So how to start this post?…well, honestly it's not the best start to my 2017. Somehow, I got a little headcold (I never get sick) so I guess I was due. And let me say as "little" as it seemingly is, it's still kicking my ass. Oh well, it's only temporary so instead of doing nothing I am choosing to write this blog post and update you guys on what has been going on and, what my plans are for this new year in fitness and beyond.
How was your 2016? What goals do you have set for 2017? What do you WANT to change for the new year? All good questions indeed. For me, I am so happy that 2016 is in my rear-view mirror and looking forward to a clean slate.
My father passed in mid April this year so suffice it to say I lost some focus there for a while. Actually it's been a rought past two years, losing my last granddad in 2014. So how do you deal with these kinds of life changing events? Who knows. We are all different. For me, I did some travelling, time with loved ones, some introspection, reflection and basically what now feels like some wheel-spinning. I uploaded a short YouTube video on this a few weeks back.
What I DID learn to remember going through those painful "events" is that we only get one life. We need to make it count. It seems cliche' but after seeing both my dad and grandfather leave this world, it was sobering to know that one day, all of us will be there one day or another. So, get out there and kick some ass and make your dreams a reality..even if it kills you trying- the world keeps spinning and won't slow down for anyone.
With that said, my 2016 was not all doom and gloom. I got hooks up with my favorite sports supplement company, BPI Sports in 2016 and that has a been awesome. As a matter of fact, I have a discount link you can use to get 20% off on any purchases. I will list that at the end of this post. I have a couple other FITNESS RELATED irons in the fire I plan to announce later into the first quarter of the year, so stay tuned.
For now, here are a couple more things I plan on doing for you guys. Let me back up a bit first. In early December, I posted a video on YouTube about my plan to upload a video every day for a new vlogging project in 2017. Well, that did'nt happen as well-intentioned my plan was. I did a few vids, mostly on motivation and the like, which I plan to expand on this year.
So, instead my new and improved plan is to put videos up on each Monday and Wednesday each week. Teusdays and Thursdays will be blog post days, much like this one (the only reason Im not filming is because I am under the weather) but expect this new and much more attainable schedule to be put into motion ASAP. Fridays will be "clean up" days, editing or whatever. If I am ahead in the week, I may just put up a bonus video. Topics will be anything under the sun but mostly will be fitness and goal related; this is where you guys can help. Give me some suggestions! Who knows maybe I will do a video on your questions and comments.
So that's it in a nutshell guys, go out on the attack this year- make your goals a reality. Start now by just writing the most pressing ones you would like to achieve. In coming content, I will help you chip away at them using various techniques.
But for starters, here is what you can do starting right now: BE SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE WITH YOUR NEW GOALS. This will make a huge difference in your day to day focus on them, as they are more tangible this way. DON'T be vague with your goals. Also list them in order of importance, maybe set up a timeline as well. This will prioritize them for you and when the clock is ticking this lights a hotter fire under your butt, adding some urgency.
That's it for now! Stay tuned, stay strong and stay FOCUSED. Your goals await and I will do my best to help you get them in your grasp. And in doing so, you will help ME.
Thanks and you will be seeing much more of me this year, I promise.
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Hey there, there has been alot going on the past couple of years in my life. Some negative, some positive and all challenging. This is life right? I have been dealing with two deaths in my family. My last grandparent in 2014 and my Dad, 5 months ago. Sucks, but I'm moving through it.
Hey, it's normal and it's not what happenes to you that's important. It's how you DEAL with it all.
With that I get alot of questions about motivation, goals, negativity and all that goes with these topics. So I made a quick video about 3 things I employ to make my goals happen and stay on track, with focus and motivation.
1. Set your goals. Easier said than done, alot of people go through life with no real goal or purpose. Hey, been there. Find out what makes you tick, happy and engaged. Chase it. Learn more about it, be good at it. Make it your GOAL to be the best at it.
2. Cut out negative shit that sucks the life out of you. This can be people too and many times, that's all it is. Get rid of them. They will only hamper your progress and life's too short for these vampires. I don't know what it is but some of them just don't want you to succeed. Maybe it's misery loves company, maybe they are afraid of being outdone, maybe envy. Who knows but for me, alot of this shit came from family. Maybe it's the same for you.
