Working Out No Longer Sucks

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Working out can be a daunting task. With busy schedules, these days, fitting a workout into your busy lifestyle can be tough. There is always a solution to a problem that you’re having, and that solution is Bulletproof Vibe. What is Bulletproof Vibe? Bulletproof Vibe is a 15-minute whole body workout and vibration therapy.

Listed below are some of the benefits of using the Bulletproof Vibe:

Detoxifies and strengthens the immune system (by moving the lymph system).

Helps build/regain muscle strength and bone density.

Reduces workout recovery time.

Stimulates healthier brain function.

Give you huge bursts of energy! 


Your might be saying right now, “how do you use this?” And the answer is simple: you simply stand on the Bulletproof Vibe, and the vibrations will travel from the feet through the spine and into the head. Be sure to stand on the Vibe with your knees bent. It’s best to always set your posture this way so that your head does not shake. Keep in mind that any movement while standing on the Bulletproof Vibe will have an increased benefit.

Stretching will be way more efficient, workout routines will return better results, and normally unused muscles or tissues will be stimulated. Try doing some standing yoga poses on the Vibe. You can also perform push-ups while on the Vibe.

How long should you use it? 5-15 minutes depending on how you feel. It is safe to use the Vibe every day if you choose to do so. It’s recommended to start using the product 2-3 times per week for only 5-10 minutes each session. The Vibe will introduce a new stimulus to your body, and you should give your body time to adapt to it. After a week or two, you may start to increases your sessions’ frequency and duration. As always, continue use with caution and listen to your body.

Celebrate Fat Tuesday!

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Happy Fat Tuesday! Today, people will be celebrating “Fat Tuesday” with eating a paczki (a Polish tradition). There’s eating a paczki today and feeling like a zombie from ‘The Walking Dead”, and then there’s celebrating “Fat Tuesday” Bulletproof style (of course). Contrary to popular belief, fat is good for you! You may notice a lot of food companies put 0 grams trans fat on various food items at your local grocery store. Do not get sucked into what food companies tell you what is right for you. Instead, do some research on your own, and you’ll find out that fat is actually good for you.

 


 

Bulletproof offers the best fats around: check out Brain Octane oil (it’s what makes your coffee akin to rocket fuel), or check out XCT oil (for when you’re eating salads or making a smoothie), and be sure to check out the product of the month: grass fed ghee. All of these named products will make you feel better, and your brain will thank you for taking such good care of it.

BulletProof: A Way Of Life

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I’m proud to announce that I will be an affiliate for Bulletproof starting today. After much consideration, I have decided to take this step. I’ve been using Bulletproof products for over three years, and I’ll never forget when I made my first cup of Bulletproof coffee. When you first take a sip of Bulletproof coffee, you’re going to feel like a superhero. You’ll feel energized, focused, and ready to take on whatever comes your way. The founder of Bulletproof coffee, Dave Asprey, has brought a lot of attention to how we eat, what we eat, and most of all, how we take care of ourselves. Dave Asprey continues to pave the way on how to be more healthy and how to achieve optimal performance in your everyday life. You can expect to see product reviews, informational posts, and how Bulletproof products fit into my lifestyle. Even if you don’t fully immerse yourself into the Bulletproof way of life, my goal is to inform you and educate you on something that will benefit the way that you live your life.

Sincerely,

Justin Marroquin

February 28th, 2017

How To Be Like John Wick

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By now you’ve most likely seen the movie ‘John Wick’ starring Keanu Reeves, and I guess that a lot of people have thought to themselves, “man, it would be really cool to be like John Wick.” This post is going to explore that question, and the short answer is yes, you can be just like John Wick, but it will take some commitment and dedication on your part to realize the dream of becoming John Wick.

Firearms: This category is a must if you’re looking to be like John Wick. Let’s get one thing straight: firearms are serious business, and it’s not to be taken lightly. Please take the time to research gun ranges near you, and go talk them about learning how to shoot a firearm, and receive feedback on what type of training that you would like to sign up for. Also, keep in mind gun laws in the state that you reside in. Always keep up to date on firearm safety and gun laws. Moving on now: so you’ve decided to sign up for classes (or you’ve already taken some classes) you’ve purchased a firearm, and now you’re on your way to becoming John Wick, right? Wrong! Learning how to use a gun (proficiently) is painstakingly rough, but don’t give up. Keep practicing and keep honing your skills. Nowadays, it is vital that you keep yourself safe (or your family) at all times, and learning how to use a firearm properly is very empowering, but please don’t get an ego thinking that you’re Mr. Wick just yet, we still have some work to do.

