Recently I went to speak to a group of high school
students and although I’m no sicko, I do have eyes
and I did notice that all of the bodies in the building
are much “softer” than they were when I was in high
I mean, it used to be VERY easy to tell the girls
that were cheerleaders and the ones that were on
the flag team in the band.
You used to be able to tell and discern who the
football players were versus the soccer players
and the members of the band from the football
Now…. EVERYBODY looks like they are in
a “sitting pudding” contest.
All the kids looked like pudding.
I mean, it was disheartening.
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that
everybody should look like a greek god or
have abs like a batman costume but
goodness gracious, at the age of 16 to
26, you should be in the best shape of your
life, not look like you have been eating
dry oatmeal and chasing it with hot water.
Let’s get some goshdarn perspective!!!
Here’s what I propose:
FIRST UP: PARENTS!!!!
Parents! Cut it out! Stop being
irresponsible and abusive. It is your
JOB to feed your children the appropriate
foods, create an exercise schedule for them
and to enforce a healthy lifestyle.
Otherwise, you are killing them slowly.
Passing down a legacy or heart disease
and obesity is NOT cool. NOT at all.
Right now start your family off an a healthy
eating plan and exercise plan.
Everybody can get in the living room and
workout with me.
Set the laptop up and let’s workout together.
Or just download the videos to a dvd and
lets get it done.
There’s no time like the present.
SECOND UP: The Children
Hey, CUT IT OUT!!!!
Those of you who are old enough KNOW for
a fact when you are hungry and when you
IT IS NOT YOUR JOB TO STUFF CHIPS,
SODAS, FRIES, POPCORN, CANDY, etc.,.
down your mouth.
Get up. Move around. Exercise. Do the things
that you don’t want to do.
Do something radical. THIS FALL JOIN YOUR
SCHOOL’S Cross Country team.
I don’t give a sh– if you like to run or not. That’s
not the freaking point!!
*** DO IT NOW ***
Tell the coach you are willing to suffer but you
want to be a part of the team. You know you
won’t be good right now and you will cry and
you will complain but let that coach know you
need their help in order to save your life!
**** DO IT NOW ****
I don’t like exercising either but it’s something that
must be done… kinda like eating.
And please workout with your parents. Your parents
are getting ready to get my Maximum Dumbbell
Training program and you all are going to work out
as a family. And you MUST get involved and be
supportive of the new household changes.
LAST UP: FRIENDS
Okay, this is REALLY harsh.
I mean realllllly harsh.
And its not right, but I am trying to give you
some REAL LIFE solutions to help you.
Do you hang out with drug abusers? No.
Do you hang out with alcoholics? Nope.
Do you chill with people who steal? Probably not.
You most likely hang out with people like you.
So listen up.
If you find yourself hanging out with a bunch of
overweight people, its probably because you all
enable each other without knowing.
It’s kinda like how in shape people hang out together.
They do it because they workout similarly, they eat
similarly, they are in the same health clubs, classes
and have similar conversation.
I am NOT sitting around talking about the Cheesecakes
at ‘The Cheesecake Factory’.
When I travel, I’m trying to squeeze in time to workout
and the people that I travel with understand that and are
trying to do the same. If I’m traveling with people who
do not workout then I can get sucked into their habits.
Bottom line is this. Obesity is CONTAGIOUS.
You don’t have to believe me… just Google It!!!
If you find yourself hanging around very large people
and people who don’t eat right and you are looking
to make a change for the better…. well…. you are
going to have to change your peer group.
No different than if you wanted to increase your
salary, your education level or your net work.
Your network influences your net worth. And the
body of people that you hang around has an influence
on your body.
You have to let some people go. And if you have a
“large” group of friends, you may need to get you a
“smaller” group of friends because being thin is contagious
just like obesity.
I’m just saying…
Hey, I don’t make the rules, I just report them.
If you want to send me hate mail or your opinion,
that’s fine. Just do it after you get done exercising.
I’m tired of being nice to your fat @ss. I’ve tried that.
You are PISSING ME OFF!!!!
Making excuses. Stuffing your face. Constantly complaining
about your back and how your knees and ankles hurt.
Shut the ______ up and start exercising and stop eating
so d—- much!!!!
Seriously! Cut the f——– whining! I’m sick of it and everybody
else is too.
You have a car full of kids, you order 5 number two from
McDonalds. You supersize two of them for the adults and
then you order 5 hot fudge sundaes to wash it all down.
The bill is d@mn near 40 bucks and you don’t blink an eye.
Stop your fast food visits, get on my program, do it as a
family and create a legacy and tenor of health and wellness
inside of your home and in your life.
DO IT TODAY! OR GET OFF MY LIST.
I AM TIRED OF MASSAGE AND CARESSING SOME
OF YOU. I’m trying to be soft and it has made me soft.
As a matter of fact, I’m about to start doing some pushups
and situps right now.
And for those reading this… if you have a coke or pepsi next
to you, pour it in the garbage right now!!!! >:-|
Take care and have a super fantastic day.
It’s all love. Truly.
Rhadi Ferguson, PhD, CSCS
4-Time National Judo Champion
P.S. Start today!