Must-Read: Scare Yourself Into Working Out
Fear is one of the most powerful motivators. Scared of not being able to afford to eat? Then you get your ass out there and start working. Scared of never getting laid again? Then you take a shower, get some new clothes, and head on out and meet some girls. But can you be actually use scare tactics to your advantage? Say, if you HAVE to do something that you don’t want to do? The answer is, of course, yes, you can. One of the ways to do so is to scare yourself into working out!
So today let’s head on over to AskMen.com where they have an article all about how to scare yourself into working out. For example, among their reasons is this necessary-reading passage:
I have fallen for the implication of baddassery as well. Myth or not, marathon running has an awesome backstory. It’s an inspiring tale of victory, with Greek soldier Pheidippides allegedly dropping dead after allegedly running 26.2 miles to Athens to tell of non-allegedly kicking Persian ass at Marathon in 490 BC.
I have run a marathon — rather quickly. Now I’m training in the hopes of qualifying for Boston. What’s more, I intend to do an Ironman Triathlon next year. Tell me the terms “iron” and “man” put together don’t imply toughness. Many who finish one mark their bodies to show the world how tough they are. Fitness is a competitive business, and rainbows and puppy hugs aren’t going to drive people the same way insane demon iron seals will. This is a challenge being issued.
It’s the opposite end of the weight-loss bullsh*t spectrum with its promises of “quick” and “easy.” None of this “just minutes a day” crap. We’re going to make you hurt.
Head on over to the link to read the rest of the pep talk, and get yourself ready to start working out in 2013.
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About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.