Posts Tagged ‘Resolutions’

Over so soon?

February 8, 2011

For the last 6 weeks, my client and I have had major difficulty finding space or equipment to “work it out.” When we needed the 17.5-lb dumbbells, they were nowhere to be found…clearly being used by a newbie or left on the floor a mile away, only to be discovered by the gym cleaner-upper.  Then came last Saturday. Almost like magic, we had our choice of treadmills, found an entire area to jump around in and even had access to TWO PAIRS of 17’s!

While I appreciate the extra space and access to the stuff I need to do my job, there’s a darker reality happening here: many of the new faces of the new year have disappeared and it’s business as usual pre-2011.

Not good…totally bums me out.

Many people started this year with the best of intentions. Millions of Americans spent hundreds of dollars on workout gear, memberships and equipment with the intention of changing their lives for the better. But as we all know, bad habits are hard to break!

If someone you know resolved to do better this year and you see their enthusiasm wane, reach out to them. Suggest to join them at the gym.  Plan a stroll instead of catching up over drinks.  Give an early birthday present of sessions with a trainer. Plan a friends-only getaway at the beach for swimsuit-body motivation. An friend in need is a friend indeed!

If you’re the one struggling to keep the dream alive, call me. Email me. Tweet me. Facebook me. I can be your biggest cheerleader if you let me.

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Let’s break those nasty habits once and for all.  2011 is your year.  I promise.

January 9, 2011: Resolutions Strong?

January 9, 2011

Excuse: I’m not good enough.  I fail at everything I do.  Nothing works for me.
 It’s been 9 days and I haven’t lost a pound.

SolutionStay positive and keep your eyes on the prize. Do not lose momentum. The first few weeks of any program are going to be the most difficult.  Did you put a picture of your ideal body on your fridge?  How’s that food log coming along?  What about workouts?  Are you moving and shaking it at least 3 times per week?  How about nighttime snacking?  Remember:  turn off the kitchen light and brush your teeth.  Change your habits to good ones!

Don’t say: I will lose 50 pounds by Valentine’s Day. Because you won’t. And you shouldn’t. It’s not healthy. Aim for a pound or two per week. Some weeks you won’t lose any but over the course of 6 months or a year, you’re a new person!  Book a short getaway to the beach every few months to stay motivated.