Want to change and don’t know where to start?
Don’t worry, I’m here to tell you right now with Part 1 of our series on How To Change Your Life.
However, first we need to create a timeline. We need to create a date where we will begin to showcase our changed selves.
Since we are all in high school or college, the most logical time to reach our goals and be “ready”, is after winter or summer break.
It all depends on how much work you have to do. If you feel like your close to reaching your self-improvement goals, set your time for after winter break. If you just started your quest to change, It’s totally fine to aim for the start of next school year. That means you will have almost one year to work on yourself.
Now onto the important part: what your going to be doing (and not doing).
1. GO TO THE GYM. This is by far the most important thing you have to do. If your very skinny or very fat you’ve probably just accepted that’s what your going to look like forever. WRONG.
You won’t believe how much you can change your body in such a short amount of time (as long as you put in the work).
It’s pretty simple really. Get a $10/month gym membership and go at least 3 times per week.
If your skinny, Monday-Wednesday-Friday will be just fine. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to lift, just go in there and copy exercises other people are doing. Go hard and hit all your body parts. Also, don’t be scared to use light weights. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about and your going to make a lot more progress than if you try to lift weight you have no business lifting.
I will have specific articles and routines in the future but for now just go in there and learn the gym by watching and adapting.
In addition, whatever your diet is your going to want to double it. I’m dead serious. It’s going to be hard at first but you have to get your body used to eating at a high level if you want to put on muscle and gain weight.
On the other hand if your overweight, you have it pretty easy. All you have to do is not eat as much. Not doing something is a lot easier than doing something.
The downside is that your going to need to do some cardio. Lift on Monday-Wednesday-Friday, and run on Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday. Combine that with restricted eating and you’ll drop pounds in no time.
2. Get a new haircut and wardrobe. Just like going to the gym, changing up your style will drastically effect how you look. Most people try as hard as they can to not stand out and thats the wrong way to go. Being the center of attention is GOOD. It might be scary at first, but trust me you’ll thank me later.
Throw out all your old clothes and take a trip to the mall. I know shopping isn’t always fun, but this is your life were talking about. Take the whole day and go to some good stores like H&M, Nordstrom’s, and Kohl’s. Your actually going to have to try the clothes on too.
If you don’t know what looks good on you, go up to some random girls (not the employees) and ask them what they think of your outfit. Girls will always have the best judgement when it comes to fashion.
After you buy some clothes you like, your going to go get a haircut. And don’t do the same old boring cut like you always do, make a change. The more you change the better.
Bring some pictures of hairstyles you think are cool to your hairdresser and let the magic happen. I guarantee you’ll end up loving it.
Lastly, your going to want to grow facial hair if you can. The chinstrap is the number one choice. The older and more mature you look the better.
3. Drop friends that are holding you back. Whether your in high school or college, social status is extremely important. Who your seen with can make or break your reputation.
If you have friends that are negative and doing nothing with their life; drop them.
If you have friends that you hang out with because you have no other friends; drop them.
You want to associate yourself with cool people that are friends with other cool people. The funny thing is, the only way to be friends with cool people is to have cool friends. It’s a complete Catch-22.
You have to slowly but surely work your way up the social ladder. There are a few ways to do this that I promise I will go over in future articles. But to start, drop your loser friends and announce to your school (non-vocally) that your a cool high-quality guy.
Walk proud with your newly developed chest puffed out and your new clothing style and you’ll be sure to draw some attention.