Phew! You put your head down for a bit, look up, and the next thing you know we’re two full months into the year.
So, let me ask you…
How’s it going so far? Are you on track to achieve your goals? How are those New Year’s Resolutions going?
I personally don’t do New Year’s Resolutions, but I do set goals...in a variety of areas in my life:
Under each category I have a multiple, measurable goals...and I track my progress towards them.
For most, I’m on track. If you follow me on Instagram you have seen me used the #hashtag #102DAYSSTRAIGHT and that goes back to my last podcast when I told you we had 102 days until Memorial Day...and that I planned to workout 102 days in a row.. Guess what...We are 88 Days Away!!! After today I will 13 Workouts into that Number...so right on track among other goals.
Others not so much. That’s OK though. It’s why I look at them regularly and make adjustments each week/month to get me back on course…
This is also a BIG month and Big year for Brianna...she will be 16 in just a few days and YES she is very excited...which let me tell you now..I will be taking her to Disney the weekend of March 16th-18th..so no Bootcamp that weekend...plan accordingly....that's Fri-Sat-Sun
I also have a few other goals that are looking pretty good...including an announcement I have at the end of this month...Mark off June 30th just in case...
Now If you’re interested in what that process looks like reply back and let me know. If I get enough interest I’ll make that a newsletter topic in the near future. :-)
Anyway, back to you… Let’s take a moment to look at your health/fitness goals…
Are you on track?
If so, awesome!! Congrats.
If not, don’t beat yourself up over it. We’re only two months into the year. You’ve got the next 10 to get there. :-)
And, that brings me to what I wanted to cover today....YOUR GOALS...and WHY YOU ARE MAYBE NOT AS FOCUSED AS YOU COULD BE
Our brains are amazing...and a bit kooky at times.
One thing we know for certain is that human beings are either driven by fear or by gain...
PAIN OR PLEASURE
We’ll do something because we’re afraid of the consequences
We’ll do something because we’re motivated by the reward.
The problem with that logic is that often the fear is too far off:
If I don’t workout regularly I’ll gain 10lbs and won't fit into any of my clothes
The gain isn’t immediate enough:
Let’s face it, all weight loss and fitness gains come too slowly...no matter how fast they come! ;-b
Now, with that understanding of human psychology, it would be great if I could set up some kind of immediate pain if someone doesn’t get their workout in - like an electric shock to their booty! HA!! ;-b
Since that probably won’t fly, we need to look for ways to create more immediate rewards for people when they workout - kinda like gold stars. ;-)
SO WE ARE DEVELOPING A REWARDS FOR ATTENDING PROGRAM... But part of this requires you knowing your goal... because no matter what the incentive is...if you don't know why you are showing up...then you most likely won't. So what is your goal? Better...what are some of your goals? What do you want to see happen this month? it's a new one starting today Do you want to get 3 workouts a week no matter what? 4 workouts per week? do you want to lose 10lbs? do you want to be super focused on your diet?...what is this months goal? What is April's Goal or Goals? What is May's Goal?...and so on....when you have that mapped out...all the goals that you hit..start to add up to RESULTS....Big Results!!! So let's start this month with a clear VISION....Clear Goals...I will share 1st So you already know I'm on a path to 102 days straight..so March has 31 days...that means 31 workouts.. Now to be more specific..I have 6 days per week of Strength Training..hitting 2 body parts per day twice per week...in addition to that, 3 ten minute walks per day...preferably right after I eat each time...and then some form of active cardio or maybe a power circuit on that 7th day of the week..and that is just on the training side... I have goals to improve my morning routine and my evening routine..and goals to improve my sleep..and so on...You see taking care of my Health and My fitness is a priority...and because of it..all of the other areas of my life will improve...because when I pour from my cup, my cup will be full... So again...what are your March Goals?
“If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to your mountain, "MOVE!" and it WILL move... and NOTHING will be impossible for YOU!.”
In recent years there has been a big push to try and decrease the amount fat in our diets. While it is true that there are definite health benefits to decreasing the intake of saturated and trans fatty acids, increasing your intake of some fats, specifically omega 3 fatty acids, is actually healthy for you.
The omega 3 fatty acids, which are found mainly in deepwater fish, have been shown to help prevent a variety of diseases ranging from heart disease, to many types of cancers and hypertension to name just a few. In addition, the omega 3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties (especially when they replace vegetable oils which are made up of pro-inflammatory omega 6 fatty acids) and therefore can help reduce the symptoms of many ailments that have an inflammation component to them.
Perhaps even more exciting are the results of my research, which shows that increasing the intake of omega 3 fatty acids can actually lead to fat loss. In addition to simply providing us with calories, it is becoming apparent that omega 3 fatty acids are actually able to send signals to our body to increase the production of our fat burning machinery. In addition to increasing our ability to burn fat, omega 3 fatty acids will also increase our resting metabolic rate, allowing us to burn more calories in a day. Even better yet, it looks like omega 3 fatty acids may increase lean muscle tissue -
The OMEGA 3 I recommend to everyone is Kyani Sunset...you can order it here: