As I’ve matured as an athlete, I’ve learned many things. But the most important lesson has been that you can learn to do a lot more in less time. You can spend ten hours a week training for a marathon. You can move mountains to get to a yoga class twice a week. But all of that takes time out of your busy day, away from kids and family, and away from your normal commitments. It doesn't need to be that way. If your goal is to get fit, all you need is fifteen minutes and a commitment. Some ... Continue Reading
Have you gotten off track with your New Year’s resolutions? If so, here are some tips to help you get back on track and help you stay on track.
It is nearly March and many of us who jumped into New Year’s Resolutions with gusto are finding that we have run out of gas. Or maybe we even left our resolutions to die by the roadside. How do we get back on track? The first step is to reevaluate your resolutions. Were they too vague? Were they too broad? Did they lack a reward system? Were they unrealistic? Did you make too many? These are common problems, but can be easily remedied simply by refining your resolution or creating steps to ... Continue Reading
Learn how to set goals, plan for them, and determine why you want to achieve them.
Setting goals gives you clear direction. Setting goals can enable you to make wiser decisions. Taking the time to set goals will help you spend your time and money on things that align with your values. Having clearly defined goals isn’t a magic pill, but it is a great motivator. Here are some steps for defining your goals, establishing how you want to meet them, and stating your motivation in completing them. It is important to set goals, but it is equally as important to take the time ... Continue Reading
Incorporation Svadhyaya philosophy into exercise, and thinking about your motives when it comes to exercise.
In yoga there are many principles for healthy living. One of these is called "Svadhyaya" - which translates to self-reflection or examination. While the New Year is an excellent time to reflect on the past year and look at ways we want to improve our selves, Svadhyaya should be done regularly, even seasonally or in the natural course of life. Exercise and health are often at the top of many “resolutions”, and often the first ones broken. While many people have different reasons for ... Continue Reading
Tips for keeping your fitness resolutions this year.
Health resolutions often top the list of most people’s goals for the new year and working out is usually a high priority in January. Health clubs are jam-packed, fitness memberships are renewed the first couple weeks of the new year. Then, something happens. By the end of the month, your gym bag hasn’t left the house. Your runners are collecting dust. Gyms empty out and the regulars no longer have to fight for the machines. Want to make sure you’re one of the people still clocking in ... Continue Reading
Learn how to choose a New Year goal and resolution to start the year off on the right foot.
Everyone starts out the New Year with goals and resolutions but most people can’t or don’t stick to them. We all have things in our life we’d like to change, improve and get better at. Make this the year you actually do the things you want to see changes in. For 2012, I have two solid athletic events that I’ll be training for, along with lots of small goals in the weight lifting arena. I am an athlete and this part is easy for me. The hard part is focusing on something else ... Continue Reading
When crafting your goals or resolutions for the upcoming year, consider these unique New Year’s resolution ideas for work at home moms.
As the close of the holiday season ushers in the New Year, many work-at-home-moms begin to reflect on their past accomplishments and mull over any regrets of unachieved goals. For many, these thoughts inspire them to make New Year’s resolutions for the upcoming year that will make up for previous failed attempts and build on the achievements of the past year. Trying to craft and then stick to the perfect New Year’s resolution can be a daunting task. Many turn to the more common ... Continue Reading
Write down your goals and make yourself more accountable.
“By this time next month, I will have performed one unassisted muscle up!” In my last post, I wrote about moms and competitions, and why you should do them. Today, I’d like to spend some time on the actual goal writing portion and why you need to keep tabs on your accomplishments, especially fitness ones. Whenever, I’ve gotten a big personal record in a lift or an event, I’ve posted it on my website, sent out emails and texts to significant family members to whom I think will ... Continue Reading