Weight Loss Day 58
Exercise Goal setting
Is there a specific goal you have that would help you focus on training and exercise more? A fun run, a particular bush walk, getting back into a sport, a bike ride, or getting back to a certain speed of minutes per kilometre running that you were once pretty proud of? Maybe you’re just looking for more tone and muscular definition in your body.
Having a goal outside of simply weight loss can help to keep you moving forward and provide an additional healthy motivation.
We’ve put together a varied range of exercise programs that you can find in the support centre. Take the time to have a look and find one that you feel best suits where you’re at now, and what you want to achieve. It may be you start smaller and then come back for an upgrade in a few weeks time.
If you’re not so much an exercise program oriented person, then just set yourself mini goals in what you do each day. If you were getting around your block in 20 minutes, try and do it in 18, then down to 15 etc. If you were lifting 2 sets of 10 reps, make it 3 sets. After a week or two, add a few extra kg’s, or an additional exercise to your routine.
Being able to measure what you’re doing allows you to see improvement and focus on your overall goals. Always give your muscles a couple of days to recover between strength workouts, focusing on different area of the body in between times.
Keep remembering your basic homework
- Drink enough water (24-31ml per kg/Body Weight)
- Remember your portion sizes (use a smaller plate)
- Eat enough fibre (aim for 30 grams per day)
- Regular exercise (aim for at least 10,000 steps a day)
- Reduce/limit your alcohol consumption
- Practice good sleeping habits (aim for 7-8 hours of sleep a night)