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Day 17

Bible verse: John 15:13 – No one has greater love than to give up one’s life for one’s friends.

Yesterday, we reviewed that two fundamental pillars of having a regular exercise routine is having a plan and making getting shredded convenient. That sounds easy enough. How are you going to be motivated to keep up the routine? Are you going to be motivated by 6-pack abs? Are you going to be motivated about feeling better and living longer? What is a short-term way to stay motivated? One trick that I have used in the past to keep myself active is signing up for a race. It doesn’t matter what kind of race. The first race I signed up for was a beginner triathlon. My friend and I were both going through a similar phase in life. Starting a family and getting fat. He had a friend who was a top Ironman competitor in Canada. He helped direct us to a beginner triathlon. Neither of us had swam lengths since we took swimming lessons as kids. The craziest thing happened. When I signed up for that race, it motivated me to start putting in the work. I quickly realized that my friends and family will be coming to the race. It will be really embarrassing if I don’t finish. By taking the step of signing up, it triggers the motivation to train. When I showed up for the race and participated in other triathlons since, I quickly realized that people aren’t race snobs who are in excellent shape. They are just like you and me… trying to stay in shape. Don’t worry if you don’t have the equipment. That makes the race even more fun. I use my father-in-law’s 30 year old road bike. It works fine. I am not planning on winning the race, just beating my last best time. Sign up for a race to get your short-term motivation. 

Daily Guide:


  • 5:30AM – Wake-up, thank God for this day prior to your feet hitting the ground
  • Max out on push-ups / mountain climbers before leaving your bedroom (10 mins)
  • Read your Bible or listen with audio app

Lunch Break


  • Tell your wife that you love her and give her a big kiss on the lips
  • Pray with kids before bed
  • 10PM – Lights out

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