How to Balance Your Life and Still Look like a Fitness Model

The following is a guest post by Vaclav Gregor of Muscle Pyramid

Most people think that you need to think about food and working out all day in order to have an amazing body. Well, this is bullshit. The only reason you have been told this is because some people make a fortune when you do so.

How is this? Well lets see, maybe it’s because you buy tons of supplement, read magazines all the time, and pay for trainers and fancy equipment. You spend thousands of dollars on useless crap and four years later, you look the same and have an empty bank account.

You don’t have to become obsessed with food and working out. I suggest keeping it simple.

You can build a great looking body and still be able to enjoy your social life. Let’s see how you can balance your social life with your fitness lifestyle.

Balance: Nutrition and Social Life

If you’re not a professional bodybuilder who is on some kind of juice, then you don’t need to be supplying your body with enormous amount of protein and carbs every three hours.

Your body doesn’t need 200 grams of protein per day and it doesn’t need it in every meal either. You don’t need to eat every three hours or avoid foods like burgers and fries. If you’re able to limit your calories, then you can eat whatever you want and still lose fat. Fat loss is simply a matter of calories in and calories out.

With this in mind, you don’t have to restrict foods and drinks at social events.

For example, if you’re going out on Wednesday night and you don’t want to gain any fat, then just eat lower calories during the day to make room for your social event. This way you can enjoy your evening with all the food and drinks with your friends and still maintain a low body fat percentage or even lose fat, it’s entirely up to you.

Besides eating low calories throughout the day of the social event, I also like to fast for 24 hours the day before and if I happen to eat and drink a lot, then I’ll do another 24 hour fast the day after.

So, the plan looks something like this:

  • Tuesday: Fasting – calorie intake about 800 calories for the day
  • Wednesday: Eat low calories before the event – calorie intake about 400 calories before the event
  • Thursday: Fasting – calorie intake about 800 calories for the day

My BMR is about 2000 calories, plus I usually burn another 1000-1300 by exercising. So, if I’m on a diet and I go out on Wednesday where I eat about 4000 calories, then I can still be in caloric deficit, here’s why:

[3000 calories(BMR + exercise) x 3(we are calculating for three days)] – 800 x 2(two fasts) – 400(snack before the event) = 7000 calories

So if you are like me and have a BMR of 2000 calories and burn another 1000 calories, then with two fasts you have a deficit of 7000 calories in three days. Now let’s subtract the social eating event:

7000 – 4000 = 3000 calories

What this means is that even after the social eating event you are in a 3000 calorie deficit. You can overeat at the barbecue and still lose fat since you threw in 2 fasts. Isn’t that amazing?

You don’t have to worry about overeating one day if you compensate for it the day before or after. It’s important to understand that fat gain doesn’t happen on a daily basis. It’s more like a weekly basis.

Balance: Workouts and Social Life

People who aren’t in shape think that you have to go to the gym 2x a day for 7 days a week. This is not true.

I got a pretty funny comment recently. A friend of mine who I went out clubbing with three days in a row told me that I should stop being so obsessed with the gym since I’m there all the time. And I was like “What? I’m here with you, so how can I be in the gym all the time? I went out with you three nights in the row!”

This is a great example of a false belief people have. Personally, I go to the gym 4-5 rarely 6 times a week, depending on the workout I’m following. It takes me about 2 hours to get to the gym, do the workout, take a shower, chat with the staff a bit, and get back home or somewhere else.

If you go to the gym 4 times a week and workout for 1 hour, that’s 4 hours a week. The whole week has 168 hours, so are you telling me you can’t squeeze in 4 hours to take care of your BODY?

You can be in killer shape and still enjoy your social life, daily activities, work, and school. It’s definitely possible, so don’t buy into what other bodybuilders and marketers are telling you.

Often times, I hear the excuse that people don’t have time to exercise.

Well guess what, everybody can find time. For most people, finding time simply means turning off the television and getting off the couch.

If you are among those who really have little time due to an excess amount of work or whatever, then you’ll have to find an alternative route. For example, try getting up earlier. I have few friends who get up at 5 am to get their workouts done because they can’t make it to the gym anytime during the day.

So, stop bitching about your life and how you don’t have any time to workout and just find the time.

Remember, there’s always a way.

Here’s what I want you to do:

  • Take a piece of paper and divide it into 2 parts.
  • On the first part, write down all the reasons why you want to build a great looking body.
  • On the second part, write down your daily schedule and all the things you do during the day that aren’t crucial for your existence like watching television or going on Facebook. Then compare these two columns and decide which one is more important to you.

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Vaclav Gregor has a no-bullshit approach and says things as they are.

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3 thoughts on “How to Balance Your Life and Still Look like a Fitness Model”

  1. Keith,

    Thank you for the article and the info. I just have one question!

    In this article you mention that a workout for you will “usually burn another 1000-1300 by exercising”. Based upon other comments made in other articles on this site, I would assume you workout maybe 45 minutes to an hour, 3-5 times per week with the focus on heavy, low-rep, compound movement, lifting. So with that frequency, exercise type, and workout time in mind, what workout/exercise could you possibly do that would burn 1000 calories per workout?

    Thanks!

    -Sam

    • I didn’t write this article, it was a guest article written almost 3 years ago. The 1000-1300 might be a slight exaggeration. You shoudn’t aim to create a deficit via working out, create via your diet.

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