5 Ways You Can Make Your Lifestyle Perfect

5 Ways You Can Make Your Lifestyle Perfect

Yes, you can make your lifestyle perfect. First, you have to decide on what an ideal lifestyle means to you. How you want to live depends on your goals. Almost every day we meet people who are doing better than ourselves, and when we compare ourselves to them, we focus on the bigger picture.

The first step towards making your lifestyle perfect is asking yourself how you would like your life to be. An ideal lifestyle not necessarily implies perfection. It means enjoying life, doing things you love, doing things that you make you proud. Life is all about loving, living, sharing and giving.

Below are the five steps to make your lifestyle perfect;

1. What is the ideal lifestyle?

ideal lifestyle

We are all different, and my definition of an ideal lifestyle may not be yours. You need to know how you would want your life to be. Once you identify your description of a perfect lifestyle, you need to acknowledge that you have to make some changes to live that life.

What works for you? Eliminate the unnecessary things that hinder you from making your lifestyle perfect. These unnecessary things may be thoughts, especially pessimism, events, friends and so on.

Once you let go of the hindrances, try numerous things and find which you are comfortable with doing. After trying everything, there is always one thing you will prefer over the rest. For example, try to wake up at 5 and see if your productivity is the same as when you wake up late. Your findings will help you discover more about yourself and what works for you.

A habit is a disease, is a common phrase. So what pattern do you need to adopt and which do you need to let go? Focus on building several keystone habits. A keystone habit is one that aggravates other positive activities. Adopt positive practices such as working out, getting up early just to mention a few.

2. Organization

Now that you have a mental picture of what your perfect lifestyle is, it is time to work towards it. Take a step at a time, to get to where you want to be you have to start now. What you do each day shapes your tomorrow. It is essential to set ten minutes after waking up to plan out your entire day. You can read anything motivational that will inspire you the whole day.

Make a habit of setting daily goals that should be SMART. Break down the goals into subtopics that will guide you in achieving them. Always take a break in between the day and relax and refocus.

3. Discover your passion

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Find what your passion is, what do you find delight doing?. After finding out, accept it and make it a crucial part of your life. Passion has a direct connection to happiness, and a feeling of contentment as well as purpose.

It is best if you can turn your passion into your job. The switch may be difficult, but it is always rewarding. What is the difference between your regular post and turning your passion into a career? With your passion being your job, it will be more of a hobby that brings income rather than a job.

For instance, if you love writing, do it, perfect it and at the same time, find methods to promote your writing. Once you have succeeded in turning your passion into a job, determine the best time to work. Set a working schedule.

Seize all opportunities- they say there are things in life you will regret later, among them being an opportunity you let go. Never let go of a chance. Be ready for new ideas. Have a positive attitude towards criticisms; it is the only way you get to grow.

4. Health and safety

No one has an image of the perfect lifestyle while they are behind bars or in hospital beds, right? There is no perfect lifestyle without health. To have optimal productivity, you need to be healthy. Eat healthily, avoid junk food, and take lots of water. Also, we recommend exercising because it relieves stress and freshens you up. Moreover, regular exercise does enhance concentration and improves your well-being. Activities such as swimming, playing sports, for example, football, bike riding and hiking are good for your body. Make time for exercise.

Simple safety methods include always having your safety belt on while driving and for those who have guns, following gun safety guides.

Gun safety guides including always have the gun pointed in a direction which is safe. A safety direction is one that even if the gun accidentally goes off, there will be no injury or damage. While using a gun, ensure that the finger is on the trigger only when you are ready to shoot. Also, while securing the firearm, ensure it is unloaded. Always load it only when using it.

Know how you use gun safety and when shooting, identify your target and look beyond your target to avoid casualties.

5. Travel often

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People travel for different reasons. Others travel as a stress relieving method, others do it for fun, and others want to connect with people across the world. Whatever the reasons are, traveling is among the best things to do in life.

Traveling ensures you don't remain in one place. Change your environment experience diverse culture; get to see the beautiful things life offers. Traveling changes your perspective about many things.

