two companions that accompany us on our fitness journey. In this blog, we are going to focus on companion 1. Companion 1 is our biggest competitor. Lets call him, “Challenge”. Webster defines competitor in one word, “rival”. Rival is one that strives for competitive advantage. Ask yourself these two questions:
- Who is my competition?
- Who has the advantage?
The Mavericks were in a hole with all odds against them and time was not on their side. They were not performing they way the knew they could and Miami appeared to have the competitive advantage. The challenge was before them.
In our fitness journey, we are faced with the same challenge in every workout. The only exception is that we do not have a Dewayne Wade or LeBron James to face. We do not have an opposing team striving to have the advantage. What we are facing and rivaling against is our biggest competitor, “Ourselves”. Each and every time we workout should be a challenge for us to be better than the last workout. Self-challenge is our companion and our motivator to excel. This rivalry is never ending. The advantage will swing back and forth but it will bring out the best in us. Every movement, every exercise, every rep, and set should be a competitive self-challenge. We should have the same tenacity and relentless attitude like the Mavericks. Challenge is our competitive companion motivating us to do and be better than were before.
Supreme 90 Day Review Day 55 – 60:
My strength, knowledge, and conditioning are at its best now. Supreme 90 Day has been an excellent workout. I have 30 days left but I know that this workout is beyond 90 days. I will always utilize Supreme 90 Day workouts as part of my fitness journey. The only thing I have not committed to for this workout is the nutrition plan. For the last 30 Days, I am going to focus more on the nutrition.