Good Things Take Time

You know what they say good things take time, when it comes to training or fitness this could not be any more true. So many people are obsessed with getting into shape as quickly as they possibly can that they spend ages researching all these different diets or take these crash diets that expect you to eat nothing but a yogurt and salad twice a day. I think this is ridiculous and it’s something I don’t understand for the majority of people.

Okay first off if your diet consists of foods you can’t see yourself eating in 6 months time then it’s just not going to work. Losing weight is easy, the difficulty comes with keeping that weight off, if you do one of these crash diets or diets that have you eating foods you don’t like not only are you more likely to break it because you don’t enjoy it but it’s not sustainable.

This is why when you are dieting, one of the best ways (in my opinion) to lose weight and keep it off is to count your calories and think about taking up a flexible diet. This will allow you to lose weight while still enjoying some of the foods you love.

Secondly instead of being one of those people who use steroids to get huge, fat loss pills to lose weight or follow unsustainable crash diets, take your time with it. Don’t use something that could be detrimental to your health to get results quickly, that’s just defeating the purpose, this is why I don’t understand people who take steroids because (health consequences aside) you are cheating, you’re not creating something you can be proud of, it’s like if you cheat on a test and get a good grade, it’s a hollow victory because people will applaud you but in reality you know you’ve just cheated your way into achieving it. You haven’t devoted hours of hard work and effort to achieve your goals.

Put the time in and create something that you are proud of, but for now I’m going to leave you with these two quotes:

“Good things take time”

“I’m not where I want to be, but thank goodness i’m not where I used to be”

Thank you ever so much for reading this one, I’m probably going to be doing more fitness related posts in the future because that’s what my passion is in. Leave a like if you enjoyed this and leave me a comment to tell me if you would like more posts like this. I hope to see you again on Tuesday. Ciao!


Mindset Is Everything

Mindset is key, it is everything, it is quite possibly the best thing you could ever possibly change. A lot of people have a negative mindset, spending the time and effort to change this into a positive one is the best investment you could ever make.

If you are attempting anything with a negative mindset you are setting yourself up to fail, as they say a negative mind will never give a positive life. Whether this is with business, an exam or losing weight if you develop a more positive mindset you will find that you are much likely to succeed.

When you have a negative outlook you tend to create mountains out of molehills and create obstacles that don’t exist and you are more likely to turn down opportunities that could change your life because you see every negative thing that could possibly happen 10 miles down the line.

Not only this but when you start to be more positive you become so much more happier, so much happier! Trust me I can verify it because changing my mindset has completely altered my life and made me so much more happier.

How did I do it? Challenge your thinking, don’t over analyse or assume bad things will happen, control your thoughts like if a bad thought enters your head challenge whether it is realistic or not or whether you are making something out of nothing. Also please try to remove negative sources from your life this will massively help you such as people or the news or Facebook posts.

There best advice I can possibly give you is invest in yourself, spend 10-20 pounds on a self help book, read it, absorb everything it says and carry it out. My personal recommendation that I have read is one I’ve mentioned alot it is “Mind Power” by James Borg but another good one I’ve yet to read is “Who says you cant? You do” by Daniel Chidiac though I will give you a review on that one once I’ve read it.

The topic of how to be more positive and changing your mindset is a topic I want to cover again in more detail in the future after I have prepared a lot of tips and techniques you can use, but for now I’m going to leave you with this:

“A negative mind will never give a positive life”

I really love that quote and it’s very true hence why I’ve used it twice in this post, I highly recommend you invest in a self help book and actually do what it says if you would like to change your mindset and be more positive. Anyways thank you very much for reading, I’ve noticed a couple of people who like almost every post I do which is really nice! It’s great to have my writing mojo back now I’m training again. Please leave a like if you enjoyed it or comment to let me know your thoughts and opinions. I hope to see you again on Friday. Ciao!

