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October 2014

5 Ways To Achieve The Mindset Of Wealthy People

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Did you know that Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and David Koch have something in common aside from the fact that they are all billionaires? Yes, you’ve read that right! Aside from being extremely wealthy, they also have the wealthy mindset that helped them become who they are today.

  1. Start with visualizing what you want to achieve. If you really want to achieve financial stability, then you should think of yourself having abundance on everything that you need. By visualizing, you are attracting more opportunities to come into your life. Just do not forget to take the correct actions also. Success will not come if you will not work for it.
  2. Believe in yourself. Believe that you have been equipped with all the needed skills and abilities to become wealthy. If you do not believe in yourself then you will surely overlook the good opportunities that will come your way.
  3. Never stop learning. Develop your innate skills and abilities. If you know that you need to improve on certain facets of your life, then do what you need to do. By continuously learning, you will be able to develop a better mindset.
  4. Always focus on your goals. By setting your goals, you are teaching your mind to achieve things no matter how impossible it may seem to be. Your goal is a reminder that no matter how overwhelming things can be, you can still achieve anything as long as you put your heart into it.
  5. Surround yourself with inspiring people. If you are spending a lot of time with hardworking and positive individuals, you will surely have a better mindset especially on how you see life. Aside from the inspiration, you will also be able to earn a lot from them.

There you have it! These are just some effective ways to achieve the mindset of wealthy people. Always remember that the mind is a very powerful tool. Because of this, it is important that you have a positive mindset. If you want to be wealthy, make sure to start with your mind. Just like what they say, whatever the mind can conceive, you can achieve.

 

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The Best Ways To Look After Your Skin When Exercising

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by: Dr. Michael Rich, enRich Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Centre 

When undertaking excessive amounts of exercise there are several preventative steps that one can undertake to reduce skin irritations and infections.

Always try and avoid makeup, foundation, thick moisturisers and oily preparations as these will block the skin and clog the pores.

Avoid restrictive clothing. These garments increase levels of perspiration, which can lead to rashes, infection of sweat glands, hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Instead try and use clothing that has breathability technology.

• If prone to acne or rashes, carry a small moist towel to wipe sweat away whilst working out. After working out, use a larger towel to wipe sweat off if not showering immediately.

Do not put feet where others do, even for one second, as this can severely increase the risk of catching tinea/warts.

• Areas of the body where skin meets skin (armpits, groin, breasts) are prone to sweating and can generate yeast and bacterial infections. Cleanse and elevate during exercise or wear clothing open to ventilation.

• Some individuals can get exercise-induced HIVES that can either be mild or severe. If severe, take antihistamine 30 minutes prior work out.

Always ensure that sun protection is implemented when exercising outdoors, to reduce the risk of sunburn and skin cancer.

• Swimming pool chlorine can dry and irritate the skin, especially those individuals prone to dry skin or other skin diseases. In these situations one can use an oily preparation to protect skin such as Vaseline.

 

About the author

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Dr Michael Rich is one of Australia’s leading experts in Cosmetic Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Dr Rich has founded the state of the art enRich clinic in Melbourne, also consulting to clinics and hospitals throughout Australia. You can visit his site at www.mrich.com.au.

 

 

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Cycle Your Way to Your Summer Body

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Cycling is the ideal way to reclaim a toned body in time for summer. It’s a great way to get energised and get in shape in time for bikinis and shorts – long lean thighs are not just a dream! These tips for summer cycling are brought to you by Merida, the manufacturer of bikes for elite athletes and those of us who want to be fit and fabulous!

1. Be aware of the weather – the next few months are notoriously unpredictable when it comes rain! Choose the right outfit to weather the elements.

–  Don’t over-dress: much worse than getting soaked on a bike is getting steamed alive in too many layers.

–  Invest in a lightweight rain jacket.

2. Don’t forget to wear sunblock! Even though you may be focused on fitness, you have to protect you skin from UV damage. Use a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) higher than you think you need, as sunscreen is tested with 2mg on every square centimetre of skin, which is far more than most people apply.

3. When you’re thinking about sun protection, don’t forget areas such as the neck, ears, tops of knees, and even bald patches – any areas which are vulnerable through helmet ventilation. You can even burn through clothing, so apply to your whole body and wear clothing with UV protection.

