The DISCONNECT Experiment

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Hello everyone! Today I would like to discuss with you all about my DISCONNECT EXPERIMENT.
“What in the world is the Disconnect Experiment and why are you doing this?”
The Disconnect Experiment is an experiment where you quit gaming, quit Web surfing, and delete social media applications off of your phone (only using them on your computer when you need them). I decided to try the Disconnect Experiment quite some time ago after not using my phone for a month and realizing the amount of time I would just sit and waste. Lately I realized I have an addiction. An addiction to ESCAPE. All my life I have played games, surfed the Internet endlessly, and did anything i could to just escape life. This is fine short term with stress relief, but what happens when the years waste away? What happens when you can never progress in life? Will you ever be proud of your life? Will you ever make a difference? Will you ever be happy? Are you wasting your potential? I started asking myself these questions and I came up with the Disconnect Experiment.
“Why is online addiction so harmful to your life?”
We get so caught up in our follower count that we forget to make friends, leading to a lonely life. We create and level up the biggest and strongest warriors in a game, but we do nothing to increase our physical abilities in real life. This leads to intimidation, difficulty in everyday tasks, and reality is……getting bullied. We get so caught up exploring the Internet that we forget to even explore the world around us. We spend so much time building and being involved in a world that can be so easily unplugged, that we forget to live the life that actually matters.
“How does the Disconnect Experiment benefit you?”
The Disconnect Experiment allows you to disconnect and get back to the world. Some may find this to be a permanent/lifestyle choice and permanently eliminate excessive Internet use. Those who do not find this experiment to be a permanent choice will atleast realize how much time they are online for nothing but a time-killer and seek to minimize distractions in order to live life more and escape it less. Many individuals will actually find their social skills, social awareness, and productivity greatly improve through more social exposure and less isolation time.
“How long is the experiment/”
The experiment is as long as you need until you realize the amount of time you spend online. It make take a day, a week, even a year! The goal is to realize how much time you waste escaping and adjust your life in order to live it.
It’s time to disconnect my friends, it’s time to disconnect from our escape and face this reality we call LIFE!
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The “Fitness Industry” Is A JOKE!!!

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This world is recently filled with sensitive, confused, and yet self righteous people (not everyone). The world as we know it has changed from us seeking to better ourselves, to the extreme lowering and raising of different standards. The fitness industry has became a laughing stock and has confused the vast majority of people in and interested in the fitness industry.

The growth of mass media has changed the way we look at things. Before, you used trial and error (or common sense) to figure out what improves your health and fitness, and what is detrimental to it. Throughout the years, as social media (or media in general) grew so did the growth of false information, scams, and accusations.

Starting with a more common effect to the blend of false information through mass media, society’s view of what is attainable naturally and what is attainable only with drugs has been blurred by the heaps of individuals who compete in tested divisions or claim natural (which cycle their anabolics to pass tests). These individuals have confused the minds of anyone new to the industry, or lack knowledge to be able to separate face from bulls***. On the other hand, we have “knowledgeable fitness Youtubers” who basically make a living making Youtube videos over who is natural and who is not. This leads endless fanboys to call anyone and everyone who looks decently muscular a “fake natty”. This has lead to the lowering of the standard for natural limits, as well as the increase of false accusations that aim to discredit natural hard work.

The next dilemma goes along with the previous effect brought by ourselves. Just like natural results being discredited by accusations of using pharmaceuticals, many have brought to the forefront the claim of being strict to your healthy lifestyle as obsessive. This may seem harmless at first glace, but declaring a lifestyle in which promotes health being considered obsessive can see individuals to seek a less healthy lifestyle and declare it as the norm of health. This can lead to less than desired results as well as increase chance in health conditions with the standards being set so low. I am perfectly fine with the whole “fat is beautiful” bandwagon, but beauty does not mean healthy. I really thought we learned that when we first realized Victoria’s Secret models were not healthy. Being overweight is not “bad” because of looks. It is “bad” because it raising chances of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and many other health conditions.

