I Just Don't Have Time to go to the Gym

I hear this comment from people all the time... "I Just Don't Have Time to go to the Gym" or some variation of it. Like... "There's just not enough time in the day to exercise or "I'm too busy to workout"and my personal favorite... "I don't have as much free time as you do to get to the gym".

Of course there are people out there that simply are booked to the max, perhaps single parents or someone with two jobs just managing to get by but for most everyone else it really comes down to priority.

I will be the first person to admit I like to get some "me time"or what I call "down time" in that is all about relaxing and winding down, I do this at the end of the day before bed. It can be watching some shows, surfing the internet, catching up on some social media, playing a video game...

This is all fine and dandy but it you're going to tell me you don't have time for even 30-45 minutes of exercise 4-5 days per week but you can watch 2-3 show every night then perhaps your priorities could be reevaluated.

I also get that family time is a big priority but again, how much of this family time is productive? Are there healthy activities you could be doing as a family rather than playing video games or watching a movie together?

I can not tell you how to priorities your life, all I can suggest is to take a good look at where you are spending your time and figure out if there are better and more healthy things you could be doing.


You Are Not Born Strong - You Must Become Strong

I always find it funny when people assume that a person is just born a certain way. Sometimes we just assume a person is naturally lean because they are lean most of the time, or they are naturally strong because they lift a lot of weight in the gym, or they can eat a lot of food because they have a fast metabolism.

People make these judgements or assumptions because they only see part of the picture which is the final result, they don't see how that picture became what it is, what was involved in the making of that final result.

I stay under 10% body fat all year round but that does not make me naturally lean. It takes commitment to my diet and making sure I burn plenty of calories each day with exercise. I can get fat just like anyone else.

People tell me my strength is only because I have a lot of muscle on me, did they stop to think where I got the muscle from. Was this muscle always there? Did it just magically appear overnight? Or maybe it has taken years of pushing myself at the gym way beyond where most people are comfortable to venture. Muscle is a byproduct of strength, strength is a byproduct of effort.



New Side YouTube Channel TRT Over 40

I decided to start a new side YouTube Channel focusing mainly on TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy). I am calling it TRT Over 40 to go along with my Get Fit Over 40 theme. The reason I am making this new channel is for a couple of reasons...

Firstly, YouTube has become more and more anti "Steroids" over the past few years to the point where pretty much any mention of the word can result in demonetisation of your videos and even your channel. Some people might call this censorship but YouTube does have the right to do what they want with their business at the end of the day as they see fit. So rather than risk my main Get Fit Over 40 YouTube Channel with discussions on subjects like TRT, Performance Enhancing Drugs, Steroids, HGH and the likes. I felt it was best to address this in a new and completely separate forum.

Secondly, I want to keep my Get Fit Over 40 channel on topic and not deviate from what it has become, sticking to workout videos and advice, health and fitness reviews, contest preps...

The new TRT Over 40 YouTube Channel will focus on TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) but I want to make it open to discussions about other Anti-aging options and since performance enhancing drugs are going to come up then this too will be a forum where it can be discussed.

I do not claim to be an expert on these subjects but I hope over time and with your input to become more and more educated so that TRT Over 40 will be a place for people to come and share their information to help benefit others with similar issues and in similar situations.

If this sounds interesting to you than cone and join me over at TRT Over 40 and subscribe!


Lifting Heavy Ass Weight in the Gym at Near 49

Some of last weeks heavy lifts. Do I lift heavy weight because I have big muscles or do I have big muscles because I lift heavy weight? I prefer to think I have big muscles because I lift heavy weight meaning I did the work to get like this.

When people say you have a lot of muscle and that's why you can lift so much weight they may not realize they are suggesting that you have some sort of advantage because you are just muscular in nature when this is often not the case. A lot of very hard work most people are not prepared to undergo is involved to take yourself to the highest levels.


How is Your New Year's Fitness Resolution Going?

So it’s been a few weeks since you made that promise to yourself to improve your overall Health and Fitness in some way, maybe eating better or starting to working out or even better, doing both! Unfortunately life gets in the way and bit-by-bit our goals can slip away from us…

Don’t feel too bad if this has happened to you, 8 out of 10 people set a new year's resolution goal this year and for one reason or another will fail to complete it.

OK so you got off to a bit of a rough start, does that mean it’s over and so now you have to wait till next January to start over again? Of course not, January is not some mystical month, if anything January can be one of the worst months to decide to start a Health and Fitness related goal. The gyms are a mess full of people, everyone is putting all this pressure on themselves, we all tend to feel a little down in general coming of off the Christmas and New Years high, and some of us are carrying a little more end of year debt then we like plus we us are feeling the effects of all that yummy seasonal food we consumed over the holidays. Not the best conditions for success!

Let’s take a step back and figure out what may have gone wrong? Perhaps you set your goals too high setting yourself up to fail or maybe too low and haven’t seen any results which led to loss of interest? With most people one missed workout day or cheat meal leads to another and pretty soon they are back to old bad habits.

I want to talk to the people that have not given up on themselves yet, yes things are not going as planned but you are still willing to keep trying. If that’s you and you feel like what you are currently doing is not working then I would like to offer you a system that I feel will give you a fighting chance.

I normally only offer Online Personal Training to my Clients in a more conventional method where they pay me, and I offer weekly instructions on what they need to do to achieve their Health and Fitness Goals. This type of Online Personal Training works but can add up in cost month to month so, what about other options?

I want to offer something a little bit different, that I feel will be more affordable and perhaps even more successful for many people since Nutrition and Diet are key to Fitness related goals, especially when weight loss is the focus.

So rather than making payments each month for my consulting fees, I would instead put my clients on an Isagenix Health and Fitness program that is best suited to their goals and they would pay for the products they use. I know for a fact that Isagenix has helped me a great deal with meeting my own personal Fitness Goals, so I can wholeheartedly recommend Isagenix to others. Isagenix products work at a cellular level to provide your body the nutrition it needs while giving you energy even when on a calorie reduced diet. I know this from personal experience as I am required to put myself in an extreme calorie deficit when I am in contest preparation, yet during this time I still have the energy I need for my workouts when I am using Isagenix products.

I find no matter what, if you want to achieve any goal, you need to put something on the line! Investing a small amount of money along with your dedication of time will set you up better for success than just a promise to yourself.

What I am talking about here is a commitment of anywhere from $200-$400 dollars in Monthly Isagenix products while you reshape your health and Fitness life, keep in mind you are probably already spending most of that money on food and supplements that the Isagenix products will replace, so in reality you may only be spending about $100-$200 more than you already are.

Your commitment to me means I will also return my own commitment back to you by setting you up with a plan that includes the right Isagenix products combined with a basic daily meal and workout plan designed to get you to your goals. I will revisit your plan each month to make sure you are on track and adjust it as required.

The main Isagenix products we will be focusing on our the Isagenix meal replacement shakes in both standard and Pro formulas, Isagenix Protein bars and other snack related Isagenix product for between meals. Isagenix Vitamins and detox system can be added in  if required, and for people looking to put on some muscle there are Isagenix workout enhancement products.

If you’re ready to succeed this time around by changing your Health and Fitness life, and you’re ready to make a small personal and financial commitment to me then let’s get started together right now and do this!

Contact me here if you accept my challenge and want to actually succeed with your Health and Fitness Goals!