Fitness Opinion discusses my opinion on if working out in shorts at the gym is necessary for a good workout. Turns out that I tend to have a bit of a contrarian unpopular fitness opinion on this one. Leave a comment below on whether or not you agree or disagree on this fitness opinion!
How To Do Lunges For Beginners is a fundamental video for beginners to learn how to do a proper lunge. Today’s video breaks down each step in this leg exercise, and also offers an alternative on how to do lunges for beginners specifically. Lunges are an easy and effective way to exercise your legs whether at home or at the gym!
Check out the benefits of home body weight exercises at: https://dailyfitboost.com/non-weight-exercises-calisthenics/
How To Get Motivated To Workout Again is something that many people of all ages are faced with! Today’s video covers basic steps you can take on how to get motivated to workout again (even if you’re over 50!)
Hear about how 51-year old Anna started Boot Camp in her late 40s!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TplNzn_gpzg&list=PLhabvuuDy34ftyEKzMG5mbC4K12LOPnuc&index=22&t=0s
The importance of Staying in your Lane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2li9E49-klI
Start Small and Build Healthy Habits!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gUmiPk9Bs4
Check out why most people struggle with Exercise Consistency: https://dailyfitboost.com/why-we-struggle-with-workout-consistency/
No matter how old you are, it’s NEVER too late!: https://dailyfitboost.com/better-late-than-never/
Healthy Habits For Weight Loss starts with one small mini habit at a time. Today’s video covers the importance of taking healthy habits towards your fitness goals, particularly with healthy habits for weight loss. Reach your fitness goals by building upon mini healthy habits!
Read more about Mini Habits here!: https://dailyfitboost.com/mini-habits/
“One year from now you’re gonna wish you started a year ago.” -anonymous
This quote is something that I keep in the back of my mind whenever I feel like “the ship has already sailed”. The reason it’s difficult to begin a task after taking time off is often because we start considering where we could or should be. The alternative to this, of course, is to focus on where we’re currently at.
In workout consistency, I discussed how it took me a long time to finally begin playing the guitar consistently. Initially, I had every intention of playing my guitar every day and getting really good at it. However, the “busyness of life” took over and before I knew it five years had passed without me knowing how to play much of anything at all! At that point I could have thrown in the towel, chalked it up as “wasn’t meant to be”, and just sold my guitar. But instead I recognized that in five more years from now I’ll have yet another opportunity to gain back that same five years of experience.
The key takeaway here is to… [*wait for it*]… GET STARTED NOW!
What are some improvement areas in your health and fitness that are “better late than never”? A 5k run? A meal prep plan? A lean body? Perhaps taking the first step means starting a new gym membership.
One of the things that keeps us feeling youthful and vigorous is keeping an optimistic outlook towards the future. In life, when we tell ourselves that it’s “better late than never” we give ourselves another opportunity to make things right. We know that we prioritize the things most important to us, so why not take advantage of time management strategies likeMini-Habits to get started? 🙂
Those of you who truly want this will have no problem getting started TODAY!
Trust me, your future-self will thank you 😉
Focus on where you’re currently at (today), rather than where you “should or would” be
Starting “late” rather than never
We will always be able to make time for things that are important to us
A year from now you’ll be grateful you started a year ago
You and I are creatures of habits. It’s amazing how many decisions are made in our daily lives without thinking. Some studies even show that subconscious habit makes up 40% of our daily actions! Therefore, in order to keep that ‘40%’ full of healthy actions we’ll discuss how to change unhealthy habits with “mini habits”.
One misconception about habits is that they take a lot of effort to build, but I disagree. Nature shows us that a small snowball rolling downhill will eventually get bigger and stronger with enough momentum. The snowball doesn’t require much “effort” once it gets going. In the same way, we’ll use effortless mini habits to build daily momentum towards our goals.
There’s a saying that goes “success is built upon success”. Fortunately this quote never mentions how big the success has to be! Think of a mini-habit as a daily task towards your goal that’s SO simple that it’s hard not to do it every day. For instance:
If your goal is to improve your gym consistency, start a mini habit of driving past your local gym on the way home each day (nothing more!)
If you want to build a strong core, start a mini habit of simply laying in sit-up position on the ground for a few seconds (yep! that’s it!)
If you want to drink more watereach day, start a mini habit of simply filling up a water bottle (I didn’t even say you had to drink it!)
“Great! But isn’t this a little TOO simple…what’s the catch?”
Mini habits are designed to get you comfortable with taking the first step towards your new goal (a healthier habit).
Therefore, these too-easy-not-to-do mini-habits simply serve as your “daily bare minimum” accomplishment for the day. However, I assure you it won’t be long before you naturally feel compelled to do more simply because you “might as well”. You’ll figure:
“I’m already driving by the gym each day (mini habit accomplished), I might as well go inside on the treadmill for a couple minutes”
“I’m already down here in sit-up position (mini habit accomplished), I might as well do a couple”
“I’ve already filled my water bottle (mini habit accomplished), I might as well drink some”
Remember: the “mini habit accomplished” is your main goal, anything else is an extra bonus.
Furthermore, I would seriously recommend making your momentum visible by utilizing a journal or checklist calendar. Keeping track of your progress this way is a great way to see your “success building upon itself”. Seeing your daily momentum gives yourself a satisfying sense of accomplishment every day. The longer your daily “success streak” gets, the more you’ll want to keep it alive.
And boom – you’ve just created discipline without even realizing it.
Let’s get that snowball rollin B-)
New habits are best acquired through daily momentum
Daily momentum is best sustained through simple, mini habits
A mini-habit (baby step) is something that’s “too-easy-not-to-do“
Keep track of your daily progress in a journal or calendar checklist