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T-Rex — Weekly Newsletter — 5/22/08

May. 22nd 2008

Repeat after me.

“I, Tony Ludlow, (insert your name)

will never

do a triathlon

without sufficiently

training for it.”

Some of you know that I did last weekend’s Memphis in May mountain bike triathlon. But what you probably did NOT know is that this was the first time, in over a hundred triathlons, that I did one without training properly for it. I know, I know … stupid.

I hadn’t been in the pool to train in several months.

I hadn’t been on my bike since LAST YEAR.

And I had NEVER raced a mountain bike, ever. In fact, I hadn’t even RIDDEN my mountain bike in a couple of years. Up until a couple of weeks ago it was in Chattanooga with my son Nathan.

On top of that, I swam in the triathlon using a wetsuit that was too small for me, making it difficult to breathe at all, gasping for air in the middle of a lake with others swimming on top of me.

Remember last week’s newsletter? I wrote about fear. Little did I know that I would be replaying those words in my head within days.

Here’s how it went.

At about 100 yards into the 1/3 mile swim I realized I’d made a critical error in judgment. I was already out of breath, my heart was beating out of my chest, my goggles were fogged up and I couldn’t see anything, and the straightjacket, I mean, the wetsuit I was wearing, made swimming ridiculous — imagine a T-Rex, with those little tiny dinosaur arms, trying to swim.

I somehow managed to flail over to a lifeguard canoe and grab the side of their boat. One of the guards onboard asked if I was done. Boy, was I EVER!! I couldn’t WAIT to crawl into that canoe and call it a day. “Permission to come aboard, sir?” was what I was thinking.

But instead, I heard myself say, “No, I just need to clear my goggles.”

No??? NO??? Just need to clear my goggles???

WHAT???

So I cleared my goggles and took off again. Somehow I managed to flip, flop, thrash, and splash around the swim course, on the verge of panic and distress, by an act of my will, trying every stroke that those about to drown make. I tried to imagine a way I could quit without embarrassing myself. But I could see the headlines: “Boot Camp Guy QUITS Triathlon” “Sergeant Tony Pulled Out of Lake by Little Teenaged Girl Lifeguard.” Oh, the humanity.

So I breast stroked. I back stroked. I side stroked. I dog paddled. And I was really glad that the swim cap and goggles hid my identity. According to the clock, the “swim” took me less than 15 minutes, but it felt like an eternity and I hated, hated, HATED everyone of those minutes.

Fear, ladies and gentlemen, for lack of a better word, is good … when you face it, embrace it, and do it anyway! Fear overcome makes you stronger and pushes the envelope and the boundaries of your comfort zone. That the comfort zone is for sissies and spectators ought to inspire you to get out of it. The comfortable seduces you to stay. But the comfort zone is boring, dull, and monotonous.

Yesterday I was the guest speaker at a business luncheon held at The Crescent Club (yes, I’m available to deliver a demotivational $peech to your group or event — seriously, motivational speaking has become a recent addition to the boot camp empire) and I spoke on the subject of overcoming your fears. I used last week’s newsletter as a foundation. Larry Heathcott was there nudging the person next to him saying, “I’ve heard this already!” hahaha

I’ll give you today what I gave them yesterday; my 5 strategies for facing your fears.

1. Scream like a girl. Seriously. If you ARE a girl you can get away with this. If you’re a guy, not so much. You’ve got to pretend that you’re not wetting your pants or that ball bearings of sweat aren’t rolling down your back, soaking your socks. What this really means is that you acknowledge that you’re afraid and move on to the next step. Naming the fear is the first step to overcoming it.

2. Breathe. Sounds simple, right? Especially if you’re out in the middle of a lake trying NOT to drown. But breathing deeply helps you to relax AND to bring more oxygen to your brain! Panic means quick shallow breathing which only leads to more panic and more quick shallow breathing, leading to hyperventilation and passing out!

3. Ask yourself, “What’s the worst that could happen?” And if that DID happen, you’d just deal with it, right? (This wasn’t a good question for me to ask as I floundered and flopped about in the middle of that lake.)

4. Get up on your toes and off your heels! This is about body language. If you want to guess which tennis player or which boxer is going to lose, ignore the score and look at their feet. Look at their body language. Winners are up on their toes and agile. Losers are back on their heels, slow, and sluggish. So stand up straight! Sit up! Heads up! Shoulders back! Look the challenge in the eye and with a shout, beg it to throw down its best shot! Think Lieutenant Dan in “Forrest Gump” up on the mast of that shrimp boat in the middle of the storm.

