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Previously I wrote a post to briefly explain a need in rewording the saying, People can’t change.  I stated, One can not force a change because life will take care of that on it’s own.  Having said that, I’m here to offer you your first opportunity for a life change.  You interested?  Here it is:

How do you want to do today?  For example:

6:00 a.m. Wake up

6:15 a.m.  Shower

7:00 a.m.   Work

1 :00 p.m.  Lunch

6:30 p.m.   Workout

8:00 p.m.   Dinner

10:00 p.m.  Sleep

This may be a typical day for someone, however, not truly answering how you want to genuinely experience today.

Another example:

5:45 a.m.   Wake up

I will spend 15 minutes doing something that will add to my  dinner experience tonight.

6:00 a.m.  15 minutes of Yoga

6:15 a.m.   Shower

6:45 a.m.  Park further and take 15 minutes to walk into work (the goal is to experience  fresh air, new faces, something different)

7:00 a.m.  Work

1:00 p.m.  Lunch (w/a vital friend)

6:30 p.m.  Workout (Solo mission. Take some time to reflect on your day)

8:00 p.m.  Dinner (Yay, been looking forward to this since you woke up this morning.  What did you decide to experience?)

10:00  p.m.  Sleep  (Wow, what a day)

Which day would you prefer to add to your life?  Now I ask again, How do you want to do today?  I’ll take memorable experiences coupled with good conversation, sweat, and laughter please.


A Sanity approach,

Daniel J Sanidad

State your purpose.  And before you ask, a purpose is the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.  Why did you wake up?  Why are you here?  Where are you going?  What do you want to do?  You see, one can not manage their time well until they know what it is they exist for.  So for the sake of argument, let’s simply say you are here to present  you.

Previously I wrote a post on purposeful practice.  I stated that purposeful practice is perfect practice.  But, how do we manage purposeful practice?  First, we need to give it a language.  And, in order to appeal to all parties, the language should be flexible for all wanting to participate.  I use a palette of colors, aka Sanity FS colors.

Now, I did not grow up with the hands of Van Gogh.   And let me say that I do not consider myself a traditional artist.  But, I do consider myself the creator of my purpose and that is what I call a Sanity artist.  You now have the opportunity to design  your today.  Next we need a direction and what better direction then time moving forward?

We each have something special.  Something that defines us and keeps us sane.  So, I ask again, what do you want?  Where are you going?  Give your icons a meaning and watch them develop into nothing but opportunities to live a purposeful you.  Your day can be limitless.  And with that, there is nothing keeping you from succeeding than the lack of your own creative spirit.  Live it!




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A Sanity approach to living,

Daniel J Sanidad

There can be numerous ways to approach a practice.  The one I would like to focus on in this narrative story is about a purposeful practice.  As a trainer, I have heard other coaches, including myself, speak of a perfect practice concept.  The saying goes, “Perfect practice makes perfect.”, rather than “Practice makes perfect.”  I must have used both of these terms countless times repeatedly and, I’m sure at that time, did gain the success I was searching for.  Now what?

Today, my goal is simple, to work smarter and not harder & to create win win opportunities.  As easy as the words can be said or typed, the action can also be just as simple.  So long as my practice remains to be purposeful.  You can spend 10,000 hours perfecting a skill, however, who is present in either creating or participating the other side of that winning coin?  You can coach someone to maneuver a task to its most perfect display, yet where does the intent lie in its usage?  Will it provide a win win opportunity?

Square shapes fit into square holes, circular shapes fit into circular holes, and triangular shapes fit into triangular holes.  What can change are the colors, the people you share the experience with and the experience you take with you.  Be mindful of its purpose and your practice will always be perfect.

A Sanity approach to practice,

Daniel J Sanidad

It’s a life, live it.

“Just enjoy as many moments as you can before it ends.”

It’s 9:45 a.m. and my phone has just sent me that reminder.  Well, I set this reminder to go off everyday (a recurring appointment) using my Blackberry calendar.  Why 9:45?  Well, my day usually starts about 4:30 or 5 a.m.  By the time I get to 9:45, I’d like to get a reminder that this is a life, I need to live it.  AND, I need to enjoy as many moments as I can before it ends.

Why do I workout?

Honestly, I want to look good.  I don’t think there is anything wrong with enjoying how we look, because when we  look good, we feel good.  We are visual creatures.  When we see ‘something’ appealing, signals go off and our emotions begin to flow.

Also, I want to perform.  What I mean by that is I want to be able to get THE MOST out of each moment.  Luxury cars are designed to give us a look as well as perform on the road.  All in all it is about enjoying the experience, the time spent, and the emotional feeling of what was in our hands.

Your body, no different.  It can be redesigned, trained to move quickly, accelerate, decelerate, and look damn good doing it.  Clothes don’t make the man, the  man makes the clothes.  Armani, Levi Jeans, and Calvin Klein are nothing until a body fills the space between the fabric.  If it fits, and fits well, you know it.

In this life we get one go at it.  We get a journal to fill with experiences, and opportunities only continue to those that take them.  It’s a life, live it.

A Sanity approach to living,

Daniel J Sanidad

Exercise Prescription Part 1

Exercise prescription can be both objective and subjective depending on one’s ultimate goal.  My personal goal has moved away from competitive athletic competition and moved more toward enjoying an active life and style.  That being said, an active life does not always exist in the gym and if you are only finding yourself in the gym ‘building’ this active life, then your style can become limited.

If you have ever taken a cooking class (I’ve taken a few myself because again, it’s about presenting style) you have learned that the prepping is one of the most important pieces behind creating a delicacy.   The better prepped you are, the easier it is to create the essence of your dish.  In the fitness field, we call this the warm-up.

A warm-up goes beyond increased heart-rate and increased core-temperature.  In addition, the warm-up is about trimming off the non essentials (the limitations) you may have picked up before you got to the gym.  This can be a lack of focus, stress from your day, and/or emotional baggage from our life’s ‘have to’.   I have told my clients in the past, “If you don’t have time to warm-up, then you don’t have time to workout.”  A proper warm-up is essentially prepping for a change you are to make inside, so to present and display outside.

Being in this business for several years, I have learned that people can tend to be their own enemies.  They go into the gym forcing change, and leave without truly making any change.  They become exercise hoarders and begin complicating what was once a very simple thing to do.  With all of the free range, organic food ingredients out there, we are still consuming high fructose exercise.

Sanity Fitness System is about doing one thing extremely well, building beautiful bodies.  For most, that means prepping the essentials and cutting off the ‘excess’ fat.  So do your Sanity warm-up and spend your exercise time metabolically.  After that, the essence of hypertrophy work can be done.   Keep it simple, keep it fun, and keep your Sanity!

A Sanity approach to fitness,

Daniel J Sanidad

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Daniel J Sanidad




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