Today’s Post is by Eli Razov, Account Manager at SafeSourcing Inc.
Do you feel a bit sluggish? Are you falling behind on deadlines at work; or are you springing out of bed every morning feeling your best? An active lifestyle can help your mood and improve your productivity. Many people think I just don’t have time. I can’t go to the gym, work, take care of my family, cook, eat properly, etc. Many people also have a distorted view of an active lifestyle; they think I have to spend two hours a day in the gym and sign up for every 5k in a 50-mile radius. While this is possible for just a few people, it is not easy for the 9-5 crowd. So what should you do? Do you embrace the couch potato lifestyle and let it all go or do you want the beach body you have always sought. Just like most things in life, it is a process. You will not see results over night, but do not get discouraged. Make a goal and set checkpoints. Do not run to the scale every day or after every workout. A lot of what you do has to do with that four letter word DIET. And no I do not mean the latest fad that your co-workers are talking about. I mean the understanding that your body is a machine and your food is the fuel and your “diet” should consist of premium fuel. While there are so many options, no two people will have the same results. Go slow andtweak what works for you. If it helps, start simple. Find the proteins that work for you — the veggies you like, and whatever you do stop drinking soda! Next find local sports clubs that interest you, maybe it was a sport you always wanted to play or that CrossFit club that just opened up around the corner. Don’t be afraid, all of these teams and clubs want people looking to change themselves or stay healthy. They will not judge you and will help you every step of the way. Take advantage of a support group of teammates that want you to be the best you can be. But if you want to go at it alone, and start small, use the following steps as an outline.
- Set your Goals
- Are you looking to lose weight?
- Are you looking to tone your muscle?
- Are you trying to bulk and add muscle?
- Establish a good diet,
- Find the food that you like and are the best fuel for your system
- Cut out the bad, high fructose corn syrup, a lot of sugars and bad fats
- Find a gym or club in a reasonable range of home and work
- Can you take your hour lunch and go workout?
- Can you go before or right after work?
- Make sure you can make time for the gym and stick to it
- Do NOT give up
- You will not see immediate results
- This will not be easy
- Don’t panic if you do not see that scale move
- Do remember muscle weighs more than fat
- Make reasonable checkpoints
- Set a goal to check measurements and weight every 2 weeks this is when you will begin to see some results
You may be wondering what does this have to do with business or my job? Well that’s simple; with an active lifestyle you will begin to see a spike in energy levels. After around the third week, you will get “the fever”, the need for the gym or to go move around. That’s your body telling you that you are now addicted. Great! At this time you may notice you have been following a schedule and sticking to it. You will see that now translates over to your time management and bandwidth at work. You also may notice that you are not passing out at your desk around 2pm because of all that pent up energy just screaming to be released. Well on top of that, maybe you signed up for that local rugby team or now you are one of those crazy CrossFitters. Fantastic, because every minute you spend with that team you are learning how to be a better team player, how to read and work better with others. That’s a no-brainer translation right there. So now you are 3 months into a new routine. Without any intention you now wake up an hour before your alarm, you no longer have that “hangry” feeling before lunch, you notice you no longer get mad at co-workers because you can communicate better. All because a couple hours out of the week you decided to put some real YOU time in.
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