A small part of my talk with Rob Riley was about social media/media consumption, and the importance keeping it as positive as possible.
The news makes its money from getting views, and with that showing you all the bad or horrible things happening draws more views. Think about it… we all look at the cars that crashed on the roadside..
And that’s what the news knows. The negative draws. But, that can have an impact on how you go about your day and life.
Negativity leads to more negativity.
The same goes for social media. If your feed/timeline is full of negativity, complaining, arguing, that will seep into your own life.
But the coolest thing about social media is, YOU CONTROL IT.
If John is posting negative things on his own social media, and you’re tired of seeing it.. unfollow him. Boom! All lf his negative posts are gone.
And this goes for EVERYONE. Friends, family, coworkers, everyone.
It’s your platforms. You build and create what you see and not see. And if they have a problem, oh well.
Your own peace of mind is more important than their follower count.
Try it out. Go through whatever platform you are on, and unfollow or delete anyone that constantly post negative things, and watch how much better you’ll feel as you start scrolling through your own feed.
Social media isn’t bad. It’s only a platform. People are the ones who choose how to use it.
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Everyone thinks eating healthis super expensive, when it’s really not.
If you ever find yourself asking why the burger and fries from *insert fast food place here* is $1.99 and the salad from the same place is $7… there’s 2 reasons:
1. The burger and fries are of the CHEAPEST quality they can be and still be considered food.
2. The salad is actual food and real ingredients. And they mark it up because they pay more for REAL FOOD.
To counteract that, stop making your nutrition choices in a fast food place!
Go out and go food shopping for yourself.
A bag of salad is $3 (split into 2)
Healthy dressing $3 (split into about 6)
Family pack of protein $1.99-$2.49lb (split into 4 / lb)
So, per meal, you can have an actually healthy salad for $2.50 (make it $3 for added veggies)
Multiple that by 5, and you have 5 lunches for maximum $12 total.
Now, I know people that spend that, easily, on lunch everyday! And it’s doing their body no good. Ordering out, drive through, fast food, is either cheaper quality food or overpriced because that store has to make a profit.
You can do the same math for Breakfast and Dinner.
Eating healthy is expensive? But, you just spent $6 on a coffee that 800 calories. When you could of brought a dozen eggs, potatoes, spinach for $9, and that would last a week….
When you cook for yourself, eating healthy is not expensive.
And even if you do go out and buy healthier options while you’re out, and spend $10. Don’t say it’s expensive. Flip the mindset around and say it’s an investment in your body.
We say eating healthy is expensive because it’s an easy excuse to use to go eat fast food. Taking the easy option.
Eating healthy is as expensive as you want to make it. Saving money requires a little more effort. But, is it not worth it?
Is being healthy not worth the exter dollar or the extra hour meal prepping your lunch.
Stop making excuses for why you eat the way you do and take responsibility for your actions.
It’s the ultimate “Picking things up and putting them down” exercise.
Deadlifts are such a huge test of strength. It really comes down to, can you pick that heavy thing off the ground?
Some quick nerdy info on Deadlifts:
1. It’s called deadlift because you are picking up an object that’s dead on the ground with no momentum.
2. Deadlifts (when done properly!) work to strengthen your lower and upper back, glutes, hamstrings, core, forearms, shoulders.
3. Deadlifts (when done properly!) improve your posture. By having good deadlift form, it often translates to everyday living. And having a strong back and core definitely helps with posture.
Ok. So…. How should you properly do a Standard Barbell Deadlift??
1. Stand with your feet midway under the barbell
2. Bend over and grab the bar. Arms about shoulder-width apart.
3. Bend your knees until your shins touch the bar.
4. Lift your chest up and straighten your lower back
5. Stand up with the weight. Focusing on keeping you back straight (no crouching or bending) and arms straight (no curling or shrugging)
6. Hold for a second, then reverse the steps.
We are not going to go down the rabbit hole of all the variations of Deadlifts. Instead, let’s focus on the WHY…
If we are focused on being fit for LIFE (That is the lifelong goal!), then how does deadlifting help with that??
Deadlifting means getting stronger. Getting stronger can mean carrying the groceries into the house, no problem (1 trip even).
Or, helping a friend move. Picking up a couch or dresser is definitely a Deadlift movement.
If you have kids, picking them up is technically a deadlift.
All the way to picking a pen or pencil off the ground.
ALL motions that simulate the process of doing a deadlift.
So, go out there and start adding Deadlifts to your workout (and everyday) routines. And if you need some help putting a workout routine together, you should check out the custom training plan on the 1LIFE1YOUFITNESS Training App.
I make sure everyone is doing some variation of deadlifts. It’ll be wrong not too!