Why 2021 Will Be Your Best Year One Way Or The Other

It’s certain, this year will change EVERYTHING for You.

Whether you made up excuses in the past, or things didn’t go the way you wanted to, this year, for better or worse will act as a catalyst for your life to be shaken in a positive way, or to completely fall apart.

I say this because the world is under tremendous changes that we didn’t see for centuries, so everything is bound to move (spiritually, physically. and on other planes) Even if you take no action whatsoever you will be inevitably swayed by the action going around you, and I don’t want to say this to discourage you, but to frame you in a control mindset.

Instead of letting this turbulent era take you unprepared, I urge you with all my might to take your life by the reins.

Take WHATEVER action needed for you to rise up and fight against change, and eventually ruin because from this point onward, depending just on yourself it’s going to be a necessity, a must.

I want this year for you to be the year in which you feel good about yourself and your life, to make significant changes that’ll lead you to a bright future that holds no uncertainty for yourself, I want you to become strong. Now more than ever please don’t give in, don’t give up and trust in yourself and in what you can do even if you have no reason to do so after all that’s happened.

Live by holding your beliefs and values close to your heart without being affected by judgment or the hatred of others. I wish you a year of life-changing events and beautiful blessings and opportunities.

This is not only a heartfelt message for you all out there, struggling and fighting, it’s also a reminder for myself.

Talk to you soon, and keep your head up.

-V

An Amazing (Free) Tool You’re NOT Using To Increase Your Website Traffic

Every new (or even seasoned) blogger\website owner at some point in time will ask itself this biblical question:

How The Hell Do I Increase My Website’s Traffic?

every blogger ever

Well you don’t need to worry no more, today I’m going to give you a free, underrated tool that you can use starting now to increase your clicks, conversions and overall traffic to your website, along with some very useful resources you can buy (affiliates) to help you along in your journey.

The mysterious tool I’m talking about is Pinterest.

I personally use Pinterest to increase the reach of my blogposts, guides and products…but why do I say that is underrated? Well you see, people use Pinterest mostly as a social media-but while it is indeed one, they miss the hidden potential that Pinterest holds…and that is:

Is a “Visual” Search Engine

And by visual I mean that all the content on Pinterest is structured in a way that looks very catchy in the user’s eyes, and you can understand how powerful this is if one can craft his\her pins in the proper way—exactly, CLICKS AND CONVERSION FEST!

Pinterest is not just about DIY, craft ideas and food recipes or workout routines!

You can literally drive millions more views to your:

  • Blog
  • Website
  • Social Media
  • E-commerce store (i.e. shopify)
  • Products you sell

You can increase your website traffic & make more money as a byproduct (with ads, clicks on your site ecc..) once you make an attractive pin for, let’s say, your newest blogpost, in a manner that is interesting for your audience. And the beauty is that Pinterest, (like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) Is completely FREE but it’s much more of a powerful ally. 

So, in the end If you want more views on your website then you NEED to master the unlimited potential Pinterest has, and since so few people as of now use this site like it should be used, you should consider doing so. 

The only thing for you left to do is to carefully learn and grip the ropes of this awesome site, which may not be very intuitive at first, I admit, so in order to exploit the incredible power of this tool you could find useful a complete guide on Pinterest that tells you EXACTLY how to craft magnificent pins and teaches you all the secrets on how to use Pinterest for maximum traffic gain.

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Take care!

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The Most Flexible Fitness Workout Plan To Do At Home (With modifications)

You’re in need of a free Fitness Workout Plan you can follow at home, that is sure to bring you results regardless if you’re a beginner or advanced? I got you covered.

This training routine can be done anywhere, since it’s a week-long workout plan you can do at home with no equipment whatsoever, it’s all composed of bodyweight exercises, I even added various exercises modifications to suit your fitness levels, it’s a full body workout you can keep repeating over time and gradually make more challenging IF you wish so.

You can use this plan to lose weight & build muscle from the comfort of your home. And if you’re looking for YET ANOTHER workout routine to switch things up take a look at this one as well.

Let’s start by splitting your muscle groups in between days:

Full Bodyweight At Home 1 Week Workout Program

Monday: Push Day (Upper Body, Arms)

We’ll start this day with exercises that include motions for mostly your arms, your pecs and shoulders, from now on choose the difficulty level that you can handle.

  • [Warm-Up] Important, especially if you’re new to exercise, NEVER skip it.
  • [Beginner] – Classic Planks x30 secs / [Intermediate] – Planks x Until Failure/ [Advanced] – One Leg Plank (both sides) x Until Failure. Repeat for two times.
  • [Beginner] – Pushups x10 (If you can’t do a pushup switch to the knee version) / [Intermediate] – Pushups x20 / [Advanced] – Elevated Pushup x20. Repeat twice.
  • [Beginner] –  Assisted Dips x10 / [Intermediate] – Chair Dips x20 / [Advanced] Dips x20 (Feet not touching the ground, use two stools) Repeat twice.
  • [Beginner] – Military Press x15 (Assisted with table) / [Intermediate] Military Press x15 (Bodyweight, on the ground) / [Advanced] Elevated Military Press x15. Repeat twice with a 1 minute rest in between.
  • [No Difficulty Levels] Shadowbox For 10 Minutes straight, DONE!

