The new year spurs many of us to make fitness related resolutions or goals, and it also brings the magazine and internet articles advising women how to “get the body you want.” You know what I’m talking about…”get toned” by doing lots of reps of very low weights. I hear some celebrity fitness trainers are
Moving away from what you don’t want may seem only semantically different from moving towards what you do want. When it comes to your body, look at a picture of a person who has a body that looks markedly less fit than your own and one of someone whose body looks markedly more fit than
The problem, or rather one of the problems, for there can be many, a sizeable proportion of which are continually creating stumbling blocks, frustrations, and impedance in many areas of training and especially, where applicable, those we create for ourselves, this.
The previous sentence makes sense. That is not the problem.
This is: mindfulness.
Read it through again and you’ll get it.
There will be a virtual ton of blog posts this week about resolutions. Most will talk about how the author doesn’t usually do resolutions, doesn’t keep them, doesn’t believe in them, and/or blah blah blah. Welcome to my version of that. There is a difference between resolve and resolutions in my mind. Resolve is a
“If you don’t know where you are going, you will end up somewhere else.” -Yogi Berra Have you ever felt like you weren’t making progress in your training? Before you blame it on genetics or your trainer, or decide you just need to work harder, ask yourself two questions. Are you setting fitness goals, and
I’m not the world’s best Q-Fitter. I often struggle with negative self-talk, bad body image, and the urge to just not workout. I didn’t grow up physically active or in a family that had a culture at home that was particularly healthy either in terms of nutrition or of fitness. Working out is not my