The truth of the matter is that not many of us like to get up early and
especially not for an early morning workout, it just doesn’t seem like fun.
But (there is always a big butt!) there are loads of benefits to getting
up at the crack of dawn instead of having a fat crack like dawn
and heading to the gym.
**Check out these 4 reasons why, I think it’s a good idea**
It's good for your brain
It has been proven for many years that exercise can increase
your focus and productivity at work, this is a good thing,
because if you increase your productivity, you will be seen
as hard working, you will get promoted and you will get
a raise (more money!)
The morning workout will wake you up and will keep you buzzing
all day (as long as your post workout nutrition is on point).
When you exercise your feel good hormones will improve your
mood and energy levels, which can be effective all day.
As a bonus, these early mornings may help you sleep better
at night and keep you out of the pub!
Getting fit and losing the chunky bits is all about your attitude,
staying positive, motivated and focused, as this has been proven to show us that YOU are going to succeed.
One tool that can help us succeed is mantra (Concentration).
A mantra is a powerful, inspirational, calming or motivating
phrase used in repetition.
When you feel a bit frustrated, powerless, deflated and a bit pissed off,
repeating some good thoughts--either in your head or out loud--can give
you that extra momentum you need to stick to your health goals.
Write down a phrase that makes you happy (mantra) and place it on the fridge,
or on the corner of your computer screen, or in the car.
(Somewhere you will see it)
This little positive reminder can help you stay the course.
And above all it gives you ownership of your health.
If you try this approach it has been shown to assist you with
your weight-loss or other health-related goals by reinforcing
positive behavior and a positive attitude.
This in turn will bring about success in your weight loss journey.
What to do next...??
Think of a powerful phrase or saying that means something
to you and makes you want to get up in the morning
Use it to channel your thoughts and it will help you to remain on track.
SC Vital Fitness
Here are our Practical Strategies for the Stages of Change:
This is where you should find opportunities in your life around an issue of
healthy eating and weight loss. Then you should discuss the topic with a coach
but avoid getting into specific strategies as it may take a little longer
to get used to change.
Create a decision balance sheet to identify any motivating statements
and potential barriers to change.
(Put the motivating statements on the bathroom mirror)
Assess your own level of motivation and confidence. Start to build self-efficacy
and teach yourself how to problem solve.
Make a plan about which changes to undertake. Set process (short-term) goals
based on he motivating statements on your bathroom mirror.
This is where you may need a coach to provide positive reinforcement
for any successes, however small.
The coach will help you to identify future improvements or maybe
suggest starting a food log or diary.
This is all about you and how you can continue to reinforce success
and positive behavior.
Your coach will help you to identify the dangers of relapse and
identify strategies for common situations that are likely to occur.
This is time to modify your goals and create new ones, as needed.
Remember that few of you will ever get to the point where relapse
is not a possibility!
It is not a new thought process that tells us that physical
activity and weight training have awesome health benefits
and history tells us that it has always been the case, even
before poekmon GO started!!
The truth is that Pokemon GO has a lot to answer for and
has made more people get of their arse than most trainers
have in a long time…#truth
But on a serious note:
World leading sports scientists along with strength and conditioning
coaches have proved this to be right over many years and in review
of the latest science, it has also proven that regular exercise of
increased physical activity can do wonders to prevent injury and
supress certain lifestyle related diseases.
At the top of the list weight training (resistance training) has been
shown as a requirement to ensure you lead a healthy lifestyle.
Here are a few reasons why you need to conduct supervised
weight training on a regular basis:
even get more sexy time with the missus – aka pokemum!)
you won't be interested in Pokemon!)
Lets start with a quote from Hippocrates (Greek Physician)
“ All parts of the body, if used in moderation and exercised in a way
that takes into consideration lifestyle, will be healthy, well developed
and age slowly; but if they are left unused, they will become liable
for disease and will get old, very quickly”
This quote is from 5 BC and is still the same thought process from many
a good training coach in this modern era of working out.
The scientists have proved this theory to be right over and
again and we are still relating up to 35 chronic diseases to
an unhealthy lifestyle and the way to combat this is through
The studies also state that up to 92% of the adult western
population do not meet the minimum regular requirements for
It cannot be stressed enough that our reliance on technology,
like escalators, cars, remote controls and deliveries from the
takeaway, lead us into doing less and getting fatter as a race.
But many of the inactive people, don’t understand the simplest
of formats to get fit and will reach for a quick fix or a pill.
Even when the answer to their problems is staring them
straight in the face….GET MOVING..!
For those of you who think differently, here is a list of proven
illnesses (not BRO science) that come about from a lack of activity.
As I always say, the ball is in your court, if you want to see your kids
grow up and keep up with them in the park or on the beach, you need
to stop being inactive and get to the gym…#truthhurts
Just had a look another look at fakebook,
and it seems that there are a still a few
people out there who don't like to eat
>>Just processed food or the odd diet shake
Its those who have succumbed to the
quick fix diet culture of pills and powders
so they can get rid of the fat from the bad
food, by eating more BAD food...
I get it...
it is not your fault for believing that powder
is better for breakfast than real food
Is this you..?
I know what you're thinking..??
If this is not the norm for weight loss or
muscle gain, why does my trainer
insist on me doing it..?
The truth is, you may have been working
out 3-5 x per week, but are still overweight,
reached a plateau and the excess weight won't
What is the problem..??
Your doing it wrong...
So YOUR TRAINER says...
"Just keep up the sessions..
(Do more if you can)
Drop the carbs at night..
(Just a protein shake will do!!)
Drop your calorie intake to 1200.."
>>>>Write this down..
Conducting more exercise and eating a lot
less food makes the body catabolic, you will use
the proteins (Muscles) as a fuel source,
Thus turning you into a fat storing machine,
not a lean machine that you want to be...
A regular workout routine of 3-5 times per week
at the correct intensity with the correct nutrition
is the way ahead, the body is clever and will adapt
to any situation
If you starve it, you will store fat
if you feed it you will build lean muscle,
thus burn more fat...
(You won't get big and bulky!)
Ditch the diet, the excessive gym use and
who is this for?
Educational blogs for all who want to enhance their fitness Journey.