April 25, 2017
It’s no secret that exercising regularly helps you look good naked.
Most of the time, our drive to start working out or stick with a workout program are based around our aesthetics. We want a tighter tush, rock hard abs, lean legs, toned arms, etc. Today, I want to talk about the many reasons to work out that DON’T have to deal with how you look….
Here’s a short list for you to start thinking about:
1. It wakes your ass up
Jumping out of bed and hitting a quick workout first thing in the morning can wake not only your body up, but your mind as well. There’s nothing like starting your day with a good sweat and high energy!
2. It’s a complete mood changer
Anytime I’m in a bad mood working out makes me feel cheerier. There’s something about working on your body, feeling sexy & strong that can completely turn your day around. + working out releases endorphins which by nature make you happier!
3. You sleep better
Do I need to say more? Catching more quality z’s is highly sought after. Exercising for 1 hour daily can help regulate your sleeping patterns and help you to achieve more restful sleep.
4. You’re able to focus longer & be more creative
I guarantee you’ll have 10+ new ideas about your most stressful work project or solution to a major problem in your life by the end of your workout session. Exercise gets your MIND working & there’s always a positive result.
5. It’s empowering & uplifting
Working out can leave you feeling empowered by honing in on discipline and time management skills, accomplishing new goals and feeling INVINCIBLE.
6. It gives you an instant energy boost
One of the BEST ways to beat fatigue and to boost energy is to exercise MORE.
7. It allows you to see what your body can DO
Pushing our body to it’s limits and seeing the amazing things our “machine” is capable of is quite gratifying. Working out increases your confidence and heightens your level of self-respect for your body and all that it can do.
8. It changes your cravings to HEALTHY choices
As you begin working out, you’ll realize you start to crave bad choices less and less. After all, no one wants to ruin their hard workout with a sweet treat or blow it on a cheat meal.
April 24, 2017
How much are you willing to invest into your passion? What are you willing to endure in the name of good faith just to be in the presence of your purpose, knowing full well these infantile steps could go on for miles before you can pick up the pace and start traversing upwards? Many a success story has been foiled by the inability to start from the bottom. When you find your passion, or it finds you, there should be no limit to the amount of Sweat Equity you are willing to pour into it, with the only return being experience and perseverance.
Sweat Equity is a check written to your passion, backed by effort, and cashed by progress. It’s what you are driven to do by your purpose, and what you are compelled to sacrifice in order to breathe life into a passion you have not yet mastered. But signing a check over to your passion will always come at the cost of your ego. Making that investment while thinking you deserve more because of your resume, experience, or pride, instead of effort, will only result in a bounced check and some hurt feelings.
In any situation, you must learn to follow before you can lead. Implementing humble followership into the ascent towards your passion is the quickest way to seamlessly build Sweat Equity in whatever it is you see as your vision for the future. It may not be glamorous, it may feel beneath you, and it probably won’t resemble success in the least, but it is in this time and place where you will learn that although you cannot put a price on your passion, it will most definitely come at a worthwhile cost. The difference is, with this check…you decide how much there is in the bank. – CPT Ryan