Are You Ready for August 26th?

If you have found yourself under a rock, you might be unaware that one of the most hyped fights is taking place in nine days. The two fighters are Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor. I’ve been more than excited about this fight. When I hear about a legendary fight like this one taking place, I had to see what the internet thought of this match up. What I found was a heated debate from fighters with fans all over the world. I love watching both boxing and MMA but I’m not a professional fight analyst. I’m still in shock that this fight is actually happening. What I wanted to talk about was what makes a legend and how to apply this to your own life. You might be wondering how did two fighters get to this point in their lives?

I will say that I’ve been an avid fan of Conor since his career began in MMA. What immediately struck me was that Conor knew how to sell himself and he worked hard, two important traits. If we look at the career of Mayweather, we will see these traits are important to him as well. Not many of us will fight for a large crowd under the lights in Las Vegas. However, that doesn’t mean you don’t have your own fights that are happening right now and it’s time to win.

I tuned into Conan last night which I highly recommend everyone watches. In this episode, Conan interviewed Conor McGregor about his upcoming fight. What I saw in this latest interview was a very intelligent fighter that knew how to talk. I love that Conor is a callback to the days when legendary sports stars made predictions about their next game. What I learned from this cool interview on Conan was that McGregor was actually on welfare four years ago, talk about changing your life. Conor even named a boat he bought his dad the 188, based on the amount on Conor’s old welfare checks.

Working Hard and Believing in Yourself

You can change your life by applying the principles that Conor and Floyd have used to respectively change theirs. Once upon a time, Floyd Mayweather laced up his gloves for his first professional fight. Now, he is set to earn countless millions in this upcoming dream fight. Four years ago, Conor McGregor was barely getting by on welfare checks. After working hard and believing in himself, Conor is set to receive a big paycheck and possibly defeat the greatest boxer of all time, in my opinion.

Watch some of Mayweather’s combos and you will be amazed. This guy could hit me seven times before I even knew what was happening, what a talent. That isn’t to take anything away from Conor who has had his own set of accolades. Conor has defeated world class fighters in a matter of seconds. I feel that Conor is the most entertaining fighter to step into the octagon next to Brock Lesnar’s original run. Speaking of Brock, I hope that we can soon hear more news about a potential match up between him and Jon Jones, two other MMA fighters.

Overall, it takes work to get to the top. It’s important that, like these two legendary fighters, you know how to sell yourself and you work hard. There are few fighters who can compete at the level of intensity Mayweather and McGreger are able to maintain.

Apply the Recent Super Bowl Win to Life

I’m about to say something that no one would ever thought I would say: I’m glad that Patriots won the Super Bowl. If you know me, even the tiniest bit well, you’ll know how hard it was for me to type that last sentence. I’ll get one thing out of the way, I don’t like the New England Patriots and I am certainly not alone. Seeing the same team go to the big game, nearly every year, made it less fun to watch football. Before any fans of the Patriots start blowing up the contact section with all kinds of terrible words for me, let me explain. Be warned, if you are one of the twenty people that haven’t seen the Super Bowl yet, I’m about to spoil it for you, read cautiously!

When I had heard that the Super Bowl was going to be all about the Falcons vs the Patriots, I immediately was rooting for Atlanta. After the 1st quarter, my eyes met with delight at the score of 21-3, with the Falcons firmly in the lead. Well into the 3rd quarter, there wasn’t much else to report. To put things simply, the Falcons were destroying the Patriots in a game where everyone was quite sure of the outcome. The score of the Super Bowl, most of the time, had the Patriots way behind, so much so that I actually started to feel bad for Patriot fans, for the first time ever. My hope for a new team claiming the throne of Super Bowl champions started to switch over to nerves as the Patriots put a touchdown on the scoreboard. I told myself that, although the score was closer, there was no way that the Patriots could create a comeback, not this late in the game. As I watched Tom Brady and his team march down the field, determined to make another touchdown, it would happen. What became a one-sided game was now nearly tied and I couldn’t believe it. Thinking about the once in a lifetime comeback that I was watching, I had to celebrate the Patriots pushing the game into overtime, unbelievable! It would take a monster of a man to not root for the Patriots to win in overtime, in regards to how hard they worked to get ahead.

The Patriots would go on to win the Super Bowl this year, in what many are saying is the greatest football comeback of all time, a bold statement that I fully agree with. Even if you hate the Patriots, go back and watch that game when life gets you down. The millions watching the Super Bowl on Sunday weren’t just witnesses to a great game of football, they were watching a man fight for his life, against every odd imaginable. Too often, we see the underdog coming up against unbeatable odds and losing, it was nice to have the movie ending version of real life, something I hardly see anymore. We’ve all felt like Tom Brady in our own life situations, you have no time and the other team is miles ahead of you. When you feel that life is overwhelming, picture that legendary drive of Tom Brady. Sure, he could have accepted that his team is probably going to lose (it’s not like he hasn’t won before) but that wasn’t enough to stop him from winning. The limitations that we place in our life aren’t as real as you feel they are, anything can be won, look back to Super Bowl 51 if you think I am crazy.

Matching Faith and Weight Training: A Perfect Combo?

While this won’t be perfect for all ways of thinking, the Get Centered fitness program can really offer a new viewpoint on how you accomplish your training. Based outside of Texas, this program combines religious teachings with your exercise routine. I don’t judge anyone, based on their beliefs, so I can understand why this will only interest a certain portion of my readers. By talking about this gym, I’m not speaking to my personal beliefs, as I feel that should be a private matter and it will continue to stay so. After all, you come to this website to (hopefully) learn about new ways to lift weights, not who or what I believe in.

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With that aside, it is interesting that a program like the Get Centered is just now being announced, it is just a great idea that I would have thought someone else who have made this into something but I guess not! No matter what religion you could practice, I think that we can all agree that for people to have a place where they can go and believe what they want to is a nice thing to start or end your day with. For the certain person, I can see that having their faith, which is obviously going to be very important brought out, in a discussion format could be great. This gym offers the group members where they can find solidarity and peace, in a no judgment zone. I could see a gym having a place where the members can talk and share their experiences is such a great idea.

I always want to see people getting along and what better way to have that taken care of than to use their shared interests as a starting point for conversation? I do also have to admit that I like how their courses don’t just gear you up for success in your fitness program, they also have life teachings put in place to steer you through and give you more direction in life. I had sure wished that my gym had put some people in place to advise me of what I could in life. I understand that this second wish would be much harder to grant and not an aspect of life that we would all need, I used to run with a bad crowd.

While you may or may not agree with the values that are taught at Get Centered, I have to say that is really something I could see catching on very rapidly. When considering that the main purpose of Get Centered is based more around what you believe versus how much you can lift, you’ll likely see a wide array of people at the next Get Centered class, which is great! Somewhere in Texas, there is a group of people who are enriching their lives by being able to freely bring in their chosen beliefs and values with them, proudly and that must be an awesome feeling. With such a wide variety of people all around you, it is very easy to get some new viewpoints on what you might be struggling with in your life. You will never want to just settle on your own way of thinking to solve a problem, you’ll be amazed at how nice it is to share your struggles with others.