Final Words

What determines whether you can make your lifestyle perfect is your attitude. While it may be impossible to avert negative thoughts wholly, you need to prevent yourself from wallowing in them.

Always tend to see the positive in a real setback or drawback and let them serve as a stepping stone. Life is like a circle or a mirror in that you get back what you give to others. Adopt a giving habit and help those you can. Strive to better each day, and you will find yourself happily living your ideal lifestyle.


Author Bio: Gloria Stokes

Gloria Stokes is a blogger by choice. She loves to discover the world around her. She likes to share her discoveries, experiences and express herself through her blogs.

A Body Weight Workout You Can Do Every Day

A Body Weight Workout You Can Do Every Day

My name is Ben, and I’m a fitness enthusiast, marathon-runner, husband, and father to two beautiful girls. I run a website called BestHealthGear, and today I’ll be sharing my favorite body weight workout.

If you’re like me, there are many reasons why you might not want to go to the gym.

  • A gym membership can be extremely expensive, with places like Equinox charging as high as $200 USD per month. I live in the Bay Area, and the average gym costs upwards of $80 per month!]
  • Some gyms can be unclean or too crowded. Those $80/month gyms I mentioned are over-run with people, to the point that when I belonged to one, I couldn’t ever get a good workout without being bothered!
  • – Or – and this is definitely true for me – gyms can be intimidating. Overbearing guys (or girls) with huge muscles screaming and being aggressive isn’t fun for anyone. In fact, this is the number one reason my clients self-report for why they don’t consistently go to their gym.

One solution? You might consider doing body weight exercises in the comfort of your home. No crowds, no mess, no intimidation. But this is also a drawback — no (or limited) equipment. How can you get a good workout without all those machines and plates?

The good news is that there are tons of ways to get an effective workout using nothing but your body. In this article, I will give you a simple, concrete framework for getting a great workout with just your body weight.

Full Body Workout with 5 Simple Exercises

Here are the five exercises that you’ll need for your full-body workout. Follow along and use this as an every-day way to kick your body in to shape!

Exercise #1: The Push-Up

5 Sets of 10 Reps (60 seconds of rest between sets)

One of the most popular exercises of all time for both men and women, the humble push-up is a complete upper-body movement. Get set with your body parallel to the ground and your arms at a 90-degree angle. Keep your elbows tucked in close to your chest – don’t flare them out. Do 3 sets of 10.

There are two ways you can adjust your push-ups to target different parts of your chest. To make it a more intense upper-chest workout, do decline push-ups. Put your toes on a chair or small bench, so that your body is angled about 30 degrees off the ground. Alternatively, for a more intense lower-body push-up, put your hands upon a raised platform, 3 or 4 inches from the ground.

Exercise #2: The Plank

Three 60-second Reps (60 seconds of rest in between sets)

This is one of the hardest exercises for me personally, but the absolute best for a shredded core. Get in your typical push-up form, but instead of anchoring yourself on your hands, anchor yourself on your elbows. Your elbows should be at 90 degrees and you should be facing down at the ground. Your back should be straight, creating a flat surface. A great test is if you could balance a glass of water on your back – if you can do this, you’re set up perfectly.

Try to hold your plank for 60 seconds. If you’re a beginner, you’ll have trouble getting to just 20 seconds. And that is OK! Do this workout at your own pace, and increase the time as you get more fit and used to it. Whatever length of time you can hold your plank for, you must do three sets, with a long 60-second rest between sets.

Exercise #3: The Glute Bridge

Three sets of 20 reps (45 seconds of rest between sets)

Here’s a great exercise to get your glutes – your butt muscles – into fabulous shape. Lay with your back flat on the ground and your head facing up. Bend your legs at the knee and lay your hands flat, palm-down, at your sides. While keeping your hands in place and your head against the ground, raise your groin/waist area to the ceiling until you create a flat plank from your neck to your knees. Hold at full contraction for a moment, then lower your waist back to the ground. Do 20 reps in each set, for three total sets.

