So, basically, I’ve decided that I’m going to start collating some of the articles I share on my bookface page and hit you with them in a short, weekly* blog post.
Largely, this is because I spend a lot of my downtime reading other people’s fitness, nutrition and biznizz shtuff; but, also because I’m struggling to find time to write longer blog posts due to my daily, life changing endeavours.
*When I say ‘weekly’, I mean I’ll do it this week and will continue to do it on a weekly basis…unless I forget I committed to doing it weekly – or altogether – in which case, this’ll be a one-off.
Anyway, without further ado, here are five of my favourite articles I read this week:
1) 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do
If you want to be successful, in any field, you’ll be best served to avoid doing these 13 things.
Number 4 is my personal favourite, in case you were wondering.
2) Don’t Break the First Promise of the Day
There’s a constant battle in my brain between productivity and laziness, and I find that as soon as I feed one side, it takes control. If I start my day by getting shit done, shit continues to get done all day. If I hit snooze on my alarm a couple of times, the game’s a bogey – the day is over before it has even started.
This article talks about this in more detail and offers a few great tips as to how to avoid going down the wrong path so that every day is a productive one.
3) What the Heck Is Insulin and How Does It Affect Blood Sugar and Fat Loss?
Too many people believe weight loss to be about moving more and eating less. The truth is hormones and, more importantly, controlling them are the keys to weight loss success.
This article breaks down one of the most important hormones for fat loss/storage, insulin, and details how it affects your life. My favouritist (yeah, I just said that) part of the article is the section that offers 8 simple ways to improve insulin sensitivity.
4) 12 Training Strategies I’ve Shamelessly Stolen From My Friends in the Fitness Industry
Stealing is the only way to get better in any industry, in my opinion.
If you want to be successful in business, start reading articles/books written by successful businessmen/women and absorb how they achieved their success. If you want to be a successful coach, find other successful coaches, ascertain what it is that makes them successful and integrate it into your own coaching. Pretty simple, really.
In this article, John Romaniello breaks down 12 training strategies he’s learned (ahem, robbed) from his fitness peers.
My personal favourite is number 3: glute bridges and hip thrusts from Bret Contreras; as I’m sure my clients will attest to.
5) The 7 Best Doughnuts In NYC
I bet this one took you by surprise, eh?!
So, I’m headed to to the States for New Year and I was doing some reconnaissance for places to visit, things to see and, most importantly, places to go eat*!
My favourite facet of traveling isn’t necessarily site-seeing, it’s checking out the local cafes and restaurants. In fact, researching the best places to go for coffee and food, in advance, is almost a hobby in itself for me.
*Now, when I say eat, I want you to know that when I’m on holiday, I’m on holiday. I am no longer Ross Stewart, personal trainer and nutritionist extraordinaire. I am Joe Average Fat Dude, who eats pancakes for breakfast, burgers for lunch, pizza for dinner, ice-cream for desert and as many doughnuts, cookies and coffees as I wish, in between.
Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration as I’d be ill, lethargic and useless if I did this, but I do make a point of ordering whatever I want, based on how I feel at the time.
Anyway, I look forward to checking out a few of these 7 places and will no doubt find a few more to add to the list.
And…that’s a wrap, folks.
Be sure to let me know if you enjoyed this post and check back next week for another instalment…if I remember.
In the meantime, hit me up on my bookface page and check out my website.
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