Strength training programs, workout routines, and exercise advice is all good information to write about – there is a tremendous need for quality information in our culture these days. However, none of this information is useful unless it is easily applied to our daily lives. This is one of the hallmark traits that I want to infuse into Real World Strength Training – that health-first strength training can be done in the “real world.”
I’ll get right to the point on this post – I have a challenge for you today. If you want to achieve your strength training goals, then you better take me up on it because this will be an opportunity to learn and grow. I know what you’re thinking, “I don’t want to learn and grow, I want to get stronger!” Trust me, this one activity could mean the difference between enjoying your stronger dream body or not.
Everyone has a dream lifestyle. I was once asked by my friend and training partner, Kyle Battis, what my perfect “average” day would be like. I told him that it would start early in the morning so I could watch the sunrise while exercising. In my mind, I still know what kind of day I would like to have everyday if I could choose – the idea of a “perfect day” is constantly on my mind.
My perfect day would include time spent reading literature and poetry, learning how to improve my business, helping other people somewhere and somehow, spending quality time with my wife and family, getting adequate exercise, spending time in prayer, enjoying the outdoors, making the most of my hours spent working (high efficiency and productivity), and time spent relaxing. It sounds like a lot to fit into one day, but I think I can do it with the right mindset and a little planning.
So, here’s a lifestyle exercise that I want to encourage you to try out tomorrow. I want you to strive towards having a perfect day – a day that is optimized for not only your strength training goals, but for all of your lifestyle goals. Granted, this is probably impossible since there are so many unexpected things that CAN happen to put a wrench in your progress. Regardless, your goal will be to do everything in your power to push towards achieving your daily goals, if only for one day – even if something comes up to put a stop to it from happening.
Here is my idea of a perfect day and what I want to accomplish tomorrow, and everyday:
Continue reading Have a Perfect Day, the Best Day of Your Life – a lifestyle strategy to help you with your strength training and other life goals by John Sifferman