This exercise looks a bit weird, but it’s supremely effective, making it a great option for doing in the comfort of your home 😉

Exercise #4: Body Weight Squats

Four Sets of 20 (60 seconds of rest between sets)

Here’s a great total lower body exercise. You might hear people saying that squats are the absolute best exercise you can do for your body, and that’s definitely true. But for me, it was hard going to the gym and using the squat machine. It’s just a totally intimidating, crazy looking contraption, and it can be dangerous. But once I discovered bodyweight squats, I got super comfortable with the exercise.

Stand with your legs slightly more than shoulder width apart, and while keeping your back straight, lower your butt to a 90-degree angle. Don’t let your knees pass the tops of your feet as you bend – this indicates you’re overcompensating with other parts of your body. You want to pretend you are sitting back on a chair, rather than going straight down. This will keep your knees from flaring out. Do four sets of these, with 20 reps each.

Exercise #5: Pull-Ups

Three Sets of 10 (60 seconds rest between sets)

Beginners: Three sets of 3

Pull-ups aren’t really an equipment-free exercise, but they still make it on to my list because they’re versatile and you can do them with just about any raised bar. We recommend going out and buying a pull-up bar, but if there’s a rounded, secure pipe nearby — or better yet, a jungle gym — you can use that too.

When I was first getting into shape, pull-ups were one of the hardest exercises for me to do. I have long arms and a 200 lb frame, which makes pull-ups extremely difficult to do. I could do 3 or 4, but then I’d be totally exhausted. Feel free to ease yourself into pull-ups if you find them challenging at first.

Here’s how to do pull-ups safely. Start by hanging on the bar with your hands facing away from you. Your hands should be about shoulder-width apart and your arms should be straight. Begin pulling yourself up while keeping your elbows pointed toward the floor. Continue your pull until your chin makes it above the bar. Lower your body slowly, then repeat. To make pull-ups more arms-oriented, grip the bar with palms facing you.

Conclusion

So, how did it go? Did you enjoy your body weight workout? I hope you found this safe, effective workout to be fun and easy to do in your own home. If you do this every day, or even every other day, you’re sure to become much more fit. This workout proves you don’t need great home gym equipment to get yourself in shape!

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If you have 20 minutes to give me I can make you healthier

If you have 20 minutes to give me I can make you healthier

Have you ever used the excuse, “I have no time to exercise”? You aren’t alone.

But remember, you either make time for your health, or you make time for sickness… it's just a matter of time!

So, take 20 minutes out of your day, and join me for a quick 20-minute full-body workout with mobility included!

The Best 20 minutes you can invest in yourself today

Give me 20 minutes and I'll give you better health

Have you ever used the excuse, “I have no time to exercise”? You aren’t alone. Join me for a quick 20-minute full-body workout with mobility included! Best 20 minutes you can invest in yourself today. #RBTShred #WLFManifesto #BeautifulTough

Posted by Dai Manuel: Your Lifestyle Mentor on Saturday, July 14, 2018


Check out the RBT Shred 6-Week Lifestyle program for more workouts like this one… www.RBTShred.com

Do This Full-Body Mobility Workout to Make You Feel Your Best

Do This Full-Body Mobility Workout to Make You Feel Your Best

We have but one body to carry us through life and how we choose to maintain it is completely up to us.

I have had many injuries in my life, many of which were due to me not taking the time to do the basic ‘maintenance' when it comes to movement and flexibility. Since implementing some basic and easy strategies, I've seen injuries decrease, aches and pains disappear and energy improve… but I had to choose to commit to a plan.

Join me and Christie as we walk you through one of these strategies in our Facebook live replay. Any questions, let us know. Happy to help you get the most out of life!

A Full-Body Guided Mobility Routine to Make You Feel Your Best

It’s mobility time! Don’t let the body aches, limited range of motion or lack of flexibility get you down… join us for a guided stretch session and reclaim your body health and well-being.

If you don’t choose your health, who will, right?