Tuesday: Abs (Core) Day

Your abdominal muscles need to be trained and developed as well as ANY other muscles contrary to what people say, because a lot of the power that your body generates actually comes from here, your core, so you can see why it’s important to not neglect their training.

  • [Warm-Up] Important
  • [Beginner] – Crunches x15 / [Intermediate] Crunches x30 / [Advanced] Weighted Crunches x30.
  • [Beginner] – Sit-ups x15 / [Intermediate] Sit-ups x30 / [Advanced] V-Ups x30.
  • [Beginner] – Flutter Kicks x15 / [Intermediate] Flutter Kicks x1 Minute / [Advanced] Scissors Sit Ups x1 Minute.
  • [Beginner] – Supermans x15 (Arms behind your head, arms and feet NOT elevated) / [Intermediate] – Supermans x15 (Arms and legs extended and keep them elevated) / [Advanced] – Supermans Side to Side x15 (Hold a weight in your hands).
  • [Beginner] – Elbow Plank x1 Minute /[Intermediate] Side Plank x1 Minute (switch sides next round) / [Advanced] Hollow Hold x1 Minute.

Repeat this circuit 3 times.

Wednesday: Is Leg Day!

The next part of our full body workout with no equipment, since here at Stormy Nook we’re not fans of having chicken legs, you can expect this day to be a stupendous one for gains.

  • [Beginner] – Squat/Assisted Squat x15 (Use a chair for support if you need) / [Intermediate] – Squats x30 / [Advanced] – Jump Squat x20 (make it slow and controlled).
  • [Beginner] – Lunges\Assisted Lunges x20 / [Intermediate] – Side Lunges x20 / [Advanced] Cossack Squats x Until Failure.
  • [Beginner] – Bulgarian Split Squat x10 (each leg, use chair if needed) [Intermediate]- Walking Lunges x1 minutes, (repeat twice, no rest) / [Advanced] Hindu Squats x30
  • [Beginner] – Side Leg Raises x10 (both legs) / [Intermediate] Sumo Squats x25 Failure / [Advanced] – Sumo Squats x Until Techinal Failure (until you can’t do more of the exercises with proper form).
  • [Beginner] – Go for a HIIT finisher with 3 Minutes of Jumping Jacks / [Intermediate] – HIIT finisher of High Knees / [Advanced] – Finish with 2 minutes of Star Jumps OR Jumping Lunges.

Thursday: Rest Day

Don’t stay still on the couch though, go for a walk or do something lighter.

 

Friday: Full Body/Cardio Day

Let’s end the week while engaging every muscle group at our disposal with a full body workout! they increase body-mind coordination when done properly and are a great way to do fitness at home, plus you’ll be working multiple parts of your body at the same time, isn’t that neat?

  • [Warm-up]
  • [Beginner] Pushups x15 (If you can’t  switch to the knees) / [Intermediate] Judo Pushups x15 / [Advanced] – Elevated Pushups x20.
  • [Beginner] Mountain Climbers x1 minute (slow) / [Intermediate] Mt. Climbers x1 minute (FAST) / [Advanced] Side to side Mountain Climbers x1 Minute.
  • [Beginner] Back Lunges x20 (can use chair) / [Intermediate] Power Skips x20 / [Advanced] Squat Jacks x 25.
  • [Beginner] Wide Grip Pushups x15 (on knees if needed) / [Intermediate] Wide Grip Pushups x20 / [Advanced] Elevated Wide Grip Pushups x20
  • [Beginner] Side Plank x1 minute (30 sec each side) / [Intermediate] Side Plank x2 minutes (1 min each side) / [Advanced] Elevated\weighted Leg Side Plank x2 minutes (1 min each side, switch leg or put a consistent weight on your hips)
  • [Beginner] Burpees x1 min (with no jump) / [Intermediate] Burpees x1 min / [Advanced] Burpees With a Pushup x1 min.   –  Repeat three times with a little rest in between.
  • Done.

 

You can use and repeat this weekly workout plan if you’re new to fitness or just want to try something fresh, this program is amazing for keeping you in shape, for losing that stubborn belly fat and even for building muscle.

If you’ve liked it and want to get more workouts like this, stay tuned and let me know in the comments, or just grab my Fitness Guide For Dummies which has ALL my knowledge and secrets in it, and covers every aspect for you to start to lose fat, build muscle and look sexy and healthy, from every nitty-gritty aspect of healthy eating and nutrition to a complete training plan just for you, in an easy to understand way that goes straight to the meat and potatoes of it all.

Thanks for reading, let me know if this has helped you.

