Wednesday, January 14, 2015

CB vs Peanut Butter Pie and Squats and Todd Durkin

I've jam packed my schedule today in Denver. After a great dinner of sea bass, a little bit of a friend's ribeye steak, a baked potato, and spinach last night at Ocean Prime (and no drinks despite much drinking going on around me), I woke up at 4am to write.

I was tired. But I did 1,000 words and then meditated. That actually wakes me up, because meditation is like taking a nap. Then I went straight to the gym, the Colorado Athletic Club, for a heavy squat day.

1A) Squat
1B) Prisoner Squat Jumps (this is a complex, as Todd Durkin explains in our TT Summit interview below)

2) Good Mornings

3) Lunges

Legs are going to be sore tomorrow.

Followed that with a big breakfast of 4 eggs and spinach with olive oil, and a Green Tea.

Now I'm in the office with lots of meetings on tap, then writing, then interviews, then email, then done. Tomorrow is an all writing day, as is Friday, then Saturday is all filming.

Here's a GREAT bonus for you:

This has to be in my top 3 of all TT Trainer interviews. I just grilled legendary trainer, Todd Durkin, about bringing the energy to workouts and his favorite workout challenges. It's slanted towards trainers but everyone is going to get something out of this:


And more importantly, you'll get a hint of what he's going to bring to the TT Bootcamp at the 5th TT Summit in San Diego on June 6th. Don't miss it!

Streaking Update:

1) 3000 words per day

Started with 1,000 words on Roosevelt before my workout. Will finish a few more profiles later today. Also very busy with interviews ... doing one with Yuri Elkaim and then another with Ray Ortiz.

2) No Post Dinner Binge Eating

Super great behavior last night at a big work dinner. Most of the guys had a couple of cocktails, and some had three to four glasses of wine after that. And then they had peanut butter pie.

But ol' CB was strong, remembering his commitment to you.

3) 1 Drink Maximum

None yesterday (see above) and I doubt I'll have one tonight. I need to get to bed early and catch up on some sleep.

4) No Outbursts or Snarkiness

I know today will be great...already has been with pleasant, British Gentleman style interactions in the gym, with the room service guy, and in the hotel elevator (it freaks people out when you say a chipper Good Morning when you get on an elevator).

5) Healthy Gut Days

Everything is rocking. Wise choices are being made. Feeling great.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." – Theodore Roosevelt .....

Greatness requires you to think differently and throw out the average approach to life, especially in the face of intense peer pressure. Be prepared to be strong and have 2 solutions to overcome all obstacles. Plan in advance for what your 'enemies of greatness' will throw at you. People that are best prepared perform most powerfully.

Stay strong and keep on pushing on,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - You CAN succeed at any age. You can't ever give up.

No matter what your situation and circumstances, you can move forward, right now, towards your big goals and dreams. It's finally the right time for you. It's not your fault you struggled in the past. You didn't have all the answers back then. But today everything has come together. You can do it. You MUST do it. There will never be a better time than right now. This time it's different. This time is YOUR time. Let's go!

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