You can choose how you want your body to feel… this will help!

It’s mobility time! Don’t let the body aches, limited range of motion or lack of flexibility get you down… join us for a guided stretch session and reclaim your body health and well-being. If you don’t choose your health, who will, right?

Posted by Dai Manuel: Your Lifestyle Mentor on Wednesday, July 4, 2018


 

No Time to Exercise? You Have Time for This Workout

No Time to Exercise? You Have Time for This Workout

“I don't have time to exercise!'

— honestly, if I had a dollar for every time I've heard that excuse, I'd be a multi-millionaire. Seriously, time is not the issue, the issue is making your health a priority. Realize that moving your body with a purpose for as little as 15 to 20 minutes per day can drastically improve your fitness, health, and quality of life, period.

Today, we lead you through a fun bodyweight based, no equipment needed workout that you can do anytime, anywhere. Throw a towel or mat on the floor, turn up the volume and give this one a try. Join us!

Lots more workouts like this one in our www.RBTShred.com lifestyle program. Any questions, please ask.

Workout of the Day: 4 Rounds of fun

Watch along in the video below…

"I don't have time to exercise!' — honestly, if I had a dollar for every time I've heard that excuse, I'd be a multi-millionaire. Seriously, time is not the issue, the issue is making your health a priority. Realize that moving your body with a purpose for as little as 15 to 20 minutes per day can drastically improve your fitness, health, and quality of life, period. Today, we lead you through a fun bodyweight based, no equipment needed workout that you can do anytime, anywhere. Throw a towel or mat on the floor, turn up the volume and give this one a try. Join us! Lots more workouts like this one in our www.RBTShred.com lifestyle program. Any questions, please ask. #RBTshred

Posted by Dai Manuel: Your Lifestyle Mentor on Friday, June 29, 2018


 

92 Bodyweight Workouts that Will leave you feeling awesome

92 Bodyweight Workouts that Will leave you feeling awesome

Why You Should do Bodyweight Exercises

There are a lot of different types of fitness programs, from those you do at the gym, to at-home workouts. Each of these varies in intensity, type, and benefits. If you are interested in something you can do at home without equipment, bodyweight might be for you. Here are some of the top benefits of doing bodyweight exercises.

strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle - napoleon hill quote

You Can do it Anywhere

This is definitely one of the top benefits of bodyweight exercises. You don’t have to leave your home or find a gym. There is no equipment you need to purchase and find a place for, plus it costs you nothing. Bodyweight exercises rely only on your own weight and the intensity you bring to each move. You can do them at home, in the office, at a park or the beach, just about anywhere. While traveling, it is easy to do them in your hotel room or on your balcony, without having to look for a gym or go for a run.

It Works Out Your Entire Body

Another reason to start incorporating bodyweight exercises into your fitness routine is that it can work out your entire body. Most bodyweight moves will target one specific area, but also benefit others as well. For example, elbow planks are often done for your core and abdominal muscles, but your arms, shoulders, and even your leg muscles are also getting a fantastic workout. Moves like jumping jacks, wall sits, burpees, and mountain climbers are similar; they are working for multiple muscle groups at the
same time.

 

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Just a few benefits to building your muscle mass up with body weight exercises

 

There is Cardio and Strength Training

Many people believe bodyweight is just for strength training, but a lot of moves provide high-intensity cardio as well. If you don’t like boring cardio workouts, do the jumping and high-intensity bodyweight moves instead! This is when you do the moves that require lifting your body off the ground and doing jumps. There are many different types of jumps aside from just jumping jacks. Plank jacks, punches, and skaters are some other moves that provide an excellent cardio workout.

Plyometric Training and Why You Need It

Bodyweight is Perfect for Lean Muscles

Since you aren’t adding any weights with these moves, you are working on long, lean muscles. You don’t have to worry about bulking up, though you will be able to lose weight and tone your body with bodyweight exercises. You can still do some weights, but incorporating more bodyweight moves really focuses on those long muscles.

