I always love the start of school, and not just because my kids go back to school now and life returns to some semblence of normal. (What exactly is "normal" anyway?!) But just like the new year, its the opportunity to start again. A clean slate. A new notebook without a single page written upon. The possibilities of what the year will unfold.
Goal setting is one of the basic principles of exercise psychology. Despite its simplistic nature, correct goal setting is all too often absent in an individuals fitness goals. Goal setting is crucial for individuals to not only achieve, but experience success as well. Here are some definitions needed for full understanding of the following content:
Feeding the baby, teaching responsibility, and blogging. Listening to a webinar while exercising. Going to bed earlier to increase energy level for tmrw while focusing on what's important, decreasing seratonin and cortisol levels, regenerating muscles, increasing fat burn, and decreasing calorie consumption by avoiding late night snacking. Time saving tip: fill up water bottle with the sprayer instead of the faucet decreases fill time by half!! Add 15 seconds to your day. Ha! When trying to fit exercise into your routine try integrating it into
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?