A Cambridge personal trainer post by Callie Durbrow
Top 10 Movies You Should Watch
Hey what’s up, hope you’re having an awesome week so far. I just got back from a great weekend in Key West celebrating the wedding of one my clients. We had a blast and it was nice to get away with some sunshine and fun.
Hopefully this weekend I’ll relax and go see that new movie Moneyball. Not only is Brad Pitt in it, it’s a great story about the underdog and pushing through when things get tough.
I’m not a huge movie person but there are some that I totally love. Movies are a great way to learn from others through stories and motivation and obviously they are entertaining. I’m kind of a geek and I always try to take away a story from each one. Here are my top 10 movies that you should watch….
One of the funniest movies I have ever seen. It’s got a great message of friendship but most of all, Kristin Wiig is hysterical and so many funny one-liners.
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Work sucks, I can’t work for other people. I would probably slit my wrists if I had these guys’ jobs. But, you’ve gotta love Peter and Jennifer Aniston’s flair.
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The Social Network
Okay maybe Justin Timberlake was the best part of this movie for me. Only kidding, kind of….
What a great story of kicking ass and taking names. Mark Zuckerberg is a bit arrogant but this just shows that if you wait for something to be absolutely perfect, someone else is going to get it done first. Harvard Connection…or Facebook?
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Just straight up funny. See it.
Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, ambition, dreams, money.
Okay so I’ll admit, I only saw this movie about a year ago but I loved it. What a great story about family, fighting off opposition and doing what it takes. Yep there’s some illegal stuff here but it makes for a great story.
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Good Will Hunting
Such a well-written story, set in Boston which is cool and Matt Damon getting the girl. I’m sure you’ve seen this but watch it again.
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This is a great story, not only because of the plot of the movie but also because Sylvester Stallone could not sell this movie to anyone. He pushed through and finally sold the movie and was able to play the lead. Bad news is the movies went down hill after the first one…
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Howard Hughes’ attention to detail and perfection while overcoming obstacles was what made this movie. People dream about the future but he built it.
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The Breakfast Club
You know I have to throw in an 80’s flick here. Just a great movie with some really complex characters made into a funny plot.
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Most of these movies are for pure entertainment but there are some great messages in a lot of them. Push through the hard times, focus on what you want and not what people are telling you that you should have and don’t take crap from anyone.
I wanted to let you know about something cool we’re doing in our training program. I was talking to a client the other day and she was telling me how it was SO hard for her to start her workout program. She talked herself into it, out if it and back into it for months. The cool thing was that she finally just said, I’m going.
Starting the program is often the hardest part. Not to say that you can just show up and expect results, but we’ll get you there if you put in the effort. If you are having trouble getting started then this would be great for you…..