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.
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.
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.