Boise Gyms | Unbelievable opportunity
Boise Gyms | Unbelievable opportunity
Busy Is Easy. Being busy is easy. Having more ideas than time to bring them to life is easy. Chasing multiple ways of doing things, opportunities, and programs is easy. Easy does not usually lead to effective, efficient, or overwhelming success. Similarly, being busy does not necessarily lead to forward progress. For simplicity, Boise Gyms today I won’t argue that you can be successful without being busy (although it’s possible). Today let’s assume you’re going to be busy as this is the state most people are most familiar with. Great, so you’re busy now what? What exactly are you doing and more importantly accomplishing with all of that busyness? Are you focused on the one most important objective or are you too busy to be focused on any one thing? Are you spinning 20 plates and one mishap away from losing them all? What if you tabled half of the things you’re currently doing and applied the energy used for them to the remaining half? How much more would you progress on the remaining objectives? What if you then halved the original half and applied that energy to the remaining few. How much would you get done and how much faster would you progress if all you focused on was the one or two most important things? Busy is easy focus is hard. The singularity of purpose is hard. This principle applies to fitness programs, nutrition, wealth building, career, relationships, and nearly everything else that is important to humans. Are you using it to your advantage? Brett “Singularity of Purpose” Denton Ice Cream Cleanse? Boise Gyms A fitness trainer friend of mine just posted the following on Facebook. “This week I was scrolling through Facebook (surprise, surprise right!?) and read a post from someone talking about their struggle with trying to lose weight and there were a bunch of comments suggesting all kinds of wacko things they should try. One commenter actually recommended the cabbage soup diet and was serious! I’m sure I don’t need to tell you… that’s nuts. Not only will that advice fail it’s most likely going to make them even fatter And that got me thinking. There’s a lot of ways people try to lose weight that have no hope of working. And we sometimes forgot all the ridiculous things out there that people try. For example, here are just 4 ridiculous diets that I found within 60 seconds of searching on Google.
The Baby Food Diet (entails eating 16 jars of baby food a day instead of real food) The Vision Diet (You only eat foot while wearing blue tinted glasses) The Ice Cream Cleanse (Eat 5 pints of “special” ice cream a day) The Cookie Diet (You eat six to nine special 80- to 90-calorie cookies per day) The crazy thing is someone you know has probably tried one of them before and so have 1000s of people you don’t know in desperate hope of losing weight. It’s hard to fathom that people try these types of diets, but so many people have tried and failed so many times that they are desperate for anything that might work.” This is true. Losing weight is simple, but not easy and most people fail over and over again making no meaningful forward progress over the long run. Losing weight, getting healthy, and optimizing your health takes time, discipline, and commitment. New’s flash, there is no “easy” way if you have deeply entrenched unhealthy habits. Boise Gyms Things that sound too good to be true in health and fitness nearly always are. You simply cannot spend the majority of your life living unhealthy and expect to get into optimal shape in six weeks, eating cookies, or whatever other way people are trying to con you into handing them money. Sure you can drop weight fast, but dropping weight never lasts without lifestyle change and lifestyle change doesn’t happen overnight. You must commit to health, fitness, and wellness. Commit to health, fitness, and wellness being who you are at your core. Once you’ve committed then you must act congruently with your commitment. You must act congruently with your commitment for the rest of your life. The sooner you stop looking for the easy fast method and settle in for the lifelong journey the sooner you will see lasting results and progress. Are you ready to get off the hamster wheel? Brett “It Ain’t Always Easy” Denton I Know Nothing Let me rephrase, I know a lot and yet I know very little. Relativity is something we would all be well served to keep top of mind.
I know a good amount about fitness, health, and performance yet in the grand scheme of things I know very little. You may be fit or fat, healthy or unhealthy, rich or poor, yet there are still many people worse or better than you. Knowing and accepting you are not the worst can provide encouragement and satisfaction while knowing you have room to improve can provide humility and motivation. Typically when humans feel they are at the extreme end of something either the very worst or the very best they lose drive. When you’re feeling high on the horse celebrate it and then find something that humbles and grounds you. When you’re feeling you can’t possibly get worse take a second to realize just how bad some people are or where some people are starting from. The objective is to just keep moving forward no matter where on the continuum you are. Finding ways to stay driven and motivated is one of the keys to ensuring this forward movement. Boise Gyms Your brain is the number one tool in this process. Brett “I know some things” Denton Are You Chasing or Being? I often find myself in chase mode. Chasing wealth, clients, strength gains, admiration…you name it. Do you ever feel this way? Like you’re always “on” and always chasing yet never quite catching? I much prefer “being” than chasing. Being a person who through daily actions and behaviors achieves the things I may otherwise be chasing. In the long run, the person you’re being on a daily basis is more important than what you accomplish. Besides focusing on being and doing instead of always trying to catch something is a far less stressful way to live. I have found that many times focusing on the chase leads me down a path of burnout, un-fulfillment, and rushing. The actions for chase mode and being mode can be identical, Boise Gyms it’s the mental perception that makes all the difference. Focusing on the daily actions and who are are being versus the end game can make a huge difference. Brett “Being” Denton “How Often Should I Workout?” One of the most frequently asked questions is “How often should I workout?”
The answer is both simple and complex. The simple answer. Do physical movement of some sort every day. The more complex and nuanced answer. First, you must determine your goal. For today’s discussion, we will go with a goal of overall health, well-being, and physical fitness. The American Heart Association recommend For Overall Cardiovascular Health. At least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least 5 days per week for a total of 150 minutes or At least 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity at least 3 days per week for a total of 75 minutes; or a combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity and Moderate- to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity at least 2 days per week for additional health benefits. For Lowering Blood Pressure and Cholesterol. An average 40 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic activity 3 or 4 times per week. If you are starting from scratch figure out something VERY doable almost easy and work your way up to these numbers. Boise Gyms Now, as for individual variances in people’s recovery abilities, I will add to the Heart Associations recommendations. Listen to your body and pay attention to the cues. If your body is tired and not fully recovered from previous workouts take it easier in your workouts until it is. If you feel stronger than you did the last workout than you have recovered sufficiently. Body cues are an important indicator of whether your training volume, intensity, and frequency are correct for you. A twenty-year-old is going to be able to handle more frequent training and higher volumes than a sixty-year-old. A professional athlete is going to be able to handle more intensity, frequency, and volume than a high-level CEO because of the differing levels of stress. Athletes eat, sleep, and workout. CEOs eat(when they can), sleep(if they’re lucky), run a business, and workout when they can squeeze it in. Your lifestyle plays an enormous role in your training and recovery abilities. Train smarter not harder.Brett “Pay Attention to Body Cues” Denton