Today may have a few less posts, as it seems I have a frog in my throat (and a pretty darn mean one at that). However, I wanted to leave you with a PHENOMENAL blog I stumbled across last night: Female Fitness Blog. I was so inspired by her recent post on the most important goal, that I had to post it here for you. If you’re trying to get in shape for your big day (or any other day for that matter), this blog is a great resource. The copy below is taken directly from this article.
Usually when I meet with a client for the first time they tell me they have a goal to lose a certain amount of pounds or to fit into a skinny pear of jeans. I tell them to throw away their scale and think about something else more important.
I tell them they need to focus on another type of goal initially, then these other types of goals will kinda work out on their own automatically.
If you’re first starting out in a fitness program, it’s best to put the weight loss goal on hold and instead focus on learning how to fit consistent exercise into your life for at least 6 months. This is a lifestyle change, and when a person does this, weightloss or whatever other goal they have, becomes effortless.
Think about it. If you can’t exercise regularly for at least 4- 6 days per week, you won’t accomplish your fitness related goals no matter how good you created your goals. On the other hand, if you exercise regularly 4 – 6 per week following correct exercise principles and eat healthy, you can’t help but succeed. It’s that simple, really.
After 6 months of exercising regularly and you’ve successfully incorporated exercise as a lifestyle, you can then create other specific types of goals, such as reducing your bodyfat percentage by 2% within 30 days, fitting into your favorite jeans within 3 weeks, lowering your Total Cholesterol to 180 by a specific date, winning a tennis tournament by the end of summer, etc.