Lack Of Exercise

So this has been abit of a weird week, for those of you who know me or read my blog regularly you probably know I have a keen interest in fitness and training, for the past 7 or so months I have been working out, for the past few months I’ve been completely committed to hitting all muscle groups once if not twice a week, as a general rule Wednesday through to Sunday are the days I train.

However this week has been a ‘deload week’ (A week where you decrease the weight or volume of your workout to allow a week for your muscles and joints time to fully recover), it is the first one I have ever done as it is something I only recently discovered and seen as I keep injuring myself just recently I thought it would be good to give my muscles a rest. I tried it on Wednesday and it was a horrendous workout, afterwards I felt like I hadn’t even done anything, this has resulted in me skipping the last 2 days of training which is not good.

What I was not expecting was the DRASTIC change in how I feel because I haven’t been training, these past few days I have felt horrific, I’ve felt lethargic, not wanting to get out of bed, struggling to write blog posts, I’ve not been reading, it has just hit me like a truck. This wasn’t even meant to be the topic of today’s post but I just couldn’t concentrate on the topic long enough to write a coherent blog post on the topic.

Reflecting upon this I think that I am going to have to get back into working out tomorrow and do a lot more research into a deload week, possibly consider lifting heavier so I at least feel something while i’m doing it. Honestly I don’t really know what the message is behind this blog post other than don’t skip training as it can apparently your well being quite severely.

Anyway i’m going to leave that one there as I need to head off to work and tomorrow after I’ve done some training I will get cracking on the blog post I was originally going to write today, make sure you tune in for that one on Tuesday as it will be a good one. But for now I am going to leave you with this:

“Focus on thinking forward. Second guessing your previous mistakes still won’t change them”

Thank you ever so much if you read this post especially since there wasn’t much advice given out on this one but I couldn’t leave you guys without some content to check out, I assure you normal posts will be resumed on Tuesday. Please leave a comment if you know much about deload weeks or if you have any advice to offer it would be much appreciated, just goes to show no matter how much you know you are still constantly learning. See you guys on Tuesday. Ciao!

My 2017 Goals

Well I said I would have a think about it and post my goals/schedule for 2017 so here it is, firstly i’d just like to say I am posting this so I am held accountable and to make sure I achieve what I set out to do this year, if you have goals I highly recommend you do something similar to hold yourself accountable.

My 2017 Goals:

  • Reach 25000 views a month on my blog
  • Clean up my diet
    • Eat healthier
    • Take multivitamins
  • Finish my college course
  • Start personal training course
  • Reach 5000 subs on YouTube
  • Expand my fitness knowledge
  • Read 1 book every month
  • Create a mobile game
  • Travel to Wales
  • Travel to London
  • Be Happier
    • Write down 3 things i’m grateful for every single day

Okay so there is a couple personal ones in there like travelling to Wales and London which don’t seem like goals but for someone who has suffered with anxiety for many years they are really big goals, plus I’ve always wanted to go London and I have friends who live in Wales.

Some of the goals above I am going to have to breakdown into mini goals like the milestone points with blog and YouTube but other than that they are what I would like to achieve this year. I will also be carrying on with my weight training because I love it but that doesn’t need to be a goal because I would do that anyway, the only reason I wouldn’t do that is if I was that ill I couldn’t leave bed.

As for my Schedule I am going to:

  • Upload Blog – Tuesday & Friday
  • Upload YouTube video – Wednesday & Saturday
  • Reading – An hour every night
  • Study game Development – 2 hours both Saturday & Sunday

So yeah that is pretty much it, there is a few other things I need to add in and arrange but that is basically my goals and schedule, I am going to have to add these all in gradually though so I don’t get overloaded and they become habits and just something I do automatically. But for now i am going to leave you with this:

“You only grow when you push yourself beyond your perceived limits. When you demand more from yourself you will get more”

Thank you guys ever so much for reading, hopefully this will encourage you to do the same and hold yourselves accountable for your 2017 goals. Hit like if you enjoyed it and leave me a comment to tell me your opinion or so you have someone to hold you accountable. Please follow if you want to keep up to date with my content, thanks again. I will see you this Friday for another post. Ciao!

