You know the rules by now... I’m going to ramble on about something in Iowa sports only to trick you into giving me questions for tomorrow’s mailbag. You can throw them in the comments section or send them directly to me on Twitter (@JerryScherwin) or use the hashtag #HelloJerry.
My alarm went off at 5:00 AM. I rolled over, slapped my phone and starred at the ceiling fan. Why do I do this? Why am I waking up three hours before work to go work out?
As I flipped through my phone trying to convince myself to get up, I opened up Twitter and saw this:
I shot out of bed, chugged my preworkout, drove well over 80 mph to L.A. Fitness and had one of the best pumps of 2017.
As I sat in the sauna and thought back on the Hulk-like performance I just put on display for all the Dads at the gym (they jelly), I decided that one of my 2018 New Year Resolutions will be to perform every work out every single morning with an intense #IowaEdge that Chris Doyle, the $625,000 man, would be proud of.
But to do that, I would need more of that sweet, sweet quotable nectar. I would need more positive, life altering quotes to help me get to that #IowaEdge and beyond.
Thankfully, Chris Doyle’s Twitter feed is a god damned treasure trove:
Mind blowing stuff. How many times have you thought you couldn’t do something and then, like, just did it? I once thought I couldn’t make good fish tacos in my home and now I make good fish tacos all the time. I even put them on corn tortillas that I source from a market that I would have never gone into. I even have taco holders to put them in with fresh limes.
When you think you need a third cup of coffee to get you to lunch... LET’S GO! When you think its too packed at the gym to do cardio... LET’S GO! When you think your boss is an incompetent asshat, work harder than him, take his job and LET’S GO! When you think you can’t talk to that girl at the bar, throw on your big boy pants and your weight lifting belt, walk up to her and LET’S GO!
I used to live in Tomorrowland (figuratively and literally). Not anymore. Like Doyle explains, “tomorrow” is a land with unicorns and candy cane forests. Instead, I live for right now where I’m dead lifting 500 pound candy cane trees and kicking each and every unicorn’s ass in shuttle runs.
That’s not just pretty good advice, that’s the best advice. Imagine if we all talked less, laughed more and stopped complaining. We’d all be swole and solid citizens that make the world a better place.
Your brain is a muscle. You need to work it out too, folks.
On behalf of Coach Doyle, you’re welcome for making your day better today. Now, get me your mailbag questions and make them the best GD mailbag questions you can think of.
You can hit me up in the comments section of this post. You can leave them on the BHGP Facebook comment section as well. Or, if you’re feeling ELITE, follow me on Twitter @JerryScherwin and send in your question to me directly or by using the hashtag #HelloJerry.