 

Hand To Hand Combat Skills: There is no way around this particular skill. This skill set is essential to becoming not only John Wick but a complete, well-rounded human being. It is in our DNA to express ourselves not only emotionally, but physically as well. Once again research in your area MMA gyms that are accessible to you, and visit the gym. Talk to the people that train there and ask questions. Everyone has to start somewhere, and when you first start training you’re going to feel discouraged, but that’s the whole point about mixed martial arts. MMA teaches you how to push past your own limits, and it also teaches you to rely solely on yourself and how you handle pressure situations. Even with just a month of training consistently with MMA, you’re way ahead of your average man or woman that doesn’t train MMA, but be careful and stay humble; there’s plenty of people that train MMA, and they let the world know it, too. Don’t be that person. Instead, continue to train and always strive to get better in the gym (and outside of the gym). Having trained in MMA is a great feeling, but keep it to yourself and never boast about it, but by all means, use it when it deems necessary.

 

Mindset: So far we’ve discussed being proficient in firearms and MMA, but one particular, integral part of becoming John Wick is having a healthy mindset. So many people know hot to shoot a gun and know how to somewhat defend themselves, but the missing piece to tie all this together is a mindset. Developing a strong sense of who you are and where you’re going is one of the best skill sets that you can have in life, but it doesn’t come easy, though. So, you’re probably asking how can build a stronger mindset? For starters, make certain decisions right away, even if it’s something as simple as “what should I eat?” when you make those certain decisions, you’re training your brain, just like you would be training your arms, legs, etc. Another way you can prepare your mindset is to read. That’s right read. Read anything and read often; reading will expand your thinking process, broaden your vocabulary, and you’ll be a more complete individual for doing so.

 

Being John Wick is not farfetched. With a lot of training (emphasis on “a lot”) and commitment, you’re well on your way to becoming the best individual that you can possibly be.

Inspired: My 2017 Journey

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Recently, I purchased Tim Ferriss’s latest book ‘Tools Of Titans,’ and I was pleasantly surprised with the information that is in this book. I’ve been a fan of Tim Ferriss ever since I heard him as a guest on Joe Rogan’s podcast. After listening to that particular podcast, I started to read Tim Ferris’s blog, along with his insightful books. Since devouring information from Tim Ferriss, I decided to get out of my comfort zone and to start interviewing people (which you can find right here on my blog). From there, I turned to podcasting. I had a blast with my podcast, and it was an excellent way to discover how other people that I admire, live their lives and how they think.

 

Since reading ‘Tools Of Titans,’ I revisited pages 648-649, where Tim Ferriss talks about rapid fire questions that he would ask if he ever had the opportunity to speak to someone that he admired. This sparked an idea for me to start up interviewing people once again, but in a different way (and with the help of Tim Ferris’s rapid fire questions). Since there are 52 weeks in a year, I will interview 52 people, and you’ll find the discussions under the header (right here on my blog) titled “The 52.” I’m excited to start interviewing once again, and I hope you enjoy what I have to offer.

 

May you have the best year ever,

Justin Marroquin

January 11th, 2017

Enjoying The Journey: Fitness and Lifestyle

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Year after year the same problem exists for many people: they just don’t have the time to work out and focus on getting healthier. There always seems to be an excuse and fast food and junk food seem to be easier options these days. I’m here to tell you that there are “easy” ways to get into shape and stay away from bad food choices.  I’m no expert, but I’ve had success in achieving my fitness and lifestyle goals (I dislike the word “diet”).  First off, you have to evaluate what your goals are going to be (that’s right, goals). Having goals will get you to where you want to be. If you don’t set goals, then you’re going to end up disorganized, and ultimately, you won’t be achieving your fitness and lifestyle goals.

 

So, where should you begin? You should start by figuring out what kind of working out that you want to do. There are several options that you can choose from: do you want to add muscle like a bodybuilder, or do you prefer to be lean and toned? Now, how many days do you plan on working out? Three times a week, five times a week, or 6-7 times a week?

