So, it's almost
New Year's. One of the Biggest times of the
year for people starting their exercise
regiment. Resolutions are made, resolutions
are broken, and resolutions are kept!
somewhat of a workout and fitness enthusiast
for years, and being a Personal Trainer and
motivator for the last 6 years, I've seen
people who have lots of different goals.
Many of them took a long time to begin, and
found that having me train them in a non
intimidating environment, and in their homes
made it more doable, and more realistic to
their lifestyles, and home lives. They had
reasons to not workout...we all can come up
with a reason, but they came upon a point in
their life that they said, "ENOUGH". What
motivated them? What kept them from starting
sooner? This has always been an interesting
question to me.
Hopefully, the answers will get you going
and get you started to succeed like so many
others I've trained. First of all, THEY
succeeded. THEY did the work. THEY decided
it was time. Not me.
Some of the top reasons people are hesitant,
or the excuses they make to not exercise.
Maybe you'll see it's not so bad. Feel free
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don't have time
Who does quite honestly! Jobs, kids,
sports, friends, family, the lawn, it's
raining..lol. The beauty about training
with a trainer is, at least in my case,
you have a schedule. When we put
exercise in a schedule, and we have to
be somewhere, we tend to do it. We wedge
it in there at our best time, and we
hold ourselves to that time. It's
accountability! We are accountable to
someone, to a payment, to a session, to
ourselves! We make that schedule, and we
do it. If we don't, there's always
something else we'd find to do. Or we do
nothing and say, "Yeah, i should have
worked out today, i'll do it tomorrow".
Everyone does it. But it doesn't have to
be that way. You're too important, and
what you want and need is too important.
Your health is too important. So yes,
you do have the time. There are 10,060
minutes in a week. You'll figure it out,
and you'll do it. So schedule an
appointment...Even if it's to get you
started and on the right track.
shoulder, knee, back, legs hurt
There are two reasons for this. You want
to know when my shoulder, knee, back and
legs hurt? When I don't workout!!
Seriously. Your body was engineered to
lift and jump and run and squat and yell
at me! :) Running around to stores, to
the house, to the game, its not
exercise. You're body is rebelling from
being sedentary. From not being
physical. Client after client comes to
me and talk about how they have pains
here and there. After just a few weeks
of careful and well planned workouts,
the same thing is said, "Those pains I
told you about? They're gone. That
cramping I had? I don't get it anymore.
I don't know if it's my imagination, but
I feel stronger already." yeah, you do.
Don't let doing nothing be the problem,
that eventually creates real, and life
Some people absolutely have diagnosed
problems. But by working out carefully,
avoiding directly hitting those spots,
and working the muscles around the
affected areas, you'll strengthen the
actual problem area. I see it all the
time with knees, and shoulders. I
trained a guy with both problems. It
took time, but when he started, he
couldn't do 1 pushup without having to
stop. I started him slowly on assisted
exercises and on strengthening the
surrounding area's. 9 months later and
lots of progress, he could do 20
pushups...good pushups, and he could
bench press about 130lbs without any
pain at all. Most of my clients go
through that. We get older, we've hurt
ourselves at times, we did nothing to
strengthen the area. Yeah, its gonna
hurt! You avoided it instead of fixing
it. If you do have a diagnosed problem,
get a docs note before starting or get
his permission. You want to be safe.
thin, I don't need to workout. I need to
lose weight, nothing ever works, and I'm
heavier than I should be, but I'm fit!
There have been studies done about being
what was called, "Fit Fat". There
is no such thing. If you're heavier than
you should be, you need to lose weight.
your body is under stress. Your heart is
under stress, your metabolism is out of
wack, you have the potential for a wide
variety of diseases and ailments that
will crush your quality of life. That's
all I'm going to say about that.
Being thin, is not being lean. Being
thin, is just being light or lighter.
So, what's your body fat? If it's higher
than 24%...you're what called "Skinny
Fat". You have the same potential of
acquiring the same diseases as others,
and your quality of life could be so
much better. Being lean, is having low
body fat, and higher lean tissue
(muscle). If you CAN'T lose weight,
well, there are two things it could be.
You weren't working out or dieting
properly or you have a medical
condition. Less than 3% of the
individuals out there who are overweight
have medical conditions. I trained a
woman with NO thyroid. She stuck to a
diet from her doctor, and she exercised
everyday. She looked great! No excuses
here, Just Results when you train with
me. So get started this New Year, and
get stronger, lighter, tighter and
increase the quality of your life. I say
that a lot, but that's the minimum
you'll ever get out of working out with
me. The very minimum is the quality of
your life and your energy will sore!!
smoke and I'm going to quit first, or
I'm going to diet and lose the weight
If you diet without exercising, your
body fat stays about the same,
percentage wise. You fall off the wagon
once and you can gain back 5 - 8 lbs in
literally a few days, plus your body fat
goes up. Call me and I'll give you a
great analogy. Diet and exercise go hand
in hand. Weight training in particular
because you'll gain lean tissue. For
every pound of lean tissue you add to
your body, you burn 50 calories a day at
rest. 5lbs of lean tissue and you burn
250 calories a day, 1750 calories a
week. A half pound from doing nothing.
So keep adding that lean tissue. You'll
be smaller, lighter and tighter!
So you smoke but you won't workout until
you quit? Ok, so have smoking, and being
out of shape, and possibly overweight
all together! Go ahead...lol. Hey, if
you smoke, workout. You'll help clear
your lungs, you'll get into better
shape, you won't be as tired from lack
of oxygen created by the clogging of
your airways and the lack of oxygen to
your blood. Of course you should quit!!
OF COURSE! But don't do absolutely
nothing. Add healthy things to your life
and it may just help you quit, and / or
make the quality of your life so much
better! But don't ever let the problems
pile up...because eventually the
ailments and doctor bills will.
I won't give
you an excuse, and you shouldn't give
yourself one. There is no excuse! You can
find 30 mins as many days as possible to
exercise. Weight training or combo training
2 -3 x a week, and cardio - 2-3 x a week.
You'll see and feel a HUGE difference!!
So start 2013 right! Call, text or write me.
Let's start now, by putting you in the
schedule and making your resolution work!!
I'm offering a 10% discount on all of my
prices if you sign up and schedule your
sessions for January, before 12/22/2012.
I know you
can all do it. I see it done everyday, by
all sorts of people, in all sorts of
professions, with all sorts of lifestyles.
If they can, so can you! I'm here to help!
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