This mornings was Wednesday spin class with Mike McBlessings. Look how adorable this guy is.
“The reason that I can be 38 and have two kids and wear a bikini is because I work my [expletive] ass off. It’s not an accident. It’s not luck, it’s not fairy dust, it’s not good genes. It’s killing myself for an hour and a half five days a week, but what I get out of it is relative to what I put into it. That’s what I try to do in all areas of my life.”
I thought this quote was awesome. How true. But you know that I am here to make you guys laugh and roll your eyes, so I can’t leave it at that. I think ole Gwyn probably should have added a little more. For example, if Gwyn was being honest, the quote would have read more like:
“The reason that I can be 38 and have two kids and wear a bikini is because I am very rich. Because I am very rich, I can afford personal trainers, constant nanny services, personal assistants, housekeepers, and people who make me do things for myself – like workout constantly and eat well.”
That being said… I can’t imagine how hard she has to work to look like that. I mean, I work hard, and I look like this. Which of course… got me thinking about what my quote should be. So I laughed alot about it, and finally, here’s what I propose for my “famous” quote and picture.
“The reason that I can be 32 and have two kids and NOT wear a bikini is because I eat my [expletive] ass off. It’s not an accident. I train 12-15 hours a week, work full-time and have two kids, but I can’t seem to wear a bikini because I eat everything that I burn. It’s not because of lack of heart or discipline. It’s because I can’t stop feeding my hungry, fat face. And I finally acknowledge and accept this. Still… I train hard. And every victory, and every finish is not luck, it’s not fairy dust, it’s not good genes. It’s killing myself for sometimes two or three hours a day, six days a week (not to mention the long days… 5-7 hour workouts). While I think eventually triathlon is going to get every last ounce of fat off my body — fat and food isn’t the end game. Triathlon is deeper than a flat stomach and thin legs. It’s precisely about that hard work – the pride in the actual work, the process and the perserverance – not always the end results or finish time. Life really is about the journey [but hopefully the destination ends up somewhere tropical…and with an umbrella in it.”
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