09 Sep Key criteria for the PERFECT fitness regime
It's hard to be happy if you're literally sick and tired all the time.
And unfortunately, many people I speak to and read about ARE sick and tired.
Too many people don't get enough exercise, eat a balanced diet or get enough good quality sleep and rest.
And not surprisingly, none of this helps if happiness and success are outcomes you desire.
But when it comes to exercising there's so much information out there; and much of it is contradictory and/or confusing. But in this great article from Women's Health some key criteria for setting up YOUR perfect fitness program are well described and I very much encourage you to read this then put it into place…
by Ashely Oerman from Womens Health Magazine
When it comes to setting a workout goal, it's easy to see what you want the finished product to look like. The tough part is visualizing what it takes to get there. But if you do it right, you could wind up with some killer confidence and a super-strong body. We talked to three experts about what qualities create a totally doable fitness goal so you can get after it with little to no setbacks.
It's Based Around Your Crazy Life
There's really no point in setting a goal that requires you to give up sleep, work, and other non-negotiable obligations in your schedule, says Barbara Walker, Ph.D., a sports psychologist with the Center for Human Performance in Cincinnati. One of the biggest mistakes she says she sees people make is not taking their busy schedule into consideration when setting a fitness goal, which can then make you irritable, tired, and force you to put your relationships on the backburner. None of that sounds good.
Don't let FOMO force you into choosing a fitness goal that isn't right for you—it's important to set a goal that means something to you, instead of joining in on something that your friends are doing, says Greg Justice, an exercise physiologist and author of Mind Over Fatter. This is because you're more likely to stick with working towards your goal if it’s something you really want. "You have to want your goal bad enough to commit to it," he says.
It's Focused on Your Performance, Not Your Looks
You might be dreaming of sculpting a super-flat stomach, but setting a goal that's based on what you look like could set you up for failure, says celeb personal trainer Ashley Borden, author of Your Perfect Fit. Performance-based goals, like increasing the weight you lift or running a faster mile, help you feel more confident, give you positive reinforcement as you progress, and keep you motivated, she says. On the other hand, when you're hyper-focused on what your body looks like, you're less focused on all of the awesome stuff it's increasingly capable of doing. Focus on performance-based goals, and the sexy, toned stomach will follow…
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