4. Here are some tips for a day ride when the sun is really out.

– Wear a helmet with a peak to protect your ears, nose and lips

– Apply a once-a-day sun cream on your face – more than once a day.

– Wear sunglasses with UV protection, even if they aren’t proper cycling ones – your eyes are vulnerable to the sun too!

– Cover thighs and the backs of your hands liberally with sun cream as they’re constantly exposed to UV rays.

– Wear long sleeves if you’re cycling for extended periods

5. Make your ride more fun. While cycling your way to a healthy summer body, try to get the most out of it by enjoying some beautiful scenes along your ride. Take advantage of city parks with well-designed cycling paths, such as Bicentennial Park and Olympic Park.

6. Drink plenty of fluids as your body gets easily de-hydrated in the heat. It’s highly recommended to drink a mineral and electrolyte replacement drink when riding. The main ingredients that help keep you stabilized are sodium, potassium, chloride and magnesium. These are available in many sports drinks and water additives.

7. Building a training plan with a concrete goal. Use a calendar and mark it to keep a record of your training.

8. Every 3-4 weeks you need a recovery week to restore your energy by doing some light exercise. Follow through with your training plan, and you will see substantial changes to the way your body looks and feels.

9. If you find yourself slacking off on the training plan, try to cycle for fun with your friends. Get out there with and then celebrate your accomplishment at the end of the ride together!

10. Stick to a healthy eating plan which compliments your exercise regime. Fuelling properly before and after a ride is crucial to developing a toned physique and smashing your exercise goals.

They say a bad workman blames his tools but in this case the saying might hold true, make sure your bike is suitable for you and your exercise goals. For those just starting their cycling journey, a basic road bike with a strong comfort factor is essential, we recommend a bicycle from the Merida Crossway range. For those wanting to ride off the road and into the hills (hills are fantastic for the butt and thighs) go for a Mountain Bike with good road bike features, like the supremely comfortable and dynamic Merida One Twenty. For those who have been bitten by the cycling bug give your training a boost and use a bicycle of the elites, either the Reacto Team-E for road runners or the Merida Ninety-Nine 9.Team for mountain lovers.

For more info on Merida bicycles head to http://www.merida.com.au/

5 Superfoods That Can Help You Build Muscle

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When it comes to building muscles and losing unwanted fat, it is not all about your exercise regimen. One big factor that you also need to consider is your diet. A protein-rich diet complete with all the essential vitamins and minerals is crucial not only in muscle building, but also for your over-all general health.

1.  Eggs

You might have heard by now how great an egg is as a great source of protein. One important thing to know is that proteins are made up of amino acids. These amino acids are the building blocks of muscles. This is the very reason why eggs are essential if you are in the process of building your muscles. Aside from this, eggs are also rich in Vitamins A, D and E.

2.  Fish

Another good source of protein is the fish. According to experts, bodybuilders should always include various fishes on their diet. Aside from being rich in protein, they are also loaded with healthy fats. Some great fishes are salmon, sardines and tuna.

3. Berries

Berries are known to be packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants are important in fighting free radicals that slow down cell regeneration. Moreover, they are also rich in vitamins and minerals to decrease your risk of developing heart and eye problems. You can consume any such as strawberry, raspberry, or cranberry. If you are not fond of eating them as snack, you can just include them in your oats or cereals for your breakfast.

4. Different Vegetables

When you are building your muscles and getting rid of excess fat, you should also include a lot of vegetables in your diet. According to studies, bodybuilders should actually consume 5 to 6 servings of vegetables each day. This is important so that the body will be able to process your diet using the fiber found in the vegetables that you consume.

5. Red Meat

Another great source of protein is red meat. Aside from protein, this type of meat is also packed with iron, zinc and Omega-3 fatty acids that are usually found in fishes. Iron, is important because it is a vital component in oxygen delivery in the body. Moreover, red meat can also increase your good cholesterol.

These are the top 5 amazing superfoods that will help you build muscles. If you want to know more about the portions that you need to consume, you may ask your trainer or doctor. Proper portioning is important since each one of use has different needs. What is recommended for another person may not be applicable to you. Therefore, to be sure, do your research first or ask the opinion of professionals.

