Personal Trainer Tips For Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution Pt 2
As a Personal Trainer And Fitness consultant for over 20 years, I’ve seen the same patterns repeating year after year. New Year’s is often the time when people celebrate new beginnings and are setting fresh goals and plans for the year ahead. … and goals are important for sure. So much so that I’ve developed our signature Best Year Ever Goal Setting workshop to share the strategies that make 99% of our members successful in reaching their goals while 92% of people quit long before reaching theirs.
We’ve all seen it; the gyms and running paths are packed as millions of people pledge to make 2017 the year to “lose weight” or “get in shape” or “eat healthier”. Our Battle The Holiday Bulge Series was so popular, I’m going to help you make this the year you turn “maybe next year” into “I DID IT THIS YEAR!” with a “How To Beat The Drop Out Odds” series.
While researching for my workshop, I ran across a statistic that said that HALF of people who start a fitness related New Year’s Resolution will quit by WEEK 2 ! At the beginning of the month I shared the biggest obstacles people face during the first week and how to over come them.
If you are starting to falter or have quit entirely, It’s not to late to get back on track. Check out “How To Beat The Drop Out Odds PT 1 and start at the beginning. Spring and summer bodies START NOW !
Statistically, only 8% of all people who set these New Year resolutions actually keep them! If you are part of the 8% CONGRATULATIONS ! If not, keep reading.
Today I want to share with you the biggest mistakes I’ve seen people make during weeks 2 – 4 and give you the tips you need to over come them.
Be aware of these mistakes and how to over come them and I guarantee you will be one of those who is living in a body you LOVE and strutting your stuff instead of starting next year with another “resolution”. Even better, follow these tips and I guarantee you will be looking at a fitter, stronger body come March instead of looking around for a “diet” to get ready for summer
WEEKS 2 – 4 :
MISTAKE: Unrealistic expectations – enthusiasm often wanes when pounds don’t magically disappear overnight like they do in the commercials for the newest weight loss fad. Even after 2 whole weeks of exercising you cannot undo 10 – 20 years of bad habits or expect to arrive at your goal in a month… not for long anyway.
SOLUTION: Don’t expect immediate drastic changes in body shape or weight loss. What you SHOULD notice within the first week is an increase in energy, better sleep, increased flexibility and more even keeled moods.
While many of our members can drop up to 10 pounds in a couple of weeks, this is generally bloat, crud and fluids and is due to the science based effectiveness of our nutrition programs and we council them before they begin that it isn’t a situation which will happen repeatedly month after month after month.
There are several reasons for this. If you are beginning a weight training program, you may not lose weight as your body loses fat and replaces it with muscle. While you will notice your clothes getting loser you may not necessarily notice a change in the scale.
I know decades of “diets” and extreme weight loss shows have conditioned you to focus on a number on your scale but, check out this picture? Would you rather be carrying around 5 pounds of fat or 5 pounds of muscle? If you only have a few vanity pounds to lose (under 10), and haven’t done an effective resistance program, you could actually reshape your entire body and drop several pants sizes without losing an ounce on the scale.
Remember: The scale only tells part of the story and the more slowly you lose it, the more apt you are to KEEP IT OFF. Would you rather lose it once, slowly or lose it and regain it several times?
MISTAKE: Boredom – Even the most challenging workouts can get tedious after a while.
SOLUTIONS: Change your routine every so often – Add
different activities to your routine and different exercises to your program.
The Fitness St Pete I Tierra Verde Fitness Group Fitness Programs include TRX, Weights, Battle Ropes, Slosh Pipes, MRT, HIIT and EMOMS along with Yoga and Pilates to keep our members engaged excited and are periodized for maximum fun and continuing results.
Workout with a partner – for a change of pace.
Hire a fitness professional – to give you new workout ideas or help you take your workouts to the next level.
Add outdoor activities to spice things up – Take your workout outside for a change of scenery. Check out this 12 minute no equipment bodyweight workout filmed live at our North Shore location.
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Committed To Your Success & Awesomeness,
Dianne Villano, Your Personal Body Shaping Expert
Fitness St Pete I Tierra Verde Fitness
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