For the past 7 years I’ve used mind-body techniques to control physical symptoms of possible hormonal imbalances, as well as body trackers and scans like this one to monitor measurements and progress on my goals. These goals were based on what I’ve found optimal for MY body and not on any industry standards. I measure progress by comparing myself only to my OWN previous results and achievements, and not to any standards or anyone else’s results.
This has been a big change for me, as I used to always set health and fitness goals based on someone else’s looks or advice. This led me to eating disorders, in the past, and an obsession with hard-core, frequent exercise. What I discovered from my past mistakes is that no matter how hard I focused on reaching a certain look or a specific measurement, I was never satisfied because as soon as I got there, I would find something or someone else to emulate or compare myself to.
Focusing on internal goals has been one of the healthies strategies I’ve adopted and being flexible or constantly revising these goals has worked wonders for me. For example, right at this moment, I am in the process of revising my health and fitness objectives as little Z is challenging the heck out of us and we will be going on a big family trip that will not allow me to keep up with my regular routine. So I’ve decided that I could definitely use some more muscle mass on this trip, and my visceral fat needs to drop back another point anything but a 1 is not normal for me..
I will be replacing my Pilates routine with some serious bootcamp sessions. This should also increase my energy level, which I will be needing lots of since travelling with a toddler is going to be serious work (and a serious workout). We’ll be taking off in a little over 30 days…so let’s see how much we can get done! - 4 minutes ago