Always remember that with dedication, persistence, proper diet and exercise regimen, you can achieve the body that you want no matter how impossible it may seem to be.

 

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5 Quotes That Will Help You Succeed In Your Fitness Goals

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Are you feeling unmotivated these past few days? If your answer to this question is yes, then we can help you with that. Today, we will be listing the top 5 life-changing quotes that can help you achieve the moral boost that you need especially if you are currently experiencing troubles in meeting your fitness goals. We know that it is not very easy to achieve health and fitness with all the temptations around us, so we listed some quotes to give you not only motivation, but inspiration as well.

1. “The best revenge is massive success.” Frank Sinatra

Instead of focusing your energy on things that does not really matter, why not put your full attention on more important things? For example, if you heard mean comments about your weight, you should not be sidetracked by this. Use these comments to ignite your desire to achieve all your fitness goals.

2. No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change.” ~Bill Phillips

If you really want to achieve all your fitness goals, you need to believe first that you have the power to change. Through this power, you can change unhealthy habits that are pulling you away from what you want to get.

3. It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~Old Chinese Proverb

It is impossible to be fit and healthy overnight. No matter how small your steps are, the more important thing is that you are doing actions to get to your goal. For example, it is of course impossible to see changes in your weight right away, but with proper exercise and determination, you can achieve your goals slowly, but surely.

4. “The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown

It is important that you believe in yourself. Always remember that before anyone else, you need to be sure of what you can do. You can achieve anything as long as you have the determination, perseverance and the will to start. You can be fit if you want to.

5. Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”Carl Bard

Even if your life is full of unhealthy habits, it is not yet too late to change. Leave all your unhealthy habits behind. You can make a brand new start on your way to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

 

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The Importance Of ‘Post-race’ Nutrition

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by Emma Esslemont

You finally did it….. you are a finisher… you can’t get that shiny medal around your neck fast enough…. and yes you will wear it (along with your race bib) around for the rest of the day, just so everyone knows….. that you did it. (that is totally me)

It’s a pretty good feeling crossing the finish line of a fitness challenge you have spent weeks training for. It’s relief, exhaustion and a whole lot of satisfaction all bundled into one.

You catch your breath, find your feet, collect your thoughts. Now what?

Well for me the first thing on my mind always is FOOD. Post-race nutrition is really important when it comes to how well your body will bounce back. Not only do your muscles need nutrients to help with repair and recovery BUT you sure as hell deserve to reward yourself with a little bit of a feast.

First… WATER. Re-hydration is one of the keys to post race recovery. Consciously drink at least 1 full bottle of water in the first 5-10 minutes of finishing. Almost as important is replenishing electrolytes which are lost via sweat. Some people choose sports drinks, I personally find these way too sweet so I prefer to add a little sea salt to my water and sip on that.

Second…FOOD. Following an intense exercise effort your body needs two main things; carbohydrates and protein. Carbs will replenish your energy stores while protein helps with repairing damaged muscle.

Carbohydrates are best consumed in the 30 minutes post exercise as this is when your muscles are most receptive to replenishing glycogen stores. Protein is essential for muscle repair, the best sources here are meat, fish or eggs Vegetarian options include legumes and beans.

If you struggle with the idea of solid food after exercise which I know a lot of people do, opt for a protein shake. This can kick start your recovery until you feel ready to stomach a proper meal. Protein shakes with berries, banana and coconut water is packed with all the right things! A pea protein is the best option if it’s available.

What happens if you don’t refuel effectively?

Are you human?!? Seriously, for me the 8 hours after a hard event my brain is programmed to eat… but I always try to eat well. I’m not necessarily reaching for a greasy burger & bowl of chips instead my go to is generally breakfast as it’s normally my first meal for the day. Think eggs & bacon, lots of bacon. I get my carbohydrates from something like sweet potato chips or a grain free bread such as sprouted quinoa bread. For the remainder of the day I try to always have a carb & protein source in every meal. I also ALWAYS have my favourite little treat…Coconut Rough. Chocolate & coconut all mixed into bite size pieces of heaven (I’ll have a whole bag please).

