Archive for the ‘Small Changes’ Category
Yoga, Boot Camp, Boxing, Piloxing, Turbo Super Charged Fit Club, there are so many choices for fitness classes these days. While I believe it’s important to try new things, don’t bite off more than you can chew.
If you have a Boxing class at 9 on Saturdays, don’t schedule a pilates session at 11 the same day. You may not realize it but you will not be giving your all in either of those classes.
Even if you feel like you have the energy to endure both sessions, mentally you will be holding back. You may work up a good sweat in the boxing class, but that pilates session will be in the back of your mind. Then when you do get to pilates, chances are you won’t be performing at the best level that you’re capable of. Don’t overbook yourself!
When you walk into a class or work-out session leave everything at the door. Focus on the task at hand and give it everything you have. Don’t think about the other classes you want to try, or the run you are going to do tomorrow. Engage in the work you are doing in that moment. You will get better results from the class you’re doing and you’ll feel like you got a great work-out at the end of the session.
Stop Looking For The Next Best Thing
Take responsibility for your results. New fitness classes and gimmicks come out daily, it’s not the class that is going to do all the work for you. You are the one that has to put the effort in. Find a class that you feel motivated and supported in. Then give it a fair shot. If your results are slow or not happening talk to the instructor or other members of the class that have had success, don’t look for what you think will be the next best thing.
Sample One At A Time
If there is a class you’re interested in, give it a trial run. Test out one class at a time. It’s difficult to make a decision when you have 3 different classes going at one time. This will allow you try the class a few times and make an informed decision on whether it’s a good fit for you or not. Each session may be different depending on the class, it’s important to try it more than once. This will be easier to do if your schedule is clear and you aren’t trying to jam in a run followed by yoga followed by body pump followed by the new class that you’re best friend is in.
To get the best results from your fitness classes, learn to enjoy the variety without putting too much on your plate at one time.
How often do you set goals for yourself? Once a week, month or year? What about small changes, how often do you think about those? Overcoming small challenges can be just as rewarding as the big ones we set for ourselves.
Over the past week I’ve been participating in The Daily Challenge by Me You Health. Each day you are sent a new task that can focus on any area of your life that contributes to your well being. The Daily Challenge is a great catalyst for small changes that can lead to big improvements in your life. Here are three reasons why you may benefit from The Daily Challenge
When you first think of health, where does your mind go? For many people it’s body composition. Your overall well-being is so much more than that. Physical health is a big part of the way you look and feel. There are many other facets that will contribute to the quality of your life. Me You Health explores different areas that contribute to health and happiness. One of the great benefits of being part of The Daily Challenge is becoming aware of the variety of ways that can build a fulfilling life.
Feel Accomplished Daily
Each daily challenge is quick and basic. They are small enough that even the busiest lifestyle can accomplish them. That sense of accomplishment can contribute greatly to your confidence, which is an important part of your emotional health. Taking pride in small actions can fuel your drive for larger changes in your life. Don’t worry if you forget to take time to participate in the challenge for the day. You will get an additional reminder sent to you at the end of the day!
You can also take a challenge to the next level if you choose to. Today’s Challenge was to smile at three people. You can take that task for what it is, or extend that smile to everyone you come across in your daily life. The choice is up to you. You’re also able to share your accomplishments with others on The MeYou Health page, facebook and twitter. Your success can inspire someone else in your life.
Learn Something New Everyday
There is a great network of people on The Daily Challenge website. Many of the participants post how/why/when they completed the task for the day. If you are stuck on how you want to go about your daily challenge take a look at how other’s completed it and get inspired. There are a lot of encouraging words and avenues on how you can accomplish small changes in your life. It’s a great support and a lot of fun to share your experiences with others and learn about theirs.
If you do happen to come across a challenge that you’re not interested in, you can click the pass button and move on to the next day. You can also read on to why that challenge was picked for the day and how it can benefit your life.
The challenges are fun and free, what more can you ask for? Check out The Daily Challenge on MeYou Health today!
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