How to be healthier in 7 easy steps

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Do you want to have better health? Do you want to live with more vitality and have more energy and be MORE HAPPY? Do you want to be more and do more? Follow these 7 steps and you will accomplish all that and more.

Living a fit life is amazing. Being happy and healthy is the best way to live your life yet most of us fall far short of the vitality that we are capable of. It’s time to change that.

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Everyday is Saturday

A positive attitude is all it takes to live the life of your dreams.

To me everyday is a Saturday. I mean this in a couple of ways. First of all it is my “job”. I really don’t work like people that have the typical 9-5. Those people, for the most part, look forward to every Saturday with a positive attitude.

When you honestly and truly LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you do then everyday is Saturday. It’s an amazing feeling to wake up with the same excitement and euphoria on Monday, Tuesday and every other day.

I can’t say enough for how cool it is.

The other way that, for me, every day is Saturday is with my health and fitness.

This one is a tad harder to explain and conceptualize.

Check this out.

Have you ever felt euphoric about yourself and the way you look? I bet you have. That’s your “Saturday”.

Years ago I remember my aunt at a summer family gathering. She was in her late 30’s at the time and was heading to her 20th high school reunion. I saw her once every summer and, let me tell you, she had never looked so fit.

This was her Saturday.

The next year she had gained a bunch of weight and wasn’t enjoying her health anymore.

Some peoples Saturday comes once a year in the first week of January. After a couple of weeks at the gym a few pounds are lost and the body is feeling pretty good. Sometimes your “Saturday” lasts a few weeks or even months until [*Insert ridiculous excuse here*].

Some people enjoy brief periods of time where they feel great an even look great. It might be the summer. It might be that pickup basketball league at the YMCA. It might be flag football.

Saturday.

Saturdays end.

You need to develop the everyday is Saturday mentality. Just like when you quit your crappy job to start something you love (like I did 6 years ago) you MUST quit your crappy body and start loving what you see.

Changing your lifestyle is hard but it can’t be as hard as looking at that belly when you tie your shoes.

Working out may make you sore and a little uncomfortable but how comfortable is it buying a bigger size and not wearing what you want because your ass is to damn huge.

Truth hurts, doesn’t it?

Everyday is Saturday for me and it can be for you also. It’s a choice. Let me know if there is anything that I can do to help.

Please share if you found value here. THANK YOU.

By the way, today’s blog post was inspired by a Podcast that I listen to called the “Everyday is Saturday Podcast” with Sam Crowley. It’s good and I recommend it.

CLICK HERE to go the the website or search “Everyday is Saturday” on your podcast app on your phone.

Why we are overweight

why we are overweight

This post is going to shed light on why we are overweight. The answers may not be what you think. Hold on tight.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that we are overweight. The latest stats say that it’s 68.6%. That means that almost 7 out of 10 people are overweight. I have some ideas why we are overweight. Most don’t agree but, well, most people are overweight so…it’s gotta be something.

Why are we overweight?

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Why People Quit

Why people quit

People quit the gym ALL THE TIME. Today I look at why people quit the gym from the ACTUAL words of the quitters.

I have been blessed in recent weeks because normally when people quit they simply stop coming and stop returning calls and texts. Normally when people quit they simply fade off into the sunset and offer up a lame, “I’ve been busy” type of excuse. It’s usually hard to tell why people quit.

The blessing that we have had is that I have 3 people that, in the last few months have quit our fitness program and have offered reasons WHY.

This is gold my friends.

You are about to see just WHY people quit and WHAT I think about those excuses.

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Mainstream weight loss advice: Fact or fiction?

mainstream weightloss advice

Today I look at mainstream weight loss advice. Is what the media is saying valid? Let’s see.

This is going to be fun. Weight loss advice from the big guys.

I typed in “how to lose weight” in the search bar of my web browser. The first thing that Google gave me was an article from Reader’s Digest. It’s 40 tips to lose weight. I haven’t even read it yet. I will, however, tell you that you are about to get an honest assessment from me on the validity of their 40 points.

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Words you NEED to STOP using on your fitness journey

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There are certain words that you need to stop using on your fitness journey. Seriously.

I think I am going to get in trouble with this post today. Honestly, I really don’t care. It’s the bold who change the world. I’m trying to change the world so I’d might as well be bold.

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Keep Swinging

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I was 9 in 1982.

It was the first year that my mom and step-dad were together and the year my brother was born. It was also the year that I went to my first baseball game.

We lived in Connecticut at the time but my step-father was from Pennsylvania. He was a huge Pirates fan so he took me to Shea Stadium in New York to see his Pirates play the Mets. The Pirates were cool and all, but boy did I fall in love with the Mets.

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7 reasons why I NEVER do ab day plus the secret to sexy abs

Why I never do ab day Rick Copley The Fit Life blog

The secret to a sexy abs isn’t to do crunches. The secret to sexy abs really is that 99% of what you think you know is dead wrong. The secret to sexy abs is actually to never do abs. Read to the end for your 12 step PLAN!

I cringe every time I see someone on Facebook talking about doing abs. It’s almost like a gym badge of honor. It’s almost like the workout doesn’t count if you don’t throw in some abs. It seems like everyday is ab day.

It’s stupid. Ab day is useless. Want abs? Stop with the dumb ab days.

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