If you are craving something in particular EAT IT. Your body is telling you something and you have well and truly earned it.

If you don’t give your body adequate nutrients after an intense bout of exercise you will take longer than usual to recover, you will feel tired, run down & the likelihood of you falling sick is slightly higher.

 

About the Author

Em is a sports physiotherapist & personal trainer who loves just about anything related to fitness & food. Her website ‘Your Sports Physio’ has articles dedicated to health and wellbeing as well as information about common sports injuries, their management and how they can be prevented! Check it out at www.yoursportsphysioblog.com. You can also follow her on instagram @emesslemont

 

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Top 4 Transformation Tips

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By Prue Houston

So you’ve made the decision to focus on losing weight and becoming fit and healthy. Great! That’s the hard part over. Everything you do now is a positive, even when you feel like you have made a mistake…think of it as a learning experience. After tipping the scales at over 115kgs, to now being a fit and active personal trainer and gym owner, believe me I know there are plenty of speed bumps along the way! I Here are my top tips that helped me on my transformation journey.

1. Small Changes
Setting out on a body transformation journey can easily leave you feeling quite overwhelmed. So many changes and so many choices to make! It all adds up to too much noise!! An easy way to handle this is to simply incorporate a few small habit changes at a time. Write down a list of things you want to change, maybe start with five. It can be anything, such as drinking more water, cutting out soft drink, going to bed earlier, getting up earlier, running further. Whatever you like. Choose your biggest ‘small’ change and make a pact to change it. Right now. Add another in a few days and so on. You will see a difference.

2. Eat Mindfully
Eat for the love of food, cooking, flavour, colour, and taste. Coming from someone who had always struggled with the term “emotional eater”, as I regarded it to be a negative. Now, my opinion is that you can be emotional about food. You can love to eat. You can be adventurous. You can plan and prepare. You can enjoy how it fuels you. But, you need to make smart, balanced choices across all food groups (carbohydrates, proteins and fats). Choose to eat real food, not food-like products. A balanced approach to food can and will feed your soul, fuel your body and never leave you feeling deprived. This process is further simplified if you don’t use food as a reward or sneak food. If you find this is something you do, then perhaps it needs go on your small changes list.

3. Plan, plan and plan again
You know the saying “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” Well, that’s your new motto. Plan your week in advance. Know when you’re exercising. Know what you’re eating. Don’t allow fast food joints or savvy placed advertising make you feel like you don’t have the time or intelligence to feed yourself or your family. Have a back up plan for when you’re too tired to cook or if you’re out. Take control and relish in the power. I like to set aside 20 minutes on a Sunday to write down the meal plan for the week, for the whole family! Remember to keep it simple at first, you’re not Jamie Oliver, so nobody is expecting a three course gourmet extravaganza. Jot down the meals, plan for dinner leftovers to become next day lunches, work in late night contingency plans and then figure out what needs to be purchased. Meal prep is a great Sunday tradition at our house, make it part of your routine and you will see changes.

4. Girls just wanna have fun
At my gym, Pretty Fit, we train women exclusively. My girls know I make the work hard but the golden rule is that that it also has to be fun! Having a good time is paramount to you sticking with this whole exercise thing. Of course we all know the benefits of working out, but really if you were miserable why on earth would you come back for more? Make sure “fun exercise” is on your list. Take a dance class, train at a gym with an exciting and motivating trainer, climb up a hill to see an awesome view, run while the kids ride their bikes. You can also make your exercise journey fun by working out with a bud, buying new workout gear or making a cool playlist of motivating music.

 

About The Author

Prue Houston is a Personal Trainer and owner of Melbourne-based women’s fitness studio, Pretty Fit. You can follow her fitness journey on Instagram; and get super charged motivation by liking her Facebook Page.
Instagram: http://instagram.com/prettyfitgirlworld
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5 Badass Workouts To Get Your Blood Pumping

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by Emma Esslemont

Feel like you ‘don’t have time’ to workout effectively? Would you like to burn some serious calories in just 30 minutes?
Yes all of the above is possible. In fact, it’s proven to be better for you to perform shorter workouts at a higher intensity. Imagine if you could squeeze a killer workout into your lunch break so you could be home every night to tuck your kids into bed? That’s some serious brownie points with the wives fellas!