5. Tell yourself you CAN! Positive self talk wins, negative self talk loses. “I can do this, I can do this, I can do this … ” Momma always said, “if you can’t say something positive, don’t say anything at all.” That applies to how you talk to yourself too. In fact, the conversations you have with yourself are the most important conversations you have. Don’t snivel to yourself or others. Don’t whine to yourself or others. Don’t act like a crybaby, a chump, or a victim, not to yourself and not to others. JUST DO IT!

Face the fear and do it anyway … but, if you’re going to do a triathlon, train for it!

Oh, by the way, I came in second in my age group.

Yes, there were more than two of us!

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JUST WONDERING

When some of you are going to come back to Boot Camp. Some of you reading this newsletter haven’t been in a LONG time … and you KNOW who you are. Have the comforts and weight gain of Turdeville seduced you into being a slackerdog-loser-gutterslug?

The exit ramp to Turdeville is downhill, paved, smooth, and lined with smiling people. The ramp back onto the Fitness Super Hiway is uphill, pockmarked, littered with construction trash, and lined with people telling you to turn back.

Get out of Turdeville! Or … you can get on a first named basis with the staff at Casual Male XL, Lane Bryant, and your cardiologist’s office staff.

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MIDTOWN BOOT CAMP

USMC Fitness BOOT CAMP — Midtown ROCKS! Evergreen Presbyterian Church, across the street from Rhodes College, Monday through Friday, 0530! Commanders Theresa Andreccetti and Holly Guthrie are leading the charge in Midtown! Join ’em! If you’re a regular at Christ Methodist, but you live in midtown, feel free to drop in!

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TRIATHLETES!

Speaking of triathlons, last weekend the following Boot Campers did one of the Memphis in May triathlons: Wendy Ludlow, Daniel Shaffer, Andrew Forsdick, and Lisa Park! This was Lisa’s FIRST triathlon! Way to go Lisa! Congratulations guys!

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NO BOOT CAMP TONIGHT, THURSDAY, MAY 22

Instead, let’s run the Zoom Through the Zoo 4 miler at 6:30. Race day registration begins at 4:30!

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MEMORIAL DAY SCHEDULE

Monday is Memorial Day. The day we set aside to honor those who’ve died in combat. We will only have ONE WORKOUT on Monday at 7 AM. Wear your running shoes, bring your weights, and bring a friend!

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FIRE SURVIVORS UPDATE

Thank you so much for your support and the donations you gave to help meet the needs of the family whose home was burned down. They are in a furnished apartment now and are actually helping yet another family who was burned out of their home too! Isn’t that the spirit of giving! Thank you everyone who donated!

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SUMMER HOURS

Traditionally the 0830 class, which meets only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, goes on hiatus for June, July, and August. If you’re a regular member of the 0830 class and you WANT that class to continue through the summer, you need to email me and let me know. If a significant number of you 0830 boot campers want to continue through the summer, I’ll keep that class on active duty.

In June we’ll begin a 0645 class at Christ Methodist. That 0645 summer class will begin in JUNE and go for June, July, and August, meeting on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. (Did I mention that it starts in JUNE?)

There are NO changes to the 0530 class or the evening class!

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“When you stop moving, it’s over.”

~ Don Wildman, 75 year old athlete and adventurer

To your good health and fitness,

Tony

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Play It Safe! — Weekly Newsletter — 5/15/08

May. 15th 2008

“LET GO! I’LL CATCH YOU!” pleaded my older brother Jack.

I was little, probably 5 or 6 years old, and stuck up in a tree in our backyard. I’d climbed up, but now I couldn’t seem to figure out how to climb down. I was scared. Jack tried to tell me how to climb down, but fear had me frozen in place. Now he was telling me to let go and trust him to catch me.

Last year I gave my youngest son, Nathan, a “book” that I’d written for him. The book was to be one of his high school graduation presents. I’d taken 18 months to make regular entries in a journal that might serve as a guidebook about life and living, as best as I understood it. I wrote about all kinds of things covering a wide range of topics from money to relationship building to time management to decision making to confidence and insecurity. I wrote about lots of things. I even wrote about women! (That was a very short entry, given my lack of understanding of the subject!) Several entries in the journal dealt with the subject of fear and how to deal with it.

There’s a book out there entitled “Embrace the Fear and do it Anyway!” I haven’t read the book, but I love the title.

