By: Jesse Itzler
Book Overview: When Jesse felt himself drifting on autopilot, he hired a rather unconventional trainer to live with him for a month – an accomplished Navy SEAL widely considered to be “the toughest man on the planet”! Jesse is about as easy-going as you can get. SEAL is…not. Jesse and SEAL’s escapades soon produce a great friendship, and by the time SEAL leaves, Jesse is in the best shape of his life, but he gains much more than muscle. At turns hilarious and inspiring, Living with a SEAL ultimately shows you the benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone.
Post(s) Inspired by this Book:
“Whether people change their mindset in order to further their career, heal from a loss, help their children thrive, lose weight, or control their anger, change needs to be maintained. It’s amazing – once a problem improves, people often stop doing what caused it to improve. Once you feel better, you stop taking your medicine. But change doesn’t work that way. When you’ve lost weight, the issue doesn’t go away. Or when your child starts to love learning, the problem isn’t solved forever. Or when you and your partner start communicating better, that’s not the end of it. These changes have to be supported or they can go away faster than they appeared.” ~ Carol Dweck, Mindset
The idea of one percent gains has allowed me to level up my workouts in a HUGE way by giving me a clear path of growth that I could focus on week-to-week after each workout. There is no bigger motivator in life than progress and when I was able to see my numbers go up every week, my excitement and drive uncontrollably spiked! Pay attention, because there is incredible power in this idea when applied properly—Good luck!
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When I was in the early stages of building up the habit of writing down my workouts ahead of time, I came to a particularly rude awakening – one that I had been overlooking in all of my years of working out: My workouts all-in-all and over the long run – were essentially the same.
…They didn’t feel the same. Week-to-week I felt like I was switching it up and making gains.
But the more that I thought about it, the more I realized that every time I did a specific workout or targeted a specific muscle group, I would work to a similar rep count with a similar number of sets and with a similar weight – under the impression that I was progressing.
…I wasn’t. I was working out in essentially the same comfort zone, to the same weight limits, and to the same point of exhaustion. Continue reading
“When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor
“Always take the stairs. There’ll be plenty of days where you can’t, so accept the opportunity to take the stairs as a gift and make a deposit into your Future Health account.” ~ Nick Crocker, Medium
“It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~ Proverb
“To me, every person who smoked was voluntarily killing themselves, and doing it quite openly.” ~ Chrissie Wellington, A Life Without Limits
“You’ve got to be in top physical condition. Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” ~ Vince Lombardi
“Do yourself a favor, and realize that there’s no technique in the world that will save you. There are no pills, no secrets, no passwords on the path to greatness. You’ve got to embrace the pain, push the threshold, and feel the suck, and then you’ve got to muster the courage to go back six times a week.” ~ Jon Gilson
“My temptation is emotional, and resisting will further my needed weight loss and strengthen my character. Furthermore, nothing tastes as good as thin feels.” ~ Stephen Covey
“It turns out that 70% of American aging is not real aging. It’s just decay. It’s rot from the stuff that we do. All the lifestyle diseases … the diabetes, the obesity, the heart disease, much of the Alzheimer’s, lots of the cancers, and almost all of the osteoporosis, those are all decay. Nature doesn’t have that in store for any of us. We go out and buy it off the rack.” ~ Dr. Henry Lodge
“If your dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise.” ~ Author Unknown