Recently there was an up rise of “dad bods” as well as a backlash from the fitness enthusiasts.. Without even glancing at the stated reasons and the real reasons for this dad bad dilemma, the main reason I have this listed is because of the effects it has on the ways guys approach aesthetics. Majority of guys train for girls. That’s not an opinion, THAT IS A FACT. Not just men, but women as well. Woman also workout to be appealing to the opposite sex. When someone is convinced that the opposite sex does not find being more fit than the average person appealing, that individual ceases to feel that working out is necessary for their goal. Though this may be good for self esteem problems, the main focus is that more individuals will be less motivated to be fit because they can acquire their primary goal without any of the exercise and diet. I discuss this more in my post “The Three Worst Reasons To Workout”.

Another topic that has grown since technology has advanced is the topic of if working out is even necessary because of the advancement in technology reducing our need to be fit, or workouts being an excuse of “pretty boy work” rather than doing a taxing labor job such as hauling hay or beig a mover. Yes, technology has advanced to the point where we can do most things without physical effort, but the point of working out should not just be to complete tasks. The ones making this statement do not even comprehend the full benefit of exercise and strength. This argument is usually made by desk jockeys, sit at home moms, or farmer wives. This may be appealing to many people, but that’s because majority of them do not have the mentality to pursue their physical and mental limit.

This industry is smaller than we think yet is being represented as bigger than it really is. The “real industry” revolves around educators, the competitiors, and the researchers who use actual science and knowledge in their endeavors. What is thought of as part of the industry is the so called “fitness experts” or “gurus” without any kind of credentials besides they want to teach fitness. For a second let’s wonder how you can teach what you have no knowledge over…. This results in getting poor results, getting scammed, or having a false representation of what this industry is about… which would be teaching others physical education and how to live a healthy/fit lifestyle with an educated agenda. I see more and more individuals giving out advice to others about fad diets or supplements (zeal, herbalife, shakeology) which aren’t necessarily bad, but misinform the audience to thinking they NEED that product. Being part of this beautiful industry takes knowledge (certification or college degree in the field) , being fit and healthy (represent your industry), and share advice back by either trail/error or proven studies. (Note: When I say educator, I do not mean you have to be certified or have a degree. I mean that you should share your story and legitimate information in order to be a part of an industry. You cannot be part of a business without performing a job, correct?)

More shame has came to the fitness industry with a mediocre standard being popularized ( *cough* planet fitness). These standards are shown to help individuals whom don’t want to work hard or are just plain unhealthy, feel better about themselves by lowering standards rather than helping them increase theirs. This popularity in mediocrity and the fitness guru scams have divided the industry, making the idea of fitness become a blur. Novices who desire fast and easy results soak up all this information like a sponge without realizing the credentials of the presenters.

Another reason individuals are taking fitness less and less seriously starts with the youth. I’ve witnessed health and physical education classes become complete garbage while passing by the mandatory regulations. High school kids now have a choice to use other activities for their physical education credits while also not having to be in athletics. Now I am not all for forcing kids to be active, but given we all have functioning bodies shows what a disgrace it is to waste you abilities with the arms and legs you were blessed with. Every kid may not be able to read and write, but even individuals with disabilities use physical education to better themselves. As we grow up fitness becomes less and less important topic. Now these kids who slacked off with both their education and being active….ARE PARENTS!!!! New problems become present. The problem hides within the homes of each child. Though elementary has became more and more active, the lack of education in the household by the adults results in bad eating habits, activity habits, and social habits. These such results can cause a massive change in a child’s life. Being raised to be unhealthy starts with the education of the parents, yet the education of the parents have declined as these parents got older. This produces a cycles of less and less educated individuals being raises from less and less educated parents.

One final reason why the fitness industry has became a complete joke in this world is social media. Many of you reading has someone you look up to. Most of the time you take what they say as golden, right? This is the cause of much confusion in the industry. Most famous fitness models or types of competitors sell supplements stating how well it works and claiming it’s what got them that fit. This gives novices and the uneducated the idea that they can be like they’re role models by using the product. Not only this, but also gives the individuals a false assumption that genetics and pharmaceuticals did not play an important role in their physique as well. Many role models will also post about popularized diets and training for the sake of attention leading even more individuals into buying into the scam.

These reasons may seems very minor, but have made the industry the joke it is today. I truly love the industry for what it is, but not what it has become. The changing of this world and it’s industries have proven to show the corruption of people. Hopefully one day fitness can be about becoming fit and healthy, rather than making a quick buck….

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Thank You 100 Followers!!!

