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You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me

Late last month, we embarked on a family road trip vacation down to Florida. Yes, we drove the whole way, old skool.


There was much to take away from this trip and many insights, which I shall cover upcoming.


On one of the days, Devon and I took Braxton out to happy hour/dinner for a date with Mommy and Daddy.


It wasn’t planned, rather it was spur of the moment and he was smiling ear to ear the entire time.


Well, when it came time to order dinner, I went with the grouper sandwich. The waiter asked me, ‘How would you like that cooked?’


I was confused, because I had never had a waiter ask me this.


I thought about it for what seemed like a minute and finally said, ‘Medium’. It was a tought decision since I normally order my burgers medium rare, but I was having trouble in my head thinking about what medium rare grouper would have been like.


He and Devon burst out laughing and he said, ‘Dude, you’ve got to be kidding me!’ He knew we were good natured from our time together already.


Silly answer, and nope, I have zero issues laughing at myself, which I do quite often.


But, this brings up the question of context and frame of reference.


In fitness, the context should always be within the framework of simplicity and long term habit formation. If it flies in the face of this, look elsewhere.


Be unconventional - Kyle Newell


P.S-Our Annual Fat Shredder Contest is BACK! This 6 Week Contest will be underway April 19th. 3 per team, must include 1 Female and 1 nonmember (can be the same person). We will only be accepting the first 20 teams at each location- Email dana@newellstrength.com to reserve your team’s spot!