Thursday, February 23, 2017

Is it over already ?

Did you follow your New year's resolution? I know that it might be hard to keep on track especially if you are trying to do things on your own. Having a support system is great but keeping on track is also important for success. I want to be here to help you see that you can do this and that you can be super successful in your fitness journey!

First off, are setting yourself up for success? Is your plan working? What are your setbacks? I love talking about this with clients because identifying what is holding you back is just as important as the work you are putting in the gym and nutrition. Don’t aim for seven days in the gym if you are not already going consistently. Instead, plan on three or four days.

Make sure that you are keeping accurate documentation of your training and nutrition. If you are not being consistent with your diet and guessing more often then being accurate, your physique will suffer because of that The same goes for training. Keep track of your training for progress, things you need to improve upon and how consistent you are being with your weight training and cardio.

Bouncing off of your tracking journal, make sure that you are making new goals at least every 4 weeks. At some point, your training will hit a plateau, this is where you start adjusting your plan. Fitness if always evolving and so should you. If you are getting stagnant, you should consider trying something new every once in a while. CrossFit is a great way to switch things up and challenge yourself. CrossFit offers a Workout of the Day, or WOD, that combines high-intensity activity with strength-training exercises involving kettlebells, dumbbells, medicine balls and carrying or pushing heavy objects. I enjoy adding this into my routine every once in a while to keep things fun and interesting.

Fitness and health is not all or nothing. One pet peeve of mine is when people think they cant go out to eat or have something they want simply because they are on a "diet". My job is to educate you and teach you how to eat the foods that fuel your body and allow you the freedom to make healthy choices 80% of the time and enjoy life 20% of the time.

I preach balance and health in all aspects of your life. Don't beat yourself up for missing a training session or eating a meal that was a tad bit over indulgent, its OK. Get right back on track and keep working hard at your goals!

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