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Get Angry…

March 5, 2012 –

Anger is a very powerful emotion and we must recognize it as such. To claim that we can rid ourselves of it is unrealistic. After all, even Jesus Christ got angry. After making His triumphal entry into Jerusalem with crowds cheering and palm branches waving, Jesus “went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it, saying to them, ‘It is written, “My house is a house of prayer,” but you have made it a “den of thieves” ‘ ” (Luke 19:45-46).

In 2006 Harvard study revealed that 10 million men in the U.S. are so angry, they are sick. In fact, their disease has a name: Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED).
Anger is caused by so many things and I believe our emotional health can be somewhat measured by how angry we get and how often it occurs. I used to let so many things bother me and this would inevitably transform itself into anger. I am more of an introvert than an extrovert so not all my anger was visible. We have all let anger get the better of us.

So why is the title of this post “Get Angry”? As I said, anger is a natural and very powerful emotion. What if we turned the tables on anger and used it against the things in our life that are bringing us down. As I started down my P90X journey, I started getting angry at all my bad habits. I got angry when I worked out because I let myself get so out  of shape. I got angry that I was ignorant to the food / fuel I was putting in my body. Did I have a clue how much this stuff was hurting me? I got angry at the way I had become emotionally unavailable to my family. So I used that anger to combat my own personal demons. And in turn, I became more at peace with myself. My self-confidence rose. And…I became less angry. :)

I was doing P90X2 Chest+Back+Balance today and at one point, Tony says “Get Angry” as one of the cat members is doing pull-ups. Sometimes anger helps push ourselves in our workouts. It is a fuel source. But when we are done with our workout, it is all peace, love, and patience. :)
I want you to find a group of people who work out on a very regular basis and a group who doesn’t. Who is more angry? I need my work out everyday to get rid of any negative energy. When I get really stressed, I want to go for a run, swim some laps, do a workout. I use exercise as a way to burn it off.

So if you need some motivation to get yourself out of the hole you have dug yourself, Get Angry! And then Do Something About It! Mark Briggs, one of Beachbody’s Founding Coachs, wrote this on his Facebook wall today.

“Inaction Breeds Doubt and Fear. Action Breeds Success.”

Stop being scared. Stop worrying if you are going to fail. There is NO failure if you try your best. The first step is to commit to make a change. We have a Challenge Group starting on March 19 (and every month). Shoot me an email and Commit to make a change. We will pick your program, get you fueling yourself right, and tap you into the best support you could ask for. Come On! Let’s Go!

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