The ‘All or Nothing’ way of thinking is the platform of the perfectionist and is the ultimate saboteur. Also known as thinking in black or white, it sets you up from the start to fail and is a very destructive way of moving through life. Competitive athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and really anyone who is goal oriented, have or are at risk of falling prey to this mindset which can land them in a depressive state or a funk.
Theoretically the scale is a very helpful tool if you are trying to lose or maintain your body weight. For some though, stepping on the scale is more of a psychological battle than the logical use of a simple tool that measures weight and nothing else. The tricky part is figuring out, and then admitting, whether the numbers on the scale will motivate you or derail you. It helps if you understand what the scale is telling you.
Learning how to effectively set fitness goals can make the difference on whether you ever achieve them or not. Unless you clearly define what you want and make a plan to get there, your odds of success will be significantly reduced. Whether your goal is to be leaner, faster, bigger, more conditioned, or eat healthier, goal setting will be a key deciding factor on getting you there. To have the greatest chance of achieving your goals, your goals must be clear, meaning they must be specific, attainable, measurable and time bound.
It was Liza’s personal journey of getting fit after having two children that led her to switch careers and become an internationally recognized Certified Fitness, Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach to women across the country. She understands first-hand the struggles and challenges that women, especially moms, face in the quest of a healthier way of life. Her drive and discipline propelled her over “life’s” obstacles and she has accomplished more than she ever thought possible.