The 11 Random Fitness and Life Rules that I Live By

This post was inspired by Craig Ballantyne. Craig is one of the editors of Early to Rise, a great blog about mindset, lifestyle and business.

I wanted to share some rules that I live by. After some contemplation on this I realized there were many more but here is just a little piece of some of my life rules.

1. I read business, mind-set or motivational material on my Kindle for 30 minutes per day.

2. I never check email before 9am. Typically it’s later but that’s the cut off and I only check it twice per day, never on weekends.

3. I will live my life by my own rules.

4. I do some kind of mobility or stretching every single day when I wake up.

5. I turn off all electronics one hour before I go to sleep, this helps me relax and get ready for actual rest.

6. My workouts always consist of heavy movements involving muscle complexes to burn more calories and engage the entire body in an efficient manner.

7. I believe that everyone can change their lifestyle and I don’t engage with people who disagree with that statement.

8. I have cut out all of the vampires and energy suckers in my life and only focus on the positive people that care about me.

9. I take 2-3 minutes every day to remember where I started and how grateful I am for the life I have.

10. I get my mindset right before every single workout. Focus and music gets me ready to give 100% and never waste a minute of energy.

11. I have a daily, weekly and monthly calendar on my computer. Each day is color coded and time slots are blocked out for daily tasks. This keeps me motivated and on track with my tasks.

Bonus #1- I always give myself Friday as “my” day. I sleep in a bit, train hard and usually spend time with friends or go to a movie. Occasionally I’ll do a bit of work in the afternoon but I love this time for myself to unwind and enjoy the fact that I created my own schedule and lifestyle.

Bonus #2- I’m not religious but I do pray at the church of Brady. Go Pats!

One thing I realized a few years ago is that you must give yourself permission to lead a life that you want. Part of that is giving yourself permission to get your body into shape. It’s not just the physical side, but it’s mental and it’s confidence and overall energy.

If you’re ready to give yourself permission to change your life with fitness then I encourage you to come by for a free 60 minute consult with me.

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Callie Durbrow

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Luis Navarro - January 12, 2012 Reply

I have 2 simple rules that I live by and have worked for me for years.

1. “Never Settle” Everyday and whatever I am doing, I take time to reflect on what I am doing or haven’t done and I ask my self is this enough for you, are you satisfied with what you’ve done? If the answer is yes, then I move on to the next challenge or task. If the answer is no, I won’t stop asking myself until I’m happy. This helps me keep my drive and will-to-win all day.

2. “W.I.N.”= What’s Important Now? This helps me focus all day on what I need to get done in life.

Donna G. - January 12, 2012 Reply

I’m stealing a few of these. In return, I’ll leave you with a few of my own:

1. Happiness is a choice. There are people in this world who are not happy unless they’re miserable. Identify these people and wish them well; from a distance;

2. Putting yourself first isn’t always selfish. You cannot take care of others if you can’t take care of yourself. (I’m still working on this one).

Rebecca - January 12, 2012 Reply

These seem like some good rules to live by, Callie. I love that you are always preaching about having a positive mindset and how that is so important. It’s true!

Donna, I agree, happiness is a choice! Although some may call it cheesy, I’ve always liked the song “Don’t worry, be happy” – those, in my mind, are words to live by.

One rule I’m trying working on now is no more of this “I can’t” business. If I tried something today, and couldn’t do it, it doesn’t mean that I can’t, it just means I gotta keep working at it. I’m not going to get any better if I don’t think it is possible!

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