Here are 5 of my absolute favourite workouts to get a serious sweat in a short space of time. I’ve mixed it up a little with some weights and cardio ideas for you!

1. STAIRS

One of the easiest and most challenging cardio workouts you can do. This is always a go to for me when I’m traveling, hotels have stairs & lots of them! 30 minutes of solid stair running gets the ticker going but also uses all those ‘big muscles’. Think glutes, hamstrings, quads which is a great way to sculpt those pins. Ladies do you want long lean legs?

What to do? If you have a killer playlist an up/down repeat session is a good way to get started. If you are working somewhere with multiple flights you can do stair suicides. Run up to the top of the first flight & back to the bottom, up to the second & back down all the way to the top. Depending on how many flights you can then work your way back down! 25-30 minutes is more than enough time to burn some serious calories.

2. SOFT SAND

If you are lucky enough to have access to a beach, soft sand is amazing! Said to be twice as intense as road running but less impact on those knees!

What to do? I generally run sand at Bondi which is about 1km long so I will often do 1km efforts with a 30 seconds recovery at each end. Otherwise use some markers such as ramps, beach exits & work through some shorter intervals. If you do this the efforts have to me close to max efforts with a static recovery or slow active recovery back to your start point. For a real leg busting addition incorporate some backwards running too.

3. THE 300 WORKOUT

Want to look like Gerard Butler did in 300? If you don’t know what I’m talking about Google it now! I tend to find this workout harder when done in a gym as you have more equipment at your disposal. If you don’t have a gym membership find an outdoor gym & you will be able to create a pretty cool little workout there. So 300 means 300 reps in total. Pick 6 exercises: for example box jumps, chin ups, push ups, squat & press & window wipers. Perform 50 reps of each but in-between each exercise do a 600m sprint. Time yourself. It should take around 28-30 minutes & you should barely be able to move by the end. These exercises are an example as long as its a combination of upper and lower body exercises you will have yourself a pretty challenging session. Other exercise include: deadlifts, bicep curl & press, dips, step ups, chest press, burpees, med ball sit ups. Use your imagination!!! A little side note if you can pump out 50 reps of the exercise without stopping you are capable of using heavier weights.

4. HILL SPRINTS

Another love / hate relationship I seem to have developed. Sydney isn’t short on hills so there’s really no excuse. Short, maximum effort, high intense hill runs make for a perfect sweat session. A word of warning if you haven’t done hill sprints before…start very easy, and by easy I mean walk or ‘shuffle’ and eventually work towards faster running intensities.

What to do? Hill repeats with a slow jog or walk back recovery. Rest periods at the bottom can vary, you want to keep your heart rate elevated but also rest long enough so your form doesn’t drop off during the work period. If this sounds too boring, set up a little shuttle with markers & work your way up & back with those. For an extra challenge add some push ups or burpees at the bottom of each sprint.

5. 21.15.9

Another one I definitely prefer doing in the gym. Pick 6-8 exercises (fitness junkies you could probably handle 8). Time yourself & do 21 reps of each exercise then an 800m run, 15 reps of each, run and 9 reps of each & run to finish. It should ideally take around 30 minutes. Any shorter & you could either add an exercise or go a little heavier with your weights. Here’s an example: Lunges (each leg), squat, leg press, chin ups, bicep curls, prone row, closed grip pull down & 800m treadmill effort. Mix up the exercises just make sure you include upper & lower body for a great total body workout!

Happy Exercising!

 

About the Author

Em is a sports physiotherapist & personal trainer who loves just about anything related to fitness & food. Her website ‘Your Sports Physio’ has articles dedicated to health and wellbeing as well as information about common sports injuries, their management and how they can be prevented! Check it out at www.yoursportsphysioblog.com. You can also follow her on instagram @emesslemont

 

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Starting With the Right Dietary Foods For Building Muscle Isn’t Hard To Handle

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It’s clear that you will have to eat if you’re going to gain muscle mass. After all, you need to convert all those calories into energy that may be used to produce the amino acids and proteins needed to help you get the muscles that you want. But what are you going to do with regards to getting the dietary plans that you need to utilize up and running?

