Commentary: Believe In Yourself

Sure. We see others who are more fit than us. Especially at the gym. We should not, however, feel any envy. There are many factors involved. How many years they have been training, for example. We should not be discouraged by the appearance of others. Remember, we only have to be better than we were yesterday. That is all that matters. Read the discussion at this link to learn more about social comparison.

https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/lifestyle/blog/7021/is-comparison-sabotaging-your-success

Exercise Timing: The Debate Continues

Usually, mornings are best for most of us. But not for everyone. And your personal fitness goals are an important consideration, whether fat loss or mass building, for examples. In the end, the best time for you is when you can get the workout in. Exercising at the “wrong” time is better than not exercising at all. Read this article for more information.

https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/professional/expert-articles/6929/when-is-the-best-time-of-day-to-exercise

Oh, That New Year’s Resolution

Here we go. All the Resolutionaries are gearing up to begin the year seeking their health and fitness. Unfortunately, many soon suffer a lapse and throw up their hands in defeat. We all suffer lapses in our fitness journeys. The key to success is getting up and prodding on from that lapse. Fitness is a lifestyle, not a destination. Follow this link for tips to a successful resolution.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/answer-these-5-questions-to-help-make-your-new-years-resolutions-stick-2017122012940

INSPIRATION: KEEPING THAT ENTHUSIASM

Many of us begin exercise and health programs with great enthusiasm. Unfortunately, too many quickly lose our enthusiasm when we do not see immediate progress. But, it is important to know that we immediately become fitter and healthier from that very first day of change. Even if we do not “see” the changes. Perseverance is so vital. Here are some motivation tips from the American College of Sports Medicine.

http://www.acsm.org/docs/default-source/brochures/finding-your-motivation-for-exercise.pdf