Never Give Up! Be Strong.

Never give up at things you are passionate about. If you want something badly, don’t ever count yourself out and always be pushing yourself further into the direction of success.

For more posts on motivation where I go more in depth, take a look at these: What I learned from seniors at the gymHow successful people thinkAppreciate Your Low Points, and To be the best you have to sacrifice.

There are probably more posts I have made on maxedoutmuscles that would be equally helpful to you as the ones linked above. It is my main goal to give you motivation, advice, help, and comeradery(we can accomplish a lot more if we work together). Happy Motivational Monday everyone!

Originally posted 2015-09-07 15:57:31.

Appreciate Your Low-Points

Have you been pursuing your passion and venturing to achieve your dreams? If you said yes, great, and if you have hit some potholes along the road to success then don’t worry. It’s completely normal.

Everyone has low points, days when they feel like giving up, and mistakes they’ve made. It’s how you handle these situations and grow that leads you one step closer to success, in some way, shape, or form. 

The best thing to do is to look at whatever poor situation, or you could say negative situation, that you are experiencing as a learning experience or a stepping stone. You can gain wisdom and experience from each of these experiences that will ultimately shape who you are someday.

Thanks for reading. I hope this was positive and encouraging. Just remember to keep your chin up and channel that negative energy into something positive for yourself. That’s how you get over these stepping stones I am talking about.

Originally posted 2015-09-05 00:30:40.

“You Can’t Outtrain A Bad Diet”

“You can’t out train a bad diet,” is such a popular statement in the bodybuilding, exercising, and nutritional world. 

While diet is extremely important, I feel that with everything a balanced approach is the best way to see results.

Your area of focus – is it diet? Or cardio? Or weight training? For the best results, I wholeheartedly recommend that you apply all three to your life. 

Pretend it’s a triangle: you’ve got 3 legs and one leg is cardio, the other is weight-training, and the final leg is diet. They should be equal to each other and focused on with the same passion and enthusiasm.

I said my points on the general aspect of a balanced life and now it’s time to focus on diet for this post, as that is the purpose of this message today.

Diet! While part of the statement is true, “You can’t out train a bad diet,” the fact of the matter is that you simply need to be burning more calories than you are eating if you are losing weight and eating more if you are trying to gain weight.

Diving into all of the different variables to take into consideration of a good diet and exercise plan isn’t something I will do today, but at a later time.

As for today, I want you to know that it is very easy to not exactly count your calories but to just be mindful of how much you’re putting into your body. It will be important that you cut out sugary drinks and empty calories, as you continue to fill those calories with whole foods. 

Thanks for reading. If you want more dieting information, I will begin posting new nutritional content every Wednesday. My future posts will consistently get a little in depth as I go on with this series.

Originally posted 2015-09-02 21:53:33.