Why Did I Do That?

Well, I made the terrible decision to take this week off from my dietary regimen and, as a result, I feel worst today than I have in quite some time, and also put back on several of the pounds I had lost this year.

   After such a mistake, I often wonder why I did that. I mean, I kind of know what will happen, and yet do it anyway.

If I’m being real, and I am, nutrition isn’t the only area in which I have had this experience.

  There have been a few times, even in recent history, in which I’ve asked myself that important question.

         And, it is an important question.

   But what’s even more important is the tone in which we ask it.

So, if you too have ever, or even recently, had reason to ask yourself “why did I do that?”, read on and I’ll share a few of my keys to answering the question well.

1. Don’t beat yourself up. Ask the question, and answer it. It’s important we get our arms wrapped around why we do the things we do, learn from the answer and do our best to do better at not falling and having to ask again, at least in that specific area.

   One of the important principles in this process is “progress not perfection.”As human beings, we will fall and fail sometimes. It’s what happens next that matters most.

2. Which leads to hack number two- remember the important Blackbelt Leadership principal that life is 10% what happens and 90% how we react to what happens. 

   a. learn from the mistake.

   b. make a plan and,

   c. execute and measure.  That which gets measured gets done. So we have to make sure that our plan includes how and when we will measure, and an accountability system to make sure that we do.

I teach Krav Maga Martial Arts leaders the technique PARI: Plan, Act, Review and Improve.

   This is what we do in our business and what I’ll do with this fitness plan too.

3. There are of course lots of other goal setting and goal setting hacks that help. Barb and I spent time this last week studying The Full Focus Goal Setting Coursewe bought.

    It was a far better decision than deciding to take the week off of our diet and exercise plans. 🙂

I highly recommend the course and you can click the link above to buy it if you want…

   but we’ll also be teaching a lot of the principles from the training in conjunction with my normal KMMA Blackbelt Goal Setting Skills that I always teach in January. 

  This will be the best yet! 

By the way, if you’re not a student yet, this is a great time to begin! 

One last piece of advice about making a plan that supports your goal before I go.  

    Choose a plan that will work for you and that you will actually do. And, if possible, go back and check your data to see what worked best for you.

Barb and I did that this morning and decided that, for us, a plan of keto and intermittent fasting works best.

   Along with my morning workouts, M-F before work, include walking, stretching, weight training and martial art.

Sticking to whatever diet and exercise plan you choose is the key.

   So, final hack, choose something you’ll stick to!

Many people love Krav Maga Martial Arts as an important part of their fitness plan, because it’s fun, they get a great workout and they learn something new, plus bonding with their family (most of our classes are family classes) and a great tribe that cheers them on as well! 

   We hope to see you back in class soon!

Or for your 2 week free trial and intro soon if you’re not a student yet!

Classes start back tomorrow, Jan 2! 

Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts

p.s. If you are a student, graduation is this week too! 

Saturday, Jan 6 at Christ Cumberland Church, 19501 Holly Lane, Lutz, FL, USA

10:00 Level Two, Sophomore, students (purple, blue, green)

11:30 Level 3/4, Junior/Senior, students (brown, red and blackbelts)

1:00 pm Basic Training and Level One, Freshman, students (white, yellow, orange)

  • Invite your friends and family to help you celebrate!
  • There will be demonstrations, promotions, prizes and awards!
  • Fun and fellowship and,
  • An important step in the Blackbelt Success System!

Speaking of Vision, you will also take home your Vision sheets and boards this week in class too.

   We’ll be talking about what to do with them to keep the Vision in your mind and to take action on it too! and Krav Maga Martial Arts have been empowering lives through the martial arts in the Tampa Bay area for 20 years!

Founded in 2000 by Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo, a 7th degree Black Belt and Sr. Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts and Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

Krav Maga Martial Arts Adult Krav Maga training is a complete adult self defense, fitness, and conditioning program for adults who want to learn real world self defense, lose weight, and/or get (and stay in shape).

If you have any questions about our program, or would like to go ahead redeem your 2 weeks FREE, you can call us anytime at 813-547-6368 or visit our Krav Maga Martial Arts website.

About Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo: Grandmaster Del Castillo is the founding Master Instructor of Krav Maga Martial Arts and has been empowering lives in Pasco and Hillsborough Counties since October of 2000. He is a 7th degree Blackbelt, MBA, author, mentor and success coach, a US Army Veteran and a proud father and grandfather. He is married to Ms. Barbara Del Castillo who helps him run the school. Grand Master Del Castillo began his training in the early 80’s and has high level blackbelts in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Premier Martial Arts and Krav Maga Martial Arts as well as experience in kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do and Jiujitsu. He has high level instructor certifications from BBSI, IKMF, and KMG and has been featured in numerous Martial Arts publications and also Success magazine. He was a competitive sport karate and American Kickboxing instructor until he enlisted in the US Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he won an Army Green to Gold scholarship and proceeded to ROTC and the University of Tampa. He was commisioned in 1992 and went on to serve in Germany with the 3rd Infantry Division and then in several other posts in the US until he left military service to pursue his dream of creating KMMA in 2000.

The Krav MagaMartial Arts Headquarters is in Lutz, FL at 1900 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., 33549. Krav Maga Martial Arts serves Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel, and surrounding areas.

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