I Didn’t Feel Like Going To The Gym Yesterday

It’s been a productive week.  Have poured myself out particularly hard this week.  Burning the candle at both ends, so to speak, and therefor, adequate sleep is one of the sacrifices.

Because the world championships are over, there is not a compelling goal in front of me, to make the tough choices easy.

Well, actually, there is a compelling goal.  I pick him up at school everyday.

Until you grasp this concept of “purpose” you will remain stuck, and your health goals will only be “resolutions” after a night of drinking too much, eating too much, or sitting around too much.

Remember, from one push up a day to World Championships.  All so I can see our son graduate from High School in ten years.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂


Two Types of Goals

There are two types of goals, basically.  Got 30 seconds?  Listen as I explain them here:

What made and continues to make, Nike brilliant is their slogan, “Just Do It”!

Someday, we will live with peace or we will live with regret.  That’s enough to get me off my butt.  What’s it gonna take for you?   If not today, when?  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂


Stay Motivated, Stay Healthy

Stay Motivated, Stay Healthy.

If it were easy, everybody would be doing it.  But it isn’t easy.

This is the part that confuses me.  If we know exercise is good for us, and that our overall situation improves with exercise and reasonable eating habits, why do so few engage in it?

A top theory I have – people lack the courage to do the hard things. Like think about the consequences. And, there’s way too much codependency.

Editor’s note:  I struggle with this as much or more than you. Everyone does.  So quit feeling sorry for yourself.  I have.

Heres my secret:

“If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough”.

Basically, the hidden meaning is this – we need to be motivated for something bigger than ourselves.  Period.

The next progression to fulfill Lane 8’s vision is firmly in place. Stay tuned as the story continues.  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂


Ever get a perfect health score?

Ever get a perfect health score?

Friday’s strength test and core test proved one thing in particular.

A decade worth of hard work, persistence, determination, goal setting, set backs, failures, successes, sweat, pain, motivation,  lack of confidence, confusion, stress, progress, injuries, rehab, physical therapy, core workouts, speed work, and endurance work.

Plus, stretching, flexibility training, 5k’s, 10k’s, 400 meters, 800 meters, 1,500 meters, obsession, surrender, thinking, smiling, hoping, visioning, praying, playing, involving family, sacrificing family, nutrition, reading, studying, working full time, volunteering, dreaming, sleeping, lying awake, and probably many more – but I better stop now.

The result?

A perfect score!  My physical therapist determined my core was a perfect score of 21 out of 21.  She used a test used on professional athletes to look for imbalances and weaknesses.

The leg strength test showed my right versus left leg was only 2/10ths of a percent apart.

The staff at Florida Hospital Rehab awarded me the “Most Symmetrical Person” they have ever seen there.

What all of this means is that the efforts have yielded extra-ordinary results.

Life is like that.  You reap what you sow.

I’ll try to not forget that simple truth.  Even though I’m easily distracted.  “Oh look, a bird”!

Make today a day to at least consider your physical health and ask yourself, “Am I investing in my health”?   Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