You Only Live Once!


You’re going to die some day, one day we will all pass away, you only have this one life. MAKE THE MOST OF IT!!

No matter what you plan on doing there will always be someone standing there saying why, you want to lose weight? “Why would you want to do that? Controlling what you eat and doing exercise”. You want to start up your own business? “Why? Giving up your secure job knowing you’ll get paid every month”. You want to make a movie? “Why? That’s not going to get you anywhere and nobody else is doing it”.

Why the f*ck not? You only have this one life. You have this one life to accomplish as much as you can, you have this one life to help as many people as possible, you have this one life to live to your full potential. Why waste it?

You can do anything you want, the only thing stopping you from getting there is yourself. When you’re laying there on your death bed taking your final breathes going over your life in your head, do you want regrets? Do you want to be laying there wishing you’d do this and that, wishing you’d started that business, wishing you’d been healthier and prevented yourself being ill, wishing you’d climbed Mount Everest, wishing you’d asked that girl out, wishing you’d been brave enough to make that big speech? Do you want to be thinking how your life could have turned out if you did things differently? Or do you want to lay there with a big smile on your face telling your family you’ve accomplished everything you ever wanted to do and you have no regrets?

Create the best life you possibly can for yourself, help those around you, fill your life with amazing memories, live to your full potential, live a life you won’t regret when you’re on your death bed.

You only live once, make the most of it!

“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not” – Pablo Picasso

This isn’t my usual sort of blog post or my normal blogging day but I feel it is needed and it is something some people need to hear, also bare in mind what triggers you is usually what changes you. It being Monday I thought it would be the best day for this post, please take on-board what I have said.

Thank you ever so much for reading and I hope this fired you up and hopefully helped at least one person to do something they didn’t think they could do, if it helped you please leave a like and maybe a comment to give me your opinion, thanks again. I will be back again tomorrow with my normal posts. Ciao!

People Don’t Change Without A Reason

Okay first off this is going to be a little bit different but it is something I need to get off my chest and it is something I think a lot of people would benefit from knowing, that being said this one is definitely just my opinion but it is one that supported in practice.

People (as a general rule) don’t tend to change for the better without a damn good reason to do so whether it’s someone with a poor attitude, poor mindset or someone who’s overweight, just any bad habit. The don’t change their habits or attitude without a very good reason to do so.

Take someone who’s 30 pounds over weight, they’ve been eating too much for a long time and probably doesn’t do much exercise, they go in for a check up at the doctors and is told that they have very high cholesterol and their heart is having to work very hard to keep them going and if they don’t change their diet by eating a bit cleaner and getting some exercise they’ll almost certainly end up in an early grave. That person then thinks “shit I’ve got to change this” (well not all the time but a lot of people would). But they needed that big reason to push themselves into getting fitter and healthier. That is where they actually start to workout and eat healthier foods to bring their cholesterol down, because they know if they don’t it could kill them.

Or lets say for example, right I’ve been listening to a lot of mindset with muscle podcasts recently and the host Jamie has a lot of guests on it, all of which are very successful people in their industry (usually fitness) and the common thing with almost all of them is they needed a big event to happen before they changed, one was on drugs and its not till he took LSD and had a ‘near death experience’ that he had his epiphany and changed, another went to prison for 4 years and it was only this major event that made him realise he needs to change.

The reason I wrote this article is because of the relevance in my life especially with my friends and their relationships, an example of this is someone I know from college, she had a bf who made her miserable almost every day, had constant arguments with and he was very controlling, it ended when they had a physical fight.. Skip ahead to present day a week later and she’s talking to him again, the response me and her other friends got to this is “oh he’s being really nice, he can change yanno, people do change”… No they don’t, people don’t just change (generally), he’s just being nice so he can get you back and after 2 weeks he’ll be the same guy he’s always been.

