17 4 / 2012
When the alarm goes off in the morning, do you actually smile because it’s your wake up call for the gym? Then you might be a fitness freak.
Do you love rolling out of bed and feeling the soreness of your muscles from yesterday’s workout? You may be a freak.
Do you know which treadmill have broken televisions, which ones have belts that stick and which ones work just right? Then you might be a fitness freak.
And let’s clarify there is nothing wrong with being a fitness freak, we should all stand up together and be proud. Its us fitness freaks in the world that help push others or at least we hope we can get others off the couch and into the gym. If one person tells me that I helped them do a circuit training workout, or whatever, then I am a happy exercise freak.
Just because you love to exercise and can call yourself a freak, doesn’t mean that you’re addicted to it, let’s just clarify that right now. We know the importance of a healthy lifestyle and realize that exercise is a balancing act of fitness and rest. We push our bodies but not to a level that can be detrimental to our health.
14 4 / 2012
10 4 / 2012
I can’t get over this quote yet, it’s been stuck in my head for days and when ever I sit down to type it’s fresh on my mind.
Henry Ford once said:
“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.”
This is perhaps my all time favorite quote because it resonates so loudly.
The mind is a powerful thing and it controls more than you can ever imagine. If you have been sitting around complaining and telling yourself that there is no way you’re ever going to fit back into your old clothes, or no way you’re ever going to get a flatter stomach then you know what…
If you sit around telling yourself that you will always struggle with money, or you will always be miserable in your job, then you know what…
On the flip side… if you CONTINUOUSLY tell yourself that you can lose the weight, that you can tone up and flatten your stomach or that you can get out of your money troubles then something amazing can happen!
Studies show time and time again that the power of our subconscious is more than we will ever understand. But when you dwell on negatives, you’re more likely to experience negatives in your life. And the same goes for focusing on positive goals and outcomes.
So how exactly does this affect you and your workouts? A lot!
When it comes to announcing goals most people say “I want….” but in truth, what does that “want” really amount to? But what about “I am going…” that is a lot of definite and opens up a lot more room for action and payoff.
So that is what I want you to do right now, don’t tell yourself what you want to do with your body, tell yourself (and write it down) what you are going to do with your body.
For example, here are a few of my personal goals:
- I will drop 3% body fat
- I will have a 6-back by June
- I will have a completely healed knee (see my blog LiftingRevolution for details)
- I will run a half marathon before December
Those are just 4 goals, I promise I have more but I don’t want to bore you to death, because I am taking away time where you can be writing down your actions.
So what do you think, can you or can’t you?
04 4 / 2012
"Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself."
29 3 / 2012