Keeping your fitness goals on track

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Earlier in the month I gave my top tips to achieve your New Year Fitness goals in the Sheffield Star. If you missed it read my tips here:

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/viewpoint-ways-to-achieve-your-new-years-fitness-resolutions-1-6363203

Now well into the New Year new years resolutions may begin to suffer as good intentions get put under pressure with the other demands on our time and energy, so how do you keep on track?

First of all think about your goal. Was it realistic? Do you need to re-evaluate your goal and make a more achievable plan. Maybe your goal was to lose a stone and you are feeling down hearted because you haven’t achieved your goal. Go back to the drawing board and set a more realistic goal for example to lose a 1lb a week. Losing weight slowly and making long term changes to eat a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly is much more sustainable in the long run and more likely to mean you keep the weight off rather than falling into a pattern of yoyo dieting.

What are the barriers preventing you from being where you want to be? How can you manage these? If time means you can’t make it to the gym so you resolution to get fit has fallen by the wayside think about how you can be more efficient or make time. For example you could try and fit in a short burst of exercise in the comfort of your own home, even a regular burst of 10minutes is a start. Try the great home workout below to get you started or contact me to find out how I can work with you from home.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/the-scientific-7-minute-workout/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Walking in your lunch hour or jogging home from work are other ways to make your time work for you.

Want to get fit but hate the gym?  Think about alternatives. Do you enjoy classes? Do you like being outside? Do you prefer to exercise in the morning or at night? Do you need someone to help you with knowing what to do in the gym and how to get the most from your exercise sessions. Just a few Personal Training sessions can help you understand what exercises to do and how to do them safely and correctly as well as help you feel more confident in the gym. Furthermore sessions can be tailored to make them work for you at a time and place that is convenient and working with what you want and need to get results.

Keep a food or exercise diary so that you can measure your progress. Measuring and monitoring can help you keep on track and also reward you with showing you the progress you are making. Make small changes gradually. You can achieve your goals but take it one step at a time. Remember a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step!

For further help and advice on how to make your New Year fitness goals a reality and to keep your fitness resolutions on track contact me by email trainwithcarla@gmail.com

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