Happy Monday! Not just any Monday, the one after Daylight Savings time in the spring where you are a little groggy and "zombie-like" for the first few days. However, I'm sure many of you are willing to deal with the fog knowing there will be more daylight in the evening and warmer temperaures.
Some of my UNM Stress Management students have struck gold on stress reduction techniques at our half-way class point, and others are still waiting to find their "solution".
Here are some thoughts on "Journeys and Journals". Our path lengths are all varied, but continue to "seek and you shall find!" ;D
You know the drill. January comes along and it’s time to set some healthy fitness goals for yourself for the next 365 days. Maybe 2014 was a good year for you, but chances are that there were certain things you set out to do which never materialized.So what’s wrong?
A couple years ago I wrote a status on Facebook that went a little something like this:New Year's Resolutions are a joke. You shouldn't need a new year to bring upon a better life for yourself or a better you in general. You should be living to the best of your ability each and every day. Whether it's being kinder, healthier, or more spontaneous, you should be doing these things at every moment. Be the best person you can be. Love what you do. A new year is not a new beginning. Be thankful for who you are and what you do and strive to be better at all times.
Not too long ago, a fellow trainer and coach extraordinaire, Eric Cressey posted about “How Being an Optimist Will Help You in Strength and Conditioning”. I read the blog post and definitely agreed how Cressey relating strength and conditioning and being an optimalist will create a better overall environment. A better environment means more results.
Before starting a new exercise program or diet of the week, ask yourself, am I really ready to change my lifestyle? Because that’s exactly what it’s going to take to reach your goal. If you’re not ready and you begin a new program or diet you will not be successful. You will end up cheating or quitting and then you’ll be disappointed in yourself and frustrated.
So, let’s get real. 4 minute abs doesn’t mean you will get a six pack in 4 minutes.
This world is truly over-informed. Think about it. Every other infomercial has something to do with fitness. These 'Fitness Transformation' TV shows are running rampant. The internet is absolutely LITTERED with different programs that will all gurantee you the same result, "Lose weight in 21 days!" "Get diamond chisseled abs with this diet and exercise program in 30 days!" "Become a different, healthier, and fitter you in 90 days!"
The top educators in the world list "Setting High Expectations" as a priority step to reaching great achievements: a belief that WONDERFUL THINGS ARE going to happen to you! From your first hot air balloon ride, to switching careers, to changing your health habits: aim high to reach high in your life. Once you set a high expectation, plan 1. Resources, 2. Timed Steps, and 3. Support to move from belief to reality.