Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Montage Meathead

Last night I drove past some California wildfires on my way from Chino Hills to Laguna Beach. I'm doing a private Perfect Life Workshop here today and it's been an interesting journey already.

And a fun meathead workout in a really great hotel gym.

1A) Pushup
1B) Face Pull

2A) DB Press
2B) Pullup

3A) Dip
3B) Rear Delt Raise

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
This was weird. Looks worse than it was at the time. Ties in with the quote of the day...

First, a bit of context... Last night I had to drive from inland California to Laguna Beach. The road took us past some wildfires. It looked a lot scarier than it was... The analogy is that most things in life look scarier than they are... But in order to get to your destination, you have to go through some "weird" stuff, struggles, and challenges.

"Do one thing everyday that scares you." ... I used to think this was silly advice. And then I wondered why nothing - that mattered - was changing in my life. So I opened up. Dove in. Set my ego aside. Faced my fears. And ended up stronger than ever. Time for you to do the same.

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Santa Monica Session

Had a smooth trip in from Atlanta to LAX yesterday. Then walked around Santa Monica, stopped in at Whole Foods, stocked up, and got a good night's sleep. This morning I hit the gym and did a double workout of pullups down at the Santa Monica Rings.

Hotel Gym Workout
1A) Pullup
1B) Face Pull

2A) Neutral Grip Pullup
2B) Cable Abs

3A) Chinups
3B) Hip Mobility

4A) DB Curls
4B) Hip Mobility

Walk to Santa Monica Rings.

Rings Workout

1 set of pullups. :)

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

Be open. Believe in yourself. Trust the process. Follow your vision. Say no to detours. Do what is right for you and your family, right now, and always. YOU are stronger than you think. 💪

Make it a Perfect Day and an Amazing week.👏


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Atlanta Squats to LA Flight

Saturday morning was the end of my time in Atlanta.

After speaking at a fitness event, it was off to the airport for a flight to LA.

But first, an odd hotel gym leg workout. The gym was decent, because the Omni Hotel at the CNN center is quite big. One of the neat pieces of equipment was 25lbs straight bar. I loaded up all the weight on it and did two exercises along with one machine movement in a circuit (5 rounds):

1A) Front Squats
1B) Hang Cleans
1C) Leg Curl

It was fun and effective.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

Believe in yourself. Trust the process. Follow your vision. Say no to detours. Do what is right for you and your family, right now, and always.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Day 2 and Meathead Session 2 in Atlanta

Day one in Atlanta was Perfect. I had a workout, a workshop, and an early bedtime and decent sleep.

Today kicked off with another good Meathead workout.

1A) Pushups
1B) Face Pull

2A) DB Press
2B) Mobility

3A) Dips
3B) Triceps Extensions

Tri's should be sore tomorrow.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
How you feel is your decision, your choice.

You choose to feel anger, embarrassment, self-pity... Or joy, happiness, wonder, and gratitude. Yes, others ca, influence our feelings, and yes, we instinctually might feel a certain way when things happen. But you have more control over your feelings and reactions than most people think.

Train yourself to become better, to think better, and to act better. It all starts with a decision in your mind.

PS - And yesterdays' Kickbutt Workshop group!

Thanks to CTT's Brent Neevel and Katie O'Dwyer for being there!

Craig Ballantyne

Another amazing Perfect Life Workshop. I'm sold out for the rest of the year but YOU can be at my BIG event, the Perfect Life Retreat in San Diego on November 9-10. Link in IG bio. #success #businesscoach

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Back on Track in the Garage Gym

Probably not a good idea to crush a super hard leg workout on the first day back after food poisoning, but then again, I am a stupid old meathead.

So this morning, after a nice 9 hour sleep, I hit a 6am garage gym session to the best of my ability.

1A) DB Split Squat
1B) Stability Ball Leg Curl
1C) Ab Wheel Rollout

Then it was off to the airport.

Heading to Atlanta today for a few workshops with fitness industry legends!

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Day 2 of The Sickness

Bummer. Still feeling nauseous. And tired.

So no workout today.

Hopefully tomorrow before heading to the airport at 9am.

Then my journey begins to Atlanta for some Workshops, LA for brunch with Jason Ferruggia, and Vegas with Bedros.

Oh, and then I'm speaking in Seattle at Luka Hocaver's fitness event for personal trainers. If you're up there, you should go. It's called
=> VigorGroundSummit.com

Until then, enjoy today's kickbutt mindset tip:

Make a big change today. Read the post to find out how!

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Craig Ballantyne
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"Change is matter of choice not calendar." – Dan Kennedy

Happy Tuesday. You could as easily change your life today as on New Years Day, so don't wait. There's still time to hit your BIG goals in 2017... Time to make the next 100 or so days count...

"Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out." - Robert Collier

Focus on adding more right decisions to our right life.

What is ONE good habit you can add this week?

What is ONE bad habit you can remove this week?

Let's start on our path to success, one better habit at a time.

Here's how...

7 Steps to Change Any Habit:

1) Make the commitment.
2) Be proactive and plan ahead.
3) Eliminate the obstacles and temptations.
4) Get accountability.
5) Have consequences for your behavior.
6) Set a deadline.
7) And do the work! No more putting it off. Make that big change today.


Make it a great day.

And if you need more help improving your habits, and living your dreams, join me at my big event in November, The Perfect Life Retreat. Check out the 2-for-1 deal at:
=> PerfectLifeRetreat.com

Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula


Monday, September 18, 2017

Food poisoning!

Food poisoning today!

1 bad oyster... feels like I drank 12 cheap draft beers.


12 hours in bed last night and another 2 hour nap this afternoon.

I'm almost back to normal.

Yesterday started off so well, too.

Upper body workout:
1A) Pullups
1B) KB Press

2A) Chinups
2B) Pushups

Followed that with a big brunch at a fancy restaurant, but bad oysters don't seem to do discriminate. They'll show up anywhere. :)

Oh well.

Interesting learning experience.

Tomorrow will be a light workout to get back on track.

Time to go and try and eat a real meal.

Until then, enjoy today's kickbutt mindset, written for me!

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Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula