As promised I’m updating the progress of Major Christopher Story. Major Story previously set a goal to make a perfect score on his Marine Corp Personal Fitness Test (PFT). (See Part One of Fitness Motivation Series)
No small task at age 40.
Major Story sought to challenge himself and motivate his men. He additionally agreed to share his PFT goals with the NRGTRIBE.com readers so we could explore his approach to fitness, mental preparation, and techniques for reaching big things.
People make excuses why they can’t lose weight, accomplish a goal, or make habit changes that lead to greater success. Major Story serves an incredible example of someone who continues to strive for excellence in his life. I was inspired to write about his attempt at a perfect PFT because I thought the challenge offered several opportunites to explore concepts related to fitness.
Fitness is a relative term. For an Ironman Triathlete, swimming 2.5 miles, Biking 112, and running 26.2 miles back to back could define fitness. However, fitness does not always mean the ability to perform super human endurance events. Many of my patients have busy lives. Fitness could mean the ability to play ball with their kids, mow their yard, paint their house, paddle a kayak, hike a trail, etc. For elderly, fitness might mean the ability to walk without falling, climb stairs, or transition in/out of a car on their own.
One of the fundamental keys to maintaining (or developing) basic fitness starts with a consistent approach and intention to become more fit. I call this becoming an Everyday Athlete. The remainder of this post picks up with my ongoing Q&A with Major Story as we continue to we delve into his approach to training for the upcoming PFT.
Major Story has valuable insight as a Marine committed to a lifestyle of fitness. [click to continue…]