Courage is often mistakenly thought of as a lack of fear, but in fact courage is always accompanied by fear. Only crazy people don’t feel fear in a dangerous or threatening situation. Bravery is simply overcoming the fear and taking action anyway!

What are you afraid of?

Most of us are afraid of the same things. I’m not talking about snakes, or spiders, or the like. I think we’re all afraid of the unknown, death, rejection, and failure, to name a few. Those things are common to us all. But why do some people sit in one place and watch, while others do?

I’d like to encourage you to be a DOER!

Overcome your fears by acknowledging them and then DO IT! ENGAGE! EXECUTE!

Or as Larry the Cable Guy would say … “Git r dunn!!”

Today, look at your life though adventurous glasses and consider what you would you do if you knew you could not fail.

Ships are made for the ocean, not the harbor. You weren’t put here to “play it safe” but to live an “abundant life!” So set your course, weigh the anchor, trim the sails, hoist the colors, and get underway!

When I let go of the tree … Jack caught me, put me on my feet … laughed … thumped me on my head and called me a sissy!

And that was the last time he ever called me that!

Don’t y’all be no sissy!!

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Law Enforcement Memorial Week

This week we acknowledge those in law enforcement. In particular we honor those law enforcement professionals who’ve given their lives in the line of duty.

Our own David Townsend is a Lieutenant on the Collierville Police Department.

And new-ish Boot Camper Michelle Dunn is the widow of Shelby County Sheriff’s Patrol Officer Tim Dunn, who was killed in the line of duty in October 2004.

To David and Michelle, and to all of our law enforcement professionals, we thank you!

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FIRE SURVIVORS UPDATE

I want to thank you all for your continued support and the donations given to help meet the needs of the family whose home was burned down. Your donations are still greatly appreciated.

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SATURDAY RUN

Boot Campers Mike Barta and Anne Emmerth will be leading an informal group of Boot Camp runners on Saturday morning at 8 AM at the U of M. They’ll meet in front of the parking garage (Mt. Fuji) on Zach Curlin. This group will be going for 1 hour, 5 minutes “on” and 1 minute “off.”

Come and get your one hour of cardio with some fellow Boot Campers!

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SUMMER HOURS

Traditionally the 0830 class, which meets only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, goes on hiatus for June, July, and August. If you’re a regular member of the 0830 class and you WANT that class to continue through the summer, you need to email me and let me know. If a significant number of you 0830 boot campers want to continue through the summer, I’ll keep that class on active duty.

In June we’ll begin a 0645 class at Christ Methodist. That 0645 summer class will go for June, July, and August, meeting on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

There are NO changes to the 0530 class or the evening class!

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CHEAP BOTOX

Every once in a while I need to remind you to increase the weight of your dumbbells. If you’re able to perform the exercises without “making a face” then you NEED to get some heavier ones. The grimace will help keep your face youthful and bright! (If you can scratch your nose while holding your dumbbells — I saw that this morning — you need heavier ones!)

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“When you stop moving, it’s over.”
~ Don Wildman, 75 year old athlete and adventurer

To your good health and fitness,

Tony

Sergeant Major Tony Ludlow
USMC Fitness BOOT CAMP, Commanding
5358 Denwood
Memphis, TN 38120
901-644-0145

www.usmcfitnessbootcamp.com

www.shaklee.net/tonyludlow/main

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TERRIBLE TOO’S — Weekly Newsletter 5/9/08

May. 9th 2008

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances
are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess
what they have planned for you? Not much.”
—Jim Rohn: Author and motivational speaker

The power of intention is pretty strong. It’s the power to live a life with a purpose and a direction, a plan and a goal.

I know some people who have some pretty detailed plans for the things they will do in the next year, 3 years, 5 years, and even beyond. (I have a Japanese friend whose company has a 100 year plan!) One of my best friends is a detail oriented guy who has very specific plans extending several years down the road. I also know people who don’t have much of a clue what they’ll be doing 5 minutes from now.

A few years ago I was asked what it was like being a divorced dad.

That answer took a while.

Later on I bullet-pointed my answer in a journal entry. One of those bullet points was “I learned to parent intentionally.”

Sometimes we parent “accidentally.” It happens, it just doesn’t happen with a purpose or a plan. In the day to day hustle and bustle of domestic life, filled with after school activities, the mystery of “what will we eat for dinner,” book reports, homework, and American Idol … intentional parenting can often be lost within that over extended family agenda. As a dad who had limited uninterrupted time with his kids, I had to parent intentionally. I had to have a plan and a purpose. I would often jot down things during the week that I wanted to discuss with my kids face to face on the weekends.