 

The next step in your fitness and lifestyle journey is to decide how you’re going to work out. Again, there are several options. There are various gyms that you can go to, but also consider working out at home. Everyone has their preference on where they would like to work out, but working out at home has a lot of benefits. I’ve experimented with working out at gyms, but nothing compares to working out at home. First off, you don’t have to worry about membership fees, and you can exercise in the comfort of your home without anyone watching your every move (literally). One of the best at home workout programs out there is P90x. I’ve completed the P90x program, as well as P90x+ and P90x2 with success. If P90x is not your type of workout, there’re tons of other workout programs out there. I’m a big fan of beachbody.com they have something for everyone that will fit your needs during your fitness and lifestyle journey. Also, there are a lot of apps if you prefer to workout from your phone. FitStar is a program that I’ve been using recently, and it’s an excellent program. The main thing to take away from here is to commit to something, and stick to the plan no matter what! Scientific studies have proven that if you stick to a habit (in this case, working out) for 21 days, you’ll do it without even thinking about it, and it will become a part of your daily routine.

 

One of the most integral parts of your fitness and lifestyle journey is what you eat. Admittingly, this was the hardest part for me (and at times, I struggle with this a bit). This was not easy for me, and I researched the heck out of what I should be eating. The tricky part is that everyone is different, and there is no “one size fits all” eating menu. It’s just not realistic, and you’re going to have to see what fits in your daily life and be prepared for a whole lot of ups and downs with this one. Once you get this down, along with your workout routine, you’re going to be unstoppable. Have fun with this side of your journey, and it’s ok if you eat “bad” more often than you eat “right.” Just remember that you can always turn it around, and get back on track. With the holidays upon us, it may be a challenge to eat the right things but pick your battles. If you know that you’re going to eat a lot during the holidays, set yourself up for success beforehand with working out and eating right a few days before you go all out.

 

Working out and eating right can be an uphill battle, but with determination and the motivation to change things in your life, you can expect to see incredible results. Don’t tackle all of this at once. Take it one day at a time, and go at your pace. Before you know it, you’ll be telling someone else about your journey, and helping them along with theirs.

 

 

Influence: Hugh Hefner

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The man, the myth, and the legend. Hugh Hefner has lived a life that many people dream of (men in particular). A magazine, beautiful women, mansion, and of course, money. Mr. Hefner has done it all and seen it all (literally). So, what brings me to Hugh Hefner? Well, you have to go back when I was a teenager. Like all curious teenage boys, I was very curious (and intrigued) about Playboy magazine. In today’s world all you have to do is search anything on Google, but seeing and feeling a Playboy magazine in your hands was something magical. Playboy was always the frontrunner in featuring beautiful women in their magazines, but it wasn’t until I got older that I understood the comment, “I read Playboy for the articles.” Once you gaze over the women in the magazine and start to read the articles, you quickly realize that there’s damn good writing in Playboy.

It never dawned on me to learn more about Hugh Hefner. I thought he was just living the life (which he was and still is), but once I started to hear more about Hugh Hefner over they years, I finally began to learn more about him. Hugh Hefner was a man of many talents and interests. For instance, I never knew that Mr. Hefner was a big fan of jazz music, and featured his favorite musical artists on ‘Playboy After Dark’, and he fought against racism. There was just more to Hugh Hefner than meets the eye, and I was impressed by the way he ran Playboy and the way that he respected women and gave them a platform to succeed in life.

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I was most impressed by Mr. Hefner’s ability to start Playboy from the ground up, and turn it into one of the most recognizable magazines in the world. When I first started my blog, I didn’t know exactly what to write. Whatever came to mind, I would quickly put together a post. If you look back on previous posts on my blog, you’ll find that I interviewed a lot of models. I never intended to go down that route, but that all changed when I sent out an email to Abigail Ratchford. Abigail was just starting out as a model when I first interviewed her, but now she’s a sensation. Abigail has been on TMZ countless times, and she’s been dominating on Instagram. She was very impressed with my unique questions and my ability to engage her in good conversation. Since I first interviewed her, we’ve become good friends, and I’ll be forever grateful for that. And ironically, Abigail has done photo shoots for Playboy and even shot some content with them. Like Hugh Hefner, I was starting something that gave me great satisfaction knowing that I just wasn’t doing the same thing such as other publications and websites.

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Other people may view Hugh Hefner differently than I, but I see him as a pioneer and an innovator. He was truly passionate about the work he was doing, and he paid exceptional detail to each and every magazine that was put out. Things are a lot different now with Playboy, but I’ll always be inspired by Hugh Hefner whether I’m writing something down on paper or typing.