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Chapter 3: TIME IS YOUR ENEMY

Time’s menacing partner is stress. Everyone handles stress differently. Some can’t deal with it at all. Stress is a killer for sure and will hurt you if you don’t get rid of it. Personally, I believe stress ages you faster and is a huge hindrance for any time traveler. Hard, health- improving exercise kills stress. Exercise is an outlet for stress and you must have some form of release. This is why Martial Arts training is so effective. Working the heavy bag is medicine all by itself. The funny thing is most of us stress about things that most likely will never happen. If you are stressing about something in the past, forget it. The past is gone, you can’t change it. All you have is today and the future is unknown. When it comes to your workouts stress can disrupt those too. For me, workouts are harder if something’s causing stress. Try to model someone who handles stress and is rarely ever rattled by anything. The person who doesn’t let the words of others upset them can fight time well. It is a fight, friend. Each day you’re alive is another round and either you’re ready or you’re not.

Your age in time is just a number that has little to do with your status. Be more concerned about what the mirror says. You become what you think about most of the time. So, believe yourself to be healthy and believe you have what it takes to Kick Back Time. Never worry about what others say or think about you. If you let others pull you down to old age they will because misery loves company. Many people are jealous when they see a person who defies age and when those your age begin breaking down physically and you’re not it will be very noticeable. You will be in better shape than others half your age if you aim for the long haul.

Longevity is the key. How long can you keep doing what you are doing? Remaining fit into advanced age is the sign if a true master. Just knowing these things helps you to keep working out, keep lifting weights, keep hitting and kicking the heavy bag. You always hear, you can’t do this or you can’t do that. In your battle with time don’t let anyone else pick your lot for you. If you want to do something and be fit, then do it. I hear it all the time, especially when I ask students to start training: I’m too old, or I’m 40 years old or 50 or whatever. The answer is you’re too old NOT to do this.

How much is it worth to stay healthy?

If it’s just the price of this book you’re way ahead of the game.

The truth is the Kick Back Time program is priceless. It is a method to stay fit as you travel through time. It will never be too late to receive the benefits just don’t let all of life pass before you decide to take action. The problem is waiting too long. The more a person waits the worse out of shape they become and the harder it is to get it back. Not staying active causes harm to most people. Many of us actually think housework or mowing the lawn is exercise enough. They say, “I worked hard all day so why do I need to exercise?” After forty years in this game I’ve found you need specific tools and exercise to be truly fit. Hard work at your job is not good enough, and many ignore this. Anyone can improve at any age. Sure, it’s harder if you wait too long. It becomes second nature for someone who has lived it. Starting early enables a person to build a reserve that is almost impossible to get otherwise. You see, workouts are like money in the bank. Over time workouts add up when you don’t miss. That’s why a 50 year old who has trained through time is in better shape than a 20 year old who watches TV all day. You must not let “too late” happen. Don’t give up when the going gets tough. Many people give up way too easy. Remember you’re fighting time and time won’t wait for you. Every workout day is precious.

Workouts are like money in the bank!