What are you doing intentionally? You’ve got a lot of roles to play within the many contexts of your life. Which of those roles are being addressed purposefully and which ones are hit or miss?

When you consider the plans for your life, are you taking charge or flying by the seat of your pants? I’m not saying that having detailed plans for every role is the right way to live. I’m saying that living with intention and purpose, with or without a detailed plan, is the right way to do it!

And of course you know that I’d have to challenge you to approach your health and fitness with purpose and intention. One of you told me that the reason you come to Boot Camp is so that you don’t have to think about what to do. You trust me to guide and direct you. That works too. (That’s one of Boot Camp’s best selling points. “Just do what Tony says!”) You’ve got a purpose and an intention. Coming to Boot Camp takes you from the plan and intention phase to the key phase, the main phase: execution.

Yesterday morning, Les Bonnett and I tag teamed the 0530 workout together. (I’m training Les to become a USMC Fitness BOOT CAMP instructor in Collierville.) I told Les that three things happen before each exercise we do. First I announce the exercise, often twice: “PICK UP YOUR DUMBBELLS FOR ALTERNATING BICEP CURLS … ALTERNATING BICEP CURLS!” After the announcement of the exercise, comes the preparatory command: “READY!!” followed by a pause. And then comes the command of execution: “EXERCISE!!”

Without the command of execution, we’re all just standing around with our dumbbells in our hands.

Without EXECUTION, your plans, purposes, and intentions are just mental gymnastics.

The power of intention is awesome, but the power of execution is life changing! Life rewards action!

Plan with intention, approach the day with purpose … and …

EXECUTE!

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SATURDAY MORNING RUNS!

Would you like to run with some Boot Campers tomorrow? There are two informal USMC Fitness BOOT CAMP groups running tomorrow morning. One group is meeting at the U of M at 8 AM in front of the Zach Curlin parking garage. That group is planning on running for an hour straight. Another group is meeting at 9 AM at Shelby Farms in front of the Visitor’s Center. That group will be running the 1hr 45 min @ 5 min “on” and 1 min walk break format.

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SUMMER HOURS

Traditionally the 0830 class, which meets only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, goes on hiatus for June, July, and August. If you’re a regular member of the 0830 class and you WANT that class to continue through the summer, you need to email me and let me know. If a significant number of you 0830 boot campers want to continue through the summer, I’ll keep that class on active duty.

In June we’ll begin a 0645 class at Christ Methodist. That 0645 summer class will go for June, July, and August, meeting on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

There are NO changes to the 0530 class or the evening class!

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CHEAP BOTOX

Every once in a while I need to remind you to increase the weight of your dumbbells. If you’re able to perform the exercises without “making a face” then you NEED to get some heavier ones. The grimace will help keep your face youthful and bright! (If you can scratch your nose while holding your dumbbells — I saw that this morning — you need heavier ones!)

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WHATEVER YOU WANT

In the day to day of my job, I hear a lot of excuses. Very few from you guys. Mainly because you guys know better.

I hear a lot of excuses from people who tell me why they can’t do BOOT CAMP with me.

“Your 5:30 class is too early, I can’t get up in the morning for that.”
“I’m too tired after work to come to the evening class.”
“It’s too cold in the winter!”
“It’s too hot.”
“You’re too mean.”
“I’ve heard too many stories about how hard your class is.”

Blah, blah, blah …

It’s the problem of too many too’s. Too hot. Too cold. Too early. Too late.

People do what they want. Period.

People change when the misery of staying the way they are becomes greater than the misery, work, or fear of changing.

If you’ve got a friend or family member who needs to change their lives, point them in the right direction. Encourage them to get on the right path. But the bottom line is: they’ll only change when they WANT to change.

“A man convinced against his will,
is of the same opinion still.”

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“When you stop moving, it’s over.”
~ Don Wildman, 75 year old athlete and adventurer

To your good health and fitness,

Tony

Sergeant Major Tony Ludlow
USMC Fitness BOOT CAMP, Commanding
5358 Denwood
Memphis, TN 38120
901-644-0145

www.usmcfitnessbootcamp.com

www.shaklee.net/tonyludlow/main

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STIMULUS — Weekly Newsletter 5/1/08

May. 1st 2008

“Are you trying simply to avoid becoming unhealthy,
or are you actually interested in adding years to your life?
Are you after the status quo? Or improvement? You might
believe that you’re healthy enough — you feel pretty good,
your heart beats, you don’t look disgusting … But the fact is,
stable is no way to go through life.

