These are easily one of the hardest moves, so with achieving them comes a HUGE euphoric rush. But if you can’t do them yet, don’t despair! You can totally work your way up to them, and this will help!
Improving your upper body strength will enable you to be able to do a full pull up, soon. Keep going – you are stronger every day!
Especially if you work out outdoors during the warmer months, you must pay close attention to both your sweating, and your breathing. Heart rate monitors are nice and all, but it is always best to be in tune with your own body!
Sometimes you gotta have a mantra you can just keep repeating til you are done with your workout. Those challenging days when you don’t feel like it.
A new European study found that motivational self-talk can significantly help reduce the rate of perceived exertion (in other words, how loud your muscles are screaming!) so you can go further for longer.
You won’t regret powering through, but you WILL regret giving up. KEEP GOING!
Today’s fit tip is about maximizing your hard work by engaging the key muscles. You want to stay focused. You want to be conscious of and enjoy the sensation of your muscles contracting and the euphoric feelings of growing stronger and more powerful with each rep.
So while there is nothing wrong with being IN the ZONE, do be conscious and mindful of what you are doing – this also helps you avoid injury!
Ahhh, happy Friday! 🙂
Tossing out a simple yet effective fitness tip here:
And I know, this one seems super obvious, but I see this concept on my social media a lot, and it is a very common misconception, unfortunately. I know it seems counterproductive, but you need to fuel your body regularly, and properly. Not doing so causes the body to take matters into its own hands.
Plus, skipping a meal leads to low blood sugars, and we all know that is definitely not ideal!
It’s a lot easier to veer off track than we think. This is why you need to be consciously aware, and fight the urge to fall back into poor habits!
These tips might help you to stay on track:
- The first step towards changing your exercise and eating habits is to create a clear vision of your goal and to become emotionally attached to the outcome. You may say you want to get healthy, but be specific – what does healthy look like to you? What does it feel like to you? Maybe it means being able to play with your child without getting winded? Maybe it means fitting back into a favorite pair of skinny jeans? Be specific!
- To translate this vision into a reality, WRITE IT DOWN! Describe what your ideal world looks like on every level – body-wise, career-wise, family-wise, etc. Bringing that awareness into your life will help you change your behaviors.
- Having a vision will make it a lot easier for you to turn down temptations (and there will be temptations!). You will begin to see every single choice you make as a personally defining moment that has the potential to bring you closer to achieving your fitness goal.