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How to build a workout program with your demanding day job? #5ProTips

When I was a student at the university, it is easier to be consistent with my workout program. It was lots of learning and trial and error to find the sweet spot of fitness. I had tried body-building, running, obstacle course racing and finally I found powerlifting. I was all in into Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift. After I graduated, I begin to work. I have to say the work is demanding. At times, I need to work late and out of a business trip. It workout routine was all mess up.

Lifting life Challenges.

Then, I got married to my beautiful wife, Patrissa. Best moment ever! This situation adds expectation to manage. That is the beauty of life! Full of surprise with the roller coaster of up and down. It is very exciting. Throughout the exciting life of up and down, I never forget about my fitness goal. The year 2017 was about Spartan Race. I have completed 2 Spartan Trifecta last year. This year, the year 2018 my goal will be powerlifting.  I did not hire any coach, but I have a friend who does powerlifting whom I learn from. Also, I invest in buying strength and conditioning books as well. Fitness is about being practical. We need to apply what we learn and work on it. We have to find what works and what does not work. Here is the big question.

How to build a workout program with your demanding day job?

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3 Unforgettable Moments from 2017! #2017LifeReflection

Happy New Year!! It is already 2018! How was your new year celebration? I hope all of you had a great time in your new year with your family and friends. The purpose of this post is to share my top three moments of 2017. It is good to spend some time to reflect your moments from 2017. It is the moment that you are proud of and always remember.The beauty of doing so, it will allow you to drive your forward for a better 2018. Just imagine, you have a positive energy bank. So, every time you feel down. You can withdraw your positive energy bank to replace your feeling of being down. This will allow you to strive better in the year 2018!  Let us begin.

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#5MINUTESTRUTH: People who don’t have GOAL usually work for people who do!

What are your life goals?

If you’re unable to answer this question, you are in trouble. Basically, you are not in control of your life. If you look at every single sport in the Olympics, they are always scoreboard to quantify leading team and ranks. That is how we quantify the winners. In this context, they are 3 groups of people. Number one, the people who achieve their goal. Number two, the people who fail their goal. The third group, the people who do not have any goals.  If you’re in the first group of people, great! Now, you need to set a bigger goal. If you’re in the second group, it is alright. You learn something and do not ever let failure stop you from achieving your goal. Thomas Edison said;

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

If he gave up after his first try, do you think we will recognize him as one of the greatest inventors of all? Of course not, it is because he has shown perseverance to achieve his goal. Now, the third group of people is the group you all should NOT be in. They are even worst who failed to achieve their goal. Zig Ziglar said;

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.

It is like a football team in a World Cup who said, “We do not need a scoreboard. We just want to play.” There no sense of purpose for the football team to compete in the World Cup who do not care about their score. Do not be in that group. Remember this;

People who don’t have GOAL usually work for people who do.

Let us go back to the questions again. “What are your life goals?” I am going to share with you my high level 6 F’s of Life Fulfillment goals. They are Faith, Family, Fitness, Financial, Friends, and finally Freedom. These are the elements that I focus on every hour of the day. If it is not part of your goal, be bold to decline it. Why? Because you are accountable!

Call to action: You need to spend some time to reflect what do you want to do with your life and take control. Be in an environment that allows you to focus. It could be at the beach, in the toilet, Starbucks and anyway that allow you to focus. Please switch your phone off and just use a piece of paper and pen. Start writing it down, and remember the first draft of your goal is usually bad. But you just need to start. Write it down and execute your goal every single day. Your goal may develop over time but remember to stick with it and learn to adjust. 

 

 

 

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