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S.W.I.M.

When I train, I S.W.I.M. but the only reason that I get wet is from being soaked in sweat.

S.W.I.M. is what it takes psychologically to achieve a goal.  It stands for:

S – Self Control – What it takes pass up on foods that will work against you, such as cookies and ice cream.  What it takes to stay committed.

W- Willpower – Simple as doing cardio when you are supposed to and tough as finishing what you started. Going the extra mile (sometimes literally).

I – Inspiration – Being influenced by someone or something, that reminds you of your goals and also helps you create them.  Noticing what someone else has achieved and using that to set a similar goal.

M- Motivation – Taking action to achieve your goals and building off of both positive and negative reinforcement.  Before pictures are great motivators.  Being called a fat jolly guy can also led to motivation.  Dropping 3 inches off of your waist will definitely increase your motivation.

3 factors made me achieve my goals. 1)S.W.I.M.  2) Nutrition 3) Training (weights and cardio). Prior to this I lived by 3 factors, but I was missing something. 1) Nutrition 2) Lifted Weights 3) Cardio. Without the psychological aspect I could not have achieved the benefits of my program. I finally became honest with myself and accepted the fact that I either needed to get out of the gym or make it count.

©  Iron Mountain Sports 2012

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  2. Woke up this morning feeling like yuk so wasn’t gonna go to TRX workout but thought of you and “SWIM”….
    So I am on my way to trx….

    It’s days like this that a work out is a must !
    Thanks Eric for motivating me to go when I
    Didn’t really feel Like it… BTW I felt great the rest of the day

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  3. I want to get small but need help i have tryed and tryed just cant do it

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  6. Nancy Logel is a dear friend. She talks about you all the time! Took me too long to look up your website. I so need to learn to S.W.I.M ! Look forward to following blog feed, fb and twitter! Great stuff ! (on a side note, I have been doubled over in laughter hearing some of the good jokes you’ve played on Nancy! )

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    • Hey Fran, thanks for following and thanks for the comment. I hope that you find some helpful information. Don’t believe everything that she tells you. She makes it all up.

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