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Change Your Life By Using These Three Words

We have to go to the gym, we have to eat healthy, we have to do homework, we have to wake up early, it goes on and on. Seems like we have to do a lot things, but let’s think about this for a second… do we really have to?

Every day we wake up with these words playing constantly in our heads, but why? Why do we have to do things when we could want to do them?

It’s three words; I want to.

Saying you want to rather than you have to is completely different. When we say we have to do something we immediately place burdens in our heads. Having to do something doesn’t sound fun and in the end isn’t fun.

You want to start hitting the gym, you want to start eating healthy, you want to wake up early for work, you want to do homework. If you remove the words I have to from your vocabulary I really do believe you could be a happier and more positive person.

A lot of the time we use these words when in reality what we’re doing is positive and shouldn’t be looked at negatively as if it is a task or job to accomplish. Your life isn’t about having to do things, it’s about wanting to do things.

It's so simple. All you gotta do is use three words.

It’s so simple. All you gotta do is use three words.

View all that you have to do as opportunities, not duties.

You want to go to the gym because you care about your body and you want to look good.
You want to wake up early for work because you‘re fortunate enough to have a job.
You want to start eating healthy because you know your body is important and you want to change.
You want to go to school because you know it’s for your future.
You want to not have to.

Making this change won’t be easy. I barely started doing this a week ago and I still find myself saying I have to. Set a reminder on your phone, write it on your hand,  or print it out and hang it on your wall. Just remember that you want to do it.

 

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3 Reasons Why You’re Not Seeing Results

We all go to the gym for our own reasons, whether you want to gain weight (muscle weight,  I would hope) or you’re trying to lose a couple pounds, we’re all primarily focused on getting fit and looking good. In order for us to achieve this it’s well known that we must work hard, eat good, and rest.

While you may be doing all these things you may be asking yourself where these results are. You’re dedicated, you’ve got good workouts, you’re eating good yet you still don’t see what you want.

I’ve put together 3 reasons why you might not be seeing results and what you can do about it starting today.

1. You’re Not Sleeping Enough

During sleep HGH (Human Growth Hormone) reaches peak levels throughout the body. Take advantage of  this by sleeping and let the body recover.

During sleep HGH (Human Growth Hormone) reaches peak levels throughout the body. Take advantage of this by sleeping and let the body recover.

Regardless of the exercise you’re doing you are tearing muscle fibers. This tearing of the muscle fibers is what allows us to grow bigger and stronger muscles. While you may have figured out how to successfully tear these fibers and feel sore the next day you must also realize sleep is essential for growth to occur.

While you sleep your body is in regeneration mode. It uses the precious hours of rest to rebuild all the muscle fibers you tore during your workout so they can grow stronger and bigger. If you don’t give your body the time it needs to fix itself you won’t be giving yourself the results you’re working hard for either.

It is recommend that we sleep 8-10 hours for optimal muscle growth (in other words, results) to occur. So if you want to grow, if you want those results, make sure you don’t forget sleep. Train hard but don’t be an ass to your body either by depriving it of sleep.

2. You Aren’t Focusing

Don't underestimate the power of your mind to grow your muscles.

Don’t underestimate the power of your mind to grow your muscles.

(MMC) Mind-Muscle Connection. You may think working out is all physical, I mean you are trying to get physically fit here but it really isn’t all physical. The ability to move your muscles and contract them is entirely dependent of this Mind-Muscle Connection. The first step towards muscular contraction is a signal sent by the brain to your muscles telling them to flex, without this you can’t move.

When you’re lifting weights you shouldn’t be worried about anything else other than this connection. Don’t think about how much you’re lifting, don’t think about who’s looking or what you’re doing later, just focus on the muscle you’re trying to work on.

The more you can improve this communication between your brain and muscles the better you get at engaging all the fibers in the muscle you are working. So really the more muscle fibers ripped the more ripped you get as well.

3. You’re Not Switching It Up

If your workout is becoming to bore you mentally it could most likely be due to the fact that your body is also bored.

If your workout is becoming to bore you mentally it could most likely be due to the fact that your body is also bored.

Studies show that muscles take between 6-8 weeks in adapting to workout routines, so if you’re not switching it up you’re wasting time. There isn’t much else to say about this one because it’s simple and it makes perfect sense. If you’re doing the same workout for more than 3 months you’re no longer giving your body the challenge it needs to feel in order to get stronger.

Find new workouts, challenge your body, and stick to it. You don’t get smarter learning the same thing over and over again so don’t expect your muscles to get stronger doing the same thing every week.

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A New Years Resolution Is Stupid

Colourful 2014 in fiery sparklersWith the holiday season in full effect and New Years on it’s way, we also have the wonderful time of New Year’s resolutions coming up as well. While promising that we’ll make better choices this upcoming year is a wonderful thing, I believe that the concept of waiting months, or even a whole year to change something you’re not happy about is crazy!

It’s awesome that we want to start hitting the gym, it’s awesome that we’re gonna stop smoking, and it’s awesome that we’re gonna start being happier this year but it’s not awesome that we’ve put off doing these great things for the whole year. Why do we treat ourselves with better lifestyles or better choices once a year? Waiting for New Year’s to stop or start something new is quite frankly, stupid.

This post is somewhat the same as one of my previous postings After Reading This You Will Want To Do It but right now we are going to focus on this idea of New Year’s resolutions.  What the hell is the difference of changing our lives for the best on this magical day of new beginnings, than a normal Wednesday or Friday afternoon? Who came up with this idea? Who told us to make big changes at the END of the year rather than yesterday or even while you read this? Well I actually have no idea, but majority of us have grown up hearing about New Year’s resolutions. We’ve seen our parents and family members make drastic changes from one day to the next, we’ve seen friends start going to the gym the day after New Years, and some us have even witnessed the explosion of new people on treadmills at our gyms. We have to stop waiting for the end of the year to make changes, they have to start now.

motivational new years resolutions are stupidIf you’re unhappy about something in your life do something about it and change it. Don’t just sit there and wait it out, because it won’t go away unless you do something about it. This obviously means don’t wait for the ball to drop in Times Square to make the changes. We should start a new trend called weekly or monthly resolutions. For example, if you want to start reading, start this week or if you really have to prepare mentally, start next month; not next year. Waiting for it to turn 12 o’clock on the last day of December to bring our lives closer to what we want really want is such a waste a time. If we want to change, if we want something, we have to start right away or else we start giving ourselves excuses and we might just end up saying “I’ll start next year.”

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