Friday, September 26, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I'm sure you've heard before that the biggest obstacle to getting success on a journey is simply getting started.
“Once you overcome the anxiety of getting started, the rest of the road becomes easy.”
That's a deceiving mindset IMO because when things get hard, you'll be caught off-guard, unprepared, and ready to quit.
Training sessions become challenging or you realize that the self-discipline needed to stay on top of your nutrition might be higher than what you anticipated.
The last thing you want to be in is a perpetual state of starting and quitting things.
The antidote to this mental toughness.
Posted by Rickey Taylor at 8:25 AM
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Those days when you soooo don't wanna go workout. You look for an excuse to do almost anything else.
When it's been a long day at work, you're tired and the last thing you want to do is cook. Drive-thru is much easier.
There will be those days when you don't feel like “showing up.”
And there will be “off days” when you do show up but your energy and morale are in the gutter.
Posted by Rickey Taylor at 12:55 PM
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
You walk into the gym.
After looking around the floor, you automatically become intimidated- there's a bunch of “fit people” training as if they can get even more ripped than they already are.
You have your workout in your hand but that social anxiety starts to kick in because you don't want to look like a fool doing everything wrong.
This egocentrism isn't anything strange.
The best way that I've found to combat it is to know what you're doing.
Confidence comes from trusting yourself. You'll trust yourself more when you don't have any unexpected (bad) surprises and can anticipate how everything will go.
To help you out with that, take these eight tips to your next training session to feel like a champ and anticipate success.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
It's time you stop having one night stands with nutrition plans and get to the altar and marry 'til death do you part with a plan.
You see, you can lose weight/fat with almost any plan if that involves lowering carbohydrate intake and calories.
The magic, though, is in the big A- adherence. Adherence is the most important thing known to man when it comes to getting guaranteed results.
Instead of asking what's the best diet you should be doing, a better question is, “Will I be able to adhere to it consistently?”
Can you stick with this plan? Are you in it for the long haul or is it a hit it and quit it kind of fling? Will you be miserable doing it?
Monday, May 19, 2014
I found myself stuck in rut recently- frustrated, exhausted, and unfocused all at the same time.
When this happens, which can be often sometimes, I take it as a sign to step away and do something none-work related.
So I popped on Generation Iron to get refocused. It's a great documentary that inspires self-discipline.
Posted by Rickey Taylor at 9:30 AM
Monday, May 12, 2014
Posted by Rickey Taylor at 9:28 PM