is not just about having access to new information.
It’s about having access
to daily inspiration and accountability!
I’ll use anything for inspiration — sometimes you need to seek motivation to get that extra oomph for an intense, great workout!
Your health improves from quality exercise sessions, and the best workouts have real motivation behind them.
I’m not talking about the kind of motivation that comes from a pre-workout coffee or from watching your favorite TV show while walking on the treadmill. I’m talking about the kind of motivation that has you focused and in-the-moment, so you can make the very most of that day’s workout.
Today is a good day to get excited about your life!
- ✓ prosperity: have excellent physical health? then you’re already rich
- ✓ vision: visualize your positive future so clearly that you can smell it/taste it/feel it
- ✓ goals: work backwards from your fantasies
- ✓ deadlines: forget shame — use your sense of humor instead!
- ✓ take steps: remember the fable of The Tortoise and the Hare
You Can Be Inspired for the Gym and Have Motivation for Your Workouts
One of the primary purposes of instantDane.tv is to provide a forum for daily inspiration and accountability while we all do our daily self-care and health protocols. It’s very important to me to help others understand how permanent change actually occurs.
3 Fundamentals to a Better, Healthier Life
95% of people do not understand how life gets better. Would you like to be among the 5% who understands? From my perspective there are three essential dynamics one must align with in order to keep improving the experience of life!
#1: Life improves as Your Health Improves
#2: Your Health Improves by Stacking Good Habits
Life is not like in the movies, comprised of a series of defining, dramatic “oscar moments.” Our lives are, in fact, quotidian. Most of life is built from our everyday little habits. Replace daily little bad habits with daily little good habits, and eventually, over time, you will win at life.
#3: Your Brain Needs a Dependable Gatekeeper
What you think, feel, and believe makes a difference on your health. I strongly encourage you to be careful what you watch on television, who you speak to, and what you speak about. Your brain is nothing short of miraculous, it will manifest more of what you’re already focused on.
Also, it matters who you hang out with. If you are serious about getting healthier — I mean, serious, then you need to surround yourself with as many fit, positive people around your age as you can. Maybe you can find a workout buddy, or even a fitness coach. Another reason I launched instantDane.tv is that when I turned 40 and went online to try to find out about the physiological changes that happen to men as they age, and how best to deal with those changes, I couldn’t find the information I needed. I couldn’t even find many images of fit men over 40! All the fitness magazines had images of guys in their 20s and 30s, but very, very few of men in their 50s, 60s, and beyond. (Speaking of which, that’s me in the photo below. I’m at the gym. I love these retro photographs from classic fitness magazines. Fun!)
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Many people when they first visit my site think that I am providing information. Yes, I do present much of the latest research in longevity science and fitness. But having information is not the primary method by which people successfully adopt healthier, new habits. It’s having daily inspiration and accountability. It’s having access to tools that help you prepare for change and process changes as they occur. In positive psychology, we call this “Stage 3.” Stage 3 is the stage of change most-often skipped, which is why for many people positive changes don’t “stick.”
I encourage you to give yourself a few moments alone in a quiet room, to sit calmly, to breathe slowly and deeply, and visualize yourself as the person you most want to become. This is what I mean by Stage 3. You have to imagine, first, what you want, and then consider how much you want it — say, on a scale of one-to-ten. If you’re at 8 or above, you’re ready. If you’re 7 or below, come back another time — it’s not important enough to you yet.
Next, imagine how you might get in your own way. What circumstances will prevent you from becoming that future, healthier person you see in your mind’s eye? These are your potential obstacles. Imagine what you will do when you encounter these obstacles. How will you sidestep them? This is Stage 3 work!