Do you understand your personal health and fitness? Do you get what it takes to be in the shape that you are striving for? Well let me tell you something, understanding this is paramount to you achieving your goals.
So what do you need to know? How do you achieve the body and spirit that you are looking for? What time commitment do you need to be able to give? Will you need to get a gym membership?
There are many questions that you need to sit down and ask your self. First thing you need to ask yourself is this.
What Kind Of Body Do I Want?
This is literally the most important question you can ask yourself about your personal health and fitness. The answer should not be a cut out from the latest sports illustrated or men’s health magazine. You need to sit down and truly understand what kind of body you are wanting to achieve. This is the best way to start and the only way to understand how to build up to that.
Remember health and fitness really centers around a couple main points, the two “center pillars” if you will are exercise and diet. There are other factors as well but these two are the two that you have the most control over and the two that will produce results for you.
Also remember, as a quick side note, it is possible to change your genetics, it is a difficult thing but don’t think because you parents are over weight, or your parents are super skinny that you can’t have the body you want. The simple fact is, you have to work for the body of your dreams.
So as a final note, when you sit down and discuss your personal health and fitness with yourself remember to ask yourself some real meaningful questions. Don’t model your body after swimsuit models, do however set some attainable but difficult goals for yourself. You can really achieve anything you put your mind to.
I’ve been in the personal fitness training industry close to 20 years. A lot has changed in terms of health and fitness training, from aerobics to circuit training and everything in between. Even diet programs have changed. From non-fat diets to low carbs diets, it seems with each passing year there is a new fad when it comes to workouts and or diets. But one thing remains the same. The people who get the results they want are the people who log their programs daily. I call it, “keeping score”…. When we keep score, we try harder. The last thing we want to do is write down, that we didn’t do what we were supposed to do. Having it in the back of your head is one thing, but having it in ink, on paper, is a whole other can of worms. Have you every noticed that we keep track of our bank accounts and our car maintenance schedules better than our bodies? Why is this? Without our health, we have nothing.
Set daily, weekly and monthly goals. If you know from day one that there will be challenges, start thinking of solutions in advance. For example, if you have a busy day or week ahead of you, plan your meals in advance. Also in regards to your fitness training schedule, maybe it’s best to wake up ½ hour early and do a short program before your day starts so you can cross it off your list. Quite often we get so wrapped up in our to-do-lists, we tend to put our “health and workouts” on the backburner. Even if its only 20 mins of activity, make it happen so you can feel proud of your accomplishment and good about keeping score – writing it down.
One of the biggest selling points of keeping score is that it provides you with a roadmap.
By logging your activities and your diet you can see what is working for you and what isn’t. It works as a feedback tool. So often I get clients discouraged by their results. They think they’re doing everything right, but the minute they agree to start logging it their program and diet, they quickly notice key changes that need to be made and voila, results!
Consistency is key when it comes to your health and fitness training schedule. I promise you results if you follow these steps!
I hope this helps to make your fitness and health regiment easy to incorporate in your daily life.