The Way to Success in Fitness is to Track Tour Progress

Common mistakes made when starting an exercise routine are goals that are impossible to reach, and sufficient  time to reach these goals. First, you must set a healthy and reasonable goal, and determine the time to achieve this goal.

In the beginning, we all have more than enough motivation, confidence and enthusiasm. After a week or two of exercising, the confidence and enthusiasm leave their places to boredom and weariness. With the loss of motivation, the exercise and diet routine starts to be disrupted, and another attempt of living healthier comes to the inevitable end: “Giving up”.

During the process, great challenges are waiting for you. You should know that if it was easy everyone would do it. If you really want to achieve your goals, stop expecting your body and your biological mechanisms to do impossible things.

We will set realistic goals. We will set the correct time expectations for these goals. By giving priority to your favorite exercises we will make exercise and fitness a part of your life, not a period in your life. In theis process you will proceed with patience, determination, awareness, with the professionals of the subject if possible, and most importantly, without pushing your health to the background.

On the way to your goals, doing interlude controls and tracking are the golden keys of success. Even if you see your progress with your own eyes, your success will be guaranteed if you track the quality of the changes in your body caused by exercising and diet in detail with different methods and numbers. Not everyone can have the chance of using the fat-muscle analysis tools in sports centers and private establishments, therefore, it would be wise to use the up-to-date economical alternative methods.

The urinalysis bar you will use at home, which Vivoo offers personally, will guide you to follow your progress. In the light of your results, it even makes suggestions to change your diet and works as a reminder during the day, if needed. We all need a coach for motivation in such hard times. We should benefit from the recent scientific developments and make our efforts easier.

There are different methods if you choose to base your measurements on your exercise performance. If you wish, you can do a performance test of how many times you can do the ‘burpee’ exercise in 30 seconds which makes all your body muscles work. Once you have warmed up for your workout at the beginning of every week, test how many ‘burpees’ you can do while keeping the right form and keep track of it.

You will see that your efforts are never futile, you will begin every week with more motivation and determination.

I wish you all a healthy and successful month.

 

Choose Your Character, Unleash Your Inner Athlete!

One of the main principles of a healthy life is “exercise.” Instead of doing short-term exercises for specific goals, you should make it a long-term habit which you enjoy doing. Our character influences all of our choices, therefore it affects our daily routines and our whole lifestyle. Choosing your exercises according to your characteristics will be the most beneficial step for you when developing an “exercising habit” for a healthy life.

Are “individual sports” or “team sports” better for your motivation?

The people who prefer the individual sports concept are individuals who are in intensive communication with other people during the day and are in need of hearing their inner voices and focusing on themselves. Team sports are usually preferred by individualistic people who work on computers and have minimum contact with their colleagues. They are preferred for socializing, communicating and a little bit of friendly competition.

My advice for the people who prefer individual sports would be cardiovascular exercises such as yoga, reformer pilates, exercise with a trainer, local strength exercises with a partner or solo, swimming, jogging, walking, cardio cycle. These types of exercises are individual exercises in which the person concentrates on herself/himself, and physically strengthens while he or she is relaxing.

My advice for the people who prefer team sports; group exercises (spinning, mat pilates, dance-aerobic, etc.), jogging groups, functional outdoor exercising groups, all team sports that can be played with co-workers or close friends (volleyball, basketball, football, etc.), squash, tennis, crossfit.

For your preferred method of exercise, you should first see an expert and make sure that you are healthy enough for this exercise. Planning your exercises in advance as a part of your week will give you discipline and stability. The exercise program you prepare should include weight training for muscular strength, cardiovascular exercises that support your cardiovascular system (jogging, walking, swimming, etc.), and restful exercises to relax and stretch all body muscles (yoga, stretching, pilates, etc.) equally.

Stay healthy.