Thanks Vicky.

Had to laugh the other day when I got this comment from a former reader:

“it became frustrating and annoying …. most definitely far from inspiring”.

I guess I struck a nerve…

Which can actually be a good thing sometimes.

Cause something that I write can actually trigger someone into making the decision that it’s now or possibly never.

Because there’s never a perfect time.

There’s always work, kids, a list as long as your arm of things to do.

I get it.

You see, like I always say, you can’t win them all.

And I’d rather piss off someone who would’ve been a terrible fit for us anyways,

cause I know that same email with strike a cord with the one person like you who gets what we’re about at DPM.

If you want to hear some happy clapper preach nothing but sunshine, rainbows and unicorns then you’ll be disappointed.

I know your life isn’t like that.

Just as mine isn’t.

We’ve got enough issues going on without me trying to make you feel even worse about something that you should be doing.

Just because I decided to gloss over the bad stuff and focus on the good things.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t wanna be a downer all the time.

And the overall message is still a positive one.

I’m just being real.

Not pretending to be someone I’m not.

Sure exercise and eating the right stuff can be pretty damn cool.

Well, to be honest, what you get out of that exercise and eating the right stuff is pretty damn cool.

The thing itself isn’t always something that you want to do.

Or that I want to do to be honest.

But I know I’d rather do that part of the bargain,

especially if it means I get to have a few drinks and enjoy some food on the weekend without feeling guilty.

And without stacking on the extra kgs and getting fat.

Cause I ain’t going out like that.

That’s my motivation for working out.

So I don’t end up dead in another 15 years.

So it’s a good thing when people like Vicky don’t agree with us.

They’ll find someone else to follow.

And you and I can do what we do.

Come join me as part of Team DPM at either our Observatory Hill or Lilyfield sessions

and you’ll realise what we do is something that makes exercise seem less like a punish – more a new normal.


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