Now we are not planning to get you ready for battle today! When we talk about having the body of a Warrior we want you to think more about the characteristics and the qualities that a Warrior embodies, and we want you to think about the depth of the word ‘Warrior’ and really bring this to life, in your life.
- Has strength (physically and mentally)
- Has Confidence in themselves
- Is a master of their strengths
- Has determination
- Is discplined
- Has Patience
- Rises to the challenge that they set or have set for them
Ultimately a Warrior is at home in their own body. Now that’s something isn’t it! So what would it mean for you to be at home in your own body and to feel like the inner Warrior that you are? (In Physical terms)
Let us give you our examples:
For Emma: It would mean feeling physically strong so that my body is free of injury or disease and is able to go about day to day life easily without pain or stiffness. It would mean feeling energised, and having this balance across the whole of the day. It would involve being able to push my body to its physical limits and see it succeed and break through to a new level.
For Adam: I would feel a taller and stronger version of myself, with flexibility and energy to go with it. It would mean having a spring in my step when I get out of bed and being able to complete my chosen activities with ease and enjoyment.
So what does this mean we would need to do be those physical warriors:
For Emma: I would be training in yoga on a daily basis for at least 15 minutes each day which focuses on balance and flexibility. I would include structured work-outs 3 -4 times within my week to work on other areas such as Weight Lifting and Cardiovascular work, as well as some High Intensity Training. I would consume a minimum of 2.5litres of water each day and would be optimally fueling my body with good Nutrition choices. This would include eating 3 balanced meals and 2-3 balanced snacks each day, which would all be cooked from scratch. I would allow myself a treat 1-2 times per week.
For Adam: I would be following my Herbalife Nutrition programme and consuming 3 litres of water each day. I would cut out refined sugars from my diet and hit my required Protein target each day. I would be following my TPI Golf programme to maintain Strength and Flexibility.
Find your inner Warrior
We hope by now that you are getting a real sense of what we mean when we talk about a Warrior.
The more that you can live in tune with your inner physical warrior, the easier it is to recognise the key aspects you need to put in place to keep that Warrior alive. So let’s break this down to help you start to find yours.
Despite Emma coming from a background of Personal Training for the last 14 years, getting your exercise in check does not mean that you have to invest in a Personal Trainer and be busting a gut in the gym every day (the typical view of what having a PT involves).
- completing ‘x’ amount of home workouts each day for ‘x’ period of time
- Taking part in a regular yoga practice
- Following a structured, goal orientated workout plan.
- Taking part in exercise classes
Whatever it means for you, here are some key tips to help you:
- Don’t think that the plan you create has to be rigid. As you grow physically your wants and needs will change and the plan will therefore also need to change.
- Be Consistent – No matter what your plan of action is, find something that is realistic so that you are able to stick to it. For example, if you know that you have a knee injury that would mean you cannot run, don’t include running in to your plan.
- Do whatever you need to do to get you going initially. For some people this may be doing things that come naturally and easy to them in order to build up the motivation to do bigger things, or for others this may be jumping straight in and stepping outside of your Comfort Zone. The key here is that you just get started.
- You don’t have to be at any certain level to start.
- Don’t expect results overnight, find your inner warrior patience!
Fuel your body and it will fuel you
You get out of things what you put in, the same as you get out of your body what you put in. The reality is, we wouldn’t fill our cars with cheap knock off fuel, so why do we allow ourselves to do that to our bodies? That is a post in itself! But if you want to feel energised, full of life and ready to jump straight in to the day a lot of this will come down to what you eat and drink.
Some examples of some habits you may include are:
- Having breakfast each morning
- Limiting the amount of Tea and Coffee you drink
- Eating little and often
- Eating balanced meals
- Cooking from scratch
- Not having caffeine after lunch
- Being hydrated by drinking water throughout the day
Again, everybody’s way with nutrition in order to feel at their best will be slightly different, but some tips to help you along the way are:
- Do something that you can repeat and then build on (Don’t try to be perfect straight away if you know that this is not possible, as it will result in failure and in time knock you off track completely).
- Do not get lured in to the current ‘fad’ that is around.
- Don’t try to skip steps to speed up the process.
- Do what feels right and do something that you can continue for the rest of your life. Dieting (Eating well) is a lifestyle.
You don’t have to be an athlete to be a Warrior
As we mentioned in our previous post: Personal Development is about developing in all areas of the body. We have only covered one today, but it is an important one. How we train the body and the condition that we allow it to remain in affects our outlook and our subsequent actions.
It doesn’t matter what level this article is finding you at, we all have that ability to tap in to our inner Warriors, and when we reach that we will all know what that feels like, and it will be different for each of us. But that feeling is one of being unstoppable and being able to take on the world day by day and person by person, so why wouldn’t you want to release it?
So we will leave you today on one of our favourite speeches from one of our favourite motivational speakers.
Now go and find that body of a warrior and ultimately, become one!