2018 · brenna gimler · commitments · Discipline · fitness schedule · happiness · Hitting your Goals

Letting the TB12 State of Mind Be My Motivation!

I’ve been watching the TB12  mini documentary series on Tom Brady.  I pretty much drop everything when the latest comes out to see what the new topic is.  These short 15 minute videos each have a theme to them.  They define how he takes on every part of his life and the focus he has at each level.   The physical game, mental game, social game and the emotional game.  Each level has an entire methodology surrounding it.  Tom Brady is fiercely focused which is why he is the Greatest Of All Time.  Each day I think about Tom Brady and I think about what he does to achieve so much.  I think about how much less I am striving for and how what I do is so much less intense than his world.  That thought drives me to try each day to push through and achieve something physical to stay above the health / sickness line that people my age tend to fall under as they age.  I want to try harder and do more to be ahead of average.  I really want to focus this year on strength training.  Training for this race in March is bothering me because I’m behind in training, I haven’t put nearly enough focus on strength training because I’ve been sick.  I haven’t been running much because I’ve been sick.  Sick sick sick! WWTD?  What Would Tom Do?  Well truthfully he is immersed in a world of heathy thinking, healthy eating, heathy fitness that keeps him doing the right things 24/7.  I don’t have that luxury.  I have work, kids, money challenges that take my focus on the level of dedication I can give to what I want.  If I workout, something waits.  Dishes, laundry, rest, cooking.  All these things are things that TB12 does not have to worry about doing because someone else has that job.  His job is fitness and football and that’s what he does all day every day.  If I could do the same and had people to do the rest, I too could get to my pipedream goals.  I am a normal human with normal responsibilities and work which alter what is actually achievable at my level.  I know this even though my brain is fighting me.  I don’t know who I’m trying to impress and why I push so hard but deep down in my soul I have TB12 fire that makes me keep going, keep striving for more and I like that.  Even though I’m behind in training and overweight in places and not tight like my head wants to be, I just keep doing something as many days as I can.  It’s ok.  I’m ok.  I’m human and something is better than nothing.  I want to feel ok in a bikini this summer.  I want to look good overall and continue to feel like 48 is great.  I’ll be 49 this year and I feel like I’m a better 49 than I would have been 7 years ago if I had stayed that path.  Try and do your best is my daily mantra.  I think about TB12 and try to incorporate that into each day even if each day isn’t perfect.  As long as my fire burns in my soul and I have the want to and try to mentality I keep moving in the right direction.  Tom Brady is one of my heros.  I want to give my all as he does every day that I can to be my best.  Shouldn’t we all?  If you haven’t seen Tom vs. Time I recommend that you watch it and find where it applies in your own life.  Click the image above to start watching Tom vs. Time E1 – E4

HAPPY RUNNING!

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