Thursday, December 30, 2010

OH, oh!

Hello and welcome everyone! Ah, yes...New year's resolutions! Many are
made, few are kept. Hope we all live up too ours. OK, as promised...the
OH oh in fitness/ workout programs. Counting one to ten or whatever
number we pick, is perhaps necessary in what we do. Counting becomes
automatic and we tend to become mechanical in our routine. That's the
problem. We create barriers. We are our own worst enemy. We train
because we want to run longer, faster and build endurance. We start and stop at a certain number and perform the same exercises for the same
amount of time every day. So we train the brain to STOP at a certain time. And we wonder why we are not getting's because we plan it that way. Vary the count, vary the time, vary the number of sets and
vary the routine. Every day must be's called CHANGE UP!
By doing this simple thing, you will get the results you want. Training
every day requires you to take one day off. Let your body "heal." Oh,
you will start seeing the results in one week. Next week..."keep going."

Have a great and meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Hello and welcome everyone! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Count your blessings,
pray for good health and always is the "centerpiece." Next week I will
expound upon the OH OH...I did not know that!

Have a great and meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Hello and welcome everyone! Let me update you on the past 4 weeks re my training program.
I am well into deep water aerobics and TRX. My toughest....deep water aerobics. My instructor
asked me how I liked her class...I responded, "I don't." "It' like having to take cod liver oil when
I was growing up." My mother would say, "it's good for you." That's how I view water aerobics.
It's good for me.
That MENTAL BLOCK...this morning I finally broke it. Five times I took the one step and did the vertical jump of 43 inches. It's more than conquering my's conquering myself. Just
doing that was my greatest victory this past month. Getting ready for the Senior Olympics of
2011, I am starting to blend in the foot work, the ladder and low hurdles. Will start sprints of 30 and 40 meters on Feb. 1st. I love the way my training is going and the cross training. So my advice to
all of you...become a BARRIER BUSTER! You will rid yourself of alot of stress.

Have a Great and meaningful life everyone. Jimmy O

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Hello and welcome everyone! I have shared my thoughts with you regarding mental fitness...
toughness, and how critical mental toughness is in our lives. Well, that saying hit me right between the eyes today!!! Saturday's are my days for plyometrics. I jump over boxes and tripods at an increasingly difficult heights. Today, my challenge is taking one step and jumping on a tripod 43 inches high. Have always done this beginning in 2004...see web site. Today, I
felt different...lack of confidence...lack of daring, (risk). As I took my one step and lifed in the air,
my right foot landed, but my left did not. Left foot was 1 inch low. I started to lift 7 times, but
could not get off the ground. Now I have to get my confidence back and attack it next Saturday.
My lesson...I need to work on my positive mental attitude. It is amazing to me how important
mental toughness is and the major role it plays in our daily activity. Next week...the results.

Have a great and meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Hello and welcome everyone! I am back in the groove...4 weeks into my new workout program.
But before I share "the new" with you, let me preface with...after taking a break for about six
weeks, I actually found it hard to get back into the swing of things. I got "soft." I had to force myself to "take action." Will power and mental fitness is the most important thing in life when
wanting to get something done. we go...after a month into my new program (anything
new is tough), 2 hours a week in deep water aerobics, 3 hours a week in TRX and 1 hour a week in deep water running. Those items are the conditioning part of my startup. In addition, I spend
5 hours a week stretching exercises, muscle toning with weights, plyometrics and isometrics.
Feb. 1st, I will begin my sprinting workout program. All of this is different than other years.
No matter where you are in your fitness program, stay with it, vary it, and always be willing to try something new.

Have a great and meaningful life everyone! jimmy O