Believe it or not, we’re coming up on the halfway point of the year pretty soon, which means most people have already forgotten about their New Year’s resolution fitness goals. But if you’re still trudging along, now’s the time to kick things into high gear and focus your eyes on the prize. Here are a few suggestions to keep you motivated:
If you are going with the flow you're going the wrong way
According to recent statistics, only 45% of Americans are getting the minimum recommended amounts of exercise. And those are just the minimums. Everywhere you look, it is still easier to find low quality convenience food than anything of nutritional value and exercise is more often "get it in when you can" rather than a committed item in your schedule. Don't get me wrong.
In almost every batch of headlines that come to my inbox, at least one is still related to 'New Years Resolutions.' I personally have never been a resolution kind of person. I am not sure what that means. How does the day January 1st differ from what was a good idea on December 31st? Or November 20th for that matter? Nonetheless while many of us are talking about resolutions and goals for the year, here are a few points you may want to consider before jumping into the latest 'fix' -
It's a commonly held idea that most people make some New Year's resolutions, but very few stick with them. How can we improve our ability to keep our commitments to ourselves? Making a New Year's Resolution is just a seasonal way of saying "Setting a Goal." Setting and sticking to goals is a very important skill to learn, and there are a few principles you can follow to help them come true: 1.
Weight loss goals are very common this time of year.You pigged out during Thanksgiving. You ate too much during the Christmas or Hanukah holiday. Cookies, cakes, candies, pies galore and now you feel bloated and fat right?I, too, know this feeling. Yes, fitness professionals can fall guilty to the temptations of all those delicious smelling and tasty looking foods. Full disclosure, I did too!
New year fitness goals, everyone has them right?Don’t you? I'm sure you must have thought about them by now right? Due to the time of year, I'm sure it's on your mind right?It’s that time of the year again folks.You know, that time of the year where people start thinking about this year and what they can do better in the new year.
This pumpkin pie was a treat given to me by one of my Pilates clients after my first lumpectomy last November. And yes, it's not a cancer fighting food. It's a celebratory one. "Once in a while a little treat is ok," said my doctors and nurses when I called them about this little slice of pie. Hey, I didn't want cancer again. So this is a case where I was told, it is okay to have your pie and eat it too.
So today included to daily duties of mother hood! Cleaning, cooking and back again. Teaching and also trying to study for the ACE Health Coach CERT. Husband, got ill last night may be that horrid candy he only had 2. As a result he came home early from work and rested up. Bummer vibes. Get well soon hubbs.Nutrition Goals Going well. I did not log but soon as I'm done Creating my Blog post:) Ill do the logging. I log my food Through My Fittness Pal app. Its great for macro logging and Calorie goals.