As promised in my last post about losing fat, here’s my post about exercise.
Let me describe an average day:
- Wake up
early in the morninglate. Get readyRush to work.
- Travel time to work is 1-1.5 hrs because of rush hour traffic.
- You answer emails, have meetings, do some real work, surf the net for 8-10 hours.
- Something urgent comes up… you have to work overtime.
- Leave the office 7 or 8pm. Take another 1 hour to get home.
- Eat dinner.
- Facebook+Twitter+Blogs+Internet+Downloaded Movie or Series.
- Go to bed when your eyes are too tired to look at your phone/tablet/computer/TV.
- Repeat steps 1-8.
Does this sound familiar? We’ve all had days like this. How could you ever fit a workout into a schedule like that?
Let me tell you now… It’s possible!
Here’s a workout that mixes strength training, an elevated heart rate, and compound movements to train your whole body. All with one move. Are you ready? Keep reading…
I’m writing this post to help you. If you made the decision at the start of the year to get in better shape, to lose your flab, to build some muscle, etc…, then this post is for you.
Last year was my year. In 9 months I lost an estimated 15 lbs of fat, and gained around 10-12 lbs of muscle. I am now about to buy new belts and new pants because the ones I have are really loose. It may not seem much to some, but for me it’s a big achievement. I took control of my body, changed my lifestyle, turned it all around.
Please don’t get me wrong. I don’t mean to brag or anything. I don’t think I did anything superhuman. But it was a lot of hard work. Now I can confidently say that I can carry my wife and 2 daughters out a burning building.
I just want to share my experience to help anyone else who wants to have the same confidence. Here’s exactly what I did.
I know what you’re thinking. I could go ahead and preach about love and relationships and happiness, etc…
But I won’t. I just want to share a story. Every time I read it, my perspective is refreshed and my direction is challenged.
Here it is: The story of the Fisherman and the Investment Banker.
In connection to my previous post about new year’s resolutions, I want to share mine:
I’m going to live out loud.
Every year, people all over the world make new year’s resolutions. Some resolutions sound like this:
- I will get into better shape this year.
- I will read through the whole Bible this year.
- I will floss my teeth more often this year.
- I will spend more time with my family
- <insert yours here>
Unfortunately, experience has shown, people making resolutions like these are doomed to failure. Here’s why. They each commit at least one of these fatal mistakes.
Starting slow is better than doing nothing.
Hi! Haven’t been writing much since August. My attention has been focused on other things, such as fitness, my wife’s pregnancy, etc…
Now, I’m trying to get back in the swing of things. 🙂
No full blown article right now. Just a few quotes to lift our spirits (and to get me started 😛 )
Starting slow, is better than not starting.
- Stop being negative. No one wants to hear it. Be different and focus on the positive. Remember, there are many people who are happy with much less than you have.
- Fear is a liar.
- Jump out of bed and crush the floor boards every morning by smashing your feet down and defiantly take on each and every day.
- Don’t be jealous… Be INSPIRED.
- Progress, not perfection. Stop beating yourself up for not being perfect and focus on small changes that make you 1% better everyday.
I got them from this article which i tweeted recently: 50 Ways to Achieve Greatness in Your Life
I regularly tweet interesting articles that i read. So if you want to see what I’m reading, follow me on twitter. 🙂
Watch out for my next post too. I think it’ll be about “the dangers of perfectionism”