As we approach this very special day it is important to remember the things that really matter – health, family, friends, and enjoying the brief time we get on this big, blue marble called Earth.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are times to relax, spend it with your loved ones and reflect on the year coming to a close.
It’s a time to be thankful and show gratitude for what you have because believe you me, if you think you have it rough, somebody else has it worse.
The shootings in Newtown, the economic problems throughout the world, and a host of bad news and tragedies tend to dampen our spirits and cause us to believe the world is a cruel, dark and hard place to live.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The media loves to play the doom and gloom card…it sells papers and gets high ratings. Yes, bad things happen daily, and life can be very difficult, there is no denying it. However, there is a lot of goodness in the world as well, you just don’t hear about it on the nightly news.
Christmas is a time to reflect on the things that have true meaning – faith, hope, love, giving of oneself, gratitude, laughter and goodwill toward others. All of those traits are in us and we need to share them with the world, not just on Christmas but every day we take a breath.
We are born with special gifts and the greatest tragedy in life is to die with your music still inside you. Life is cause and effect, sowing and reaping, if you give more you will get more of all the good things life has to offer. It is the way of the universe.
It’s a lesson we all need to learn, especially yours truly. The whole idea of Christmas can be summed up in this phrase…love others as you do yourself.
And we don’t need to wait for Christmas to do that.
As the great writer, Charles Dickens said in his marvelous story:
“Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world…it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed…
“God Bless Us, Everyone!”
Have a merry, joyous, and safe Christmas.
The survey results are in and I wanted to say thank you for everyone who responded.
I’m thrilled to report that we received a 100 percent response rate wanting us to bring back The Workout Routines site on a regular basis so that’s what we’re going to do.
I’m working on a redesign for the site…I want to make the new Workout Routines much more cleaner and easier to read and follow.
These changes should be done in time for the beginning of 2012.
I’m working on some articles and videos right now to help you make 2012 your best year yet for reaching your fitness and muscle building goals.
It’s going to be fun and I look forward to getting back to making Workout Routines the best place to go for muscle building enthusiasts.
See you soon and thanks again for all who responded so favorably.
Train hard and heavy.
As you probably know I haven’t updated the Workout Routines site in a long time – like almost a year.
I’ve been hearing from a lot of you that I should start updating the site again so I thought, why not ask everyone who comes here what they think?
So I put together a four-question survey to find out your opinion. I would appreciate it if you would take the time to fill it out. Don’t worry, I’m not even asking for your email address. It’s totally anonymous.
The main reason I’ve been thinking about making the site active again is because of all the crap that’s being thrown around the Internet, passing for weight training advice. I have much more to say on this and other subjects dealing with the iron game.
If you’d like me to share it with you or if you think I should shut up let me know by clicking on the link below and taking time to complete the survey.
Thanks for your time.
Remember, train hard and heavy.
I believe in giving value.
That’s what I set out to do when i started this site back in 2005.
Which is why I made Workout-Routines a paid site last year.
Well, many complained that with the economy being so bad, paying for a workout site wasn’t what they wanted to do.
I’m a little stubborn and I didn’t listen.
To be quite honest, I should have because membership has steadily declined.
So, starting today, the Workout Routines site is free again.
I’ll still do my best to provide great routines and solid information for you.
One more thing, if you like the site please tell your friends about it.
Thanks for your time and enjoy Workout Routines.
I wanted to give members a quick update of what’s going on with the Workout Routines site.
As you already know, I’ve been working hard to create my new program – “The Old School Muscle Building System.”
I spent years researching and developing this product to make it a kick-ass muscle-building program and it is. You’re going to love every minute of it!
We are almost finished with it, just a few more videos to create and edit. When we release the program, it will have a $47 price tag, but you get it for FREE just for being a member of the Workout Routines Inner Circle.
I’m also writing a new book (not in the strength training field) and both projects have taken an incredible amount of my time. As a result, my updates to this site have been inconsistent.
I apologize for that and I wanted you to know, we have a new update schedule to the Inner Circle that we will strictly follow to get you timely and important information on a regular basis.
Starting next week, we will be updating the site on Tuesday and Friday. That will be the schedule and we’ll stick to it, rain or shine.
Tuesday will be an article or routine and Thursday will be a video routine or audio post.
That’s all for now. I can’t wait until you see the Old School Muscle Building System. I know you’re going to enjoy it.
Take care. Talk soon.
By the way, if you’re not an Inner Circle Member and want to get all this great material, just click on the link below and become a member today.