As we approach the New Year, we often to take time to reflect on the highlights of the last year, the people and things we are thankful for and look forward to an amazing New Year. Before you set your goals for 2020, this list may remind you why committing to a healthy and fit lifestyle should be something that you make a priority! It may be challenging at the beginning, but it will get easier.
Here’s some Fitness Facts that may help you stay the course when you want to quit.
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Movement creates energy…
So when you’re tired, the best thing to do is move your body and you instantly start to feel better. So instead of saying “I’m too tired to exercise”, instead say “I’m so tired that I need to move my body !”
As you start exercising and eating better….
you increase the number and strength of the fat burning enzymes (Lipoprotein Lipase) inside your fat cells that mobilize and utilize fat for fuel so eventually, you become a fat burning machine making it so much easier to achieve your ideal physique. When you first start exercising, remember that even if your body isn’t changing substantially yet, you are building your fat burning enzymes which is going to make it a lot easier to burn fat in the long run so stick with it!
Once you are exercising consistently…..
You increase the size and number of your mitochondria (where energy is produced) so you can go further and harder without getting tired. Remember when you first start exercising and it feels really challenging, it will get a lot easier to endure!
As you get more fit….
Your cardiovascular system improves, your heart gets stronger and you develop more capillaries making it easier to extract oxygen from your blood so you don’t get as winded and can work out harder. Get through that initial phase and you’ll be able to go harder and longer without getting tired.
As you get fit…..
Instead of the byproducts of high intensity exercise being toxic to your system making you feel nauseous and dizzy, instead your body becomes more efficient at using Lactic Acid as fuel enabling you to go harder and faster without feeling like you’re going to die. The body is amazing and will adapt!
Since muscle is energy burning tissue….
When you strength train and develop muscle tissue, you will burn more calories not only during exercise but also during rest. Who doesn’t want to burn more calories all day?!
Your stomach shrinks so that as you start to eat healthier and control your portions.
You will be satisfied on a smaller amount of food making it easier to achieve your goals. You may feel hungrier in the first couple weeks but that sensation will pass!
You crave what you consume.
So as you start to drink more water and eat more fruits and vegetables, your body will start to desire these things making it easier to eat healthy. Likewise, the more you restrict unhealthy foods, your body will not crave it as much and you’ll be tempted less.
You are who you hang with.
The more time you spend with people who are also on a mission to achieve their personal best, the easier it will be for you to reach your goals. Surround yourself with others who are committed to achieving a healthy lifestyle. Good energy rubs off!
When you accomplish one goal….
No matter how small or insignificant, it will give you the belief and the confidence to achieve the next goal, and the next goal and so on. Soon you will have reached your ultimate goal. It’s called Results Momentum so you don’t have to worry about the big, monstrous goal, just take one step at a time!
Yours in health & fitness,
Join us for the Couve Clover Run (3, 7 & 10 Miles) March 22nd, 2020!
RUN, GIVE BACK & PARTY AT MAIN EVENT AND OTHER DOWNTOWN PUBS!
Join us for the 6th Annual Couve Clover Run and celebrate in your festive green while running or walking 3, 7 or 10 miles along an extremely fast and scenic course to support local charities! We will make you earn your post-event party but it will be off the charts hosted by Main Event and other downtown Vancouver Pubs & Breweries.