What does it take to reach the highest peak of your fitness goals? Why is mindset important in making fitness transformations? What can men and women do to support their partners in their fitness journeys?
In this podcast episode, Melissa Vogel speaks healthy Bomb Dad talk with CrossFit owner Adrian Vargas.
Meet Adrian Vargas
Adrian Vargas owns CrossFit 951 in Menifee, Ca. He grew up in Menifee and has seen this community from the small town it was to the city it is today. He has the perfect son, Colt, who is the light in every single one of his days. They usually spend their days dancing to whatever song he’s on or chasing some birds outside.
Crossfit is a huge part of Adrian’s life, not just because he owns a gym but because of what it’s done for him. Given the craziness in life, he knows that for 15-20 minutes there is nothing going through his head but trying to breathe, he finds so much peace in that. The people in the gym are amazing, they aren’t a cult, but more of a family.
They help each other in need and are there for each other in tough times and Adrian is blessed to be a part of that community. Most importantly he’s a believer in Christ, and just wants to share him and his love, whether it’s in the gym or outside the gym, that’s his main mission in life. CrossFit is great but there ain’t no Adrian without Christ.
In This Podcast
- Damn, I look good! Syndrome
- The little extra
- Don’t lose sight of what you want, or why you are doing it
- Adrian’s advice for men and women to support their partners in fitness
Damn, I look good! Syndrome
When people go on a fitness journey and they work consistently, eat well and start losing weight, they let some slack into their routine to treat themselves too often, which in the end sabotages their fitness and erodes their mindset.
I’m big on mindset and I say this on here all the time, you have to get mentally fit as well as physically fit, the two have to go together. (Melissa Vogel)
Adrian discusses his fitness journey where he had two interventions and got fit twice after gaining a lot of weight twice, and how it is important to maintain mental fitness as well as pushing your body to become strong.
It is very easy for your workouts to turn from an escape to being a chore and before you know it you’re missing a day because it feels like a chore that you have to go do. (Adrian Vargas)
Adrian made a mental switch from seeing exercise as a chore to seeing it as an escape, as a joy to get his mind off things and doing something for himself as a person and that encourages him to do it every day, not as a chore but as something he wants to do.
The little extra
The little extra that some people do after their workouts is what separates them from the rest and pushes them towards their goals. They do not only do what is required of them, they push in an extra set or another round at the end and really push their boundaries.
Don’t lose sight of what you want, or why you are doing it
This is like everything else in life, when you become complacent you slow down. Every day when you step up to face your goals, remember your why. Every time you order food, remember your why and choose the food you need instead of the food you want.
Adrian’s advice for men and women to support their partners in fitness
Always be there. There will be rough days, you can slow down and ask one another how each person is doing. Adrian’s advice to women for their men is the same thing as above, ask them how they are doing. For both groups, it is better to express emotions than keep them bottled up.
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Meet Melissa Vogel
Melissa Vogel is an energetic keynote speaker, business owner, certified personal trainer, certified group fitness instructor, 1st degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a mother of three, and a podcaster.
Melissa has been voted as the Best Personal Trainer for 2020 by Inland Empire Magazine, and Built the Busy to Bomb Fit Mom exercise system.
She is quickly becoming recognized for her expertise and influence in her field!
Melissa has contributed to numerous publications and has been featured in the Trail Blazer Magazine, and published in the April 2020 edition of Health Magazine. Her approach incorporates personal experience, energy, humor, and charisma.
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