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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip | Here Comes The Sun

 

LET THE SUNSHINE IN

2017 is off in a full sprint and winter is officially over!  There is no doubt that winter takes a toll on everybody and depending on what part of the country you live in it can be downright brutal with it’s cloudy, dark days and freezing temps.  Motivation flounders, comfort food becomes a daily ritual and workouts go on the missing person’s list.  Damn you wintertime!  Well the White Knight has come to save the day in the form of SPRING!  Warmer weather, more daylight and the motivation to be healthy, strong and fit takes flight.

GET OUTSIDE

Now is the time to capitalize!  Add an extra walk after work just because the sun is out.  Get out from under the fluorescent lights at the gym and go for a run, bike ride, or do a workout at the park.  Clean up your diet and head to your local farmers market to get fresh, local, real food.  The point is, just get outside. It does your mind and body a world of good to breathe fresh air and take in the sun’s rays.

CARPE DIEM

With spring comes opportunity, jump on this chance!

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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip | Do You Have A Fitness Goal?

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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip | Do You Have A Fitness Goal?

 

I am sorry to say this but I have some devastating news to deliver. Without fitness goals, your health will suffer.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY 'FITNESS' GOAL?

Here are some examples of fitness-related goals that I have heard clients mention: squat 300 lbs., rehab an injury, look like a million bucks at my class reunion, complete a marathon, or get fit for my daughter's wedding. The more specific your goal is, the better. It's also good to have a realistic date in mind for achieving that goal.  

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE FITNESS GOALS?

Because it's rare for people to do things just for the heck of it. Goals give you the gumption to get up at 5 a.m. for that intense spin class or avoid getting up for seconds at the buffet line. Having that one goal in your mind will help you make healthy decisions, even when you are tired or worn out. 

WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I ACHIEVE MY FITNESS GOAL? 

You create another one! Goals are the fuel behind your success--without them, you just are just meandering around. Stop meandering, set your fitness goal, and GOAL GET 'EM! 

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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip | Free Your Mind

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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip | Free Your Mind

 

Riddle Me This

How many times a day do you let the people in your life: co-workers, family members, social media followers, your inner voice, dictate how you feel? If the answer is “too damn many”, please keep reading. 

Mindset

Having the RIGHT MINDSET is the most important thing you can do for yourself. Too many of us usually let our surrounding environment dictate how we feel, when in reality we should always be the ones in control. The RIGHT MINDSET is your best defense against the obstacles that life will inevitably throw your way.

SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE THE RIGHT MINDSET?

  • Remaining optimistic
  • Maintaining a positive attitude
  • Staying in control of your emotions
  • Being proactive - rather than reactive 

Learning to control your thoughts, emotions and actions at all times puts you in a position of power. Becoming less occupied with the opinions of others will leave you more time to focus on actually reaching your goals. The naysayers, there will always be naysayers, will no longer have any say in your level of success.

OK I’M READY, BUT HOW DO I GET THE RIGHT MINDSET? 

Just like everything else in life you want to be great at, this behavior will not be mastered in a day. Instead, it requires lots of patience and even more practice.

That being said, I do have one tip for you on how to get started: become aware of your own thought process. If you feel yourself going down the negative rabbit hole—pull yourself back into the position of power. Pay attention to the triggers that tend to lead you astray and then tell them to go away. Remember that YOU are the one in the driver’s seat. Don’t be afraid to grab that wheel and steer yourself back into the position of power. If you can learn to control the six inches between your ears, the rest of your life will get a hell of a lot easier, I guarantee it.

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