The Daily Blog: Saturday, October 20th, 2018

In today’s blog I’m going to talk about staying healthy and feeling great both physically and mentally. Ever since I started eating better and working out more I’ve noticed that I have a better mood overall and I tend to find it difficult to connect to negativity. This has made me feel happier overall and given me more drive to get done what I’ve got to do. 

To be honest getting to a good head-space requires a combination of things such as the right approach towards bad things, the ability to identify when you’re starting to go the wrong way, a good fitness routine (I strive for over a thousand calories a day burned), and healthy eating. 

Let me break this down a bit.

Healthy Eating:

Find food that you can enjoy that is good for you and low in carbohydrates and unnatural ingredients. Make sure that it’s something you can mix with spices or sauces so it doesn’t taste bland and unwelcoming. Once you’ve got a set of meals setup that you like set reminders in your calendar app on your phone with alerts on what to make and when. Stock up on a variety of good food so you have a wider selection to choose from for each meal; a lunch menu, dinner menu, breakfast menu.

Obtaining the Right Attitude:

To start this is easier said than done but once you’re on the other side of it you’ll realize how much time you’ve been wasting paying attention to the drama and negativity of others that could have been spent on yourself and doing things you enjoy. The more you do things you enjoy and that are good for you the better you feel. So stop spending time paying attention to drama and negativity. Instead focus on what you can do for yourself that you aren’t already doing. Get creative and innovate new ways of treating yourself well; there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this.

Start Exercising More:

Using a smart watch or other device to track your distance, calories burned, and heart-rate are good ways to work your way up to further distances, more calories burned, and the exercising high. That’s right, you can get a high from exercising. No more will you have to miss out on feeling left out because your employer doesn’t allow you to do any drugs at all; including the legal ones. 

However, this only kicks in after you’ve been working out for an extended period of time. If you walk a few blocks and turn back you’re probably not going to experience this. Only after walking for over three to four miles will this kick in (it can vary person-to-person).

Overall I hope you found this useful. If you like this blog post or any of the others please share them and thank you for reading. Feel free to leave a comment down bellow and I’ll read it 🙂

How to Start Exercising

Today I’m going to be talking about what I do to get my cardio going and on track to being ready to work out at the gym.

What I like to do is find a nice place where I can walk several miles. This could be a local track or park. Over time I build up how many miles I’m walking each time I go. I’ll try to go there 3 times a week to make it a habit. 

Once I’ve gotten up to a good amount of miles 5-7 I will start looking at hiking trails. First I’ll start with the shorter trails and work my way up to the longer ones. One thing I find really useful for hiking is a large two liter bag of water with a hose on it. Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do. If you are unfamilure with trail lengths in your area I’d recommend checking out an app called AllTrails. It’s very helpful and provides you with a break down of what type of terrain you’re dealing with, how far the hike is, e.c.t..

Also it doesn’t hurt to bring some trail mix with you. But what are you supposed to carry all of this in? Well I bought myself a smaller hiking backpack to reduce bulk. I’d advise that once you’re ready for hiking to visit a local outdoors store and get some advice on some good things to take with you. 

Above all else safety is important and if you live in a questionable area or you’re in the middle of no-where hiking it’s going to help to bring some protection with you. Depending on your state you may be able to get a concealed carry permit which lets you carry a firearm. If you don’t have time to go through the paperwork limbo you can also carry something like bear mace. Just be sure you are trained on how to use it properly through a good video or by asking a parks ranger who would probably know about this.

Aside from all of that it comes down to making the time to exercise. If you’re very busy and not able to find much time consider some alternatives. Perhaps start a stair climbing group at work or just by yourself. Catch the bus instead of driving and walk a few extra stops down. With a little bit of creativity you can find ways to bring except use into your life. 

Good exercise better prepared you for the challenges you may face in life by making sure you can be ready to do the tough work if you’re in a rough patch. I hope that you found this article informative and feel free to share some of the steps you take to stay healthy down bellow!