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“Bodybuilding Success #19
When going to the gym is a habit, NOT a chore.”
Amazing words from Kai Greene on the loneliness that can come with living a heathy lifestyle and his motivation to get through that. Delivered with feeling and passion whilst on a Stair Master in his gym.
This is actually part 2, but I prefer the subject matter of this section. If you like it definitely check out the first part as well.
Some of the things I learned while trying to lose this weight.
1. DRINK WATER - It’s 0 calories no matter how much you intake, it flushes out toxins, and helps you in feeling full so you won’t overeat. It’s more important than people think. I bought one of those 32 oz. water bottles from Victoria’s Secret and I aim to drink at least one and a half of those a day. If you have to, you can set reminders on your phone to drink once an hour.
2. STAY ACTIVE - Every little bit counts! If you have a desk job, stand up every half hour and stretch, replace that chair with a yoga ball to work on your balance and strengthen core as you sit, take the stairs if you live on the 3rd floor. Park a little further from the grocery store. Even fidgeting burns extra calories. I also found a bunch of games you can play during commercials when you watch tv! It’s all about making better decisions.
3. EAT AT HOME - You’re more aware and conscious of what goes into your food because you’re the one making it. Don’t forget to drink water and chew/eat slowly as you’ll feel fuller faster and don’t wait too long in between meals! You’ll end up eating more than you should.
4. WEAR WORKOUT CLOTHES - It’s the first step to getting out there to run or lift weights. For me, it’s a push for motivation and gets me in the mood to work out when I’m in my running shoes! Plus, seeing yourself get slimmer in those clothes and feeling it getting loose on your body as the weeks go by is a great feeling.
5. PLAN YOUR DAY OUT - I keep a written agenda down that I carry around with me all day and every night, I plan out what I need to do the next day. It’s a great method for time management. It gets my head straight on the things I need to get done in time so I can set aside real time to exercise instead of doing a half-assed 20 minute working out.
6. ALLOW A CHEAT DAY - Let’s be honest, you’re not gonna jump into your diet and cut out all the burgers, fries, and pizza forever. You’re gonna go crazy by doing that and it’s a better likelihood that you’re gonna give up. Set up reasonable goals and allow yourself to have 1 cheat meal a week so you can stay focused the rest of the week without caving in and binge eating.
7. SET REASONABLE GOALS - If it’s your first attempt to losing weight, don’t promise yourself you’re going to lose 40 pounds in the next month and a half because that’s unhealthy and chances are, you won’t reach the goal. You’ll give up entirely when that day comes and you still have pounds to lose, or you’ll kill yourself by overworking your body. Take it step by step and start out small with goals like being able to run a half mile or jog for 3 minutes without stopping. Then as you get stronger, you can take leaps and set bigger goals. Don’t forget to stay motivated!
Losing weight and doing these things are entirely based on you. Don’t make any excuses! They are all attainable and very easy to remember. You control your own outcomes.
Medicine or Poison.
Although proper breathing during exercise is one of the most important aspects of a safe and effective workout, correct breathing is not intuitive for most of us. Instead of breathing freely and openly during exercise, most people actually do the opposite.
When it comes to weight-training, most of us hold (or force) our breath as a means of handling intensity. Unfortunately, breath-holding obviates our ability to produce high intensity muscular contractions, and it can actually be dangerous. Breath-holding during exercise increases blood pressure rapidly and this can lead to fainting, painful Exercise-Induced-Headaches, or even stroke.
What ambition is all about.
Actor Jesse Eisenberg’s character in the movie “Zombieland” extolled the virtues of “cardio” as an apocalyptic survival tool. It probably didn’t cross his mind it was making him a more scrumptious target for the walking dead.
All supposing a better-functioning brain…