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"Create Your Dream List Today!"

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Written by Pat Curran

Posted on 17 January 2018

Last Updated 17 January 2018

Motivational Quote:

“Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something… Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People who can’t do something themselves want to tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something… Go get it. Period!

--Chris Gardner in the movie “Pursuit of Happiness”

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As you might recall, last week I ended my note asking you to take time to dream. I hope that you did because today, we’re going to build something. Today we’re going to take the first step in turning your dreams into an action plan.  


In the fitness book Body for Life - Success Journal, Bill Phillips creates a program that starts with a person committing to change and then constructing what he calls “The Dream List.” A person basically thinks of their best self and writes a few phrases on the page to better see what they want to strive for.


So why is this “Dream List” activity so important? For many readers, this activity unlocks society’s invisible prison placed around us as young adults. You see, most of us (I am no exception) become lured into the HAVE-DO-BE system of living. This system can be described as when a person attempts to build their identity by having lots of stuff. Next they feel compelled to work like a dog to pay for it, doing things they would rather not be doing. Finally, they give up on their dreams because they have little time left over to be who they truly want to be.


To be clear, I don’t want this to be your story. If any of the above resonates with you, then I invite you join me over the next 16+ weeks to fight to break out. Start by creating your “Dream List” today and let it act as a spiritual compass for living the BE-DO-HAVE lifestyle instead. Without it, I am not sure if I can help you moving forward. My experience tells me that dreams are very hard to protect if you don’t fully understand what it is that you are fighting for.


Specific goals and action planning are next week. See you then…


God Bless,





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This Week’s Training Schedule

After a very active offseason, I’ve lost about 15 pounds and decreased my body fat percentage from 31% to approximately 25%. My current body weight is about 252 pounds, a great platform to begin the season. I had a major set-back with a knee injury in April but have slowly making progress. More about this next week. Below is this week’s workout plan at a glance.


Monday: Strength Training: “The 300 Workout” (modified)

Tuesday: Swim 10 x 100m / Test Run – 4 x 200m

Wednesday: Bike 60 min / Test Run – 1 mile jog

Thursday: Swim 5 x 300m / Bike 90 min

Friday: Swim 10 x 40 m

Saturday: Bike 2 hours

            Sunday: Test Run – 45 min jog