Would you believe it if I told you that 0 Excuses Fitness - for one - and all the great courses we do - wasn't born out of years of "conscious" planning?
It might seem incredible, but neither this, nor any of my other ventures (especially not the other venture with 80 plus books - all fiction) were borne "out of conscious planning".
Would you believe it if I told you that one fine day or evening - in bonny China, I was sitting around thinking, and the idea to book the domain - came to me.
I was thinking of doing it HERE on this site - continuing what I started in 2010, and what kept going "stop start" ever since.
But I didnt - and the decision proved, as always to be the right one.
Our decisions that our gut makes on the spur of the moment are born out of CENTURIES of experience if you get my drift.
And years down the line as I sit here, booking MORE domains for all my businesses, I am struck with the truism and "right nature" of what I did that evening - for BOTH businesses (this and the other one).
More sites, more business, more options and so forth.
Anyway, Advanced Hill Training!
So, as I sit here sipping green tea, I'm thinking. Just how did it happen?
Well, I've mentioned the tale of Ann Lee, and how she introduced me to the hill.
I've mentioned how YEARS later, I noticed that weight was flying off me not per day, or per week - but per WORKOUT - and this with the crappiest diet/other schedules (sleep etc) you could imagine.
I was literally, my friend, at the age of 37 plus burning the candle at both ends!
My friend from the Marines told me this when we met a couple of days ago.
"Rahul, I've been burning the candle at both ends! Can't keep doing this!"
And as I waited for another 2 AM trip back home, I agreed. Hehe.
We were literally and indeed "drinking it up" every night!
Anyway, I think that was the day when I was dong handstand pushups, and an annoying pink poodle chose that one day to lick me on the VERY tip of my nose, yapping away like those tiny little dawgs "rat dogs" they have in China do.
IT did its thing and ran away.
Of course, me, as I "came down" - it was a struggle not to break my chin!
And I did land with a nasty bump on the floor.
Not quite as nasty as the thumb injury I suffered earlier on that year when the thumb literally popped in and out of its joint . OUCH! (when doing fingertip handstands in freezing cold and rain outside - that story I believe I've mentioned many a times!).
That was by far the most painful thing thats ever happened to me.
I was told to go to a doctor, let it rest, everything of that nature.
I Could barely grip!
And yet, the next day, I was back to doing pushups - fingertip ones at that.
Within a few days, and week at most (it was my birthday in a couple of days - there was no way I Wasn't getting a workout in, thumb or no thumb!) the injury that people told me would NEVER heal - that woul d"always pain in winter" - healed - and how.
So that day, the chin was bleeding!
And it bled throughout my workout.
I thought of stopping.
Wiped the blood off on my shirt.
You can't see it in the pictures, but it's there, trust me!
And then, out there on the hill, after my Battletank Shoulders workout - right out there smack dab in the middle of Lunar New Year 2018 ...
I was working out. Losing weight by the minute. Heart thumping, pounding, hammering!
And it hit me!
Rahul, this could be a great thing!
And the rest, my friend, with a couple of friendly (although sceptical) security guards who didnt know what the foreign devil was up to - is history.
Truly one of them days it was!
And you can see the crowds looking at me as we film right out there ...
This, my friend is one of the best courses ever.
And you owe it to yourself to get it now.
Do so here.
PS - What a trip down memory lane!! I started the day off RIGHT!