Friday, February 7, 2014

New Year, New People, New Attitudes

We all had to start somewhere. With the New Year starting obviously you see some new faces, some people that are very genuine to actually make a change, as well as the cocky SOB's, which I often more then times like to throw my kettlebell at their heads. (You know whom you are--mr, shit for bricks who walks around rubbing their abs, and not stacking your dam weights back..but I digress..) When you hit the gym, you try to mix in and try to hide so no one notices that really you have no idea what your're doing. We have all been there though. No one knows everything and I know myself I am constantly learning from everyone.

Personally I do like to assist some of these new people, or even guide them with a suggestion or a direction of some sort. The lost in deer headlights look-- I recall very well. For beginners, figure out what is important to you. Doesn't have to be one size fits all what you need to do. But just stay active in whatever you feel fit. Obviously I went with the circuit and bodybuilding plans--that is what worked for me, with the combo of eating clean. Bodybuilding.com is a great resource. I will ever be gratful for a good friend that suggested Jamie Eason's Livefit program. If your looking for a great resource on how to start lifting, correctly and with proper phases, check it out. Best part its FREE. Yes free, and at least with this what you have to loose? IDK--that is pretty much what my friend had said before my 12 weeks transformation was up. I ended up with some amazing curves and built a great foundation.

Beginners, long time veterans, whatever, if you have a question ask. Walk up to that person you admire at the gym, ask what they are doing. Don't be afraid, I'm not. Most people will be more then willing to assist you, but most obviously will not approach.

As always what you have to loose? Smile, be friendly, ask questions and research what your doing. Knowledge is power my friends. Instead of criticizing someone new or something different--be open to new things. Go that extra mile, help someone, its more rewarding that way.

New year, new you and new attitude. It all starts somewhere.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Workout Plans: Aren't one size fits all.

I have done quite a few plans, some are harder on the body than others, the diet may seems crazy and parts of it you have to throw out. As always, check with your trained doctor before you go into any intense program. Generic workout plans are a great stepping stone or guide, to later make your own to what will work for your own needs. I would say for most part many of the ones off of bodybuildling.com at least, all come with a warning, See your doctor, adjust XYZ to your lifestyle and diet. Obviously not everyones needs are going to be the same. Some people needs more of whatever, mineral, vitamin or any particular food. Same goes for certain exercises, therefore with an injury for example with my back or my pelvis I will be cautious about certain exercises, either substitute something else for the, or build up slowly, then circle back.

Be aware about what is going on in your body. If you feel something is off, go with it and see a doctor. Don't be afraid to make adjustments to diet, or even the exercise plan. For me anyway I cannot live off of 1000-2000 calories. Realistically I need around 2500-3500 to function properly and still be able to perform, ride the horses, plus workout 6 days a week like I do.

Bottom line use your brain, listen to your body and if something is wrong seek help from someone. Take care of your body the best way you can, its the only one you will ever get.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Healthy lifestyle, fitness, what about sex?

As I have posted in my last post, there are quite a few items to keep up a healthy lifestyle. I talk a lot about staying healthy, keeping a healthy lifestyle, whatever that maybe-- whether exercising, eating clean and staying as active as I possible can. All and all--I share all my workouts, tips, tricks, menus and all that jazz. But lets face it, get down to the nitty gritty. Relationships and sex is a big one. Fitness can improve so many aspects of ones life, including sex. You don't think so? Think again, its pretty much a great workout of itself as it is, if you are having sex the right way.

There are a lot of things that can arise from sex, good and bad, obviously if its bad, its bad, and if its GREAT, its pretty awesome. One of the best feelings in life though, is being with the right person to share these healthy experiences and be on the same wave length. Whether its THE person, or the right person at the time, that can help you and share that physical connection, there is something to it. Not everyone has that, and many times it can be just that, just sex, but when you find that person, no matter how, or where, and ITS def more, than you have learned something than able to take something from it. That right person can be all the difference, whether its Eh, or the sex being completely godlike. Over the last year with my life changing over, new experiences, new relationship and new sex life with a wonderful man. This man has taught me a lot. We have shared quite a bit, in and out of the bedroom, and with that, have probably gone deeper than any previous partners. We focus on each other, no tv, walking dead or any of that crap.
br>Its only human. Sex is just sex if your sitting there and can be awful boring with the wrong person, but with the right passion, drive and actual want for that person, its a different thing all together. Sex is not suppose to be boring and its not suppose to be dull. Its pretty amazing what one person can do, and pretty much change a persons life completely in a different direction. Love is very altering in so many amazing ways. Love, sex, fitness, food, horses, rinse, and repeat.

Great life right? I think so. I hope to continue on this happy path.

Sure we chuckle or giggle about it at times, but hey--we all like sex and the more fit you are the better you can be at it. Fit Couple, great sex, happy life. So, on that note here's to a great 2014, of many more happy occasions. :)

Lessons learned

I talk a lot about different ways to keep a healthy lifestyle, but seems I have failed to mention a few things that are truly part of the package. Yes living a healthy lifestyle, exercising and eating well, are all important, but without great friends and family to get you through anything, nothing is possible.

Through the course of the last year I went through a divorce, and with that I have truly learned what is most important in this world. Money and material things--for starters are not needs. Those things can be taken away at anytime, and you can always make more money, but your true self is just not anything to gamble with.

True friends and family are there for you no matter what, thick and thin. No matter what happens, in a moment’s notice are there for you. It’s amazing. The love, the compassion.

With friends and family was able to rebuild quite quickly—threw myself into fitness and get pretty involved in order to keep my head on straight.

The end of the day, only so much matters. Rest of it is all garbage and can be forgotten. Less is more.

Live, Learn from mistakes and move on. Shit happens. People change. But good friends and family accept you no matter who you are.