1. Drink Water.
This is something that everyone says to do. And everyone has an opinion on how much to drink (I personally believe “a gallon a day keeps dehydration away”). No one really tells of how you
should go about distributing your water intake throughout the day but a way that can prove vital in curbing your appetite is by taking a sip before each bite of food. While there is no scientific backing of this method curbing your appetite, I have observed an easier adherent of clients to particular diets and water intake amounts when drinking at least a sip of water between each bite of food. (To meet your daily intake goal you will likely need to at various other times as well).
2. Exercise with No Music (From time to time)
An accredited strength and conditioning coach, once said he trains his athletes some days without music. He does so because if they are steady using music as their stimulus, the lack thereof may lead to reduced performance. I think the same can be perceived when observing a non-athlete. When the music is always there pushing you through those sticking points, what kind of workout will you have when you forget your buds at home or something of the nature? By exercising with no music, the brain will adhere to other stimulants which can lead to a workout being done on a “I’m not really feeling it” day (days where you’re scheduled for the gym but you’re considering calling out).
Be comfortable in the body you’re in even as you improve it. Meditating allows you to stay centered while devoting time and focus to your body, your goals, and your surroundings. I once thought of meditating as completely emptying your mind but that’s far from what I mean now. When I think meditate now I think of filling my mind. Filling it with my goals and aspirations.
4. Put Things in Perspective
With relation to the “emptying” and “feeling” change I experienced in meditating, I learned to no longer try to look over or past the soreness and fatigue I experience while training. Instead I look at it for what it is. The soreness and fatigue is there, but so are the strength and hypertrophy gains. I may be about to pass out by the end of this 2 mile run but next week it’ll be easier. And even stepping away from fitness for a second, this is a principle that can applied to anything in life. “I may be broke this week, but next week I get a check and at least my bills paid.” Its looking at the silver lining as some would say. These are just a few of many workout tips that can be applied to your fitness regime. To learn more about these steps or any other that can be taken towards improving your fitness contact any one of the Train36ixty trainers. And seriously apply these tips. Small steps can bemeaningful in even the longest of journeys.