Keep It Simple
I work 65 hrs a week. I pack my gym bag every night and go straight to the gym after work. Work out for two hours from 5-7. As a child I was pretty shy. I didn’t really open up and make friends in school until I entered the world of sports. When I realized girls liked you for being good at something is when I tried to be good at everything. When I was 12 years old I was playing baseball, football and basketball. I added track to the list in high school and immediately after I picked up MMA. Fitness has been a huge part of my life. I feel it fuels life success. To be honest though, after high school I started slacking off and getting lazy in the gym. I felt like I had no purpose there, no sport to get in shape for. I went to Tarleton State University for exercise and sports studies for a year where I learned a ton about workout plans and techniques. But you can’t teach motivation. A person has to find that on the inside all by yourself. It’s wasn’t until Jan. 2012 when I changed the way I worked in the gym. I use to go with out a plan and stay for 45 min. Now I go with my personal plan and stay 2 hrs. It doesn’t start with the plan though. You have to first get your mind right. I googled inspirational quotes from my favorite role models. Quotes from Will Smith, Steve Jobs and Michael Jordan are a few of my favorites. Also, motivational YouTube videos helped me get started as well.
This is my base workout, however I am not a robot and it is a good thing to break the rules every once in a while. Mix it up sometimes, add new exercises, but do not skip a workout day and always work HARD. I take musclepharm assault for pre-workout then combat for protein.
Eat six times a day. Everything you put in your body counts and is another chance to better yourself and reach your goals. Discipline is key. My mindset is keep it simple. Jump start my metabolism early and keep it going with healthy snacks throughout the day. No fried foods, no sodas and alcohol once every 2-3 weeks.
Meal #1- Oatmeal with fruit, a Banana, an orange and a Protein Shake.
Meal #2- 1/2 a cup of unsalted almonds or a protein shake.
Meal #3- 8-12oz of chicken, fish or steak with 1/2 cup of brown rice and side salad
Meal #4- 1/2 a cup of unsalted almonds or a protein shake.
Meal #5- 8-12oz chicken, fish or steak with 1/2 cup of brown rice 1/2 tomato
Meal #6- Protein shake.
Hard work and a clean living is the right road to take to get where you wanna go. I get detoured sometimes but my self-discipline and positive mindset gets me back on track.
For free workout tips or life coaching you can reach me on twitter @obryanfarmer and on fb at www.facebook.com/obryanfarmer