How many of you have weight you want to lose? Is it 5, 10, 15, 20lb? Are you doing all that you can to make it happen?
TOP EXCUSES I HEAR AS A TRAINER!!!!
1. I don’t have time to prepare foods and I don’t have time for 5 workouts per week.
Notice the first 4 words… I don’t have time! Of course it isn’t easy but if you want it to happen YOU CAN AND WILL make it happen.
2. I had to work late or I can’t get up early in the morning.
Squeeze in a workout at lunch time. Take the stairs on purpose. Do a 3-minute workout during each of the commercials of your hour long TV show. After 5 commercials you’ve done 15 minutes of exercise!
3. I do my cardio 2-3x per week and I strength train twice a week but there’s no change on the scale and my pants still fit the same!
Are you upping the intensity or have you been doing the same routine for 4 months? Switch it up. Try an interval based cardio workout to spike the heart rate. Instead of using the machines at the gym do all your exercises standing or balancing on a BOSU Ball. Alternate a cardio base exercise like jumping jacks with your bicep curls and squats to burn more calories.
4. Last excuse….. I have this party on this weekend, I have a wedding the end of the month, we have a work dinner party on Thursday I will start in 2 weeks…
blah blah blah. There are healthy food choices wherever you go. It is ultimately up to you what goes in your mouth. Delaying your goal is just pushing you further away from success, start now!!
As a trainer I am not around my clients 24/7 and I can’t see what they are eating and drinking all day long. I hold them accountable for their nutrition, but I make sure they are always getting in good workouts. To achieve success you have to WANT THE CHANGE. What are your goals? Do you want to fit in that sexy black dress for the holidays or for your high school reunion? Do you want to run around with your kids and not get winded? Do you want your clothes to fit differently? What is your motivation?
Write down your motivation and post it on your fridge or your calendar where you can see it!!
Remind yourself daily what you are working for. Is this ice cream really worth it, maybe I should have frozen yogurt instead. When you are out to dinner and your friends want to order the nachos.. order a salad to start tell them you are working towards your goal and eating the nachos will only set me back. Ask them for their support as well as your family. Make small changes.
Tell me your goals so I can help hold you accountable!!