Are you still looking for the next fad diet or gadget to help you make lasting change in your life?
If so, it’s time to quit searching and get back to the basics. You don’t need another app, another motivational video or another purchase from Amazon.
Instead, you need to keep it simple and learn from people who have already done it.
One of the greatest fitness icons ever, Jack LaLanne, is someone who can help you transform your life.
While his name isn’t as familiar as a fitness icon like Arnold Schwarzenegger his impact on fitness is nothing short of amazing.
He’s the reason that modern gyms look they way they do today.
Who is Jack Lalanne?
He opened his first gym in 1936 and is the creator of some of the most iconic exercises and gym equipment that is in every gym today. And his fitness achievements are nothing short of amazing:
- He swam from Alcatraz to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco while wearing handcuffs. The second time he did it he was 60 years old and also two a 1,000 pound boat behind him!
- He set the world record for push-ups by doing over 1,000 in just 23 minutes (at the age of 42).
- And at 45 years old he was still able to do 1,000 jumping jacks and 1,000 pull-ups in under 90 minutes!
Habits of Success
So how can these unbelievable achievements help you transform your own life? By learning the habits that brought him his massive success.
When you see things like this, it’s easy to put Jack in a category of his own. To say that he was born that way. But it’s just not true.
Jack lived a healthy life until he passed away at 96 years old in 2011. Here are the simple rituals that he used to achieve his extraordinary accomplishments.
1. Wake Up Early | 3 Simple Rituals
Jack was someone who knew the importance of waking up early. He woke up regularly at 4 am most of his life and as he got older, he let himself “sleep in” until 5 am.
What time are you waking up? If you’re waking up past 5 am and not achieving all you want in your health, business and life, it’s up to you to change it.
Everyone has the same 24 hours in the day, if you’re waking up late you’re missing out the best hours of the day. You can spend uninterrupted times working on your biggest goals or spending time in the gym.
Winners wake up early.
2. Daily Exercise | 3 Simple Rituals
As you can imagine, Jack was obsessed with fitness. He would regularly light weights and do strength training workouts for 90 minutes. Then, he would swim or run for an additional 30 minutes.
While you don’t need to train for two hours every day, it’s no surprise he was able to achieve so much and live such a long life. Daily exercise, both strength training, and cardio are one of the easiest habits of success.
Even at 94 years old Jack was still a fitness junkie. He would still exercise for two hours.
How often are you working out with weights and cardio? If you’re waking up early, it’s one of the easiest times to build confidence and knock out this habit of success.
3. Consistent Eating Habits | 3 Simple Rituals
Jack was an early pioneer of intermittent fasting without actually calling it that. He was known to eat a late breakfast and an early dinner his entire life. And he ate at least 10 raw vegetables per day!
Intermittent fasting is a great way to curb hunger attacks, lose weight, and increase mental cognition. Try to do it a few times per week to take advantage of the incredible benefits.
Remember, success doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes, it’s about getting back to the basics.
Use these three habits to build confidence and start making change in your life.
Simple and powerful post! Thanks a lot! =)