Posts tagged Nick Saban

My thoughts on the election. Kind of…

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Not sure if you have been sequestered in a hidden location or studying film with Nick Saban, but there has been some crazy stuff going on with the presidential election this year. So much negativity from both sides it has been disheartening. Makes me think of the flu.

 

I read about a crazy study that involved the researchers gaving people the flu. I remember being pretty broke a few times in my life, but not so broke I would take a few dollars to get the flu.

 

I hate getting sick. Give me poor and healthy any day.

 

The researchers studied a group of people over a 6 month period to determine if they were positive thinkers or negative thinkers. If they had more activity in the right prefrontal cortex of their brain (home to anger, fear, sadness), they were considered to be negative thinkers.

 

If there was more activity in their left prefrontal cortex (home to enthusiasm, feeling upbeat, joy) they were considered to be positive thinkers. Then after the 6 months of studying these subjects, the researchers gave them the flu.

 

The end result was that the negative thinkers had lower antibodies, so they were more likely to get sick and would stay sicker longer. Makes sense to me. That's why Zig Ziglar calls it Stinkin' Thinkin'.

 

Seems like the negative thinkers I know are sick a lot more often than the positive thinkers I know. How about in your life? Have you experienced the same thing?

 

Research has shown that positive thinking can:

-Increase pain tolerance

-Lower blood pressure

-Lower stress levels

-Lead to better relationships

-Increase sleep quality

-Improve memory

-decrease depression

-Make people more likely to eat healthy, exercise, and rest more

 

That is just to name a few things positive thinking can do for you. You know what the coolest part is?

 

You alone get to determine your attitude.

 

I think that is awesome! There are so many things in our lives we have no control over. It is the things that we don’t control that stress us out the most. Weather, our looks, other people (especially on Facebook), and right now presidential elections.

 

Donald Trump is the president whether that makes you hopeful or hopeless. If you have no control over that, there is no use constantly worrying about it. There is something you can do though.

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What can you do to make a more positive impact on the world? Go help others. That is a proven way to make yourself feel more positive about the world.

 

Start making a conscious effort to become a more positive thinker too. It is like anything else, if you put the focus and energy into changing your thoughts they will change.

 

Barbara Fredrickson, an expert in positive psychology, recommends a 3 positive thoughts to 1 negative thought ratio. That is your homework this week. Make a conscious effort to have your positive thoughts outweigh your negative thoughts.

Nick Saban’s Fitness Advice

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College football starts this week! It's a great time of year to see people you thought were sane absolutely lose their mind over people they will never meet.

I love it.

I am a proud Auburn graduate and I know technically I'm not supposed to say anything positive about Nick Saban, but I have to admit I like the way Nick Saban approaches getting the job done. Here is a great quote about why his programs are so successful:

"Well, the process is really what you have to do day in and day out to be successful," he said. "We try to define the standard that we want everybody to sort of work toward, adhere to, and do it on a consistent basis.

And the things that I talked about before, being responsible for your own self-determination, having a positive attitude, having great work ethic, having discipline to be able to execute on a consistent basis, whatever it is you're trying to do, those are the things that we try to focus on, and we don't try to focus as much on the outcomes as we do on being all that you can be."

You can apply all of those things to your own exercise program. Getting results is a combination of all the things you do to make a difference.

 

1. Being responsible for your own self-determination

You have to set goals that mean something to YOU. Not your doctor, not your family, not your friends. You are the one that is going to have to do the work, so focus on what works for you.

 

2. Having a positive attitude

Every morning you wake up, you have a choice. You choose what attitude you are going to have that day, just like you do the clothes you wear. Wake up and put on that positive attitude shirt and watch your days get better.

 

3. Having great work ethic/discipline

It is not easy to stay healthy. It is not easy to go into every day fighting that fat loss battle. Staying in great shape is a constant grind that is too much for a lot of people. You've done hard things before, why not apply that hard work to the most important thing you have? Your health.

 

4. Focus on being all that you can be

Focus on getting healthy first. Doing the things it takes to get results: eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep, healthy stress relief. Concentrate on doing those things first, not weight loss or how you look.

When you change that mindset over and pour your energy into the things it takes to get results, rather than wasting time looking in the mirror at your problem areas, it makes it much easier to get rid of those problem areas! You will get there, keep doing the right things.

Nick Saban- Love him or hate him?

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Nick Saban is a very polarizing figure, particularly in Alabama. Almost everyone you talk to about him will have a strong opinion, one way or the other.

 

I am a proud Auburn graduate, but I have to admit I like the way Nick Saban approaches getting the job done. Here is a great quote about why his programs are so successful:

 

"Well, the process is really what you have to do day in and day out to be successful," he said. "We try to define the standard that we want everybody to sort of work toward, adhere to, and do it on a consistent basis.

 

And the things that I talked about before, being responsible for your own self-determination, having a positive attitude, having great work ethic, having discipline to be able to execute on a consistent basis, whatever it is you're trying to do, those are the things that we try to focus on, and we don't try to focus as much on the outcomes as we do on being all that you can be."

   

You can apply all of those things to your own exercise program. Getting results is a combination of all the things you do to make a difference.

 

1. Being responsible for your own self-determination

You have to set goals that mean something to YOU. Not your doctor, not your family, not your friends. You are the one that is going to have to do the work, so focus on what works for you. There is power in taking ownership of your future, rather than blaming others for set backs.

 

2. Having a positive attitude

Every morning you wake up, you have a choice. You choose what attitude you are going to have that day, just like you do the clothes you wear. Wake up and put on that positive attitude shirt and watch your days get better.

