I’m sure a lot of you already know what the Spartan Race is. For those of you who don’t, I’ll give you the tl;dr version. Prepare to become manly as fuck. If you’re a chick, prepare to become a hard-body-hot-mama. I’m going to be honest with you though. Some of you scrubs won’t cut it. Eating Funions and playing your PS3 all winter has turned you into a lazy turd. But if you’ve got the willpower, and want to feel awesome again, this might just be for you. Here’s the longer version:
As we head into the New Year, we’re all looking for ways to improve our lives. Whether we need to lose weight, get healthier, eat cleaner, get more rest, or move more during the day, we all have room to get better. Spartan Race has always been in the business of ripping people off their couches and getting them out leading healthier lives. So, how can you make some positive changes heading into the New Year? Here are a few tips to get you started.
Look good. Feel good. Once you embrace the Spartan lifestyle, the ultimate reward will come from the mind. Sounds will never be more audible, thoughts more clear, goals once seeming impossible will be within reach. With the proper fuel, you become focused to a level you cannot fathom. Functionality will increase and stress will decrease.
We all set resolutions at the beginning of the year. And the sad truth is that 70% of New Year’s resolutions will fail. Now that’s science, not marketing, but it got your attention didn’t it! Want a permanent resolution that will last the whole year? How about a Spartan Trifecta? Finishing a Spartan Sprint, Super and Beast in a Spartan season represents a goal that only a few thousand people have accomplished. The Spartan Trifecta medal is a coveted point of pride for everyone from elderly racers, to extreme athletes. The common ground for everyone, is commitment.
Need more than a medal?
There are plenty of additional side effects to exercise. You’ll cut your risk of heart disease by 50%, you’ll decrease your risk of cancer by 20%, you’ll strengthen your bones, you’ll increase your problem solving abilities, your ability to concentrate, live 5-10 years longer (on average) and so many other benefits. It is truly a universal panacea for body and mind. And you’ll become part of a community of like-minded individuals who will inspire you to reach for goals previously out of reach.
It starts with saying what you want aloud, and it might end with a bet…that simple. Make a challenge with a co-worker; first one to the finish line of the Spartan Race wins. It might give you the extra push that you need. Lay it all out and your goal becomes tangible. Once everyone knows, you will be constantly reminded and refocused. You will be amazed with what you can accomplish. You’ll be that much more likely to succeed if you surround yourself others who are working out.
So when you’re ready to grab life by the balls, check out their site and buckle your chinstrap.