Chris Lopez

Chris Lopez

#AlphaDAD to 5 Amazing Kids, Husband, Coach, Entrepreneur, Minimalist. For more workout stuff, check out

The #1 Rule You Must Follow To Reach Your Goals in Fitness and Life

“People will do almost anything to stay in their comfort zones. If you want to accomplish anything, get out of your comfort zone. Strive to increase order and discipline in your life. Discipline usually means doing the opposite of what you feel like doing. The easy roads to discipline are 1) setting deadlines, 2) discovering and doing what you do best and what’s important and enjoyable to you and 3) focusing on habits by replacing your bad habits and thought patterns, one-by-one, over time, with good habits and thought patterns.”
-Dave Kekich, Kekich’s Credo #1
(click HERE to download Kekich’s Credo)

Photo by Nathan RogersKekich’s Credos are 100 inspirational and motivational affirmations that were turned on to me by one of my friends and business coaches.? Since he sent them to me, I have been reading ONE credo per day for the past couple of years and they’ve made a world of difference in my mindset and attitude towards business and life.

The “success secret” quoted above, by far, has had the most impact.

Getting out of your comfort zone is an integral part in achieving success.

In physics, it’s called overcoming Inertia. A law that states that an object at rest will stay at rest unless an external force is acted upon it.

It’s much easier to sit on the couch and not move than it is to get up and exercise.

It’s much easier to stay at a job you hate with an abusive and unappreciative boss because you get a “steady” paycheck than it is to follow your passion and start-up that new business that you’ve always wanted to.

But think about how that helps us as humans.? Our job is to overcome inertia and evolve. To become better than we are now and to not just settle for mediocre.

From a fitness standpoint, changes to your body will NEVER occur unless you constantly venture out of your comfort zone.? Your body wants to be comfortable and stay the way it is.? And until you apply a different stimulus to it – by lifting more, doing more reps with the same weight, cutting your rest time down, or doing something faster than you previously have – you will see little change (if any at all).

It blows my mind when I see people who make all the effort to drive to the gym, pay a premium for a gym membership and waste their time doing the same routine day in and day out.

To paraphrase, Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity is “doing the same thing, over and over again, expecting a different result”. By this definition, most of our society is insane.

If you don’t like the way things are.? If you feel like you’re stagnant in life.? If you feel like you’re in the rat race or trapped on the spinning treadmill with no way to get off, here’s some good news…It’s within your power to do something about it.? It may feel weird and it may feel uncomfortable at first, but that’s just you overcoming inertia.

The Lopez Boys: Rich (my little bro), Chris (me) & Titus (my dad).
The Lopez Boys: Rich (my little bro), Chris (me) & Titus (my dad).

Two years ago, my dad experienced a “force” to help him overcome inertia.? He had a heart attack the day before his 60th birthday.? A week later, he had quadruple by-pass surgery.

Having that heart attack was a big wake-up call for him. The threat that he may never see his grandchildren again or be able to travel with my mom, or be able to do all the things he loves – like working with his hands in the garden or tool shed – was enough for him to rehab and get himself back in shape.

Now, he walks everyday, partakes in a resistance training program (designed by his oldest son, that’d be me) and only eats fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and lean protein.

It took a heart attack and a quadruple by-pass for my dad to change his habits. Hopefully it won’t take anything extreme for you to change the habits that YOU KNOW aren’t contributing to you living a healthy and happy life.

Overcome inertia, get out of your comfort zone and live passionately so your kids can witness that and be inspired!

-Chris, a.k.a. The FitAndBusyDad

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24 thoughts on “The #1 Rule You Must Follow To Reach Your Goals in Fitness and Life”

  1. Hi Chris

    Nice post, I think it can be difficult for people to keep going to the gym as the benefits are in the future. I’ve just started resistence training and hopefully the benefits are not too far in the future.

    • Great point, Steven. I think one of the biggest concepts that people need to grasp is that of “delayed gratification”.

      It’s unfortunate, but because of the information age and things being made available to us “at our finger tips”, people have gotten used to getting everything RIGHT NOW.

      If we can just understand that we are making a short term sacrifice for a long term reward, then we would be much better off! Less people would be in debt, scam “magic bullet” companies would go under and we would be much happier as a society.

  2. Nice post man. I have the fitness thing mostly under control – but your post def hits me in the job nuts. Very inspiring/challenging post though – I dig it. Also love Albert’s insanity definition…

  3. Very impressed. As i am stuck with a decision that takes me out of my comfort zone at this current moment. This email was great timming. Comment by chris, dude you made me laugh not because of your situation but because of your job nuts remark!!!!!! seems like you have good spirit still!

  4. Great post, Chris, I love it!

    I have been talking a lot lately about the same thing. Getting out of your comfort zone but also having patience and giving the program you started time to work. Being consistent is also important too, since you can’t do anything half way and expect to see great results.

    BTW, I am obviously not a fit and busy dad but enjoy your blog all the same.


  5. This blog is awesome for a girl like me who thought that still there is a very good father like you who can balance all the things everyday. Your posts are really great, very inspiring and touching. Stay sweet and fit!

  6. Great post man!! It’s good to find a blog like this out here, I know a lot of fathers like yourself but society tends to focus on the other ones. If we show more fathers like yourself in today’s media driven world then that will help showcase the awareness of “what the real norm is” to young men everywhere. …wow sorry for the rant! lol

  7. Great post! Getting out of your comfort zone is huge. I think some other concepts are important to such as reducing resistance to achieving your goal environmentally, setting micro goals on your way to a larger goal, and making it a goal that your feelings are involved with. I recently did a post about those ideas related to new years check it out at!

  8. Way to stay positive! Getting out of your comfort zone is insanely hard! But I’ve made so many friends in my fitness class because I joined the class. It not only pays off health wise, but because I’ve made so many friends!


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