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Making fitness part of your life, not your whole life

October 14, 2015

Seeking balance?


Avoid having too much of anything. Spread your energies and avoid burning yourself out in any aspect; friends/family, work, school, leisure/fitness. This topic can pertain to any component of your everyday life.


In this world, each day will never be perfectly balanced. Small disruptions can occur to our rhythm and schedule, however your ability to adapt to this situation can recreate that balance.


Step back from the CONSTANT stream of thought and enjoy the present moment. Reduce your stress, take more time for yourself, and be patient. Comparing yourself to the past or constantly focusing on the future can impact current balance.

 

Fitness and Balance


The best way to achieve emotional and mental balance is by doing exercises you really enjoy.

Exercise decreases depression via endorphins.

It also decreases stress by controlling anxiety.

 

Exercise is also a self confidence booster. Having the ability to create and reach goals automatically boosts ones self esteem.

Exercise can also improve ones sleep schedule and ability to concentrate.


Eating a balanced diet of omega 3 fatty acids, protein, fruits, vegetables, and other carbohydrates are essential for body function. Proper nutrition also regulates ones weight and reduces risk for diseases. Extreme...

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Creating SMART goals

October 4, 2015

Creating goals and setting yourself up for success!
Often times we do not set goals that are attainable.

First, be honest with yourself, what is a realistic goal for YOU to reach in a specific time frame? Is your plan or program reasonable for you to be consistent? Setting your caloric intake at too much of a deficit, or expectations of going to the gym 6 days per week - when you were only doing 2-3 days per week, are two examples of setting yourself up for failure.

Set SMART goals; specific, measurable, accountable, realistic, and with a timeframe. Be specific with your goals - instead of "lose weight", direct the goal to more detail such as; lose 3" off my waist, fit into size 8, and be able to do 1 pull-up.

Track your progress with measurements of your body parts and use the scale only one time a week or every other week. Progress photos also help reveal progress often missed by these measurement tools.

Be accountable by using support groups, food tracking apps, workout tracking apps, journals, social media, and/or a coach.

Be realistic with your progress in weight loss, typically .5-1lb a week is a steady...

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