SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely - all of which are important in reaching your fitness objectives. SMART goals can help keep you on track and remind you of your priorities.
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A mental block is something that may actually prevent an athlete from progressing. It’s not the same as being anxious, scared or unmotivated. We look at what mental blocks in fitness might look like and how we may overcome them.
When it comes to boosting your fitness you have to be motivated. You have to have a solid reason to put the time and effort into your health and fitness regime, and you need to be organised. These alone are not always enough. I firmly believe that in order to reach your goals you need to be inspired! Following this theme, I thought I’d share some of the people who inspire me.
If there is one thing that the media are fabulous at it is extending the truth (or fibbing altogether). Fitness is a hot topic and so many blogs, articles and more share falsehoods which can and will seriously affect your health and fitness journey. I explore three of these myths today.
You are trying to boost your steps, looking to increase your everyday activity and are looking to combat the effects of sitting (read more on this here) however you might feel this is impossible when at work. It isn’t.
Some people are natural “spur of the moment” people. They get an idea and they run with it. This is a great trait in many ways as I tend to think that these kind of people are naturally geared towards being easier to motivate. That said, spur of the moment alone rarely works when it comes to fitness as planning your workouts is much more likely to help you succeed and here is why: