December 14, 2018

Find a Fitness Mentor

Fit Mind:

Find a Fitness Mentor

Having a mentor is helpful for all walks of life, and fitness is no different. Do you know someone who has a solid fitness routine, a compatible fitness philosophy and is someone you respect and admire? Ask him or her to be your fitness mentor. All this means is if you have questions, need support or encouragement, or are looking for a resource, you can ask him or her. Everyone was a beginner at some point, and most people are more than happy to offer a hand to others also on their fitness journey.

Need a Workout Motivation Boost?

Need a motivation boost? Join #HealthyWayMag Fitness Chat every Monday 5pmP/8pmE on Twitter! Chat with fellow fitness-enthusiasts, pick up workout motivation and fitness tips.

Here’s how to join:

Log in to your twitter account. Enter #HealthyWayMag to follow the chat. Discussions questions will be posted as Question 1, “Q1″, Question 2 as “Q2″ and so on. Simply note your answer with designation “A1″ as answer to question 1. Tag your answers with #HealthyWayMag. Chat, interact with others and have fun!

 

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Short on Time?

Get Fit Quick Tip:

Break it down!

If you’re short on time, find a way to adjust or modify your schedule to keep your fitness on track. Here are a few ideas to keep you going:

 

Double up. If time is tight on your scheduled workout day, double up on your cardio the following day if possible.

Impromptu physical activity. Add in fitness everywhere and anywhere. Take the stairs, walk the errands.

Body weight exercise. Revisit the old days of gym class, and perform a circuit of Push-Ups, Planks and Squats to overload your muscles.

Back to basics. Seated stretching and range of motion are exercises that may be performed anywhere without equipment, and both have health benefits.


 

Get in the Moment…of your Workout!

Get Fit Quick Tip:

Get in the Moment!

Are you in the moment of your workout? Or are you preoccupied about what you have to accomplish later, worried about this and that, distracted by to-do lists? Stay present in the moment of your workout for better mental focus, and better physical results.

Here’s how to get in the moment of your workout:

Set workout mini-goals. Each workout should serve a purpose, and therefore have a goal. Every exercise you perform should be chosen for its desired outcome.

Stay present. Consider your workout as the time during your day where you don’t have to think about work, schedules or other commitments. Stay present in your workout by focusing only on the current rep, the current set.

Breathe through each rep. Every lift and every lowering phase of your rep, should include an inhale or an exhale. Focused and mindful breathing is an effective method to clear your mind of distractions.

Eliminate self-talk. Regardless of what your body is doing, often your mind is full of internal dialogue, conversations and opinions. Reduce the self-talk by counting out your pace for each rep.

 

Catch the Enthusiasm!

Enthusiasm and passion for health and fitness is contagious, CATCH IT!

Join #HealthyWayMag Fitness Chat every Monday at 5pm(Pacific)/8pm(Eastern) on Twitter to find workout support, encouragement, accountability, tips, friends and FUN!

We chat about everything fitness from how to overcome obstacles on your fitness journey, how to recover after a setback, how to set goals, training tips, workout motivation and even specific exercise ideas. We also exchange ideas on gear picks, equipment faves and must-do races for runners, cyclists and triathletes.

Here’s how to join:

1. Log onto Twitter.

2. Enter #HealthyWayMag to follow the chat feed.

3. Interact, chat, have fun and exchange ideas with other participants.

4. Questions are posted as “Q1″. Participate by noting your answer as “A1″.

5. Tag your responses with #HealthyWayMag to allow other participants to see your contribution.

6. SUPER-charge your workout motivation!

 

 
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Five Keys to Fitness Motivation! Written by Bob Choat

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Five Keys to Fitness Motivation! Written by Bob Choat

Many people will struggle in getting motivated to exercise or do any kind of fitness routine. Finding the motivation is the key to getting going. It’s not about getting going in doing the hardcore, sweating to the max workouts either. Each one of us has to find what will motivate us. To begin, true motivation in any endeavor comes from inside, described as intrinsic. In this article I am going to describe five keys that will help you discover your personal motivation.

Here are the Five Keys to Fitness Motivation:

Key #1: Begin with YOUR ‘Reason Why.’  Why is it that you want to get fit and healthy?  Begin by writing down the top 10 reasons that you can think of and then narrow it down to 5 and finally to 3. Now, look at each of the three. Does any one of them feel powerful inside of you? When you imagine it, how does it really feel? When you discover “the one” then use it as your reason why.

Key #2: Set Fitness Goals. I’m sure that you’ve heard this many times. The truth is that it is not a goal when you don’t commit it to paper, prepare a plan of action and then take action. Make sure that each goal is: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely (S.M.A.R.T.)

Key #3: Associate with Fitness-Minded People. We are the sum average of the five people we associate with the most. We are influenced by many people and those we hang with are our biggest influencers at that moment. It is about “trying to fit in” when we make choices, good or bad.

Key #4: Use a Journal. This will help you to record your progress, keep you on track and let you know which specific emotional triggers result in certain behaviors.

Key #5: Make Fitness Fun! Don’t just go to the gym. Take your fitness outdoors. Make it play time. Change up your routines. Go for a hike. Take a martial arts or boxing class. Consider a dance class! Anything that gets you off the sofa and moving consistently can be considered a form of exercise, including gardening.

You may find that simply one of the keys or a combination of the keys will increase your motivation. I wish you a motivated fitness life!

This article is written by Bob Choat. As America’s #1 Mind-Body Transformation Expert and author of ‘Mind Your Own Fitness’ Bob is dedicated to help transform the mind-body fitness of the nation and beyond. He can be contacted via email: bobchoat@gmail.com and via his blog: www.bobchoat.com