To help you get started, here's a list of…

92 Bodyweight Workouts that Will leave you feeling awesome

  1. 10 rounds of 10 second “L” sits off the floor
  2. “Susan” – 5 rounds for time:  Run 200m, then 10 squats, 10 push ups
  3. Run 1 mile and at every 1 minute complete 10 air squats, 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups
  4. 10 Rounds for time:  10 burpees, 100 m sprint
  5. 10 handstand jackknife to vertical jump, 10 handstand jackknife to tuck jump, 10 handstand jackknife to straddle jump.
  6. 3 Rounds for time:  10 Handstand push-ups, 200 m run
  7. 6 Rounds for time:  10 push ups, 10 air squats, and 10 sit-ups
  8. 10 rounds for time:  10 push-ups, 10 squats, 10 sit-ups
  9. 10 rounds for time:  10 push-ups, 100m dash
  10. 5 rounds for time:  10 push-ups, 10 hollow rocks, run 200 meters
  11. 10 rounds:  10 push-ups, 10 squats
  12. 10 rounds for time:  10 hand-release push-ups, 10 v-sits, then 10 squats
  13. 10 rounds for time:  10 sit-ups, 10 burpees
  14. 4 Rounds for time:  10 vertical jumps, 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups
  15. 5 Rounds for time:  10 vertical jumps, run 400 meters
  16. 10 rounds for time: 10 walking lunges, 10 push-ups
  17. 10 sets of 100 m dash (rest is length of time it took you to complete the last 100 m sprint)
  18. 100 air squats, rest 3 minutes, 100 air squats, rest 3 minutes, 100 air squats
  19. For time complete 100 air squats
  20. For time complete 100 burpees
  21. For time:  100 jumping jacks, 75 air squats, 50 push ups, 25 burpees
  22. For time:  100 push ups
  23. 10 to 1 ladder:  Burpees and Sit-ups
  24. 10 to 1 ladder:  sit-ups/pushups and a 100 meter sprint between each set.
  25. 10 sets of:  30 second handstand hold followed by holding for 30 seconds at bottom of squat
  26. 10 x 50 meter sprint (rest is 2 minutes between sprints)
  27. 3 Rounds for time:  20 jumping jacks, 20 burpees, 20 air squats
  28. 4 Rounds for time:  20 ab mat sit-ups, 20 push-ups, 400 meter run
  29. For time complete 200 air squats
  30. For time complete 250 jumping jacks
  31. 3 Rounds for time:  Run 1/2 mile, then 50 air squats
  32. 5 Rounds:  3 vertical jumps, 3 squats, 3 long jumps (rest as needed)
  33. 3 Rounds:  30 push-ups, 30 second handstand
  34. 5 Rounds:  30 second handstand against a wall, followed by a 30 second static hold at the bottom of the squat
  35. 5 rounds:  30 second handstand, 60 second squat hold ( at the bottom of the squat)
  36. 3 x 20 tuck jumps, followed by 3 x 30 second handstand holds
  37. 3 rounds for time:  400m run/sprint followed by 30 air squats
  38. 4 sets x 25 jumping squats
  39. 3 rounds for form/technique:  5 handstand to jackknife to high jump, 5 handstand to jackknife to tuck jump, 5 handstand to jackknife to split jump
  40. 20 rounds:  5 push-ups, 5 squats, 5 sit-ups
  41. 10 Rounds:  5 push ups with a 30 second plebs plank (a hold at the top of the push up, arms extended and body tight like a plank!).
  42. 5 Rounds:  200 m dash (rest is the length of time it took you to complete the previous 200m dash)
  43. 50 air squats x 5. Rest equal amounts as it took to do each 50.
  44. 50 air squats, 4 rounds. rest for 2 minutes between rounds.
  45. 50 sit-ups, 400 meter run or sprint or walk. 3 rounds.
  46. 5 x 400M sprints (rest is the same time it took you to complete the last 400m sprint)
  47. 7 rounds for time:  7 squats, 7 burpees
  48. air squat x 10 push up x 10 sit up x 10 3 rounds for time
  49. Air squatsx20, Burpiesx20, Push-Upsx20 – 3 rounds…for time