 

3. Having great work ethic/discipline

It is not easy to stay healthy. It is not easy to go into every day fighting the fat loss battle. Staying in great shape is a constant grind that is too much for a lot of people. You've done hard things in your life before.

 

What got you through those hard times? Why not apply that hard work to the most important asset you own? Your health.

 

4. Focus on being all that you can be

Focus on getting healthy first. Doing the things it takes to get results: eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep, healthy stress relief. Concentrate on doing those things first, not weight loss or how you look.

 

When you change that mindset over and pour your energy into the things it takes to get results, rather than wasting time looking in the mirror at your problem areas, it makes it much easier to get rid of those problem areas!

 

You will get there, keep doing the right things.

The Iron Bowl Workout

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Iron-Bowl-2013   Happy Iron Bowl Eve to you! This game is always a big deal in Alabama, but there year it is even bigger. The #1 team in the nation versus the #4 team in the nation, championships on the line.   People will be no longer speaking to several friends and family members after this. If you are unfamiliar with this rivalry, I'm not exaggerating.   The game is so nerve racking for some people they can hardly stand it. Why not put all the pent up aggression, nervous energy, and anger towards something else?   Introducing the Official Iron Bowl Exercise Game! Clay Travis is a well known sports write who has a CBS football drinking game. I can't really sponsor that, so I'm totally stealing his idea and just using exercise instead.   Every time something from the following list happens, you will have an exercise to go with it. Since these games last 3.5 hours you could accumulate a serious workout here.   1. Every time the announcers mention "divided houses" (Auburn and Alabama fans who are married) do 5 pushups. iron_bowl_house_divided 2. Every time they mention AJ McCarron's girlfriend Katherine Webb do 5 pushups. If they also mention she is an Auburn grad, add 5 more on to that.

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3. Every time Verne Lundquist says "Oh. My." do 15 jumping jacks. This alone could kill you. Verne_Lundquist 4. Every time an old coach for either team is talked about (The Bear, Chizik, etc…) do 20 squats.
Sorry, this picture gets me every time

Sorry, this picture gets me every time

  5. Every time Aubie is shown do 5 pushups. Sorry, this will cost you probably 80 pushups. 220px-Aubie_Flag 6. Any time there is a turnover (by either team), do 10 burpees.   7. When Nick Saban is interviewed, do 5 squats every time he shrugs his shoulders.   8. Any time Gus Malzhan's high school coaching career is mentioned, do 30 mountain climbers.   9. Any time a fan is shown looking dejected/with his or her hands on their head, do 20 pushups. dejected fan 10. Every time they reference Tre Mason's dad being in De La Soul, hold a plank for 30 seconds. De-La-Soul-3-Feet-High-And-Rising 11. If your team is losing at half time, go for a long soul searching walk. Regroup.   12. If they mention an infamous interview with Gus Malzhan's wife, do 20 sprints in your yard if you are a Bama fan. If you are an Auburn fan, turn your TV off. 1322399231-malzahn 13. Every mention of Saban going to Texas will get you Auburn fans 5 sprints. Bama fans can angrily tweet at whichever announcer keeps mentioning it.

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13. Any time Gary Danielson arrogantly talks about a bad decision by the quarterback on your team, do 10 pushups. images 14. Every time Verne seems like he is having way too much fun pronouncing names like CJ Uzomah or Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, do 5 burpees.   15. If your team wins, sprint around the block as fast as you can. If your team loses, angrily chase the winning fans in your neighborhood.   Best of luck to your team today! Either way, it's just a game being played by giant teenagers. Enjoy it for what it is and have fun.  
Football capital of the United States

Football capital of the United States

4 things Nick Saban wants you to do to get in shape

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Love him or hate him, the man knows what he is doing

Love him or hate him, the man knows what he is doing

  Football season is almost here! Half the women I know are rejoicing, the other half are doing whatever the opposite of rejoicing is.  
Had to balance things out. If you're not from Alabama, you wouldn't understand.

Had to balance things out. If you're not from Alabama, you wouldn't understand.

I am a proud Auburn graduate, but I have to admit I like the way Nick Saban approaches getting the job done. Here is a great quote about why his programs are so successful:   "Well, the process is really what you have to do day in and day out to be successful," he said. "We try to define the standard that we want everybody to sort of work toward, adhere to, and do it on a consistent basis.   And the things that I talked about before, being responsible for your own self-determination, having a positive attitude, having great work ethic, having discipline to be able to execute on a consistent basis, whatever it is you're trying to do, those are the things that we try to focus on, and we don't try to focus as much on the outcomes as we do on being all that you can be."   You can apply all of those things to your own exercise program. Getting results is a combination of all the things you do to make a difference.   1. Being responsible for your own self-determination   You have to set goals that mean something to YOU. Not your doctor, not your family, not your friends. You are the one that is going to have to do the work, so focus on what works for you.   2. Having a positive attitude   Every morning you wake up, you have a choice. You choose what attitude you are going to have that day, just like you do the clothes you wear. Wake up and put on that positive attitude shirt and watch your days get better.   3. Having great work ethic/discipline   It is not easy to stay healthy. It is not easy to go into every day fighting that fat loss battle. Staying in great shape is a constant grind that is too much for a lot of people. You've done hard things before, why not apply that hard work to the most important thing you have? Yourself.   4. Focus on being all that you can be   Focus on getting healthy first. Doing the things it takes to get results: eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep, healthy stress relief. Concentrate on doing those things first, not weight loss or how you look.   When you change that mindset over and pour your energy into the things it takes to get results, rather than wasting time looking in the mirror at your problem areas, it makes it much easier to get rid of those problem areas! You will get there, keep doing the right things.  
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