We all know people that obsess with getting down to a certain weight. They measure and weigh every ounce of food that goes into their body, they are looking at their Fitbit every 3-minutes to calculate their daily steps all while their cortisol levels go up and up from the stress of trying to manage it all. To me, it would seem better if we took an approach of managing our weight instead of obsessing with reaching an ideal number.
Let’s get real. 4 minute abs doesn’t mean you will get a six pack in 4 minutes. It means it is a 4 minute workout targeting your abdominal muscles. If you want a six pack or a flat tummy you need to do at least two things. Develop strong, tight abdominal muscles and shed excess fat in and around your abdomen. Before starting a new exercise program or diet of the week, ask yourself, am I really ready to change my lifestyle? Because that’s exactly what it’s going to take to reach your goal.
Alright, worldly readers: You must take some pictures of yourself to monitor your progress on fitness goals. Why? Because they tell you where you really are right now.
Grab someone to take a load of pictures of you working out. These images are like a mirror in motion and the purpose is not perfection.
Your fitness selfies should tell you:
You work out all the time but you are still not seeing the changes in your body that you want to see. Being physically fit is not just about working out the body, it is also about working out the mind. You can work out every day but if you keep filling your brain with negative self talk you are fefeating all the hard woek that your body is doing.
There are events in our lives that shape us. We might not know it at the moment they're happening, but with time and reflection, we can feel and see the impact they have left. I had the opportunity to reflect on one such event recently.