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Do you think you’re Immune? Margaret Thatcher I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near. There is simply no substitute for doing the work. We hear people commenting about celebrities saying, “If I had the money, I’d be in shape too.” The money for what? You can not pay someone to run, work out or eat well for you. Money (unless you’re getting plastic surgery) does not make you immune to putting in the work. Eating well takes discipline and exercising is not fun if you don’t like to do it. There are a few givens in life; you need to run to get faster, lift to get stronger and eat healthy to do anything well. There are a few genetic exceptions, but if you have read this far you are not one of them. The richest man in the world can hire the best trainers and coaches in the world to train him for a marathon, but in the end he will have to cover the 26.2 miles on his own two feet and no shoe or training method can substitute for the work he put in. People get in shape in the worst gyms and waste time in the best gyms. Hiring the best trainers and advisors in the world will not relieve you of having to do the work. Lance Armstrong was seven when his mother worked out a deal with a local bike shop for a Schwin Mag Scrambler (NOT a great bike for non-riders). Lance made it work and began winning, and then cancer became his next obstacle. Cancer would not be the victor; Lance worked through treatment and operations to become the winningest rider in the history of cycling. Champions put in hours upon hours to be great, why should you be immune? You may not be shooting for that level of excellence, but you are trying to get better, stronger, leaner, and more agile – Yes? “I can’t afford a gym or trainer” “Healthy food is too expensive”
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