Alright, worldly readers: You must take some pictures of yourself to monitor your progress on fitness goals. Why? Because they tell you where you really are right now.
Grab someone to take a load of pictures of you working out. These images are like a mirror in motion and the purpose is not perfection.
Your fitness selfies should tell you:
Over the years that I have spent since my life changing event of blowing out my knee, and realizing what it means to truly be hurt and know your weaknesses. This event in my life taught me how much of a challenge it is to get back on your feet after life has knocked you down and knocked you out. The big question is, "Do you want it bad enough?" As Rocky said, "...But it aint about how hard you're hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much can you take and keep moving forward?
If there is some sort of goal to be reached, whether it be physical or emotional, there’s always a consistency among situations, no matter how different the context- there will, no doubt, be a beginning. You’d be unable to deny this pattern, just as you’d never be able to pull off getting from point A to point B( even if using the law of attraction) without first making a move…those first few important strides toward that end of whatever it is.
Want to be more efficent with the little time you have to exercise? Follow these 3 tips to make the most of your time.
1. RECORD YOUR TRAINING- Use a diary or anything to record sets, reps and weight. Cause if you are not measuring progess, you are regressing.
Greg Robins from Cressey Performance coined this term this morning in his blog. A increase in work (training) means you need to increase your recovery to see greater progress. Work does include all those outside stressors( family, lack of sleep, work). What does that mean for you? If you have a great training session but you return late from work and your child wakes up during the night ill, please take a extra day to recover. Your body will thank you.
This is what i often tell people who are just starting there fitness journey and try to do too much too soon. Remember this is not just so you can lose a few pounds and fit into your favorite dress or shirt. This is for the rest of your life
Ever noticed how sporting teams has success over a long period of time? The players change but the results stays them same. They have a great system. How does that relate to exercise?
If you go into gym and just do a series of random trainings, then that'S what your results will be ... random. However if you follow your plan or 'system' that has the basic body movements of pushing, pulling, squatting and hinging or 'old school' training your results wil not be random. They will be awesome.