But some people just don’t listen, despite being told this by me and 2 other of her close friends she still continues to talk to him so its up to her what she does, nobody can force her to delete him from her life even if we all know that’s the best thing to do. At the end of the day you can’t force someone to do something you have to let them make their mistakes especially when that person is that fixed minded that their is no room for you to work with, anyway I’m going off track.

In summary it usually takes a major event to make someone change for the better, don’t enter manipulative relationships get out of there as soon as possible if you do enter one. And if you want to change something like you want to get in shape then take this idea and give yourself a very strong reason to change like you want to prolong your life or walk your child down the aisle of her wedding, something that is very power and strong with you, this will massively increase the likelihood of you sticking to achieving that goal.

Before I continue to ramble on I better leave this one here so I shall leave you with this:

“Respect yourself enough to walk away from whatever makes you unhappy”

Sorry this is not my usual type of post but it is something I needed to get off my chest and get out their. Massive thank you to everyone who is following my blog, I’ve got myself a little audience who keeps coming back now which is really cool. If you like the content I create please let me know by liking it or leaving a comment to tell me your opinion, it would be greatly appreciated if you do that, I blog at least twice a week so follow me if you want to keep up to date, thanks ever so much again. Catch you on Tuesday. Ciao!

Practising What I Preach

Okay so I preach quite a few different things on this blog, three key ones are positivity, setting goals and holding yourself accountable, however these are 3 things that I am not great at performing… Why is this? Simple. I’m new to it. It’s as simple as that i’m just new to it.

Before I started this blog I was a very negative person, actually it wasn’t until I wrote ‘The Plan’ that my mindset started to change and I started to become a more positive person, this was because of a falling out with a friend and I realised something needed to change but I digress. I used to be the biggest pessimist you’ll probably ever meet, I have a genuine talent for creating excuses as to why something won’t work or it will go wrong whether that be straight away or 10 miles down the line, think of Will in ‘Good Will Hunting’ and his ‘Bullshit answer to everything’, that is the level i’m talking about here. Combine this with me being (or should I say used to be) a right lazy sod then you can imagine how much I needed to change.

After the argument with my friend and I realised something needed to change, I started to read books and listen to podcasts and do all these things to help change my mentality, I should also note this is about the same time I really got into working out. But to get from that state to being a really positive and productive individual is not easy, it is a massive gap between where I was and where I want to be and i’m not even close to being there yet, I am still in the process of changing my mindset.

Change takes time and effort and so far it hasn’t been a great deal of time and I haven’t put in as much effort as I would like to have done so what am I going to do? I am going to make myself accountable for my actions, I am going to tell you all about this and make sure this year is the year I completely change myself, 2017 is going to be the year when I let go of that lazy negative person I used to be and grow into the person I want to be.

Between now and next Tuesday I am going to sort out my goals and sort out a plan on how to get there, possibly a schedule of when I am going to do these things such as edit videos, upload them and when I’m going to study games development and then I am going to post it on next Tuesdays blog this will hold me accountable for my actions and make sure that I stick to what I want to do and achieve my goals!

Combined with this I am going to start doing things like writing 3 things I am grateful for every single day, this will further enforce my positive thinking. This is stuff that is going to need a lot of planning as I have a heck of a lot that I want to do and need to fit it around things like college/work/exercise hence why I am giving myself a week to get it all figured out and then next Tuesday I am going to update you with my goals, my schedule and maybe a couple more things.

But this is starting to drag on so I am going to leave this one here and I am going to leave you with this:

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

I would like to thank everyone who reads these blog posts, I’ve noticed some of you who read and like every single blog I post and it is very humbling to know I am creating content people enjoy or find useful or inspiring, it just means a lot to me so thank you very much. If you enjoyed it please give it a like and maybe a comment to let me know what you think. Thanks again for reading, I will see you on Friday. Ciao!