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"So now finish doing it as well, so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have." -2 Corinthians 8:11


Do you finish what you start?

Back in October I set a strength goal to squat 335 for 4 reps, bench 250 for 4 reps and deadlift 405 for 4 reps.

This past Saturday I had one strength goal to knock out in order to complete my mission. 

Earlier in the week I had finished the bench press goal... leaving only the deadlift to conquer.

Like dominos they had fallen one by one.  But not easily.

I've had to fight through testing positive for COVID, a nagging shoulder injury, and a pulled groin to complete this mission I had set back in October.

I woke up the day after Christmas feeling very bloated from all the treats not to mention motivation lacking.

Despite my feelings I knew I had to do this.

It was more than just lifting some weights.  It was a making a statement.

The target weight was 405 for 4 reps.

I started the climb... 135...225...275...315...345...365...385.  Each lift going up was building mental momentum.

Finally 405 was racked up on the bar.

It was time to finish this damn thing!

Let the psyche up begin.

I cranked up the music with one of my best motivator songs and thought about all the crap from 2020.

  • All the division and racial tensions.
  • All the people who got sick.
  • All the depression and discouragement in people I love.
  • All the setbacks.

A fierce anger and determination rose up inside of me. I grabbed the bar and channeled my emotions into the bar.

The first rep came off the floor easy. Then the next 2 and finally the last rep which I intentionally held up longer to make a statement.

As I dropped the bar and finished the lift a huge wave of emotion came over me. 

I was still in the fight!  2020 had not gotten the best of me!

I had completed my last goal despite COVID, nagging injuries and personal challenges.

It would have been easy to quit...to make excuses.

I could have rationalized "It's okay...I might get hurt... I came close enough... it's good enough...blah...blah...blah"

But it's NOT OKAY.

  • Not okay to quit.
  • Not okay to sell yourself short.
  • Not okay to give up in the face of adversity


Goals are more than just something you check off.  They teach you how to finish.

Too often in life people don't finish.

When the going gets tough they give up instead of keep moving forward.

What do you need to finish?

Is there still fight in you?

If there is, let's finish it together.


Go here to set up your complimentary consultation.  We will develop a SOLID plan of attack to knock it out.

Dedicated to helping you finish what you started!

Erik Peacock
Puravida Fitness