Finding Ease Through Clear Goals

So we are still locked up, they have loosened the reins, but we are not out of the forest yet! This week has been a little difficult for me anyway. I guess it’s because of the weather change. Everything seems sunnier when the sun shines and shines!

The positive thing is that I’m having fun training again. I’m starting to feel fitter and look like my old self – bodily it is! Mentally, I still find it a little difficult, with the good days and the bad days. I guess I’m not alone when I feel like this.

The good days slowly outweigh the bad days. I think it has to do with a new Goal. My goal is to get back in shape, and this goal has helped increase my Motivation over the past few weeks. I have already mentioned how to use exercise as a crutch to cope with the daily stress of family life, etc.

Having a goal even in these difficult times will help you focus on a positive point. Make the destination feasible and enjoyable. There is nothing worse than doing fitness sessions where you are not smiling. I know some people don’t have the equipment they usually use, but you can compensate for this by using your imagination. Get on your bike-if you have one. Run if your knees allow – mine won’t, or even start walking those sidewalks/fields faster. Start with basic bodyweight exercises and do them well. All this will not cost you anything, except a pair of sneakers.

So, what goal are you thinking about? I know that most people look at themselves and the first thing they need to do is lose weight. Is there anything else that is more interesting and without pressure? Like walking, cycling or running a track with time constraints? Or count how many squats you can do, or look at your shape in a particular exercise and try to improve it. These types of goals will help your body condition, strengthen your confidence in your abilities, make it interesting and, hopefully, give you the most important final result!

As I said before, I started a new fitness program, at first I did some fitness tests and we will use them as markers. I use such targets with my indoor rowing distance clients, and when we visit them again a few months after, it always gives them (and me) a boost when they see the improvements in their fitness. If you are lucky enough to have a rower, look at distances like 2k, 5K and 10K that you can use as a marker. Complete the distance, connect and try to beat it!!

Finally, keep the wheel running when it comes to Fitness, do something that makes your heart beat a little faster, something that lifts that mood, anything that leaves you with a smile. Exercise is really a lifesaver for me and the Stress of these difficult times and it could also be for you if you understand it correctly and the goals you are aiming for.

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