  50. bottom to bottom ( rest at the bottom of the squat instead of standing….without support on your hands or butt and make the bottom good, straight back, butt back)…..Tabata squats.
  51. Burpee to the push-up position, do 10 push ups, burpee out. 5 rounds.
  52. Do one air squat and take one breath, (you can breathe all you want while you do the squat or squats) do 2 and take 2 breaths etc…up to 10, and then come back down to one.
  53. Do Tabata Squats with eyes closed.
  54. Handstand 1 minute, hold the bottom of the squat for 1 minute, 5 rounds.
  55. Handstand 10 seconds jack-knife to vertical jump. 25 reps…
  56. Handstand 30 seconds and 10 squats, 8 rounds.
  57. handstand 30 seconds and 20 air squats, 5 rounds.
  58. handstand 30 seconds, to squat hold 30 seconds. 10 rounds.
  59. Handstand 5x 30 seconds. Run: 2x 800 meters for time. Do the handstands first. Rest and recover and do the runs with a rest in between that is as long as it took you to run your first 800.
  60. handstand hold, 30 seconds, squat hold 30 seconds…10 rounds.
  61. Handstand practice, 25 tries at free handstands, then a 1 mile run at 80%.
  62. Handstand to Jack-Knife to vertical jump. 30 Reps.
  63. Handstands, 30-second hold, 30-second static squat, 30-second rest, 8 rounds.
  64. If you cannot do “man's style” do your pushups from the knees. After that do 100 air squats for time.
  65. Invisible Fran…21-15-9 of air squats and push ups for time.
  66. Mime 4x 25 sumo deadlift high pulls, make them perfect. Be sure the hips extend before the arms bend!
  67. Plebs plank, the bottom of squat, hollow rock hold, 30 seconds each for 10 rounds. Use the transition times as your rest periods…they should be as brief as possible.
  68. Run 1 mile and do 10 push-ups every 1 minute.
  69. Run 1 mile for time.
  70. Run 1 mile with 100 air squats at midpoint, for time.
  71. Run 1 mile, lunging 30 steps every 1 minute.
  72. Run 1 mile, plus 50 squats-for time.
  73. Run 1 mile, stopping every minute to do 20 air squats.
  74. Run 1 minute, squat 1 minute 5 rounds.
  75. run 200 meters, 50 squats, 3 rounds
  76. run 400 meters, 50 air squats. 4rounds.
  77. run 400m air squat 30 handstand 30 seconds 3 rounds for time
  78. Run with high knees for 15 seconds and drop into a pushup, get back up and run with high knees again for 15 seconds…….repeat 5x. Each pushup counts as 1 rep. Rest. Do 3 more rounds.
  79. spend a total of 3 minutes in a handstand.
  80. Spend a total of 5 minutes in a handstand or headstand. If you are using the headstand do not stay over a minute at a time.
  81. Sprint 100 meters, Walk 100 meters, 10 rounds.
  82. sprint 100m 30 squats…8 rounds.
  83. Sprint 200m and do 25 push ups, 3 rounds.
  84. sprint 50 meters, 10 push-ups. 10 rounds.
  85. Tabata Squats: 20 seconds on 10 seconds rest, 8 rounds. Count your lowest score.
  86. Tabata Push-ups.
  87. Tabata squats and Tabata pushups.
  88. Ten vertical jumps ( jump as high as you can, land and do it again), 10 push-ups 5 rounds.
  89. Test yourself on a max set of push ups…tight body chest to the floor…full extension!
  90. Walk 100 meters on your hands, even if it is 2 meters at a time.
  91. 10 Rounds for time:  Run 100 meters, then 20 air squats
  92. 4 Rounds:  Hold a handstand for 30 seconds or do 5 handstand push ups, then run 400 meters

Post your own workouts not requiring equipment to comments.  Thanks for contributing!

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