 

 

 

What’s Impossible? The Lies YOU Tell Yourself.

I have a little piece of paper that I’ve cut out from a dictionary and attached to my monitor with the word “Impossible” on it.

I’ve always hated this word since it filled me with a feeling of uneasiness. Something that can’t be done, no matter how hard I try I will fail, so why bother in the first place?

“What the fuck!”  I thought.  “This is not right, I should be able to make of my life whatever the hell I want!”

But not everything is possible, right? hence the word impossible. Well, no, not even close.

You see, when I was cutting off that word from the dictionary it felt like taking the very meaning of impossible and removing it from my (mental) dictionary. Why should someone, why should YOU live this life with such a limiting word in your head?

It’s crazy to even think about that word when you just have this life at your disposal.

But I know that this is not the only thing that is stopping you from realizing your dreams. There IS something else:

Your abhorrence towards Hard Work

When it comes to realizing something hard and worthwhile, the people who use the word “Impossible” are usually the ones who don’t succeed, and they have 2 things in common:

  1. They DESPISE working hard.
  2. They LOVE daydreaming. (which would’ve been fine if only they didn’t despise hard-work)

But the Impossible thing about this all, it’s not even the word itself.

It’s the mindset you have, the “Impossibility Mindset” that you have engrained into the depths of your psyche, that is stopping you from even REMOTELY considering the thought that maybe, you can really do what you want to do.

But no.

You’re programmed by society’s standards of what is possible and what’s not. Your friends, family and loved ones all say so, to leave it be, that is not realistic.

But at some point in time you REALLY believed it was possible, right? that just means that the thought of it being impossible it’s not yours, after all. Is something you picked up while cruising through life and that just happened to set itself in stone because of some failures you experienced…

BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE YOUR REALITY.

The process behind this is simple, but overcomplicated:

  • Reject the impossibility of whatever you’re after, along with the word “Impossible”.
  • Understand that “Impossible” is just an inflated, enormous and misused word for something that did not took place YET.
  • Work so hard and smart until your goals are finally reality.

Exactly like I did, You too can remove the very meaning of that word from your life if you’re willing to decide so and reject the common standards that are forced onto you.

Take care,

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Photo by sebastiaan stam on Unsplash

 

Masculinity As A Positive Force.

A person whom i admire very much, Bruce Lee, it’s linked to today’s topic and i thought mentioning him was a thing it felt right.

Bruce, in my book – is a perfect example of Masculinity : He was an overall achiever, he had objectives on which he never gave up (The acting career) and he was, and probably still is the greatest Martial Artist the world has ever known.

Masculinity today, at times it’s seen like a (and let me put emphasis on the quotes) “”Toxic”” trait.

I completely disagree with that, as it is something that’s intrinsic to the very nature of a man, how can something we’re born with be toxic?

And apart from that, masculinity is a strong and positive force, Men’s situation are changed because of it, are inspired to do good because of it, they take ACTION to better their (and other’s!) life because of it.

Here’s a video that explains it in a very good way – it’s a short video but it’s full of meaning when confronted with a lot of stupid nonsense some people are spouting nowadays. Watch it if you have time:

Now, why do i associate masculinity with Bruce Lee? well, i think that when a Man rises against all odds to realize something that’s really dear to his heart- that’s when he really shines.

And that’s exactly what Bruce did.

Bruce was the “peak of human strength and performance”, but he didn’t accomplish all of this overnight, of course – behind his success there’s a tortuous and long process that was necessary for achieving his strength.

While he enjoyed to stay in (stellar) shape but more importantly to Fight, in this way he wanted to show others (but first and foremost he did this for himself, to better his abilities) that he was the best – you know, some good competition that gave as a fruit the obvious, sought after byproduct of Mastery.

And here comes the good part :

But why does a man put himself into so much trouble to accomplish something? you’d think it’s just to satisfy himself right?

Yes…
BUT NO.

While Martial arts can be seen as destructive, it teaches men (and Women, even though these tendencies are more prominent in Men) not to just “be stronger” which in itself is a byproduct – but to Protect something, someone, dear to them.


The rising of certain characteristics such as Heroism, Selflessness, Sacrifice, Kindness, Relentlessness – always spurs because of a greater reason that you can’t see on the surface, martial arts it’s just an example very dear to me, but there are countless different situations – as you’ve seen in the video – where masculinity can be applied to.

In the end, masculinity shouldn’t be overwhelmed with attacks that won’t really go anywhere, as it’s not synonym of violence, as some degenerates love to claim.

Like femininity, masculinity it’s simply a collection of traits found since the birth of human beings, into men.

For both sexes not to express themselves like nature programmed them to, it’s foolish and unnatural, and what REALLY should be “condemned” it’s the toxicity of an individual itself.

No one, I repeat : NO ONE should be attacked and belittled for expressing these beautiful qualities that makes humanity – Human.

Have a great day!
Take care.