I have been practicing self-improvement for about 3 years now, and I've tried everything from reading books, audiobooks, all the way to actually attending to psychotherapy. I've learned a ton, but the tipping point occurred when everything hit me hard in the head and got huge breakthroughs, this has not been easy, as it shouldn't be, but it I could summarize my whole experience, it would be the following ideas:Read More
After 5 months of pure commitment with my fitness and finally seeing some results, new year comes around, parties, foods, and drinking becomes a priority, totally derailing from my goals, and once again starting from 0, a bit overweight and no self-stem... what do you do?
Yea.. this is me, after four months of going on and off the gym, and trying different ways to stick to my fitness life.
I know for fact this time around will be different, why? because I am tired of starting from 0, not getting the body and the results I want, and most importantly being a quitter, so this is what you do:
- Find a baseline: not being a athlete and wanting to go to the gym 5 days a week for 2 hours seems foolish, instead find a baseline you feel comfortable with, e.g:
My baseline of comfort is
exercising 3 times a week, for 30 minutes, or
15 minutes each day fully focused on my exercise, doing exercises that I only like, such as push-ups and crunches.
- Have clear goals, so you could design your road map, is it strength, good looks, become good at a certain sport? Mine was to get lean, agile, and develop strength.
- Start simple, instead of paying fancy health clubs, or the best supplements, use what you already have, some knowledge, and an empty space, I use my room, warm up for a minute, then focus ONLY on the push-ups I am doing at that moment.
- Track your progress, as I write this, today is my second day, yesterday i did 6 minutes of workout, today did 8 with better performance, and more concentration, so i expect tomorrow to do a lot better until I can feel comfortable doing full 15 minutes of training. Write everything down, and highlight the positive aspects of it.
- Your commitment is completely up to you, my challenge is to make sure I do this every day for 30 days, before getting out of my comfort zone again and trying something new, it seems like it's not much, but it's a lot more than all the "nothing" I was doing for quite a while.
I think that the most important thing when it comes to fitness, or anything, is not the amount of effort you put at first, but developing the actually habit, doing the best you can, and that's basically my goal, for the first 30 days, being able to keep up with the habit, regardless of everything that goes around my busy life.
this week I realized that I have gained 10 pounds. No wonder I have felt out of whack, too lazy to go to the gym, low energy, lacking focus and unmotivated. At this point I know for fact that I know if don't change my eating habits, it will be even harder to change my lifestyle to what it was before.Read More
I have a general rule, not to spend money on my first few dates, I am not cheap but i have other things in mind like connecting with the person I'm going out with, getting to know them and anything in between.Read More
I'm a freak when it comes to reading and learning, there's no doubting it. So I have been thinking, "what I can possibly do to speed up my learning process? I'd like to read more, study less, and increase my comprehension. So doing the research I came across to speed reading.Read More
This blog post was inspired after many discussions on the matter with my girlfriend, other female friends, and viral online posts that attack 50 Shades of Grey (The novel and the movie) for being to explicit, offensive, pornographic. Many articles I've read focus mainly in the sexual part of the book (and that's fine), however many other aspects you can look into and learn from.Read More
For year i have had many forms of anxieties; wasn't able to sleep, speak my mind out, communicate properly, make friends, change jobs, or get a girlfriend. I was afraid of rejection, being awkward, and lose the people who care for me. One day I had a realization : "I am so afraid to die, that I simply stopped living." This was so powerful to me, made a big impact on me.Read More
After reading various articles on Morning Rituals by different authors, I decided to go ahead and create my own. I started creating a series of habits that would automatically make my mornings better and reflect on the rest of my day, then I expanded throughout my entire day.Read More