As most of you know, I’ve made it a goal to provide you with some quality reading material on a weekly basis. Like a blog. I had no idea what to write about and it was suggested that make a top 5 tips list of some sort so here it is. The “How to reach our fitness resolutions” top 5 list thingy!
New year resolutions have always been a part of society. For some strange reason the new year always seems like a good time to make a change. Maybe it’s because the new year is next year, some far off time in future, and our inner procrastinator loves to not do stuff right away. We love to procrastinate so much that we will find any excuse to not to do anything. “I’m too busy, its not that important, my house is on fire” etc etc. Our behaviour is no different even when dealing with important tasks that can save your life, like our health! Here are my top 5 helpful tips to keep us on track.
1. Just show up
That’s right, just show up. A sure way to not make those goals is to stay home and procrastinate. No matter how tired or sore you are you can always pull off an intense WOD. Just be sure to tell your trainer and they will scale the load to ensure you can keep up the intensity.
2. Check your goals often and make sure you are working towards them.
Adjust your food and WODs appropriately to meet your goals. Adding or subtracting blocks to your meals and weight to your WODs can have a profound effect on your performance and physique.
3. Eat well.
We all want to hear that you can eat anything you want a long as you work out. This is unfortunately not true for most people. Unless you can produce adequate volume, rest and food you really have to watch your food inputs. Professional athletes that only eat, sleep and train can get a little bit of leeway in the food department.
Number 4 and 5 aren’t really that important so I’ll do it later. Until then, enjoy the rest of your Monday!