3. After you've identified your goals, do WHAT IT TAKES to make it a reality, every day. Even if its small little baby goals each day. Success breeds more success and acheivement. You will fail, but failure is part of the journey and is NECESSARY. Learn from it and become stronger and smarter.
Thats it for now, enjoy the video, I plan on doing more of these topics very soon. Many things have been throwing me off course as of the past couple of years but I am focusing on crushing it like I always have. It's part of the deal so don't get down on yourself. We all go through shit in life. Just remember it's how we deal that is key. Don't let life kick you while you are down, fight back however you can, whatever it takes.
Until next time, enjoy the video and let me know your challenges.
How goes it? Robert here with a little post I got to thinking about during my morning session today. This isn't your typical list of the physical weight training positives but some additional benefits we may overlook.
The great thing here- is how weight training's benefits can be applied to every other aspect of your life. Let's get to them!
1. Weight training teaches you that nothing beats hard work, and that there are no short cuts, 21/90-day fixes or magic pills- for anything in life. You simply keep the effort cranked up for the long haul.
2. Goal setting. Weight training shows you what it means to be persistent and committed to putting in the work to achieve it.
3. Much more powerful than drinking or any other sort of crutch, weight training is healthy therapy that helps you literally "train out" your stress while improving your life on multiple fronts.
4. You can train alone; don't need another person to challenge yourself although training partners are great. The weights constantly push you back (especially if you keep gunning for more).
5. Weight training teaches you all about accountability. If you you don't get in the gym and put out on a regular basis only you are to blame for your fitness goals not being met, or any other goal for that matter.
6. Lifting weights can help keep you prepared for life's hurdles we all experience every day- like changing a tire or mentally focusing on a challenging issue.
7. Constant improvement. Weight training shows you how to consistently chip away at a goal and improve in implements rather than focusing on being perfect all the time. That's just not realistic for anyone.
8. Competition- with yourself. Weight training challenges you to compete against yourself and improve each time you pick up a weight.
9. Weight training allows you to take better care of others, because it's making you the strongest version of yourself to be there for them.
10. Failure. In weight training, training to failure brings the best results. Just as in life, failing is essential for growth ;).
There's a quick list for now. I probably forgot a few but I will add them to the list as I think of them. Do me a favor and do the same in the comment section! Thanks for reading.
On my birthday last month I stumbled across something really cool to pass on, the gift of time freedom and earning cash on your terms. If you are a natural skeptic, awesome so am I. Keep reading.
The economy isn't handing out very many freebies these days; the internet is where it's at. I'm in the fitness niche by profession but it's all played by the same rules online- and I want to show you something real; I mean this program can change lives (keep reading);)
Besides how to get stronger or get a six pack, I get many questions about how to get started selling a product or your information on the internet. The cool thing is, anyone can do it! Never before has getting your message heard all over the world been easier. A business on the internet can can get your product or service to the masses; globally.
Hey, it's pretty cool because if you set it up right and you follow simple steps laid our for you, you can actually help countless people and make money at home in your sleep (a great reason in and of itself). It's just gotten easier for people to go global on the internet lately and that's a great thing in most cases.
Many folks however still think it's just too technical or expensive to get started but that's just not true these days. Much of the software now is set up in a turn-key fashion, making it easy for just about anyone to set up an online shop if they have an idea or product. Plus, it's just easier to learn and support is much improved. You see, running an internet business is like anything else, you grow as you go and everyone starts somewhere!
Another big issue of course is all the scams, MLM's (multilevel marketing/pyramid schemes) and miracle software sales pitches you will run into on the interment promising the world and never delivering. Just like in traditional businesses, there are scam artists everywhere. What I am about to show you is not a scam, MLM, or anything of the sort.
Ok now for the good stuff- one of the EASIEST, real ways to jump into internet profits that anyone can do is AFFILIATE MARKETING. This is simply referring products or services through your own link; and YOU get the commissions when someone buys.. You make money from someone else's product. Many do this full time and earn a nice chuck of change.
