Summer is finally over and after 3 fun months of swimming, beach days and procrastinating on your exercise, it is time to get back in your routine. Fall- what is not to love about it? Your warm sweaters, the holidays and best of all....the perfect weather to exercise outdoors.
As a Personal trainer, I can attest that forming a habit is critical to having a solid routine. Summer is full of bbqs, pool parties, vacations which makes it difficult to keep on track with a routine. Once the kids are back to school and you are back on track, you can get started. Fall is more structured than any other time of the year. This is the perfect opportunity for you to start an exercise routine.
Before you know it the Holidays will be here, candy, turkey, wine, cookies, and it is the time of year for glutton and poor diet choices. Use you time wisely in this next couple of months to form your routine and get on track. You will be both mentally and physically in check to glide through the Holidays.
Next consider the weather. You have no excuses…it is not too hot, not too cold. It is actually JUST RIGHT!
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What are your thoughts around this? I may be bias on this, but I will share with you my thoughts.
Getting to the gym takes motivation. You may think I will find a friend who will go with me, but you may want to rethink that one. When you are really ready to commit to yourself, your goals and your fitness, you need to find the right personal trainer. Personal trainers understand how you can reach your goals in every workout. They hold you accountable to short term and long term goals and create personalized, customized workouts.
If you decide to workout with your friend, they may not have the same goals as you and may want to do different workouts. Therefore, how will you motivate each other? There will be those times when one of you cannot make it, which sets a precedence that it is okay to miss. Not only that, there is a chance you can be uncomfortable, self conscious about yourself and it could become a competition and harm your relationship with your friend.
A personal trainer will help you compete with yourself so ultimately are making yourself better. If you want someone to hold you accountable and that you can count on every time, a personal trainer is the one for you! Get started today…come in for a complementary session.
You have decided you are going to get in shape. You have a plan in your head. You are going to go hard core and do as much as exercise as possible, lift the heaviest weights, do tons of cardio to get in shape as quickly as possible. Day one goes great, you feel terrific, now you wake on day two with a dreaded feeling of pain and getting out of bed seems unbearable because you are in so much pain. This is a case of DOMs(delayed onset muscle soreness) This is not something to ignore. You must let your body recover from intense workouts. It is critical not to overwork your muscles and make sure you pace yourself. Exercise is a journey and something you commit yourself to do. Don't risk the chance of injuring yourself by creating intense workouts in the beginning...that will all come in time. I would love to hear from you on your exercise routines that work for you. How do you stay consistent with your good exercise without burning out? What inspires you to get up and exercise everyday? I know for myself, I pace myself similar to a marathon ...some weeks I know I can do more and sometimes I need to listen to what my body is telling me and adjust my normal routine. Listen to your body and pace yourself this will help you create consistency in "good exercise".
Saturday June 2nd at 1N1 Fitness, we are partnering with Power Crunch to collect canned food for Boys & Girls Club. We invite everyone to stop by, meet our trainers, bring a can of food and sample the delicious array of nutritious Power Crunch bars. We believe it is important to give back to the community and help young children realize the importance of nutrition. Power Crunch will also be hosting a day for the kids from Boys & Girls Club in mid June to learn about fitness and participate in day of fun activities to get their bodies moving instead of in front of their devices.
So join us, don't miss this fun event to give back and enjoy a bar! See you Saturday 1N1 Fitness 43427 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539
Ask yourself this question? Are you in a Rut or a Groove? You may be saying to yourself, Life is great, I am happy, healthy, but no forward progress. But do you have a groove? Do you have something that motivates you everyday? Something that keeps you going...something that makes you a BETTER version you? Get into a groove" is a good thing and "stuck in a rut" means you're kind of not able to change directions without a lot of effort.
Ruts can destroy you. A rut is that place where forward progress stops. You are spinning and it can eventually drive you crazy.
A groove can take you to new heights. Grooves are when things are great and you feel a sense of accomplishment. Are you in the same place you were a year ago and feel like you have not accomplished something you set your mind to? Did you tell yourself I am going to get in shape, but you start and stop several times and now you are stuck. If you are in a rut and can't seem to get yourself out.
Take a risk: Try something new, try a new workout, find someone to motivate you. Try doing something different and stick with it.
So I challenge you with this question...Are you stuck? Or, are you in the groove and need to keep removing the barriers in order to keep your momentum going?
Today is a new day. A day for you to make what you want of it. You have to ask yourself the question, What are you doing? Are you happy? You only have one life to live and you need to make the most of it. Life is not easy but full of obstacles and challenges. Are you willing to take on a challenge and put in the hard work to feel good?
Start Simple...and pick one thing you know you can be consistent with! I know this is not easy, but if you focus on just one thing you can do it. Did you know it takes 66 days to form a habit? Most people say 21 days, but according to science to form a habit you must do it for 66 days.
At the end of the day, how long it takes to form a particular habit doesn't really matter. Whether it takes 50 days or 1000 days, you have to be willing to put in the work. I have clients who have realized when they focus on work and not just try to count numbers to hurry up finish, they feel a sense of accomplishment and reward and actually have a much better workout.
The only way to get to Day 500 is to start with Day 1. Forget about focusing on a number and just focus on the work!
So what are you waiting for? ....Get started today!