The only time you’re stable is when you’re dead.”
~ Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Michael Roizen, M.D.

You might recognize those guys, Oz and Roizen. They’re the co-authors of “YOU: The Owner’s Manual and YOU: Staying Young.

Doctor Oz, as he’s affectionately known in “Oprah World,” is ubiquitous, and deservedly so.

The questions he asks in the quote above are worth thinking about and considering.

What exactly are we after?

Sometimes we exercise and eat right for vanity reasons. We want to look good.

Nothing wrong with that … so long as our desires to “look good” aren’t obsessive and our self esteem and sense of self worth aren’t derived from our looks. (I’ve personally got some issues with cosmetic plastic surgery, but I’ll leave that for another day.) But let’s be honest here. We all want to look good, or as good as we can. We aren’t satisfied with looking good “for our age,” we want to look good … PERIOD!

But more importantly, I want YOU to be the envy of people MUCH younger than you are, not because you necessarily look half your chronological age, but because the conduct and quality of your life, the energetic level of your activities, and the dynamism of your abilities are those of someone half your chronological age! Chronological age and Real Age aren’t the same age. (If you haven’t taken the Real Age test lately to find out what your Real Age is, do that at http://www.realage.com/ )

Each of us knows people who live their lives years older than their chronological age. They whine and complain, gripe and groan, existing through their days within the narrowing and restrictive boundaries of their myopic view of life and living.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Change begins with attitude.

Any of us can spend our time making excuses, imposing life limitations, living within nearsighted boundaries, acting old, sounding old, living a life of daily diminished capabilities and capacities … or we can be positive, vibrant, and energetic! It’s a daily decision. We wake up everyday with a choice. Today is all we’ve got! Yesterday is gone, tomorrow hasn’t happened and today is the only moment that we have. How we live this moment in time is determined by our attitude. Attitude affects everything from our body language, the tone of our voice, the expression on our face, the look in our eyes, the course of our life.

It all begins with attitude.

Attitude is everything!

Attitude is EVERYTHING!

Adjust yours now. Crank it up! Pump it up! Jazz it up!

Breathe deep and let the frustration go … embrace the moment as the only one you’ve got. Smile more. Give that jerk in traffic the benefit of the doubt. He probably didn’t get in your way to annoy you or to make you late for your appointment. Maybe he just came from the hospital where a loved one is dying. Maybe he’s on the way to the doctor’s office to get the results of a test that they won’t give him on the phone. Maybe she just got fired from her job and she’s driving home in shock, wondering what she’ll do next. Maybe …

See?

Your attitude determines if you’ll be fit … and it determines if you’ll be happy. It’s a choice.

Attitude is everything. Choose a good one … right now!

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SUMMER HOURS

Traditionally the 0830 class, which meets only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, goes on hiatus for June, July, and August. If you are a regular member of the 0830 class and you WANT that class to continue through the summer, you need to email me and let me know. If a significant number of you 0830 boot campers want to continue through the summer, I’ll keep that class on active duty.

In June we’ll begin a 0645 class at Christ Methodist. That 0645 summer class will go for June, July, and August, meeting on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

There are NO changes to the 0530 class or the evening class!

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COMBAT CHALLENGE — PROGRESS REPORT FOR APRIL 25, 2008!

The Combat the Fat $5,000 Weight Loss Challengers have completed their second month of the six month challenge! Here are the results as of last Friday’s weight loss, with the Combat Challengers identified by call sign. These results are the percentages of body weight each person has lost so far.

Puddin Head – down 6.70%

Rising Sun … down 4.73%

Lady Bug – down 10.38%

Gurkha Woman – down 6.5%

Dumplin – down 9.78%

Houdini – down 6.9%

Drake – down 9.13%

Lunchbox – down 8.25%

Bubbalicious – down 9.03%

Heavy G – down 11.67%

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NASHVILLE HALF MARATHON

Congratulations go to the following Boot Campers who ran and finished the Nashville Half Marathon (13.1 miles) this past Saturday: Wendy Ludlow, Margaret Caffey, David Caffey, Rob Norcross, Elizabeth Stacey, Tabitha Ottiwell, Cindi Pontoni, Patty Kallenburger, and Estelle Winsett! Way to go everyone!!

