February has begun and I get this familiar feeling in my gut
- the tides are changing. Gym attendance slowly declines, energized January
faces are now pale and haggard, determination lies somewhere deep in the gym
bag in your backseat, and the treadmill looks like the bouncer of the hot club
you’re never getting into.
Every year it’s the same trend!
January -You are “in it to win it”, hitting the gym
harder than ever, your New Year’s resolution is in full effect, and you’re looking
and feeling great!
February (“wah wah”)-
You’llskip the gym for a day or two, think one
day of pizza, fries, and pasta wont hurt? Your back hurts, but you’ll get back
into the gym next week for sure!” February 20, Gym? What’s that? And you’re looking and feeling just okay.
This year, you can change this horrible trend! Don’t just
fork over your monthly $49.99 while gym managers enjoy this “easy month” and cash
in on their bonuses – Cha-ching! Of course it’s not going to be easy- life is
hard and the clock is always ticking. I
understand- I am not some 21 year old with endless amounts of energy. I have a
beautiful 4-month-old 15lb bundle of joy, a wife, a business, and a personal
life, yet I still find time to keep my health and fitness a priority and here
Keep tabs of when you work out. Journal, iCal, a notebook,
and/or foursquare. Holding yourself accountable each week creates focus,
progress, and a commitment to yourself. How many days do you want to get to
the gym this week? 3-5 days is ideal.
Pick an achievable number and stick with it.
Workout with a friend. Hire a trainer. Sign-up for that 5k
run everyone is talking about. Buy a dress that you don’t fit into. Join a
local group exercise class. All these things keep you working towards
something, and add an external motivator to keep you moving forward.
Commonly overlooked because people nowadays hate to
commit to anything. Create a schedule that you will follow every week. Look
at any successful organization, business, or wealthy individual and structure
is a main ingredient.
FRUITS AND VEGGIES
It has been scientifically proven that a person who eats a
significant amount of fruits and vegetables daily will snack less, exercise
more, feel better, and store less fat. Don’t pass the produce!
Follow these steps and success is but a squat, push up, and
¼ mile away!