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Being Social and Being Healthy

One of the hardest thing’s I’ve realized is that it is not easy to stay on track when you’re trying to be social. Socializing with friends always seems to revolve around eating and drinking. Whether you’re going out for food or grabbing a few drinks at the bar, its easy to ruin a week of progress.

Since it’s highly unlikely that anyone, including myself, is going to stop hanging out with their friends. The best thing you can do is try to enjoy the food and drinks in moderation. Maybe only have one beer at the bar and make it a like beer if you can. If you’re going out to dinner, try to eat something that’s healthier from the menu and make sure that you’ve stayed on track the rest of the week so that you can meet your goals.

What happens if all this goes out the window when you get to the restaurant or the bar? Just brush it off and get back on track. There’s no point in beating yourself up over it. Learn from what happened and get back on track to being a healthier and happier you!

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I Hurt

So I’m three days into exercising again and I wish I had never stopped. It’s not that I love the gym that much but rather how much it sucks to get your body use to exercise. I felt so good while actually in the gym and exercising but now I’m hurting. My muscles are hating me right now. I know the first week is the worst so at least it won’t get any harder from here on out.

On the plus side I’ve been able to convince my roommate/friend to start coming to the gym with me. He’s been talking about how he wants to be healthier and get in shape but I’m not sure he’s really committed to it. I’m going to make him stick with it though, no matter how much he complains about his muscles hurting. I just have to get him to stop buying chips now. He’ll thank me later just like I will thank myself for sticking with my exercise and healthy eating.

Being healthy is a lifestyle choice that I’ve made before and loved but it’s so easy to fall into bad habits like I did recently. Those habits made me sleep terribly and feel gross which is why I’m getting back on track. I also forgot how much I enjoy writing this blog, even if only a few people read it. This is more for me then is it for anyone else but if it helps someone else feel motivated to be healthier themself, then I’m happy that I helped. As long as I remember that fitness is a long-term thing that takes time to see results, I’ll be ok. I just have to be patient and stick with it and I know I’ll succeed.

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Back At it

It’s been a long time since I posted on here and I plan on changing that. I fell off the bandwagon when it comes to exercise for the last couple of months and I had a lot of trouble motivating myself to go to the gym. I got stuck in a rut where I felt like I wasn’t getting any results and I think part of that is because I didn’t have any particular goals that I wanted to achieve but that has changed now.

Yesterday was my first day seriously getting back into the gym. I’ve gone once or twice a week over the last few months but not enough to say that I was really going and committing to being healthy. I have a goal now which is to prepare for the PARE test. I’m still in university but once I graduate I plan on entering law enforcement and the PARE is a test of your physical abilities that you have to complete to become a police officer.

Now that I have something to work for I feel more motivated than ever before which is exciting. Not only am I working on bettering myself but I’m also working towards a goal in something that I want to do. This blog is going to help me stay on track when the going gets tough and keep me on task with exercise and healthy eating.

So I guess you could say I’m back.  I know I’ve said that before but this time I really mean it.

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Hello Summer

I’m so glad that summer is finally here. Where I live it seems to have been raining constantly for weeks and even when it was calling for sun, it still seemed to rain.

With the lovely weather that we have gotten this week, I took advantage of it and went for my first 5km outside run of the year. It felt amazing to feel the terrain moving past me instead of just staring at the same spot on the wall while running on the treadmill. I also went for a nice 20km bike ride yesterday with my dad. It was a really great way to end Fathers Day.

I hope everyone is working hard and pushing towards their fitness goals and that you’re using the summer weather as encouragement to work even harder! Don’t forget to have some fun with family and friends though 🙂

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New Fitness Plan

Now that university exams have finished, I decided that I really want to focus on my fitness and get myself to the best that I can be this summer so I’ve done some looking and I’ve found a fitness plan that should set me on the right path to reach my goals.

My goals are pretty simple. I’m not going for size, I’m going for strength and a tone body. I want usable muscle that’s not only going to make me look good and feel good, but is actually going to be useful.

I got my fitness plan from bodybuilding.com which is my go to website for pretty much everything fitness related and I also buy all of my supplements there too.

If you’re interested in checking out the plan I’m using Click Here

I’ll be posting updates throughout my 12 week program and I’ll post final pictures of my results in the end.

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Multivitamins

Taking a multivitamin is probably the most important thing you should take whether you’re trying to lose weight, build muscle or just live your life. The body needs certain vitamins and minerals to function properly and if you are deficient in any of them, you’ll often feel tired and unmotivated.

I take Centrum for men but you can take anyone that you like. There are multivitamins that are tweaked for body building and exercise but their price is not worth the difference. Living a healthy life is largely about feeling good and a multivitamin a day is worth it. I use to have no energy and I had a really hard time getting going in the mornings so I started taking a multivitamin and I’ve noticed a lot of difference in how I feel.

If there is one thing that you should take for sure if you’re not going to buy any other vitamin or supplement, take a multivitamin. Just because you feel ok without them doesn’t mean you can’t feel great with them!

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Different Kind of Results

I’ve recently gotten to that point where when I step on the scale like I do once a week, I’m not seeing results in weight loss anymore. Even though I know I’m getting results and gaining muscle, it still can be somewhat discouraging when you still see a bit of fat on your body that should be going away and the number on the scale isn’t changing anymore. That doesn’t mean the fat isn’t going away, it just means that I’m building muscle as fast as I’m losing fat. The scale isn’t everything and you should take measurements of areas like your stomach so you have other things to base your weight off of.

I also went to the gym early today because one of my morning classes was canceled. It was a totally different experience because of the different people who are there in the mornings. If I didn’t like sleep so much, I would probably like going to the gym even more in the morning because the people who are there then are just working out and doing their own thing. They’re not obnoxious. They just want to work out and that’s what I liked the most.