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Monday, May 21, 2012

Respect and Exercise Tips

Today, we will talk about 2 subjects.  First I want to talk about respect.
give respect
Respect is one of my keys to being successful.   Most people believe that respect is something that is given to you based on your position in life.  Well, I am here to tell you, that’s not true.  Respect must be earned no matter who you are.  Respect that is given is not real or honest respect.  It does not have the needed emotion that needs to accompany the actions.  We here a lot about respecting your elders, respecting your teachers, respect your parents, etc, etc, etc.  I am here to tell you that if your treat people as though you are above them and they are beneath you, then you will never earn that persons respect.  You must give people that same attention, and treatment you would deserves no matter their age, race, religion, sexual preference or any other stigma.  No matter the situation, respect has to given and earned.  You will respect your kids differently that you respect your parents.  You will respect your boss differently than you respect your friends.  But none the less you must respect them.  Once you give them your respect, you will in turn earn their respect.  With respect you will be able to accomplish things easier, trust me.  I have noticed that when respect is not mutual among two people then, the communication between them suffers.  Without communication we will be lost.

Our second subject is exercise tips.
Any successful exercise program must begin with a plan.  Any successful endeavor in life for that matter must begin with a plan.  I am going to give you 5 tips that you should follow to help your own exercise plan.

    
SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE
Check with your medical provider prior to beginning any fitness regimen.  Especially if you are over the age of 40, have any prior health conditions or a family history or cardiovascular disease.  It is just as important that you know when and how to exercise just as much as the exercise itself.

SET S.M.A.R.T. GOALS
Any successful endeavor should include goals.  Exercise is no different.  Your exercise and fitness goals should be SPECIFIC – MEASURABLE – ACHIEVABLE – REALISTIC –TIMELY.  You need to determine how often, how long, when, where and how each activity will be performed.  Being specific with your goals allows you to know when you are on or off track.

START SLOWLY
Staring slowly and gradually increasing your intensity, frequency and/or duration will go a long way in keeping you healthy, motivated and on track.  Not to mention it can also help to prevent injuries.

CREATE A BALANCED PLAN
Every exercise and fitness plan should include a warm-up, cool-down, aerobic activities, strength training and stretching.  Each element provides different benefit and when applied properly and really assist in maximum body performance.

SCHEDULE EXERCISE
When developing your fitness plan, exercise should be taken just as serious as any other event on your daily schedule.  Make exercise an important part of your day by putting it into your daily calendar of event and/or appointments.  If your include exercise in your schedule, you will be more apt to make sure it happens.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Discipline


I try to use this blog to inspire other to do and want more from themselves.  Today I want to hint on the subject of discipline.  Discipline means you have a goal or make a decision and see it through until the end.  I remember when I was coaching youth football, I had to instill discipline into the players before I could teach them anything about football.  Having discipline means you are committed to what task you have in front of you, no matter what it is.  N ow we are all human so there will be time when we do not give discipline to the matter in front of us.  But, have discipline means you will be able get yourself back on track.  Each individual has to make their own rules and guidelines to follow.  These rules and guidelines will be your guide to remaining disciplined.  Without it, your mind will wonders and your actions will not be consistent with what your ultimate goals are.  If you obtain your discipline you will obtain your goals and be successful.





Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pet Peeves "vs" Obesity "vs" Schools

I remember when I was growing up back in the 80's and 90's (yeah I know it was a long time ago) We looked forward to Physical Education class at school.  In today's society, children are so spoiled that exercise is thrown right out the window.  Each morning when I walk my 3 dogs, it is usually around the time when the school bus is picking up the neighborhood kids to take them to school.  Society has changed so much that kids do not even have to leave their front door to be picked up by the school bus anymore.


One of my pet peeves is seeing an obese kid who is perfectly able, that gets picked up at their door. Better yet another one is seeing and obese or overweight kids having to walk about 10-15 yards to get to bus, but they refuse to hustle, run, jog or walk any faster even though traffic is obeying the laws and waiting for all the kids to safely get on the bus.  It reminds me of when I was a kid and we had to walk 4 blocks just to be picked up by the school bus.


We enjoyed this time, walking to school with our friends and having fun before we got educated at school.  It was our morning playtime.  Sometimes we would even leave earlier so that we can get to school and play with everyone at school who didn't live in our neighborhood.  Those were the days when school cared about what happened to the kids attending.  We had nutritious lunches with healthy snacks.  If we as Americans don't get back to this, then we will live in an environment of obesity.




Monday, May 14, 2012

Inspiration

Every now and then you find inspiration in some of the most unthinkable places.  I am really into sports, fitness and nutrition and today I happen to looking over twitter and came across the twitter tag fANNEtasticfood. I decided to send this person a message  asking about running.  I got a response and decided to send a friend request and look at her page.  Turns out she is very inspirational for me and seems to be inspirations for many others.  If you get a second take a look at this page and tell me what you think. 

http://www.fannetasticfood.com/

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Family Time

How important is it to spend time with your family.  I know for me it make all the difference in how close I am to my wife and my unborn child.  Spending quality time with family allows you to bond and build meaningful relationships with the ones you love.  My wife and I use to have date night every Friday.  For about 6 months we knew that on Friday night we would spend time together.  After a while we started taking it for granted and starting letting work and other life issues get in the way of our time.  What I noticed is that when that happened we started to grow apart from one another.  So to fix it, we started spending our weekends together, starting with Friday night date night, followed by Saturday afternoon events and then Sunday morning church service and some afternoon lunch. 

Spending time with the one or the ones you love should not be taken for granted.  Although family will always be family, you still have to treat them as though they will not be around forever and try to take advantage of every moment you can with them.

I hope this short read inspires some to get back to spending quality time with their wife, husband, child, children or any one they feel is important to them.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Quantity "vs" Quality

I get asked all the time, which is better in the weight room, quality of reps or quantity of reps.  To answer this question, we just need to look at the question from an perspective outside of fitness.  In most regards of life quality is usually a better choice than quantity.  For nutrition you would rather eat a quality healthy meal than scarf done a bunch of meals with not nutritional value.  If you have job, you would rather have one great job than  to have a bunch of jobs.  This same approach is true in regards to fitness.  Although you may feel better by doing more repetitions, you always want to make sure you are doing your reps correctly.  Doing things incorrectly can lead to injuries.  If you find yourself in the gym trying to get as many reps as possible and start to lose proper form, remind yourself to slow down or stop so you can get more of a quality workout routine in.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Success

Success come from putting in the work

Inistial Post

This is the first of many post to come.  I just want to start of by saying life is made by focusing on the details.  If you focus on the details you will be able to achieve every and anything you want in life.