During the winter months maintaining positive habits can be difficult, however all the more important.
Keeping fit and healthy during the winter will help you to stay mobile and maintain good health, where you may otherwise be more likely to get under the weather.
Sometimes the weather may seem off-putting, when you have to make your way to the gym for example. However remind yourself always of how important it is and how good you will feel afterwards. Stay positive and keep up with your positive habits.
Exercise after a prolonged illness/injury can be a bit scary for some. Not knowing the right things to do or worring that it may make things worse can be some of the main concerns.
From personal and professional experience I have found the following to be most helpful;
Have a firm faith and vision for your recovery- see how you want to be and work your way towards it step by step.
Listen to your body and stay empowered-work with your body and what’s within your control and measure your outcomes from there.
Support your exercise plan with adequate nutrition- just as important and sometimes more so is your diet, its essential that you get the right nutrients for your recovery. Do your research and get advice as needed.
Overall you must believe you can improve, believe you can and you will. This will empower you to take all the actions you need and maintain it.
Empower yourself within and results will come without 🙏💫
A lot of people before they start exercise feel they don’t have enough time. Here are 3 top reasons of how and why to find the time.
Make it a priority- Once it’s a priority you’ll find the time, book it in your diary like any other important appointments.
You’ll have more energy and more time – with regular exercise you’ll find you have more energy and be more efficient with your time.
Without health there’s not time for much else– it can sound a harsh truth but without our health we will struggle to do much else. Make it a priority before it has to be and reap all the benefits from doing so. Your health is 100% worthy of your time and effort.
What we value most we will always find the time for, therefore it makes the most sense to value something of such importance and then you’ll always find the time.
Building up in our training is very much an individual thing, however there are a few helpful rules you can apply to assist the process.
Gradual progression; take your training step by step and listen to your body, as you gradually add more weight and variation to your exercises.
Pace your training; remember to get adequate rest days, at least 1 per week for recovery and to alternate your training so you’re not overtraining the same muscle groups. Recovery is as important as the work itself.
Stay focused; staying focused on your path of progression is important and to do this you have to keep it interesting. Vary your workouts, keep your favourite music on and keep track of your progress.
Stay focused , stay motivated, build up step by step 💪💫
For more information and help with building up on your training journey, please get in touch.
Hitting plateaus in training is inevitable and a regular occurrence when training consistently and regularly. Even where we are gradually progressing with techniques and rep range these can still occur. However there is always a way to overcome.
Here are 3 steps to help you overcome them.
The first thing is to recognise them and address them as quickly as possible, before becoming stagnant or bored. Then believe in your mind you can and will overcome this plateau, not allowing it to defeat you.
Then break the mould of your training and diversify a little, this is as important for your mind as well as your body as its important to feel free and joyful in your training.
Then listen to your body, feel what’s working and what isn’t and add or takeaway what you need. This also will apply to your diet as that can contribute significantly.
I hope you find these tips helpful and are able to apply where you need. Remember there is always a way. 💫
Most of all enjoy your training, stay happy and free 🙏🙂
‘There are no limits only plateaus and you must not stay there you must go beyond them‘
Finding the balance between learning new things and refining what we already know is a process of constant evolution, but one well worth doing.
If we stay on the same thing for too long we may become very good at it but we can slowly become very stagnant and limited in this way.
When doing something new however it’s completely out of our comfort zone and for a while maybe difficult, yet if we enjoy it, worth all the effort put in and progress we see.
I have found the best approach is to have a balance of the two, that way you never become too limited or stagnant yet are always fulfilled in your growth as well as learning new things to constantly evolve.