The Pomodoro Technique is a time management philosophy that aims to provide the user with maximum focus and creative freshness, thereby allowing them to complete projects faster with less mental fatigue.
The process is simple. For every project throughout the day, you budget your time into short increments and take breaks periodically. You work for 25 minutes, then take break for five minutes.
– Source: Lifehack.org
You should check out Flex Founded Project on YouTube by Corey Menzinger. There are videos for workouts, meals, and even motivation. The channel is very beginner-friendly. Below are some of my favorite videos from the channel
Three Basic and Important Rules for Beginners
Bodybuilding Macros and Meals For Getting Ripped
Killer Chest Workout with Corey & Amanda
A couple of weeks ago, I convinced one of my co-workers to enrol in the gym I was a member of. She asked me in the pantry about my gym, the fee, the environment, etc. I answered her inquiries excitedly. The following two weeks, she was at the gym with me busting her ass on the treadmill, on a bench, on a mat, and with a pair of dumbbells. Then I wrote a blog post titled “Recruiting” for this blog but I never got beyond the first draft. Now it makes sense why I didn’t go back to writing. It wasn’t meant to be published because weeks later my co-worker had “given up”.
Motivation is everywhere nowadays. It’s in books, in movies, in billboards, in slogans, on your Facebook feed, on blogs, on Tumblr, and even on Instagram. It’s inescapable. Throughout my perusing, finding, and digesting it, I learned one important thing about motivation. You can’t motivate anyone. Continue reading You Can’t Motivate Anyone. TRUTH.
Last Wednesday, my personal relationship with my personal trainer ended. I had learned everything I could from him and it was time to set forth a different fitness route.
Hiring a personal trainer was one of the best decisions I made in life. I tried getting on the fitness path before and enrolled in a gym. But I quit so soon, lacking in motivation and knowledge. A couple of years later, after being diagnosed with sickness, I knew I had to make an uncomfortable yet wise change in my life. I wanted to go to the gym and restart my fitness route again. It has been three years since then. While making it this far could be attributed solely to my motivation and commitment, I could not deny the role my personal trainer played in my journey. Simply put, I wouldn’t get here without him.
Why should you hire a personal trainer, especially if you are a newbie? Continue reading Why You Should Hire a Personal Trainer
Here are some motivation for you!
Cover image: Army Reserve 2010 Best Warrior Competition Army Physical Fitness Test by DVIDSHUB
Last week I began intermittent fasting. I’ve been hearing about it from my friends and fitness people I follow on Twitter since way back then.
One of the things that drove me away from intermittent fasting was the energy issue. How could I function properly if I didn’t have fuel in my body? My morning workout would suffer if I didn’t eat anything. Continue reading Hello, Intermittent Fasting
Meal timing is important to me, especially on work and workout days when my energy highly depends on my food intake. My daily meal plan is usually composed of five to six eggs for breakfast, a protein bar or a protein shake for a snack, BCAA, my pre-workout meal (and sometimes black coffee), my post-workout shake and meal, and a snack before bedtime. It took some time to find the set-up that works for me and it is now my routine. When my team leader at the office sent a meeting invite for a five-hour peer code review, I knew I had a challenge in my hands. Continue reading Six-Hour Meeting and Five Hours of Hunger