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GOLF ANYONE?

My friend, Karyn Waxman, is the Director of the local PKD Foundation (polycystic kidney disease) has an annual golf tournament and charity auction to raise money and awareness. Three years ago Team Boot Camp had a 4 man team that competed in this “best ball” tournament. We had a GREAT time and came in dead LAST!

Well, the sting of that day has subsided and I’m wondering if we might have a few brave souls out there to play again. The four person scramble is at 1 PM, Monday, May 19. Entry fee is $200 each and FEATURES: Welcome Gifts, Golf Clinic, Boxed Lunch, Mulligans, Putting and Driving Contests, Closest to the Pin Competitions, Beverages & Snacks, and the Dinner Awards Banquet.

Let me know if you’d be interested. You can get more info at:
http://www.pkdcure.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pkdchp_chapter_midsouth&JServSessionIdr007=5xd8osisk3.app45b

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STIMULUS PACKAGE

Our government is sending us some mad money. Spend it on a year of Boot Camp! Your Government will thank you and so will your Drill Instructor!

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When you stop moving, it’s over!
~ Don Wildman, 75

To your continued good health and fitness!

Sergeant Tony

Sergeant Major Tony Ludlow
USMC Fitness BOOT CAMP, Commanding
4888 Southern Cove
Memphis, TN 38117
901-644-0145

www.usmcfitnessbootcamp.com

www.shaklee.net/tonyludlow/main

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IS IT TRUE? — Weekly Newsletter 4/25/08

May. 1st 2008

The ancient historian, Thucydides, wrote a history of the war between Athens and Sparta, known as The Great Peloponnesian War.

In 411 BC he wrote:

“We must remember that one man is much the same as another, and that he is best who is trained in the severest school.”

My newest hero is living proof of the truth of this adage.

Who is my newest hero?

He’s a 75 year old Californian named Don Wildman.

Don, a life long workout freak, leads — that’s right LEADS — a daily workout that he calls The Circuit. Mr. Wildman’s workout sounds much like our Storm Chaser. I read about Don in the May issue of Esquire magazine. (I’m pretty sure Don is my real father! Sorry Dad).

This man does it all … and has done it all, including 9 Hawaii Ironman Triathlons, the 3,000 mile Race Across America bicycle race, and lots of marathons. Name the adventure and he’s probably done it or is training to do it … at 75! He surfs, mountain bikes, snowboards, plays golf, rock climbs, bike races, runs, swims … meaning that’s what he DOES those things, not DID them!

And on top of that he leads The Circuit.

Here’s Don Wildman’s simple athletic/aging philosophy: “When you stop moving, it’s over.”

When you stop moving, it’s over.

Need the Cliff Notes for that one? Here it is: MOVE!

How simple is THAT? How incredibly accurate?

Just shut up and MOVE!!
Quit whining and MOVE!!
Check your excuses at the door and MOVE!

Don Wildman knows that Thucydides was right … and now you do too!

Just … MOVE!

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APRIL IS “BRING A FRIEND TO BOOT CAMP MONTH”

April is almost over, but it’s not too late! You can bring a friend to Boot Camp during April for a FREE DAY! No strings attached.

The Boot Camper who brings the most friends in April will get $100!!

Here are the rules:

1. You get one point for each visitor you bring.

2. Your visiting friends must be prospects for membership.

3. If your visiting friend joins, you get double points.

4. Repeat visitors don’t count beyond their first visit.

In addition, your friends can join USMC Fitness BOOT CAMP for only $90 in April! Only your friends and family can take advantage of this deal. New recruits taking advantage of this special discount MUST have a sponsoring friend who IS a Boot Camper in good standing. It’s for our friends and family only.

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WHAT’S ON YOUR iPOD?

It’s that time again, you runners who listen to your iPod!

It’s time to send me your 5 or 10 favorite song titles for running, or the last 5 or 10 that you’ve downloaded for the purpose of running!

I need some new tunes for the Nashville Half Marathon and I’m willing to download some of YOURS! Just send me the song titles and artists and I’ll check ’em out!

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When you stop moving, it’s over!
~ Don Wildman

To your continued good health and fitness!

Sergeant Tony

Sergeant Major Tony Ludlow
USMC Fitness BOOT CAMP, Commanding
5358 Denwood
Memphis, TN 38120
901-644-0145

www.usmcfitnessbootcamp.com

www.shaklee.net/tonyludlow/main

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