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So we’ve talked about how inundated we are today with new fads in fitness, trends in dieting, etc.  What we need most is to separate the hype from the useful tools.  Find the fitness tools that will get us to our goals.  We’ve made a fitness guide that take us back to the basics.  Simplifying our workouts to find exactly what it takes to get to where we want to be with our overall wellness.  For some, the goal is to shed pounds.  For others it’s to train for an upcoming event.  In either case, what ever the specific individual goal may be,  ultimately we are all looking for the same general benefits from our fitness regiment.

Looking back to move forward…what has worked in the past in order to achieve health & wellness.  In our last blog post we talked about certain exercises standing the test of time such as the pushup.  It’s no different in the nutrition arena, fad diets end up being just that.  Don’t we come to the same conclusion; everything in moderation is key?  Same goes for your fitness regiment.  Historically speaking what has worked?  Think globally from Tibetan monks & their breathing exercises to the benefits of ice baths and saunas Europeans use for thermal regulation.  These produce actual results and have for centuries.

Avoid quick fixes…you know the old saying if it’s too good to be true, it probably is?  It’s for REAL!  Nothing comes easy or without a cost.  And truly why would we want it to?  We appreciate success far more if we put all our blood, sweat, and tears into it, sometimes literally!  Quick fixes have zero longevity and don’t we want to establish a healthy lifestyle to feel good on the daily?

Keepers vs. Tossers – Most of us fall into one of two categories, generally speaking:  keepers & tossers.  I mean sure some keepers take it to the extreme and can lean towards hoarding, but you know what I’m talking about.  So take inventory of your personal fitness regiment.  What really works and what is falling short.  And by by falling short, also include things that may bring about negative results in one way even if there are positive results in another.  I have a client who stuck to a particular diet regiment despite the fact she broke out into a terrible almost debilitating rash but she stuck to it because she was losing weight.  DON’T DO THIS!  With so many options, you don’t have to suffer in order to get the results you want.  Toss the things that aren’t serving you mind, body, & soul.  In terms of exercise, keep the foundation movements, adding variety by using speed & endurance.  No hoarding, get rid of the junk and visit Metro Times to get some extra tips in loosing weight.

What vs. why…We often find ourselves asking why this or that.  Why can’t I lose weight?  Why can’t I get a six pack? etc.  Rather we should ask the what questions.  What do I need to change in order to lose weight?  What can I do to tone up my core?  What questions seem to make things more productive rather than self defeating why questions.  Don’t set yourself up for failure in your fitness regiment before you even start.  What questions are action questions that put the responsibility on us.  This is what will get you to where you want to be .  Being proactive in your wellness journey will promote success quicker than being reactive with the why questions that try to take over our thoughts.

Fitness simplicity, so easy it’s hard.  Just like everything else in life but if we get back to the basics longevity comes naturally.  It’s when we make things harder than they need to be, we end up struggling.  Toss the struggle & come get GlideFit!