Getting the motivation to workout can be tough for most people. (Who am I kidding—everyone struggles with it in some measure.) We are programmed for the path of least resistance, and that path generally includes comfortable pants, a cold beer, and a pizza that is just above room temperature.Here are five powerful ways that you can unleash some heavy-duty workout motivation on yourself in order to get to the gym and beat on it like it owes you money:
Everyone who knows me knows that my daughter danced in a piece at our church this past weekend. Because, well, I can't stop talking about it. It was a modern piece, set to a song called "Out of Hiding," by Steffany Gretzinger. My daughter played a girl hiding from God, and God, played by another dancer, brought her out of hiding and drew her to Himself as the other dancers leapt and circled around them.
One of the best ways to get yourself motivated to exercise is to do it on a regular basis with friends. Not only does it make working out more enjoyable, but it also adds an element of commitment that's easier to keep when you know someone is expecting you to show up. Group exercise can be a great thing. It can even bring a community together to make it healthier. For example, one of my clients is a physician, and he is involved in a weekly event called "Walk with a Doc".
Hello everyone. I am ready to admit I was a little harsh last week. Nutrition is in fact very much like rocket science. The body is a lot like a rocket. It goes places we only once dreamed of. Now, the question is, “what do we want to do moving forward?” I think it is first very important to recognize where I am at. I once was given an exercise by a dear lady friend of mine that has been ever so important to growth in my life since. I was to look in the mirror, directly into the eyes of the image in the mirror – yep – i
With so many of you embarking on a new exercise journey, today I want to answer some frequently asked questions on how to exercise properly so you can make this year your healthiest year ever! Q: How Long Do I Need To Exercise For?Depending on whether you're performing full body or training specific muscle groups, a strength training routine should take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete. Add another 10 - 60 minutes if your including cardiovascular (aerobic) activity.
If you started the year out with plans to diet, I urge you to rethink it. I’ve been there. I’ve gone on diets, I’ve done cleanses of sorts, I’ve trained for and run four marathons, I’ve taken supplements marketed to enhance fat loss, diuretics to remove ‘water weight’…I barely managed to stay within the weight standards my entire military career! I was absolutely convinced the standards were unfair to women and to short people. My point is that I wanted to change the way I looked by changing the mirror rather tha
During the start of the New Year, a majority of people make resolutions about losing weight, eating better, and living a healthy lifestyle. Yet, still filled with good intentions, the month of January has come and gone, and you still haven't starting moving.