Ten years ago when we said "you need 60 minutes of moderate to high intensity exercise a day" the world protested. Ten years ago our society was still some what "active" during the day. We didn't have smartphones, iPads, electronic billing, one stop shopping at our fingertips, we actually had to move our bodies around in order to get things done. Well, those days are over. The majority of our population sits and sits all day. They don't have to move, everything is right there at their finger tips.
When you think about your health and fitness goals, have you ever felt like life keeps getting in the way of what you are trying to accomplish? I know I have! I have fitness goals and nutrition goals that I feel I could achieve in no time flat if LIFE didn't keep getting in the way!You know the things I am talking about...running kids to where they need to be, injury, recovery, fatigue, special occasions, cook outs, family, friends, church, birthdays, anniversary, job,.... all these things seem to get in the way of finding time to work out and being in control of my eating!
What strategy I have to choose in hot, humid weather?Strategy 1 - keep up my daily calories intake (because in hot environment appetite diminished).Strategy 2 - eat food that not standing too long in stomack.Strategy 3 - exercise in the coolest time of the day.According to that, I woke up at 5 a.m.5 a.m. - liquid breakfast.Proteins, electrolytes, carbs.Coffee, water.5 30 - 7 a.m. - Run. During activity I try to drink more and use different body-cooling techniques.7 a.m. - "summer" breakfast.Chicken, potato, tomato, water.
School is out. I'm working at Snap Fitness and having a blast. It's so much fun to be working again and I'm loving my clients and all that they are accomplishing just in the short time we have been working together. Now I'm also starting to focus again on myself and my health. I was so wrapped up in school I lost focus of the reason I was there. So the time has come to renew.
Last week I joined spark people and have been tracking my food, exercising and eating better. Although I'm not perfect, my food choices are much better. My weigh ins are Mondays.
How serious are you about your health and fitness?? Are you getting in shape because there is something deep inside you that is motivating you?? Get a game face! --> it means you mean business. It's that look you get in your eyes that I know you ARE going to reach your goals! Now you just have to find your motivation, your reason WHY you want to reach your goals. Once you set your goals and get your GAME FACE on nothing will stop you!!
If you don't know where you've been? When it comes to working with a trainer many of us just want to know what to do and then be left alone. I see this from folks just starting out and from long time gym rats. A reluctance to spend the time to allow your trainer to do initial assessments or to complete regularly scheduled follow up assessments. Let me ask you this... Is wanting to lose a few pounds a real goal? How do you know?