There are two ways to use this method- 1) Simply refer people to buy the product or service through your link 2) Signing up other people to join the same affiliate program- to me, this is the EASIEST and FASTEST way to make money online and a great way to get your feet wet and learn some of the basics. As you pick up more knowledge your business success follows suit.
Of course, anything worth doing is worth doing well; with the right information and support you can and will achieve your goals, it's totally up to you if you treat it like a business. Even part time you can gain some easy green!
So, if you are ready to take a real no-risk shot at making money online, I have done some homework for you and provided a link you can check out –> –> www.ibourl.net/healthandwealth
There's NO selling, NO MLM, no technical knowledge required. it's actually crazy how easy this is to get rolling even with limited knowledge about internet marketing. You will be helping others get ahead for free and this is what makes it so powerful.
Granted, the guy in this video is a seasoned internet marketer but it doesn't get any easier than this to start making some cash online. Just don't be put off by the numbers, I know this stuff is attainable as I have used the same methods in my online fitness business! Keep your mind open and things will happen for you, I am living proof of that.
This is a real, legitimate home-based internet business that can have you making money today, for FREE. All the tools are provided and the system will be explained in full detail. In the meantime, feel free to leave a comment or a question, I will be happy to help you get started.
Get Informed, Get Transformed! Health and wealth go great together and as a trainer it's my job to share as much as I can so have fun learning and have more fun making some extra money AT HOME!
To your future business success,
There is an abundance of great information all over the internet about coconut oil you can read but take it from me: Since I have been getting my steady dose of it daily I have felt better, had more energy, less joint pain, gotten leaner and look better (at least that’s what my friends have said). My skin has even improved now that I think of it; less dry, less age/sun spots, irritated, etc.
It's one of the nutritional "super fats" I cover in-depth in my full online training program UBAA.
Crazy health benefits qualify this stuff as one of the super-foods in my book and here’s the short list of reasons why: weight loss, brain function, antimicrobial, antifungal, hair care, skin care (fights rashes of all kinds), stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, tooth decay prevention, relief from kidney problems and heart disease.
It’s easy to see how coconut oil is an anti-aging miracle food with a short list like that.
So how does coconut oil give us such amazing health benefits? These benefits can be traced to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acids- which are healthy saturated fats but the exact mechanism of how it can do what it does for us is still a mystery. Lauric acid makes up more than 40% of these healthy fats. These are the kinds of fats that help decrease inflammation of all kinds in our body- cancer included.
Coconut oil is made of more than 90% saturated fats. But the fats in coconut oils aren’t the kinds of fats that make you fat, they actually help you get leaner and more healthy! The remaining percents come from unsaturated fats, which are also great for you.
Heck, you can even just rub it on your skin as one of the best lotions you'll every use- talk about virsatile!
You can add it to just about anything you want to make the food more healthy- for example put a melted teaspoon in your soup, mix it with honey, sauté meats and veggies with it, the list is limitless with creative ways you could consume it in your daily diet. Of course, don't cut out other nutrients completely but work in the coconut oil to supplement your diet here and there.
If you don’t already have some, I highly recommend you get it. I have a relationship with the great health food company VITACOST and they have allowed me to offer my subscribers great PROMO-CODE savings on their top-grade extra virgin coconut oil- here's a picture of the actual jar; just click on the picture to pick up your jar at their official online store:
This is a bigger size container at 54 oz but at that price it’s an absolute steal. They also have smaller sizes if you want to try it out first but you will see how great that price is when most 14oz jars are $8.00 to $10.00 on average. They even offer free shipping on tickets over $25 and % off coupon codes on various items, so check back often. They have a HUGE selection and some of the best pricing anywhere.
So check it out, pick up your jar and start reaping the benefits of this amazing food right now, you will be glad you did. Also, I want to learn from you! Post your recipes and ideas on how you used your coconut oil! You’ll see that this stuff knows no bounds as far as ways to use it.
Scoop it up or slather it on to give your body some anti-aging super nutrition!
Scoop it up or slather it on to give your body some anti-aging super nutrition!
To your health and longevity,