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The best thing anyone ever told me...

PsograsPsogras Member Posts: 6 Member Posts: 6
I lost over 50 lbs when I first started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a few years ago. I'm back at it now to lose some of the weight I gained back. And that made me think of this story...

I was a new guy in the gym and that meant getting beat up a lost and gassing out almost instantly. Seriously, the first day I rolled for real I thought I was going to pass out after 20 seconds. But I kept going.

The next week I could make it like a minute of going hard each time before I would gas out and just get choked/arm barred or whatever. I apologized to this guy I was fighting and said something along the lines "I'm just so out of shape."

His response was totally simple and amazing and I've never forgotten it: "Whatever man, you're here and that's what it takes."

Keeping that in mind as I get back into shape again.

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  • barbie3000barbie3000 Member Posts: 99 Member Posts: 99
    Thanks Psogras! I love that story. Great inspiration.

    (Also because Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is something I'm looking to take up when I lose a bit so always looking for those stories!)
  • Gianna44Gianna44 Member Posts: 124 Member Posts: 124
    What a great quote! And good luck with your goals!
  • volume77volume77 Member Posts: 672 Member Member Posts: 672 Member
    awesomeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • HacheraTsarineHacheraTsarine Member Posts: 282 Member Member Posts: 282 Member
    No one's ever supported me in my attempts at losing weight, but the one sentence I keep repeating myself is : "An imperfect work-out now always beats a perfect work-out delayed indefinitely."
  • PsograsPsogras Member Posts: 6 Member Posts: 6
  • marcy_76marcy_76 Member Posts: 48 Member Member Posts: 48 Member
    Dude, that's so awesome!!
  • TmoxsonTmoxson Member Posts: 19 Member Posts: 19
    No one's ever supported me in my attempts at losing weight, but the one sentence I keep repeating myself is : "An imperfect work-out now always beats a perfect work-out delayed indefinitely."

    I needed to hear that the day. Thank you. :smile:
  • MeadowSongMeadowSong Member Posts: 171 Member Member Posts: 171 Member
    One of the treasured things in my memory file wasn't said to me but rather about me. And it wasn't anyone who had seen me so it wasn't about how I look. It is one of those things that makes you think that you have the coolest kids ever. My adult son was working all summer on a masonry crew with a guy who came up to him one day and said--"Hey, Dave, is your mom dating anyone?" Now, myself and my son's father have been married nearly 30 years and I'm not looking to date anyone I'm not married to. But to think that the stories my son told on me caused that man to think I'd be someone that he's like to know. . . .we'll now I find that cool. One of my favorite NSVs.
  • lorettasnewbeginninglorettasnewbeginning Member Posts: 136 Member Posts: 136
    That is so good to remember! Someone once said (talking about taking up running), the absolute hardest step to take each day is the one out of your front door! That thought keeps me moving many days when I want to find an excuse not to exercise....I've just got to muster the energy for one step....the rest will follow.
  • lolsaucelolsauce Member Posts: 36 Member Member Posts: 36 Member
    That's great. That guy sounds awesome
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