A few weeks ago, a few friends and I went for a hike. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we were excited to be on a new trail. We had an idea of where we were going and which trails we needed to follow in order to get us to where we wanted to go. We took a picture of the map so we could have it on our phones and started out. It was about a nine-mile hike, and we were confident of our ability to read a map and follow the trail markers! All was well as we hiked and enjoyed the scenery and the company of each other.
Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it's now time to fall back into your fitness routine - no more excuses. Kids are back at school, vacations are over, and work schedules have gotten back to normal. Holiday engagements will be on hold until November, so we only have two months before we are immersed in the holidays.
"Let's go" are the motivating words I heard from my client SB this morning. My reply, "OK".The result is the creation of the September 1st Initiative with an invite to you to SAY NO and YES to one thing for 30 days.My NO is to Added sugars.My YES is to Exercise daily with the kiddos.What about you? Write it in the comments to commit yourself.www.fitdupage.com
Time is money. Wish I had a nickel for every time I've heard that. How often have you wished for more than 24 hours in a day? Prioritizing our to-do list can be quite challenging. By a show of hands, how high do you rank your personal health and well being?
Beware of using your activity tracking device, be it expensive or not.This can save your life or harm you. How?The information being stored has been used at the doctor's office to help diagnose the presence of illness. The doctor will compare your information with their office numbers. We are more relaxed and active when away from the doctor; so, you can see how this will give the doctor a more complete picture of your well being. If you are lost, the gps will help locate you.
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.