January 15, 2019

Be A Pro

Date: 15JAN2019

AO: The Sandlot

QIC: Gus

PAX: Chioccetti, Soybean, Toms, Lodge, Four Eyes, Moth Balls, Altar Boy, Gus | FNGs: N/A

Conditions: 39F; nice and cool



Burpees OYO x 25
90-second plank
SSH IC x 25
Daisy Pickers IC x 25
Burpees OYO x 25
60-second plank


HSPUs / Squats

Stop to wait for Six; burpees while you wait

Burpees OYO x 25

Flutter kicks IC x 25
Hello, Dolly! IC x 25

Ratchet Shoulder Blaster to ENDEX

Count-o-Rama (8)



To obtain proper personal alignment, he must stop seeking to seem and determine to be. He must decide to turn Pro rather than continue life as an Amateur .

The superficially-committed Mascot is an Amateur. To him, what truly matters is only that he make periodic resolutions and look like he is trying to fulfill them. Then, when the circumstances of his life inevitably undo whatever small progress he might have made, he can repeat the process without being completely embarrassed. For that man it is all about the appearance of the process not the substance of the progress.

The fully-committed High Impact Man is a Pro. He views his proper personal alignment as a skill that requires daily practice to first obtain and then continually sharpen. Determined to be rather than merely to seem, a HIM focuses on Preparedness absent any concern of how that appears to the world.

The easy application here is to be prepared to Q a Workout. It’s something I’ve failed to do in the past, and I just improvise as I go along. I was acting like an Amateur, and I’m the Nantan! I’m installing Bricks to make sure that doesn’t happen anymore.

The harder application of this principle in my life is being a Pro Dad and Husband. Right now, I live with a 2-year-old, 4-year-old, and a wife who is 23 weeks pregnant. My life is chaotic. I can choose to be mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually prepared as a Husband and Dad; the DRP, Prayer, and support from my Shield Lock will get me there, The other choice is to be an Amateur and react to the circumstances of my life, a choice that will inevitably lead to big mistakes as I allow my emotions to rule.

MOLESKIN: Nobody really liked all those burpees.