Five things ‘A Bronx Tale’ taught me from a young age

I watched this movie when I was eight years old and even now at the age of twenty two it is still my favourite film. There are certain lessons in this film that I not only learned from watching it but through experiencing some of them in real life. Eight might seem like a bit of a young age for someone to be watching this movie considering the violence, language and racist terms used, but the heart behind it is what counts.
Here is just some of the lesson’s you can learn from watching this all time classic:

1. Don’t follow the crowd.
It seems like an obvious thing to say but many people still do this. It teaches you that just because your friends hold a certain opinion or live a particular lifestyle, it doesn’t mean that you have to. Always stay true to what you think is the right thing to do.

2. Love who you want to love.
This goes without saying, if someone disapproves of your relationship for any reason whatsoever, then that’s their problem. You love whoever you want to.

3. Education is important.
Knowledge is power, it’s good to be wise from experiences in life and it’s great to be educated from books, but it’s best to be both. “That way I’d be twice as smart as everybody.”sonny

4. Morals over money.
Never think money is so important that you have to go against your own morals to get it and don’t be idle.

5. Nobody Cares.
Most people don’t care about something unless it affects or involves them. It’s important to care for others, but in the end you have to look out for yourself and the people who matter most to you. Don’t waste your time on selfish people.

There are too many lessons to list that this movie teaches, so I recommend that you watch it in your own time and learn.


How To Improve Your Running

If you’re just getting into fitness and working out, running is one of the hardest exercises to get ‘good’ at. It’s also one of the best one’s for weight loss and for giving you that euphoric rush that working out can bring.
Here’s some tips to improve the amount of time you can run for without stopping.

1. Start on the treadmill.
It’s boring and is actually harder than running outdoors for some, but if you set the timer on the machine for five or ten minuets to start with, you can use this to help motivate you to keep going until the timer runs out. Do this a few times until your confident enough that you can run the full time without stopping.

2. Take it outside.
I personally think that running outside is better for you for many reasons. You can run for longer, there’s more to look at and you can set yourself distance goals. Come up with a route and try and run it until you can complete it without stopping.

3. Listen to music.
Music can help motivate you whilst you’re running. If you’re doing it without music on you might find that your thinking about stopping rather than going.

4. Record your runs.
You can download apps on your phone to record your runs and see how many miles you’ve done. This is also a motivator because a lot of these apps like ‘Runtastic’ have statistics to show you whether or not your running has improved. Once you see how many miles you run, you will also want to keep outdoing yourself.

5. Think about the sense of achievement after.
With all this distance and time setting, the sense of completion alone once you have reached your targets will make you want to keep feeling that sense achievement.

Get started today and put these tips to practise! Happy running.