First Facebook Live Video, Thoughts After a Run

Bob Ruffolo on Health

This year, I’ve focused on prioritizing health. Work is obviously important to me and those that know me say I’m a bit of a workaholic . However, I’ve countered this by promising myself that I won’t dig into my work until my exercise has been completed.

For the last two years, I haven’t been too pleased with my habits or my appearance, but after spending way too long agonizing – I’ve finally made a change and stuck with it.

Below is my very first Facebook Live video where I dig into the changes I’ve made in my life.

This is my new routine:

  1. I wake up at 6:00 almost every day.
  2. I exercise 6 days a week right after I wake up: 3 days of weights and 3 days of running.
    • For weights, day 1 is chest and tris, day 2 is back and bis, and day 3 is shoulders and legs.
    • For running, I started only running 2 miles or so, but lately, I’m consistently running between 5 and 10 miles, 3 times a week.
    • While I work out, I listen to podcasts and audiobooks. Recently, I’ve listened to audiobooks #askgaryvee and The Hard Thing About Hard Things. Some of my favorite podcasts include the HubCast, This Old Marketing, Social Media Examiner, and The HBR Ideacast. In fact, when I did my first Facebook Live, I was running listening to Amy Porterfield’s podcast on Facebook Live – That was my inspiration to go live for the first time.
  3. After working out, I make a smoothie in my Nutri Ninja consisting of kale, almond milk, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, strawberries, blueberries, and half a banana. I recently also gave up coffee, so this is my replacement.
  4. I try to eat healthy throughout the rest of the day, but I still have room for improvement here.

My results in 3 months:

  • I’ve lost 15 pounds
  • I’m feeling much more confident in my appearance
  • I have much more energy and positivity
  • I feel more productive at work

If you’re looking to make a change in your health but are having trouble getting started, I feel your pain. Just know that once you get started, it’s actually easier than you think.

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