When it comes to fitness – whether a person’s goals involve losing weight, gaining muscle, or some combination of the two – people tend to be so focused on their body that they forget a key aspect to success: the mind.The bottom line is that you can have all of the fitness know-how, the best equipment, and find the perfect diet, but none of that matters if you can’t get in the right headspace to make it all come together and stick to your plan.
Thanksgiving to me is time spend with loved ones. Thanksgiving is always celebrated with family and then we add friends into the mix, too. My mom has spoiled us all by getting up early and filling the house with the aroma of food being prepped for the turkey and the stuffing.
Most of us want to live a healthier lifestyle, but the thought of making the necessary changes can seem overwhelming. Here are the top 3 tips to make lifestyle changes achievable:Aim to create one behavior change at a time
Pilates is a method of exercise that is synonymous with core strengthening, but is that all that is really involved? Joseph Pilates originally intended for his method to become a way of life. Let’s take a look at what makes a Pilates session different from most other forms of exercise and how this can carry over into our daily life.Breathing
So much for September. Hello Halloween. Although it is a goal of mine to write more often, I only do when I am inspired AND make the time (aka make it a priority). Truth quote: "there are no excuses OR reasons, only priorities." Food for thought: will power doesn't exist and behavior change is accomplished when you believe that your efforts are worth it (aka belief leads to change).
I was recently asked to do something that is completley outside of my comfort zone. My initial reaction was NO, I can't possibly do that! Then I took a deep breath and thought, why not? It will take a lot of effort but it really sounds like something you would enjoy. So I went for it.
As we get older we may come to realize that we don’t bounce back or recover as quickly from an injury, or that the ‘spring in our step’ is not there any longer. Regular exercise definitely has a lot to do with how fast we recover, how vital we feel, and how we perform all those daily tasks and recreational activities. Just like financial planning for retirement, planning for a strong healthy body that can pull us through old age, living independent with a high quality of life also takes planning. And we need to be SMART about it.
Do you feel this way sometimes. Things you have tried work for a while, but in the end you are back to where you were just a couple of months ago? What gives! The scenario is quite common. You are highly motivated ready to be more active, eat better. How you go about it though can definitely put you in a mindset of "everything I try never works" or "it's gonna take some time, and I should have reasonable goals for myself"
Humpty Dumpty Had A Great Fall!
So, I'll bet you're wondering what I'm talking about, right? Now that I have your attention, let's talk about goals; and, our ability to successfully achieve them. How do we go about doing so?
Well, honestly speaking, if I am not very specific when establishing a goal, I risk becoming a jack of all trades, and master of none! Now, I know there are many multi taskers out there who can easily juggle many tasks at once, but, unfortunately, I have yet to acquire this skill. Frankly speaking, I admire and applaud these folks.