Are You Going Away?
Now although it’s way too soon in my opinion to talk about anything that has to do with the holiday season; it’s important to realize that the holidays are right around the corner, and for some of us, that means a beachfront chair with our name on it. If you’re one of the lucky ones who are looking to book a vacation to somewhere hot and sandy, check out these 5 tips to help you get in shape for your big trip! Start doing these things today in order to get a jump on it and go away with some added confidence!
Tip 1: Start Today!
If you’re one of the people who are looking to make fitness a part of your life, then get started TODAY! I’m going to give you the hard truth and say there’s likely no reason to keep putting it off. Something as simple as going for a walk this evening, can make a big difference over the long haul. If your goal is to lose between 15 and 20 lbs before the holidays, that gives you just around 8 weeks – which is very realistic if you start today!
Tip 2: Set A SMART Goal
A Smart goal is something that is Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. If you can set a goal that meets all of those criteria, you are putting yourself in a position to make it happen. You are much more likely to succeed, if you have a goal that you are working towards. By making consistent small progress, week after week, you can make a massive difference over time.
Tip 3: Hire A Trainer
If you’ve been trying to lose weight or tone up for quite some time now and it seems like nothing is working, consider hiring professional help! Many trainers will answer your questions for free if making a difference in someone’s life is something they’re actually passionate about (they should be, or you shouldn’t be hiring them!). Feel free to ask myself questions any time, I’m more than happy to give you some guidance!
Tip 4: The Million Dollar Equation
Weight Loss = 80% Diet, 20% Workout. If your goal is to simply lose weight, then you NEED to be conscious of the food you’re putting into your body. While although this equation isn’t exactly science backed in terms of actual percentages, it’s extremely important to know that if your diet isn’t what it should be, neither will your body be. Working out has so many other benefits that help to improve your life and your health, but if your goal is simply to lose weight, you need to know what you’re putting into your body and how much of it.
Women’s health magazine has an awesome article explaining how weight loss and diet vs exercise are related!
Tip 5: Don’t Fall Back To Your Old Habits
One of the things that I see all too often is that once people reach their goal, they fall back into their old habits. They think that now that they’ve reached their goal, that they are in the clear, which isn’t the case AT ALL. If you had a certain set of habits while at your old weight, if you resort back to them, you’re going to gain that weight back. By implementing fitness and healthy eating into your life, you are changing your lifestyle and this is something that has to be looked at as a long term life change rather than a short term fix. I want everyone to understand that it is very possible to reach your goals but you need to have a plan in place, and you need to stick to it. Sure, you may fall off the plan here and there, but always be moving forward because no one is going to do the work for you!
If you’re going away sometime soon, please don’t hesitate to ask us any questions you may have regarding your health and fitness! More importantly enjoy your trip if you are going away!
Written by Owner | Andrew Blakey