AS A PERSONAL TRAINER OF 13 YEARS, I have seen my share of varying body types and fitness goals. Along with fitness goals come eager expectation and sometimes, frustration. Frustrations often mount when people know they are slowly damaging their health but cannot seem to change their habits. For many individuals, the missing factor is a solid commitment! A commitment will help you say no to damaging lifestyle habits and make the changes you desire.
I get many requests for diet plans or workout plans. How do I answer? “When you are ready, I am ready, I say”. In reality, I think there are few individuals that are totally clueless about how to make a full body transformation. Instead, many inquire in hopes that I will possess the “quick fix.” It simple does not exist! The real answer is commitment! I am eager to help individuals who are already taking steps toward their goal. This is
a sign that they have already made a commitment but may just need a little guidance.
How to Choose a HEALTHY Fitness Plan
1. It should encourage you to minimize your calories without severely restricting them.
2. It should promote a balanced diet based on fresh foods, not processed foods.
3. It should encourage exercise that is progressive and not aggressive.
If you are committed to your goal and display consistent effort, any healthy plan based on the three components above will get you results that last! Change can be hard, but dealing with the disappointment that comes from not looking and feeling the way you want is even harder. You can do it! Start today; make the commitment!
3 Steps to Lose Weight and get Healthier
1.COMMIT TO CHANGE
Ask yourself why do you want this, write it down and read it every day.
2. CONSISTENT EFFORT
When everyone else around you is making unhealthy choices, remember YOUR commitment and stick to it! Losing weight takes time and effort; do not give up after one month of trying. Stay the course.
3. NEW LIFESTYLE
Let your healthy fitness plan become your lifestyle and not just a momentary diet plan. This will prevent yo-yo results and the guilt that follows.
Where to Start?
Healthyworks Tip #13
If you are not currently engaged in an exercise program, begin by walking 30 minutes 3 times per week. After 2 weeks, increase to 5 days per week. Walk briskly to give your heart a workout. Once your cardiovascular system improves, adding other exercises won’t seem so daunting.