Confusion and contradictory information in the media concerning health and fitness can drive anyone crazy enough to jump off the wagon before even contemplating about starting a healthy lifestyle program.I totally understand and feel for you. I have been in your shoes, trying all kinds of things I heard here and there, before my health training and education set me straight. What works for someone else is not guaranteed to work for you. This is exactly the reason I choose to work in the health industry: I figure out and decipher what will work for you to reach your goals.
HAVING A STRONG MIND COULD HELP YOU REACH THE FINISH LINE.
If you're looking for an edge in your next race, look no further than your own head. Sure, having a strong body is important; however, at a certain point, you may not be able to control how far or how fast you can run. But you can always control how you mentally approach those miles. Use this four-step process, developed by a Navy SEAL Commander and member of the Nike Performance Council, to become a mentally tougher runner.
Have you ever wondered, what makes us do what we do? Is it the body chemistry? Is it a result of our surroundings? Is it all just hard work and mental toughness? What is it? Why do some people just seem to have it? Maybe it’s in the books one reads, or the ability to maximize the potential that we all have in us. We are all destined to be great in our own areas. I decided to share examples as part of the proof in greatness and how it is achieved.
Realistic New Years fitness goals are a hot topic right now. Well, not really. Follow me on this one…Realistic New Years fitness goals are always a hot topic at the beginning of a new year. Whether they are realistic or not is another story, lol! However, I am going to help you make Realistic New Years fitness goals. Here are three ways to ensure that your New Years fitness goals are realistic.
Stepping foot in the gym is a daunting task. Fear, anxiety, and self doubt set in as you begin your fitness quest in an intimidating enviornment. Luckily, you are not alone. We all suffer from bouts of fear and anxiety.
Growing up with a crippling fear of public speaking, I felt helpless and tended to avoid any situation that evoked such dreadful feelings. This approach did nothing but increase those negative feelings. I was stuck.
The fix? Taking the first step and facing your fear head on.
The funny thing about fear is that it isnt real.
Discovering your why is our blog topic for this week. With a new year on the horizon, I could not think of a better time to talk about your why! It is a time for us to reflect on the year that has passed and get excited (I hope) for a new year to come. Discovering your why is important in helping you decide which resolutions (goals) you will make.
Motivation is critical in terms of reaching fitness goals. Most effective when performing reps, or the number of times you lift and lower a weight, is counting down and looking at your dominant hand while you’re pushing up. By utilizing this technique, a positive reinforcement is automatically included because the dominant hand more easily and quickly moves the weight.