Creating A Healthy Lifestyle – Alex Skinner
Alex Skinner – @AlexSkinner5
We’ve all heard the classic, “I’d love to go to the gym if only I had the time!” Well I’m here to call you on your bullshit. It’s time to be real with yourself. Everyone on this planet has the same 24 hours in the day as the next guy. It’s what you do with that time that separates you from everyone else. You MAKE time to watch tv and scroll through social media for 2 hours before you go to bed every night, so why can’t you MAKE time to go to the gym on a daily basis? I know why. It’s because you don’t prioritize your time to get the most out of your day. You value your couch more than you value the greatest machine that’s ever walked this earth (AKA your body). Quit beating around the bush and take control of your life. Because at the end of the day you only get one, so you better make the most of it.
There are thousands and thousands of programs and fad diets out there that all promise immediate results. While the majority of these claims might be true to an extent, they typically aren’t practical and sure as hell aren’t sustainable in the long haul. What most people don’t understand is that the fitness lifestyle is a marathon, NOT a sprint. You don’t need to do anything special you just need to deposit a coin daily to get one step closer towards your new life. Instead of grabbing those cookies, reach for some fruit. Instead of turning on the TV to binge watch a Netflix series that you’ve already seen 3 times, go on a jog. The little things compound and accumulate big results over time.
Below are the three biggest things that I believe will help you if value your body and wish to turn your lifestyle around.
Schedule Your Day
Don’t use time as an excuse as to why you aren’t where you want to be. If you work a 9-5, wake up a couple hours earlier and start off your day with a bang by going to the gym and training your body and mind. I promise that you will be a happier person filled with more energy. Your peers around you will feed off your positive zen and your overall happiness towards life will shoot through the roof. The body rewards you when you treat it the way it is intended to be treated. So get a calendar book and start setting aside an hour or two daily to work on your personal developement.
It is scientifically proven that when you’ve physically written an obtainable goal down on paper, and you review that goal daily, that you are more likely to achieve it, rather than if you did not write it down. It may sound cheesy at first and I get it but this isn’t something you have to publicize to your family and friends. Keep it to yourself. Devise a plan of action and push daily to achieve those goals. And when you do reach them, don’t settle! Set even higher goals and attack each day with a burning desire to be better than you were the day before. That goes for all aspects in life; physically, mentally and spiritually.
One of the biggest mistakes commonly made is that people go into the gym without a plan, meander around for an hour and a half, then call it a day. That’s not going to cut it. Sure it’s better than doing nothing, but are you truly optimizing your time and efforts at the gym? The answer is probably NO. So why waste your time? It blows my mind to constantly see people do this day in and day out with no rhyme or reason or method behind their madness. There should be absolutely no reason for this. With the endless amount of programs for anyone’s goals and needs on indiefitness.net, along with tons of meal plans to accommodate all people’s wishes, it is astounding to see so many people sell themselves short due to their ignorance of being opened minded to learn and try new things. We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel here, we are simply making it run smoother. So take the load off your back, choose a program off indiefitness.net as well as a meal plan and run with it. You could also check out the featured programs on ironvalleybarbell.net if you’re really serious about taking your life to the next level.
You don’t have to fall into the typical dogma of being an unhealthy human being. Level up and raise your expectations. Remember, you’re only given one race car in this game we call life. How you fuel it, detail it and drive it is up to you. The choice is yours.
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