It is important to set exercise and wellness goals when you are beginning/maintaining your fitness journey. Make sure they are attainable and measurable! When creating goals, thing about your time commitment and your starting fitness level. You and your best friend or workout buddy might have completely different schedules and you may have more experience than he/she.
Making the decision to get healthy and fit is just part of the battle. Then comes sticking to a workout routine, learning how to eat right, and staying motivated. Calorie-counting and weight-loss tracking have become simpler thanks to mobile apps that provide instant access to important information and help you monitor your progress over time. Here are a few apps to keep you fit.
I attended FitExpo 2013 in Santa Clara, CA this weekend and had a great time talking with so many positive people such as Herb Dean (UFC Referee), Bella Falconi (Fitness model), and many others. The bodybuilding community is full of motivation, inspiration and support. Three people I was fortunate enough to speak with were Phil Heath (Mr. Olympia 2011 & 2012), Greg Plitt (top fitness model) and Jennifer Delgado (NPC Competitor). Below are a few gems from these professionals that I thought might help others achieve their health and fitness goals.
Set the Right GoalsSetting the right goals is an important first step. Most people trying to lose weight focus just on weight loss. However, you’ll be more successful if you focus on dietary and exercise changes that lead to long-term weight change. Successful weight managers select no more than two or three goals at a time.
Do you ever think about your future self, the senior you? How you might look, where you’ll live, what you’ll do with your days? More importantly, how will you be feeling? Do you imagine yourself being healthy? I suspect that you probably don’t envision your future-self popping a plethora of pills each day or picture yourself maneuvering hallways pushing a walker or traversing the neighborhood in a wheelchair, right?
We hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer so far! As we kick off the summer let's talk about Goal Setting. Starting new programs and making changes in our lives require us to have perseverence, discipline, and the right motivation and inspiration to keep us excited to continue down our path of Health and Wellness.
In order to make sure that you stay on the right path remember that you need to set attainable and realistic goals.
Please take a couple minutes out your day to read this. Great advice.
SUCCESS = Outcome Goals + Process Goals + Action + Accountability + Support + Incentives + The Deadline
Let's walk you through those 7 Steps.
1) Outcome Goals - This is simple. If you want to lose 15 pounds in 6 weeks, that's your Outcome Goal. It's your Vision. It's the Destination you want to arrive it in a given time frame. That's Goal Setting 101.
In my experience with personal training, the greatest struggle I see is one main problem with achieving success. Finding the right fitness and nutrional guidance is vital, and so is creating the right tool box to help you along the way. But if you want to make a descision (lose weight, gain muscle, general fitness, eat healthier) and truly stick with it, there are some easy behavioral tricks to follow that will majorly increase the chances you'll stick with the original plan. 1. Lists.
Hell ya, or shall I say heck ya, for all the appropriate peeps out there. so 1 hour and 10 minutes later I finished my 35 min walk/run session, plus weights. I am trying to go back to my older routine of heavier lifting, Whaaaaaatttt? some will say, why? the answer my dear is that I seem to do better with this training for my body type. I teach 4 classes a week but its not enough especially since Im getting a wee bit older. . I am writing this blog to keep my self accountable.
What's the one thing holding you back from reaching your fitness goals?"
MINE? Not knowing when to start. What is yours? Please leave your comments below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will be more that happy to help.
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