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I just realized I hit 100 followers today! It is so amazing that 100 people would want to read what I have to say and follow so that they do not miss an opportunity to read my future posts. I started blogging just to get things off my mind and inform people about fitness. I began being obsessed with self improvement when I started my own personal growth journey and started to blog about it instead. I started sharing my experiences and here I am :). I love helping others get through their struggles in life by informing them how I overcame my own. I just wanted to take the time to say thank you. Thank you to my followers, thank you the commenters, thank you for those who share my posts, and thank you to those who email/message me amazing messages about how they love my blog. You guys are absolutely AMAZING!!!! THANK YOU!!!

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How To Get Better Sleep

 

 

Hello you all! 🙂 How is everyone doing today? Today I share with you all 7 tips to getting better sleep. Each one of these steps I have used personally and I am 100% sure they will help you get better sleep as well. Hope you all enjoy! :)))

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Standards And Body Image Issues

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Today I want to discuss a topic everyone  is aware of, but no one wants to discuss. This topic has to deal with the brainwashing done by social media, the fitness industry, and celebrities. Body image issues effects the life of far more individuals than anyone wants to accept. “Oh she keeps saying she isn’t beautiful” or “Yeah he keeps saying he’s not muscular enough”…. whatever the small comments may be, know there’s far more behind the statements than you think. Though media plays a big part, it is not the only culprit for body image issues. Let’s take a deeper look.

The first and foremost culprit is ourselves. I get it. “If you got it, flaunt it”….does no one else harm, right? In theory, just showing your body in public is no harm, but realistically it can be. How so? For those who spent years improving their physique, had surgery, blessed with genetics, or whatever, when you show off your physique in public (whether on social media or in person) you intimidate those who do not have their ideal physique. I’m not saying hide your physique. I am saying in this world it is suggested….even expected that you should show off your physique. Being shirtless is becoming accepted, swimsuits cover less, and shorts aren’t even shorts anymore. Most people who do show their physiques are in great shape, which can intimidate others to either get in shape or hide behind clothes. We’ve influenced body image issues even without the media.

It is no secret that social media is a culprit for body image issues. Why? Because social media only promotes the leanest physiques, most muscular mean, sexiest models, most feminine women, and the highest rating physiques of all time. You know what’s worse? They are promoted like it’s an everyday look. These physiques are shown as attainable ones without drugs, surgery, years of hard work, or editing. This has made an impact and many MANY young boys and girls as they see these physiques and aim to one day be like them. They idolize those physiques and are disgusted with their body until they attain the unattainable (naturally). We do not just show these physiques casually, but many of these “idols”claim they did it without any help (drugs,  surgery, sacrifice, etc) while lying and saying “you too can attain this with hard work”. False expectations and disliking one’s own body has risen dramatically over the years.

Whether you see it in public or on social media, there has been a rise in what’s a priority for a “fit” physique. Guys look bigger than they are athletic, and girls have bigger breasts and butts than they are in shape. Through some years in social media, I could tell a big shift from “fit” to sex appeal. Every guy promoted or had the most comments from girls like “can I take him home” was on copious amounts of drugs, and every girl promoted who had the most likes had implants for unrealistically huge breasts and butt. Being unnatural (using drugs not natural to the body or using surgery to attain a look) has corrupted most individuals’ way of thinking. The disappointment from guys who perform a routine and don’t “gain 30 pounds of lean muscle in 4 week” or girls who workout for sometime and don’t “build a bigger booty while losing weight” is too common. Guys get upset and quit training after they follow their idols routine, but don’t get his drastic results. Girls get discouraged when they lose weight from working out and their fat tissue around their breasts reduce, leaving a (by today’s standards) “less feminine look”. It’s quite disgusting how bad social media has corrupted the minds of young individuals.

