I like working out, it makes me feel good but when I moved back to Boise four months ago I got out of my routine and between the move and getting settled in to the new job at the radio station I stopped working out. This is a horrible thing for me because I've always struggled with "getting back into it". I don't have issues staying consistent but when I fall off the wagon... getting back on is a major struggle. This time was no different  and then one day I came across this article by Brett Denton who owns KVELL.  If your struggling with your workout regimen or just feel like quitting because your having a bad day, read this.

 

Brett Denton's Shot in the Arm

I was standing at the kitchen counter of my 300 square foot apartment with tears filling my eyes.  I was feeling tired, frustrated, unappreciated, and beat.

Any other day at this time I would be heading to spring football practice on the blue turf of Boise State.  Today, I didn't want to go.  In fact, I wanted to quit.  I wanted to start a new dream.  I broke down and my dream had been beaten out of me, at this moment my emotions got the best of me.

Leaning with my hands on the counter, shoulders hunched, and head sagging I was pulsing with rage, exhaustion, and doubt.  Why had I not been put on scholarship?  Why was I not playing more?  Why was I not good enough?  Why was I doing this?

I phoned a friend.  My friend was empathetic and understood how hard I had worked and what this meant to me.  They simply said...

"Go to practice today and if you still feel like quitting after then you can."

I regained composure, walked out the door of my 300 square foot apartment and made it to the blue turf of Boise State for practice.  Shortly after my breakdown, I was awarded a full-ride scholarship.  I played in every game from that point forward and ran for 125 yards and 2 touchdowns as a starter on senior day.  Our team went undefeated and were the victors in one of the greatest football games ever played, the 2006 Fiesta Bowl.

I learned an invaluable lesson that day.  I learned to never quit on a bad day.

Brett "Phone a Friend" Denton

This is what I needed, that same day I signed up and have been doing group sessions at the downtown location and I love it. Yes you're in a group setting but you only compete with yourself. The trainers are knowledgeable and offer individual attention when you need it. I"m back to working out and I'm so glad its at KVELL.