We all know what fitness gym looks like right? I don’t think I have to tell you what healthy looks like either. As a fitness gym professional, I don’t have to tell you because the media takes care of that for me. You’ve seen the commercials, so you know that to be fit means to get up at 5am and strap yourself to the latest Fit-Zapper 3000 and run through the trails as the morning dew glistens off the blades of grass.
it’s time to talk some truth about what fitness gymis-andisn’t and how to achieve it for 2017:
Fitness gym isn’t what you see on TV:
Forget the ads, forget the commercials. They want to sell you something, and they use fitness gym models or professional athletes to do it. Don’t compare yourselves to these people because you-and myself included-are not fitness gym models or athletes. Fitness gym models and athletes have a team of coaches, nutritionists and trainers (not to mention Photoshop) to help them 24/7. You and I do not have all that so stop comparing yourself because it’s not healthy and not realistic.
You are you and all the good timesyou’ve had in life, you’ve had in YOUR body. I’m willing to bet someone already loves you just the way you are so why can’t you?
Fitness gymisn’t found in the latest gadgets:
Stop worrying about keeping up with the latest trends, equipment and sportswear; it’s a chase that will never end! You need two things to get healthier, stronger and fitter–your body and gravityand both are FREE. I know that if I’m tired in the morning then I didn’t get enough sleep. I know that if I am breathing heavy during exercise then I’m exercising at the right intensity (Idon’t need the latest gizmo or app to tell me that) and that I’m as likely to see health gains in my $5 Walmart t-shirt as I am wearing Nike when I exercise. Click here !
Your diet has a name-Really??
Paleo Diet, Atkins Diet, The Abs Diet, The Zone diet… the list could go on. Keep it simple and don’t give your diet a name. Eat more fruit and vegetables and a little less chocolate cake and chips. If you want to lose weight, then you have to eat a little less than what you are eating now. The formula has notchanged, and that formula is Calories In must be less than Calories Out to lose weight.
There are no foods that are off-limits
- There are—don’t eat furniture, staples or carpeting-everything else is fine
- in moderation) and .. don’t get your nutritional information from 1-sentence headlines
“No Pain No Gain”.
LOL… or how about this one from Jillian Michaels “Unless you puke, faint or die, keep going” No wonder people have a misconception of what getting fit is all about, and wonder how they could ever achieve it. Jillian? How about using this quote instead “Listen to your body to avoid injury” Do you want to live longer so you can be around to play with the grandkids? Then just start moving.
Lastly, to see great improvements in health, you only need a minimum of 30 minutes of activity a day… and they don’t even have to be consecutive minutes. You know, it’s hard to cut through all the silliness sometimes. I have a hard time sorting fact from fiction now and again, and I’m the professional. Let me know anywhere you are in your fitness gym journey and feel free to bounce your thoughts of me. I’m here to listen.Read More