may or may not have one, but for many weight loss and getting into shape are in
the top three New Year's resolutions. The following tips are some guidelines to
help you along on your road to success and it all begins in your mind.
Your Attitude If you have the wrong attitude about fitness, you're already
setting yourself up for failure. Most people look at exercise as many things,
but what it is - fun, enjoyable, and rewarding. Before you throw yourself into
weight loss, suss out your attitudes about exercise and figure out whether these
attitudes are true or just lies you've been telling yourself for years. Then,
try a different perspective and look at exercise as:
break from a stressful workday
way to boost energy and mood
only time you'll have to yourself all day
chance to get totally physical and let your mind rest
chance to reward your body for working so hard
way to improve your quality of life immediately
here are some more key points about exercise that you must understand:
won't work. Willpower is for short-term success. Long-term success requires planning,
discipline and finding ways to motivate yourself every day. Motivation will
not magically happen. The things that will motivate you will change from day to
day. You have to recommit to your goals each day, tweak them to fit changes in
your lifestyle and attitude and find new ways to motivate yourself over the course
of your life.
will not always want to exercise and eat healthy. Even the most committed exerciser
doesn't always want to do it. Know that you will have to work on it every day.
Diets don't work. Stop wasting your time following someone else's plan for you.
Make your own plan based on realistic changes--if you can't follow your chosen
diet for the rest of your life, you're wasting precious time. Enjoy foods full
of fibre, low in fat and full of flavour. Food does not have to be boring.
a Plan - Your best chance at making your resolutions last is to have a plan
for success. A few simple steps taken ahead of time can save you time and energy
and even money. You've figured out how to change your bad eating habits by
replacing them with good ones and you've learned to create an environment that
doesn't allow those bad habits to exist. Now, you need to make a plan for what
you really want.
Your Goals - Write down specific goals you have (not just 'I want to lose
weight.'). List everything, for example:
much weight you want to lose. Make sure the amount of weight you want to lose
is reasonable for your height and frame. A target date to reach your goals. Make
sure you've given yourself a reasonable time to reach that goal - (a safe bet
would be to lose a pound a week)
you want to lose this weight (i.e., I want to look good in a bathing suit for
you think will happen if you reach your goal
you'll maintain your weight loss once you reach your goal (remember, it's a lifetime
thing--even when you reach your goal, you can't quit!)
in yourself, as you are your number one fan! All the best in achieving your goals! Yours
in health and sincere happiness,
Jennifer Singer, BA, BCRPA, CanFit
Pro Fitness Trainer and Wellness Consultant www.mastermoves.com/jennifer.html
up your buns and abs!
Different from strength training, Core Training emphasizes conditioning the back
and abdomen muscles, improving spine stability, and developing good posture.
Training has become one of the most popular ways to exercise and get back in shape.
strengthening your core you will have a leaner, stronger and more flexible body.
These carefully designed easy-to-follow programs will show you how, with a little
effort and determination you can achieve your aims.
From Brenda Hansen
the 'Core Training' Secrets To Lose Your Belly Fat & Get A Lean and Strong
Body - Perfect Posture!