You plan a workout for the evening, but then something comes up—a happy hour, a deadline for work, or maybe even a Tinder date. And there goes your exercise for the day. If this keeps happening to you, there's a logical solution: shift your workout schedule to the morning.
I'm writing because I need to be more disciplined at it. And just like anything else in life if I don't practice it, if I don't start, it's not going to happen. I can research all I want on the topics and have the perfect idea in my head, but I get stuck at the process of actually putting words into paper. This I feel is similar to a reason, especially women, fail to exercise or start exercising. We feel like we have to have the perfect program, the perfect time to start, the perfect out fit. The truth is the best time to start is right now. Just get up and move.
So, I've been trying to ask clients lately about their "why?" WHY do you want get fit? WHY do you want to change your diet? WHY are you paying to see me? What are you looking to get out of our training sessions? How can I help you identify your why, so that we can then create a plan to get strong and fast in the gym, and get healthy and lose weight in the kitchen?
May is exercise is medicine month. What does that mean? What it means is we as a society have grown soft, week, and as a result ill. Exercise has been proven to be a part of the solution if we're doing it right. Most of the leading causes of death in America from heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes are attributable to lifestyle. Moreover a significant body of evidence points to a lack of activity at the root of our metabolic problems and frailty. Both of which have direct ties into these diseases.
A little late night struggle to finish the day. Had a good discussion on struggles recently: We all want the same things, right? Health, love, success, fun, happiness. Wanting it is the easy part. The problem is that all of those things require us to go through constant struggles. Working out and eating healthy, fighting with our partners, endless hours of work. In order to get the results we desire, we need to enjoy the journey, we need to enjoy the fight, the struggle… Enjoyed the one I just had. Especially the last 50 burpees.
New Year’s Day has come and gone, but you’re probably still contemplating your health goals for 2016. If putting a fork in your couch potato ways is at the top of your list, you don’t need to be a CrossFit junkie or a triathlete to reap the benefits of exercise. The key is to create a fitness routine that’s tailored for your lifestyle. Develop a Fitness Plan That Works for You
Ah, starting over. Everybody starts over, right? It can be quite a bittersweet experience. As a military spouse, starting over is definitely something I’ve become accustomed to. Frequent moves, finding new employment, meeting new faces and saying goodbye to old ones, characterize my life in a nutshell. However, nothing quite prepared me for a different battle I would face in the name of starting over: knee surgery.
As some of you may have seen, I posted a short video on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dmofitness) with the caption "If you focus on results, you will never change....if you focus on change, you will get results".
Excuse after excuse—the "free passes" we give ourselves for opting out of a workout (again!) are seemingly endless, but enough is enough. Brett Hoebel, author and creator of the 20 Minute Body and trainer on NBC's The Biggest Loser, shares his advice on how to banish the most common excuses from your vocab once and for all. "I don't have time today"