Got Change?



Sup, broski?

Was just sitting here watching an unGodly

And somewhat embarrassing gross amount of videos 

On YouTube today. 

It got me to thinking about addiction. 

You know, cuz I literally had not moved for like 2 hours…

Let’s take a moment for a word from our friends Merriam-Webster

Addiction:   compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (such as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly :  persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful

Yup, they say sitting is the new smoking and boy can I tell you

If it’s not harmful to your health, it’s at the very least harmful to your back…need-slow-funny-pain-quotes-down-hurt-sadness-everyone-else-can-catch-up-being-sick-just-way-saying-put-some-whiskey-coffe-because

NE hoo, I was thinking about all that I’ve learned about addiction

And how it relates to change.

You know, people can criticize and shame you, but it doesn’t really equate to change.

Change, starts in your heart and mind and there’s

Actually scientific proof that shows how 

Criticism, and shaming are UNhelpful when it comes to making a change. 

#FACTS…

But listen to this Bro Nameth…

Addiction is not just related to drugs or alcohol. 

Naw bruh, addiction is your body, mind, state

And what have you, craving for a specific mix

Of hormones or body sauce as my friends like to call it. 

 

So if someone is addicted to say eating

It’s not really about the food

It’s about the feeling

When you think about it, it’s not about what’s going into the body

It’s what’s going on IN the body or more specifically the mind…


Our mind is ultra powerful broham and the important thing

To remember about it, is that it’s responsible for keeping us “sane”

Now to do that, it must always work to keep things normal or at

A homeostasis.

 

For instance, if you’ve adapted to something like doing 10 pushups

You could imagine that if you instead did 20 one day

You would feel the burn.

 

But say you wanted to maybe stop smoking.

You would feel the burn

But differently, as your body struggled to adapt to the change.

 

Change is so hard, because your body reacts by resisting

AND

Your mind fights hard as well because it sees this change as loss

And grieves which leads to sadness and mild depression.

 

So yeah bro, I feel ya change can be tough, but there is a secret

Not every body knows this, but they should.

Because when our mind tries to tell us that we NEED to be

Sad

Happy

Intoxicated

Buzzed

Fearful

High

You can ask this one question.

Write this down if you’re taking notes at home.

Is it true?

Do you NEED to feel anything or is it just your mind trying to

Return you to a homeostasis you now recognize as sucktastic?

Stay present and stay focused on what you really want.

 

Change…

 

Jerry “change machine” Washington

P.S.You may be looking for change right now in your own life.

I would encourage you to pursue that change now.

Don’t wait until you need change, want it now.

You have the world at your finger tips and a ton of options.

One is here: Project SELFFY my private Facebook group

Where we go a little more in depth about topics just like this.

See you there. Talk soon…


One Drop…

“You ever laugh so hard you fart?” One of my friends asked me. I say no, then he tells me that he did when he read my email yesterday.

It’s funny because, when I first starting writing these way back when, I told very few people about it.

Hell, I still haven’t even told my mom. But, I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t want me saying half the stuff I put in here so she can stay in the dark on this one.

I didn’t tell anyone, because I was afraid and I wanted an easy out.

Then I got my first positive response and that was awesome.

Shortly after, I had a third of my list unsubscribe. (Bummer)

When I saw those people unsubscribe, I got motivated.

The emails evolved from explicit rants about what bothers me about the fitness industry to more of a mix of anecdotes with the occasional rant on the side. The emails are now easier and because it’s an expression of my thoughts and views it’s in a way, therapeutic.

The fact remains that my goal is to help you (and sometimes myself) to understand that there is better that exists for you than what you and I currently see in front of us.

If I wrote just once and gave up because nobody responded (which is exactly what happened) I would have not had the opportunity to get in contact with people like yourself that decided that if I’m trying, they could try something too.

You see doodle bug, a flood doesn’t just happen…it starts with a single raindrop.

It starts with one decision,

One positive action,

Which leads to many other actions that spell success.

Just like these emails, they are free, but now they require more than a click of the mouse.

If you’re interested in being a part of something that has become somewhat famous because of the inspiring people it has already attracted, I would suggest you consider clicking here: http://generalfitnesscompany.com

There is real power in numbers. I’m telling you care bear. Even in training.

I’ve found that even as my clients have begun to transition from individual training, to group training, their accountability has gone up.

They show up to train more and now are even more excited to train than ever.

One raindrop can make a flood, but it will never be more than a raindrop on its own.
Jerry “This is bigger than you or me” Washington