Oct 102012
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I’m actually one of those busy skinny people mentioned in the title. I work almost 50 hours a week and sometimes on the weekends depending on the situation. I live alone most of the time( with the maintenance of the house & my self-upkeep left to me to manage).

Yet, somehow I was able to raise my weight and increase my muscle mass by more than 20% over the past 3 months, and I’ve done it in 4 steps.

Enroll in a fitness facility near you

Not really a necessary step, however, I always have told people, especially my girlfriend, “I am much to busy and don’t have the time to workout”. However, once I decided to spend a HUGE amount of money in enrolling myself in a quality facility, I found a bit of time to workout.

I’m only working out around 3-4 hours a week, which I still find inadequate for the amount I’m paying, so I’m still trying to find time to workout more.

However, the reason why I’ve decided to enroll myself to a fitness facility is because I find it such a waste of money whenever I don’t find time to workout, since I pay a huge sum monthly.

Secondly, since the fitness facility has relatively better quality equipment than most gyms, I usually don’t put off going to the gym like I once did back when I was going to the old gym I used to go to workout.

Yes, in my opinion, the quality of equipment does affect your drive to go to workout. Also, the nearer you are to the facility, the more likely, you’ll drive away laziness to go workout.

Manage Stress Levels

Stress levels can get really high in my line of work, as well as when I’m living alone and striving for financial freedom in the process, but I tend to manage it by reading and listening to inspirational stuff like “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living” by Dale Carnegie and a bunch of similar books.

Also, I don’t carry much of my work with me when I get home.

Bad stress can make you lose appetite, prone to disease, lose sleep, and even affect my workout because of those factors.

By identifying the need to reduce stress, I am now able to reduce it using the techniques taught by my readings. I suggest all busy people do the same.

Take Supplements during Workout Days

I don’t usually take supplements. Only during workout days. The reasons being my body will need all the sustenance when I push it to the limit.

Muscle needs to recover after a workout, and you need to metabolize quality protein in order to do so.

Living alone and not having much time to cook or clean up after forces me to take supplements to get a good quality source of protein.

It’s a price I have to pay being busy and all. However, it does provide good results and there have been no adverse side effects so far.

Learn to say “no” to things that don’t help you get fit

Learning to say no to bad habits that bring harm is one of the key factors that bring more results faster.

It takes a big amount of discipline to say no to peer pressure or to do things that keep you awake late at night(such as playing video games way late into the night), eat less(go partying where there’s not enough food), to bloat yourself(eating empty calories). Especially if they are tons of fun to do.

However, because of the fact that I’m paying so much just to get the body I want, the thought of it helps me to discipline myself to say no.

Readers might find other methods to improve their self discipline and hasten results, but in my case, this seems to work fine at the moment.

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