Coach Todd Fails…

This blog post is really tough for me to make because I feel like I have let everyone in RIPPEDCLUB down as a leader, but I also want everyone to know that I am human.

Let me explain…

Just about 90 days ago I started BODY BEAST. At about that same time, my wife and I had finally come to a point with our finances so that Molly (my wife) was able to quit her job and stay at home with the kids. Thanks to Beachbody and the coaching opportunity we had reached one of our primary goals for our family in just over 1 year. So that was really exciting.

In addition to that, some of you might have seen some of my Facebook posts on some internet marketing stuff that I have been doing. I am building another business as well online in order to give ourselves a nice cushion and have the opportunity to give back more to our church where needed. One of my dreams is to give large amounts of money anonymously to causes that share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and are focused on meeting the needs of others.

I started out doing Body Beast and didnt miss a single workout for about the first month. Then as my wife quitting her job was becoming more of a reality, I sort of kicked my internet marketing endeavors into high gear. That meant when the kids went to bed at 8:00pm, I was doing the entrepreneur thing until midnight. And let me tell you that 5:00am comes really quick. I used to be able to function just fine on 5 hours of sleep, but not anymore…

So needless to say, I started making excuses to miss my workouts. I would miss one or two per week, but the part that really sucks is that when you start compromising in one area of your health and fitness, you begin to compromise in other areas as well. You probably know that I am talking about nutrition…What makes it even more easy to compromise with Body Beast is that reasoning in your head that says, “Well…I AM trying to gain weight, so one piece of pizza wont hurt”. Then that turns into two and three pieces.

I have actually been really discouraged these past few weeks, and in fact – I have not worked out in the last 9 days…I feel ashamed as a coach, but I want to share my faults so that you guys know that I am human and that its okay to fall. And even though I have fallen, I have not failed.

I dont want to be some hypocrite who tells you guys to press play everyday and track your nutrition everyday unless I am doing the same thing. I dont think the whole bulking thing is for me. I love the workouts, but the nutrition plan allows me personally, too much room to compromise.

So whats my plan?

I plan on doing the Ultimate Reset starting on November 5th. I feel like I need a brand new start and I know that this is going to be the perfect way to give me that boost and get my body back into balance nutritionally. After the Ultimate Reset, I am going to get back to something more intense as far as fitness goes. I really want to do a mish mash of P90X2, Asylum, and Body Beast…Get back down to around 6-7% body fat and feel amazing again.

I truly am sorry if I have let any of you down. I understand if you think I am a poor example, but I hope that you accept my genuine apology and know that I am committed to setting an example that lives up to the RIPPEDCLUB motto of NO EXCUSES.

I have learned a lot about what I need to stay consistent with my health and fitness through this experience and it only goes to solidify what I am constantly telling you guys; that your health and fitness is a journey…not a destination.

Love you guys and appreciate you!

time to BRING IT…Again!

Coach Todd

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15 comments
Paul
Paul

Hearing that there are other people how have fallen and are willing to get back up again is (in my opinion) more motivational then the perfect never miss a work out always eat right persona that a lot of other site boast. I have started power 90 again and then want to work up to p90x. I want to use the p90x nutrition guide and the fat shredder program. Your tips have be more then helpful in understanding the nutrition part. Thanks for the tips and motivation. Keep up the good work. -Paul

danishchris
danishchris

I have followed you on the net for quite some time, Todd. I've watched your nutritional tips, your shopping list and your workout tips as well as your transformational video many, many times. Your videos on youtube is a constant source of motivation for my wife and I. I come here and see literally hundreds, if not thousands, of people taking support and advice from people like you and Wayne. You have done so much, for so many. You have nothing to be ashamed of. You are human and it is human nature to fail a bit every now and then. What defines us is how we come back and you have come back so very strong. Thank you for leading the way.

Julie Durfield
Julie Durfield

I would encourage you to not be so hard on yourself! Life happens, and things get busy, and we get sidetracked. It's just part of the journey, as you said. I do my best with the time I have...I just finished 2 weeks of working out after 10 days of NOT working out, but I'm also a stay at home/homeschooling mom to 4 boys, so I don't beat myself up. Thank you for your love for the Lord and others. I really appreciated your response to Mike. God Bless!

Lance
Lance

i think it is a good thing that a person "falls off" every once in a while because i believe that it puts a person in check which pushes them to do better then before. im sure that every person you talk to can tell you a time where they felt that they havent stuck with something all the way. myself as an example have tried the p90x 3 previous times but now i have started to put things in life together and the p90x is something that is actually helping me in more ways than just fitness. im still in my first month but thanks to you i have more of a push by asking myself everyday why i am WANTING to get healthy and not needing to get healthy. health is a want for me which makes it fun even at 275 lbs. even though i struggle it inspires me to keep pushing play every day. i just want to thank you for the motivation from your videos which have helped me to want to succeed.

Scott
Scott

Nobody fails until they quit.............. Being human becomes a reality for all of us at one time or another. Do you do Shakeology on the Ultimate Reset? God Bless

Karen MacKinnon
Karen MacKinnon

It is not your successes that give me the most inspiration Coach Todd. It has been your struggles, your "7 attempts", your mistakes and your determination to succeed that encourages me. Being an example of the "ups" is indeed motivational, but to share the "downs" and show me how one can get back up is fricken inspirational and THAT is what keeps me pushing play!

Denis Waitley
Denis Waitley

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”

Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Mike
Mike

If your god truely wanted to spread the gospel of jesus, he could do it so very easily. That is if he is the all powerful almighty god. Your church needing your money to spread the gospel is rubbish. God doesnt need human created paper to help spread the gospel. You were scammed by the church and they're eating up your money for foolish ideals. Let God do his work, stop giving money to the church.

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