They call me "Fiddlecrusher." I "crush it"on the fiddle onstage every night and in the gym every morning.
To not look at it as just a "temporary" thing or just as a "short term goal," but a lifestyle change. Do it for you and not just for others. It's also learning how to bypass the physical body. The body and mind can be like a screaming child. It will want this, it will want that, it won't feel like doing this or doing that. Never wait to "feel" like it. By proper training and discipline of this "child", easier and easier it will begin to submit. Patience.
It helps me to focus. I may have a big recording session to go to, or a gig/show that I need to play. That training helps my mind air out potential "jitters." I can walk out on stage in total confidence, pumped up, ready to go to war with whatever musically and physically thrown at me. It warms me up for my day, to be able to function. It helps me to deal with any issues that I may have. Better to take it out on a heavy bag than on someone else! : )
I love helping others. I would love to be able to share this "focus" with others. To impact and change lives. I have had the honor to do it professionally in the music business for 25 years now. I have always wanted to go to school and further my education in health, wellness and training. I always have people asking me at shows if I'm a trainer, or I have other musicians and/or artists that I share the stage with wanting to improve their health and shape up. It would be truly amazing.