The fact is that it is not all that hard for you to know how to get the right foods in your diet if you want to get muscle mass. Here are a few of the best things that you can do with regards to eating right so you can build more muscles as effectively and carefully as possible.

Look For Animal Proteins

Animal proteins tend to be among the best options that you can use for your dietary needs. These proteins are very effective in that they will not force your digestive system into having far too much pressure. In particular, your digestive system will work with more protein if you use it from sources with fewer fats or ground bone materials. Try and stick with about 40 to 50 grams of protein in each meal and look for as many lean proteins as possible.

Eggs Are Helpful

Eggs work for bodybuilding needs in that the cholesterol in the egg yolk will work as a means of promoting the development and utilization of the natural steroid hormones that your body will produce. A typical egg yolk will provide you with enough cholesterol for the process without forcing you into using more of this component than necessary.

Nuts Provide Calories and Fiber

The calories that you can get from various nuts can help you out with getting more energy for muscles. They will also give you more fiber that you can use when you are trying to build muscle mass. This in turn will provide you with a little extra help with giving your body the best possible effects that you could experience as you are trying to build muscles.

Watch For the Right Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is known to provide your body with casein to allow for proteins to develop in your body while keeping them from digesting too quickly. However, you need to make sure you look for cottage cheese that contains live cultures. These good forms of bacteria will break down and take in all the nutrients that your body needs when you are trying to gain more muscle mass.

 

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Three Common Exercise Excuses

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“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep on telling yourself as to why you cannot be able to achieve it.”

– Jordan Belfort

We are all aware that exercising can do us a lot of good. If that’s the case, why are there still a lot of people who are not leading an active lifestyle? A lot of us still struggle to prioritize exercise above all. But why is it there are some people who are able to incorporate exercise into their daily activities while others are still having some problems squeezing it into their hectic schedule? The difference lies in having excuses.

People who fail to live an active lifestyle are those people who told themselves exercise excuses. They repeat these excuses so often that they are starting to believe them. Want to know how to combat these excuses? Take a look at the information below:

1. “I don’t have time for exercise”

This is probably the most common exercise excuse that you will hear people say. If there is one thing that is fair in life, it is the fact that we are all given 24 hours a day– nothing more and nothing less. It is up to us how we should use it. One thing that successful people do is that they allot a certain portion of their busy day into exercising. This is one of the highly effective habits of a highly effective person– they walk up way before morning and start exercising even before they go to their offices.

Perfect Comeback: “Somebody busier than me is exercising at this moment.” No matter how busy you are, there will always be a time for exercise. The best thing that you can do is to make a schedule for it. Do not wait for a vacant time so that you can exercise. Make time for it– make it your priority.

2.  “I am not strong enough to exercise.”

We all feel as if we do not have energy to carry out our errands, much more for exercising. This energy slump is a result of the various stressors in our life. Keep in mind that energy plays an important role on how we perform in life. Without it, we can never achieve our fullest potential.

Perfect Comeback: “It is through exercising that I can get more energy.” What people must realize is the fact that they get more energy once they make positive changes in your lifestyle like exercising on a regular basis. If you think you are still not yet strong enough to carry out tedious exercise, you can try going for a short walk or doing cardio for a short period. In addition to this, try to eat a balanced diet and get enough sleep.

3. “I have no idea as to what I should do.”

It is true that you can get the most out of an exercise if you know how to do it properly.  If you are just starting out in your fitness journey, it is understandable that you do not have all things figured out yet. At this point in time, the best thing that you can do is to just start doing something. When it comes to exercising, doing something is a lot better than doing nothing at all.

Perfect Comeback: “I will get to figure out things as time goes by”. During the early stage of exercise, do not focus too much on the technical details. What you should do is to find a way to build your focus and motivation. Figure out which sports or exercise you like best. Do some research about it. Try to hire a professional to teach you how to do the exercise properly.

As mentioned above, the only thing that keeps you from achieving something is the story and excuses you tell yourself as to why you will never be able to achieve it. When you feel that you are starting to make excuses, try to remind yourself about these perfect comebacks. Keep in mind that there is nothing that can prevent you from getting what you want– not unless you allow it to. It’s your choice.

 

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