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Backstory To Becoming A Warrior

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Before I started on a journey of self-improvement and fitness, I was timid and always so stressed and self-conscious. I remember being a shy kid at first who just wanted to have friends, who made them mostly by convenience and then had the same friends through grade school.

Having what I’d say is a bad friend and a bad family member led me to learn there are three things that made me grow the most as a person and ultimately become a warrior.

  1. This friend was an obstacle placed in my life for me to overcome. It was my responsibility to cut ties and have confidence in myself.
  2. The family member, sad to say my own mother, was always bringing stress into my life which led to a lot of Crohn’s Disease flare ups and problems. Dropping her from my life and choosing to do my very best to move on without her was a huge step proving I will not take undermining and disrespect for others.
  3. My Crohn’s Disease was a problem that has been with me for years and it has been both a blessing and a curse, as it has made me learn more about nutrition and keeping calm. It has also driven me to my passion of helping people.

By overcoming these obstacles, I have learned that there are two things you must be ready to do at any given time.

  1. Say no!
  2. Take action.

Say no – do NOT allow anything in your life to slow you down in your development as a person.

Ex: If you are trying to stay away from alcohol and you have a friend who always wants you to drink and makes fun of you for not drinking, drop that friend. Not saying anything against drinking, but this is my example.

Take Action – Be ready to take action by knowing what you want in life and going for it, by whatever means are necessary.

Ex: If you want to become an amazing musician be ready to practice day and night and always be ready to meet new people who could teach you more and give you valuable connections.

Hopefully, this will make sense to you and you can use this as helpful advice in whatever you are choosing to do. Whether it be fitness related or not, find your way as a person and be successful. Prepare to say no to opposition and crush through barriers, because on the inside you are a WARRIOR.

Originally posted 2016-04-28 11:37:49.

Good Supplements?

My idea of good supplementing is sticking to creatine and protein. Those two supplements are amazing for healing, recovery, and in creatine’s case – endurance and an extra pump.

However, I’m not saying other supplements are bad. I have tried cellucor’s p6 testosterone booster and if you are younger you probably don’t honestly need it, however it can give you the extra mental edge via placebo effect. 

Also, multivitamins and fish oil are actually a good idea. Preworkout works also, in the sense that it will give you the energy you need to charge through your workout.

In the end, it all comes down to a matter of preference and we must all remember that it’s called a supplement for one reason. It’s meant to supplement an already stellar diet and exercise program.

Thanks for reading.

Originally posted 2015-08-18 00:22:52.

Screw Humble Brags!

You know those people that have to be better than you, and if they aren’t they’ll cut you down? Don’t listen to them!

If there’s one thing your passionate about and you love doing, then feel free to talk about it and maybe brag about it occasionally. I’m not saying you should be one of those douchey people that talks about themselves all the time, but if you want to talk about your achievements once in a while go ahead. If you like to talk about weightlifting, go ahead.

At the end of the day, if someone tries to say “I’d rather not talk about weightlifting because I’m humble” or something like that to you, they’re just bragging about how they don’t brag. Don’t listen to them; they’re the type of people with low self esteem who just want to bring you down so they can bring themselves up.

Again, don’t talk about yourself too much, but feel free to be proud of what you’ve done if you earned it. Remember, that if someone humble brags to you and acts like they’re higher and mightier than you, that they probably aren’t worth your time.

If you liked this post, I also went over naysayers in a different post titled Don’t Ignore Naysayers, Laugh At Them

Thanks for reading!

Originally posted 2015-08-17 01:57:29.