Back in the late 90′s I remember seeing a poster appear all over disused buildings in Nottingham.
All it had on it were the following words:
“What Would Sammo Do?”
I’m a naturally curious guy and I had to find out who the hell Sammo was.
Turns out they were referring to Hong Kong movie legend Sammo Hung and the program ‘Martial Law’.
I liked the catch phrase so much it’s stayed with me over the years and I frequently ask myself:
“What Would Do?”
I’ve had a lot of X’s over the years:
- What Would Sammo Do?
- What Would Sifu Do?
- What Would Eric Thomas Do?
And my newest edition is:
What Would Jack Do?
Seeing as how there’re millions of Jacks in the world, I suppose it’s only fair I let you know which Jack I’m referring to.
It’s American fitness legend Jack Lalanne.
I can’t believe I’ve only just discovered this guy, I bet you’ve known about him for years.
In true ‘dry sponge’ fashion, when I’m interested in something I like to soak up as much of it as I can.
So I’ve been watching a steady stream of his early “The Jack Lalanne Show” on Youtube and here’re a few of my favourite quotes:
“Seeing your own progress is the greatest motivator of all.” <– That's why we us the progress tracker ladies and gentlemen.
“Only the body can heal the body.” <– That's why we utilise Energy Flow in our practice. It gets 'You' out of the way and allows your body to heal itself.
I love this guy and even though I only discovered him a week ago whilst trying to fine tune my progress towards a one handed pressup – I'm hooked.
He's my new hero.
So imagine my delight when I watched this video of his called: Uphill or Downhill
Go ahead and watch it, it’s only 2mins 56 seconds long. I’ll wait here for you…
Pretty sweet huh?
I’ve been focusing on change this week and here’s Jack talking how every single cell in your body is constantly changing. For the better… or for the worse.
Jack focuses on 3 areas of health:
- Positive Thinking
And shows you the results if you neglect those areas or improve them.
But I’m not a fan of positive thinking. I’ve had plenty of experience with it and those who endorse it.
And my personal belief is that it just ends up making you feel bad. Because if things go wrong you can only blame yourself.
- “Maybe I wasn’t positive enough…”
- “Maybe it was my negativity that brought on this illness…”
And so on.
Hey, if it works for you more strength to you. It just doesn’t work for me.
So I swapped Positive thinking for Qigong as I’ve found Qigong does far more for my ‘Emotional Immune System‘ than positive thinking ever did. That’s the whole focus of my book: Smiling From The Heart –> http://smilingfromtheheart.com
Look, let me get to the point.
About 18 months ago, I used to believe that Qigong was a panacea, a perfect solution for all human ills.
Then I woke up and smelled the coffee.
Physically weak and looking like I was 6 months pregnant I had to face the fact I was going to have to do more than just Qigong.
Hey if you want the full story on how you can lose weight, gain strength and overcome the stresses and strains of modern life – no matter how old you are – read this post I wrote:
Look, Qigong really is the best thing since sliced bread. But spread Exercise and Nutrition on top and you’ve a meal fit for a king!
I wish you a long, healthy and happy life.
P.S. Day 3 of my sugar fast was a complete success =) Thanks to you.