A goal without action is just a wish. Set some goals and smash them! If you don’t have a heart rate monitor, consider investing in one for a little bit of extra motivation. I find that using a heart rate monitor really helps motivate me, both in terms of frequency and intensity of my workouts.  I like to monitor how hard I’m working during a session, and I LOVE getting my workout session totals at the end of the week.  It makes my workouts a fun game and helps me accomplish my goals by giving me focus and making me accountable. It’s what I find works for me. These are my results from last week’s workouts. The fitness program on my watch set my weekly target at 2550 calories, but I was aiming for a 4000 calorie goal.  I’m super excited that I finally broke through that 4000 calorie ceiling! It took a few weeks of trying, and I was very close (3850) a couple times, but I finally did it! The fitter you become, and the smaller you are, the fewer calories you burn. Bummer…but the upside is that you are (1) more fit, and (2) have more muscle mass, so you are burning more calories at rest.

Whether it be fitness, or any area of your life, ask yourself what you truly want.  Then write down the #goals that you’ve set for yourself, make a plan to get there, and start driving. Start anywhere! The important thing is to just #START. “Be not afraid of moving slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

A Goal Without Action is Just a Wish

A goal without action is just a wish. Set some goals and smash them! If you don’t have a heart rate monitor, consider investing in one for a little bit of extra motivation. I find that using a heart rate monitor really helps motivate me, both in terms of frequency and intensity of my workouts. I like to monitor how hard I’m working during a session, and I LOVE getting my workout session totals at the end of the week. It makes my workouts a fun game and helps me accomplish my goals by giving me focus and making me accountable. It’s what I find works for me. These are my results from last week’s workouts. The fitness program on my watch set my weekly target at 2550 calories, but I was aiming for a 4000 calorie goal. I’m super excited that I finally broke through that 4000 calorie ceiling! It took a few weeks of trying, and I was very close (3850) a couple times, but I finally did it! The fitter you become, and the smaller you are, the fewer calories you burn. Bummer…but the upside is that you are (1) more fit, and (2) have more muscle mass, so you are burning more calories at rest.

Whether it be fitness, or any area of your life, ask yourself what you truly want. Then write down the #goals that you’ve set for yourself, make a plan to get there, and start driving. Start anywhere! The important thing is to just #START. “Be not afraid of moving slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”

As we all know, being active is only part of the health & fitness equation. What we eat (and how much we eat) plays a very significant role in our health.  Ever wonder what 200 calories of broccoli vs. 200 calories worth of a rice crispy treat looks like? Well, wonder no more!  Check out this great visual comparison, put together by wiseGEEK of what 200 calories actually looks like in different foods.  And always remember, that broccoli is also giving you lots of protein, fiber, and cancer fighting antioxidants, while the rice crispy treat is giving you high cholesterol, impaired immune system, and weight gain.  Ewww!

Ever wonder what 200 calories looks like?

As we all know, being active is only part of the health & fitness equation. What we eat (and how much we eat) plays a very significant role in our health. Ever wonder what 200 calories of broccoli vs. 200 calories worth of a rice crispy treat looks like? Well, wonder no more! Check out this great visual comparison, put together by wiseGEEK of what 200 calories actually looks like in different foods. And always remember, that broccoli is also giving you lots of protein, fiber, and cancer fighting antioxidants, while the rice crispy treat is giving you high cholesterol, impaired immune system, and weight gain. Ewww!