When your eyes open tomorrow…

At some point in our lives we seem to lose the sense that following our passions can be a fun process.😲

For some reason, we have developed this idea that if something is actually meaningful to us, and if we actually care about our passions, we must only be serious when talking or doing this thing that we love.

But why is that?😓

Why do we deprive ourselves from the beautiful moments that can come from doing something we are passionate about?

We seem to get stuck in this mindset that if we don’t feel like banging our head against the wall by the time we’re done working on a project, we either didn’t do enough work, or we didn’t try hard enough.

Maybe it’s just me, i don’t know?😅

I’ve come to realize that i’ve never heard anybody look back on there life and wish they had spent more time being serious.

In fact, often it is the opposite. Many people wish they had spent more time to appreciate and enjoy the simple things they were once capable of doing in a single day. A single day they took for granted…

It’s easy to appreciate things looking backward, but let me ask you this.

How much will you appreciate tomorrow, when your eyes open, and it’s a new day?

See you all tomorrow✌😉

My Top 3 Tips on Consistency🙌

I’m going to give you my 💥Top 3💥 tips on staying consistent.

 As many of you know, (this is directly from my instgram @iwfitness) there was a point about a year ago where I completely stopped going to the gym for about 2 months. But it was much more than a break to be honest. A large part of me had fallen out of love with training. I had such a hard time convincing myself to even begin working out again, and I had no consistency. Some days, i just wouldn’t feel like going, and so I wouldn’t… Anybody relate?

Here are my Top 3 tips on staying consistent when it comes to anything fitness, diet, and life related.

⏩1. Eliminate the things that you hate doing!

You heard me, this may sound really stupid, but hear me out. 

Find out what is stopping you from being consistent and don’t do that thing. For example: I recognized that I would almost always skip the gym on leg day 😆(typical bro). Rather than not go to the gym, and feel like a failure for not going,  I just stopped scheduling to train my legs. If I was going to fall in love with my training routine, it needed to be filled with things I enjoy doing (lots of arm days😅lol). I later began to incorporate legs lightly back in, with leg exercises I really enjoyed. Once I strated to stay consistent and love lifting weights again, I added back in all the intense movements like squats, lunges, deadlifts, etc. 

This goes for you as well. Recognize the mental barrier in your workout plan that is causing you to SUCK at being consistent. Make it a habit first, then worry about all the specifics.

⏩2. The later in the day, the less likely it is.

Even to this day I train abs directly after my workout while I am still at the gym. I do this because I know that after I eat dinner and go sit to watch a show with my girlfriend, I am not going to stop the movie at 11:30 at night, to go train abs for 10 minutes in the other room. Learn to recognize how you feel at different times throughout the day. Once you find a time that works best for you, try to stick to it so it becomes routine.

⏩3. Do things gradually.

This one you’ve probably heard but it is so true. The odds of a person going from a sedentary lifestyle with a diet consisting of mostly fast food and frozen dinners is going to have an extremely difficult time suddenly working out 6 days a week, doing cardio on the 7th day, and preparing 110% of their food for the entire week! The odds of failure are pretty high. However, if I said, “Workout 2 times a week, and eat 2 servings of vegetables a day.” the odds of success are going to be much greater.🙌

Avoid the all or nothing mindset, nothing is not helpful, and all is rarely sustainable. Try to start slow and build gradually.👍

Remember, not only do actions create habits, but actions create more actions.😉

Getting started, is going to be the biggest key to staying consistent at anything.

I Can Motivate. I Can Inspire. But YOU Must EMPOWER!🙌

⏩To *MOTIVATE* is to “provide someone with a motiv for doing something.”

⏩To *INSPIRE* is to “fill someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something.”

⏩To *EMPOWER* is to “give someone the authority or power to do something.”

These three words, though similar, are quite different.

Anybody on this Earth can do the first two.✌

I strive to achieve the first two through my Instagram.

I can provide you with a motiv to take action, and I can fill you with urgency to do something, but I can not give you the authority, or the power to do something with your own life.

That must come from within.

If you want to change something, you must allow yourself to empower yourself.

Because nobody can do that for you.🙌

Walk through the freakin DOOR!

Have you ever heard the phrase 

⏩”Every time a door closes, another one opens”? You see, i love that phrase because i really believe it to be true.

However…..

You have to walk through the freakin door!

Opportunities will come and go and new ones will arise, that is for certain.

But just because the door opens doesn’t mean you’ve made it.

You have to move!

Move towards that opportunity, and move fast before it shuts on you!

Quick question: Has anybody here ever seen a moving door? ….. #no ?

Ok.😉

These doors are not moving which means you aren’t getting closer to them unless you act.

Find an opportunity and GET MOVING.

Some doors will slam in your face, even though you sprinted towards that opportunity with everything you’ve got.

Good!

Another door down.

Eventually you’ll get faster, and one of those doors will stay open jussssst long enough….

And you’ll make it.👏