Fitness is a Life Style

Fitness is a Life Style

By Brian Grant

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Fitness is a life style. It is not a fad, something you can put off until tomorrow or something you can receive instant gratification from. It is a change in the way you perform, think and act. It takes 4 weeks for you to notice a change, 8 weeks for your closest friends to notice change and 12 weeks for the rest of the world. This change will happen slowly…you WILL be tired, you WILL be sore; you WILL have days where you are contemplating not going for that change. Fitness is not made in the gym alone it is made in the mind and the mouth.

Mind – you have to want this lifestyle. It will get easier over time; you just have to argue with yourself until it becomes second nature. You have to say to your “little person” (inside your head) that you want this, that you need this.

Mouth – you have to be aware of the old term “you are what you eat.” You truly are what you eat…you eat processed foods you will eventually notice it on your skin. You won’t glow, you won’t have energy you will be what you are eating.

Instead of running to Starbucks for that morning pick-me up, or a fast food establishment for a quick fix turn to essential oils. Essential oils have been around for 100s of years and have been credit for great effects on mind, body and spirit. Below are a few recipes for pick-me ups, sore muscle rub downs and mental recovery after a hard workout.

Fitness is a Lifestyle

Instead of grabbing a pre-workout or sports energy drinks try the following:


  • (1) Dry, clean terry cloth towel
  • (1) spray bottle
  • Essential oils: Lemon, Lavender, petit grain, rosemary & eucalyptus
  • Light carrier oil

Mix several drops of the essential oils with the carrier oil into a spray bottle. Spray the towel and then inhale prior to a workout. This invigorating blend will wake you up and allow you to stay focused on your workout.

Sore after a workout, try this:

Take the mixture you made above and massage all sore areas. Make sure to test your sensitivity prior to rubbing all over.

Relax your mind after a workout:


  • Essential oils: Lavender, coriander, grapefruit, tangerine
  • Carrier oil: choose one appropriate to your skin type.

Mix several drops to your choice of carrier oil. Wash with mixture in the shower.

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Brian Grant is a professional Firefighter paramedic in Kingman, AZ. He received his Masters of Arts in Emergency Management from American Military University.  He currently owns his own Sports Nutrition Store and has been in business for over 3 years. He is also a certified Sports Nutritionist and a certified Peer Fitness Trainer. In addition to being a Firefighter/Paramedic and a small business owner, he currently is a lead instructor of Para-medicine for the local college.


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