Well I am still in World Cup fever...although my own personal fervor has died down a tiny bit... (lol). All my teams have been knocked out of the tournament. France, Brasil, Argentina! Not to mention my admirables USA, Ghana, Germany and Uruguay. Just knocked out. Like, wow. Can't believe it, can't believe it, can't believe it. So now, I am still most definitely enjoying the show, but I am able to watch the games without my stomach in knots... (lol)
But, I'm like, if it was to happen in any World Cup, it was definitely this one... the most unpredictable World Cup EVER. (laughing) I mean no one can follow the predictions. I wonder if anyone, anywhere in the world has even won an office or bar pool?!? I mean, who could've predicted SPAIN and the NETHERLANDS?!? Well, if anyone did, and put some money down on it, they won BIG TIME.
In total reflection of watching the World Cup, I look at these players and am STILL amazed by their physical peakness and prowess. Their agility, their stamina and pure, raw muscle. Then on the field it's nothing but talent, skill and sheer determination. And once in the game it's just blood, sweat and tears.
Picture these players out on the field and imagine, having a body that works that fluidly... at peak physical fitness and then some. You say "jump", and your body says, "no problem, how high?" You say "turn right", and your body turns right, on the dime. You say "faster", and your body turns into a human freight train, lungs expanding effortlessly and heart pumping furiously with ease. You say "kick", and in full run mode, your leg pulls back like a trigger on a gun at lightning speed and force, and then connects with the target, turning a ball into a bullet. Must be incredible and empowering all the same.
I keep imagining what these guys body compositions must be...10%, 9, 8% fat? Wow. I want that so, so much. Not 8% body fat. That's too dangerous for everyday me, but I'll settle for 18, 20. I'd love that.
But I forego the envy and turn it into inspiration.
Watching these World Cup, world-class soccer machines, I acknowledge that their bodies were not created overnight. They were created over several YEARS, even ump-teen YEARS of training. Day in day out. Rain or shine. Training, running, practicing. Calorie counting. Portion control. Protein cycling. Stretching. Strength training. Agility training. Rest.
It really makes you think.
Rather, it's made me think... that it's possible. Because in simple form, their body is no different from my own, besides being male vs female. So if they can train their simple bodies to become athletic machines, then so can I. We all can! Might take much more time, but we all can! And we might not have as many resources like that personal doctor, personal chef, and lifetime trainer, BUT we at least have the basics.
And as long as I'm here on SP... I will have super goals... and being an athlete, a real athlete, is now to be my ultimate goal.
SUPER GOAL #1: Lose the 34 extra weight pounds (179 lbs) [Currently 192 lbs from 213 lbs].
SUPER GOAL #2: Lose 34 more pounds to goal of ideal weight (145 lbs).
SUPER GOAL #3: Train my simple body into an athletic one (Body fat comp, 18%).
SUPER GOAL #4: Complete a half marathon!
What's your super goals????
Meantime, can't wait for the World Cup weekend!!! Spain or the Netherlands? I don't know who to go for I'm telling you. But I can't wait for the game nonetheless. Plus who's going to win third place? Germany or Uruguay? That game is Saturday. We shall all see...
Still in World Cup fever here!
Who are you going for?
Peace and Love Everybody. Bless.
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