A less thought of culprit for influencing body image issues is your crush. Yeah, your freakin’ crush is ruining your life! “But my crush is perfect!” Well, most people have a crush on those they know they won’t be with (a challenge is exciting and tempting to most). Because various components in life has brainwashed your crush to think dudes should be big and lean and girls should have big breasts and butt, and nothing else is attractive….well, many of people reading this won’t fit that expectation. It’s just the truth. People on a daily basis get rejected by those they desire because of appearance. It’s not because they are not attractive, but because they are not up to the false expectations given to their crush by the various sources. Of course everyone has their own preferences, but these preferences can be influenced by what they get shown as what a person “should” look like. Not only will some people reject others for not looking like their false expectations, but some people will date someone and try to change them. Bad enough you can’t accept someone, but there are people who will slowly influence their partner (girlfriend or boyfriend) to change into what they desire. It’s fine to have your partner exercise to become healthy and active, but many people influence them to do so to look better. You think you’re doing it secretly, but they know. They just feel bad and feel you would leave them if you they didn’t do what you wanted. Don’t be that a**hole…

A big proponent to competing in sports is peaking correctly. Absolutely no one (besides your Instagram followers) care how you perform or look, besides on competition day. Many athletes will post their best lifts and physiques on social media and the viewers/followers somehow get it into their heads that this is their everyday performance and physique. You can’t blame them though. Majority of individuals outside of any sport lack knowledge of what it takes to be at peak levels for competitions. It’s just being uneducated. Believing that these individuals have their peaked performance and physiques 24/7 will sometimes influence an individual to get discouraged while not at their peak. Let me explain. A novice bikini competitor may see someone’s competition photos and aim to “be her”. It happens all the time. Well, with lack of education that novice may stay in a caloric deficit as long as it takes getting that lean. She will more than likely ruin her hormone levels, lose muscle mass, damage her organs, and fatigue the body a great deal. This novice does not realize the professional competitor she looked up to bulked during her off-season and would cut pretty drastically for her competition (knowing it’s unhealthy, but doing what it takes) and get back into reverse dieting/bulking right after the competition. Another example would be a young boy in athletics looks up to strength competitors. He may look into a professional power lifter and be like “wow I want to get big and strong like him!” Unfortunately his idol only posts his personal records and utilizes the Bulgarian method (work up to a daily 1 repetition maximum based off the day. Usually around 70-105% of your true maximum). That means all he sees is the idol post personal record after personal record. That boy now gets upset with himself, discouraged, and wants to quit working out because he cannot hit personal record every single time like he thought his idol does. People seem to show and promote their best, but maybe we should show that we all are human…

The last reason for the ridiculous standards and body image issues we know today is how advanced our photo editors and photo editing skills have become. There are endless photo editor applications out there with endless amount of filters, lighting, cropping, and ways to morph the photo into something you want. These editing tools have changed the way people represent themselves. It had gotten so out of hand, some people feel their photos aren’t good without filters or some editing done because they fear comparison to other individual’s photos. Heck, even photo sharing applications have their built in editor. Majority of photos you will see have a filter or are edited in some sort of way. Oh, but they are unedited photos if the caption is “#nofilter”…whatever….

Between us judging one another, social media promoting priorities changing, fake naturals discouraging hard workers, ones we like comparing their options to their expectations, displaying yourself while at a peak level only, or everyone using endless amount of photo editors…we have made body image issues and ridiculous standards a living creature that leaves many casualties. WE are the ones to blame, as well as social media. Next time you judge someone….next time you filter your pictures…next time you only post your best and never when you fail…next time you try to change someone…next time you promote only those who are unrealistic….next you lie about how you got to where you are now….YOU…..YOU ARE TO BLAME.

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Youtube & Blog Collaborators Search

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How is everyone doing today?

Wanting to expand your outreach in blogging and Youtube? Want to contribute to helping people with their fitness and self improvement journey? Maybe wanting to share your journey and experiences with others? HERE IS YOUR CHANCE!!!

I am currently looking for Youtube and Blog collaborators! What does that mean?

This means:

  1. Sharing each other’s content
  2. Guest posting on each other’s blog and Youtube channel
  3. “Shouting each other out” on social media
  4. Supporting each other at competitions and games (competitors)
  5. Being part of a Facebook Collaboration Group Chat to share ideas and help each other out.

All you have to do is have knowledge/experience with fitness and self improvement!

Comment or message me ASAP for us to get started collaborating!

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The Impact Of Social Media

Hello everyone!!! 🙂  Today I uploaded the first video to my new series “What If Wednesday”! This series is made to discuss and ponder on scenarios to which our multiple small actions can make a huge effect in this world. This video specifically discusses what if we used social media for JUST ONE POST A DAY to post something motivational or uplifting.

 

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