Scared? There’s always light underneath the tunnel, even from 10 feet under from sea.
If you’re reading this, then chances are you are into exercising. We all have a purpose why we exercise. Whether it’s to look good, lose weight, feel better, prevent injury, maintain what you have, the goals can vary. If you don’t have a specific goal, then I suggest you find one this year. If you’re really struggling to find one, don’t settle for the exterior (appearance). Goals can be interior as well; i.e. cholesterol, blood pressure, testosterone levels, etc. But in general, it’s good to have something that is MEASURABLE. Weight, inches on the waist, decreasing body fat, lower cholesterol numbers, increased 1RM (Rep Max, for those that are not familiar) on bench/squat/deadlift. These are all measurable.
Personally, I believe the trend in fitness is headed this way. People want to know what is going on. That’s why devices such as Fitbit are popular. If you think about it, it’s just a glorified pedometer. Back in the days, pedometers were what, maybe $5? Well, that’s now $100+. I know there’s a lot more you can do with the current technology, but majority of the people just want to know how many steps they are taking. Why? Because someone stated that 10,000 step is the golden rule to being active. It’s a sense of validation for what we are doing.
When things are measurable, we have a way to justify that things are working. “I’m losing weight because I’m taking 10,000+ steps every day.” “My total cholesterol dropped because I took out soda and chips in my diet.” Having a fitness goal will help you justify the hard work you are putting in. If there’s no end goal, what’s the point right? So find your “I’m active because……such and such,” because it will help you stay on course. Don’t be that dog chasing after his/her tail, that’s just silly. Hope you liked this week’s blog, stay tuned for more next week………………………Kei