Exercise doesn't always have to be about getting stronger or losing weight!
Sometimes, all you need is to get away from the stress in your life or let out some pent-up frustration.
Whether it's cardio, weightlifting, or otherwise, exercise a great tool for decompressing!
If you're looking to lose weight, one tool that can be very effective is food tracking.
Consistently tracking can drastically improve the amount and consistency of weight lost through increased awareness, knowledge, and accountability of what you're eating on a daily basis.
The first step of the fitness journey is the hardest. We have a desire but no momentum. And there are other barriers to getting started…
We say we’ll start tomorrow. The next day, we again say we’ll start tomorrow, and years later, we still haven’t made progress.
Some of the most common reasons one fails to get started on their fitness journey:
Everyone has been there at some point. Which one most resonates with you? Is there one not listed here that has prevented you from starting?
Regardless of the reason, these become real roadblocks preventing us from taking that...
What's your "why"? Everybody has one, and it may be the most crucial aspect of starting and staying commited to any venture. When you think of quitting, think instead of the reason you're there. Whatever it may be, use it as fuel to keep going. Find your "why", and get to work!
A common deterrent for people wanting to exercise is the soreness that can accompany it.
You probably know that exercise builds muscle. What you may not know is that, in order to do so, it actually causes micro tears in muscle cells.
During rest, as you can see in the graphic, the muscle will then rebuild itself, resulting in thicker and stronger muscle cells capable of withstanding a stronger stimulus.
So, if you're feeling sore for a day or so after exercising, don't worry! Your body is just going through that process of muscle fiber growth and, essentially, you're feeling your body getting stronger!
When we hear the word "investment", we often think of money. Prioritizing your health, however, is an investment in both yourself and your future. As a parent, spouse, business owner, etc., taking care of your health is also the best way you can set an example for others, and allow you to be better prepared to take care of those in need. Choose to invest in yourself, and be a leader to those around you!