Happy New Year!
I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and New Year’s Eve..
Where does the time go?
All the planning and preparation for the festive season and then BOOM it’s over and I don’t know about you but I’m feeling freakin exhausted and I know exactly why!
BECAUSE I have done NOTHING but EAT & DRINK for TWO SOLID WEEKS!!!!
But it’s been food I would never ever over indulge in as often as I have… chocolate, sugar, alcohol, cheese and crackers, wine, champagne & beer. You name it I’m sure I have consumed it!
I don’t think I have really sat down and eaten a proper dinner (meat & veges/salad) for over a week and my Green Smoothies, what the f*#k happened to them????
The last few nights I’ve been going to bed saying “Tomorrow it’s all over, it’s time to get this crap sorted out once & for all.. you’ve fallen off the wagon, you know what you need to do!”
Does any of this sound familiar to you?
Have you over indulged or have you managed to stay focused?
If you have stayed focused and on track, I applaud you!
I however, have done everything I said I wouldn’t do and that includes, beating myself up over it.
When you start feeling like this, it is so easy to start thinking what drastic measures you may need to take to get those extra couple of kilos off quickly!
Do I do a juice detox?
Do I just starve myself?
Do I cut out carbs completely?
Do I get up at 5am and run my butt off every morning?
Now there isn’t anything wrong at all with going for a morning run, but for me it is a drastic step when I hardly EVER run.
When you’re faced with a head that’s over-thinking and over-reacting you need to silence it as quickly as possible and make some time to plan a realistic, manageable strategy.
A strategy that is not just about getting those extra kilos off, one that includes all the other things you want to achieve. When we live a life of balance and with purpose, all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place. You are happier, content, fulfilled and when you feel like this you want to take better care of yourself. You exercise, you eat better, you do things that soothe your soul and you start to feel fantastic again..
So, did you set any New Year Resolutions?
I personally stopped setting them a few years ago as I NEVER stuck with them because they were always so GENERAL…
Get a Bikini Body
Give up Coffee
I’m not sure why I would EVER say that because I know I will NEVER give up coffee!!
Rather than just setting New Year Resolutions that you know you aren’t going to keep, narrow it down to specific things. Things you want to do more of, less of, achieve, eliminate, simplify and embrace in all areas of your life.
I received a NY Resolution/Goal Setting PDF from one of the groups I am a part of Female Entrepreneur Association and I really loved it so I thought I would share it with you. I’ve started filling mine in and it’s fun!
You don’t need to do it all at once, some things will come to you very easy and others you will need to ponder on a bit more as you fill in the boxes.
So why print it off and scribble down a few points in the sections that resonate and put it up so you can see it daily to inspire you.
If you would like a little help with setting some health and wellness goals and getting an action plan in place then why not have a Complimentary Consultation with me? Click on the link below or send me an email.
Complimentary Strategy Session
And for anyone local who is ready to get back into exercising, I’m back working and “TRAINING MYSELF” as of NOW!
How many times have you set new fitness goals for yourself only to lose interest in a couple of weeks? Don’t beat yourself up about it, we all need a little help sometimes.
Personal trainers are not just for stars, athletes and the wealthy, we all can benefit from working with a trainer. When you choose to work with a trainer, you are truly investing in your health and well-being.
As a trainer, mother, business owner and an all-rounder health & wellness junkie, I still have days where I struggle with the same flux of motivation that many of you do to get to the gym and work my butt off.
If you want some one on one attention to help you achieve your fitness goals, then personal training is for you.
So now, let’s take a look at the reasons why you will achieve more working with a personal trainer.
Accountability and Motivation:
They are experts at holding you accountable!
You will have set appointment times & they will be there waiting for you with a smile on their face each and every time you show up. They will help you to develop your own personalised goals and to also develop a realistic and achievable plan to attain these goals.
You have your very own CHEERLEADER, believing in you even when you are feeling at your lowest and don’t believe in yourself.
You Will Develop a Routine:
You will be trained using the most effective ways to help you get to your fitness goals. Your PT will work with you to develop a routine that makes sense and is realistic for you.
If you haven’t worked out in months and are just returning to the gym, you will not be expected to begin an unrealistic fitness routine. They are there to HELP you, not make things harder for you.
You will work together to devise a training plan that will work with your family, work & lifestyle commitments. One that will maximise your time in the gym and not overwhelm you.
A Personalised Program:
Personal training is just that, PERSONAL!
Your PT will develop a program that is specific to you and your goals. You may want to lose weight, wear a bikini on your upcoming island holiday, fit into some skinny jeans, improve your strength or improve your cardiovascular health.
Whatever your goals are, the program will be specific to you and only you! A program they will take the time to develop and teach to you, so you can also do it on your own.
If you are finding it hard to find time to work out, they will help you to get the most out of your work out, in the shortest amount of time.
Your time does not need to be lost at the gym, by maximising the workout and minimising the time, you will burn more calories in less time when working with a PT
Solid, Consistent & Non-Judgemental Support:
Not everyone has your best interest in mind but a good PT will!
Some of my favourite time during the week is working with my clients who have shared their goals so specifically with me and who have trusted me to help them get there!
As YOUR trainer, they care about you and your success. Each hour (or two, or three) you spend with them is often the only time in your week that is truly devoted to you, your goals, and your successes.
You will be provided with consistent feedback to help you better yourself and achieve your goals in a supportive, non-judgemental manner. They are there to help and support you!
Proper Technique & Form:
You can watch all the You-tube videos in the world and read all the fitness magazines, but this does not substitute having a person by your side providing you with immediate feedback on form and technique.
It is very easy to hurt yourself in the gym, by making sure you are doing each exercise correctly, you will achieve your goals more quickly.
By teaching you to recruit the proper muscles and making a mind body connection, you will develop better form, improve your posture, increase your strength and prevent injury.
Working with a PT, will allow you to achieve the results that you may not be able to achieve on your own.
Each person’s goals are extremely personal. As a trainer, I work diligently with each of my clients to help them recognise their results, tangible and intangible, as well as results they never anticipated achieving. It is these results that not only hold you accountable to your PT, but they hold your trainer, accountable to you!
And if all that is not enough! You will also get….
Fresh perspectives & ideas on Health, Nutrition and Fitness:
There is an overwhelming amount of fitness, nutrition, and health information available these days that it makes it impossible for anyone to have the time to sift through this information for what is most valid, accurate and up to date.
As your trainer, it is their job to stay on top of health trends and to continue their education in order to provide you with the safest and most accurate information in the industry.
Is that new fad diet really effective? Will I really get a bikini body by doing that popular workout? Is it true what I read in this fitness magazine?
The list of questions we all have and need answers to is endless!
As trainers we able to use our education, knowledge and experience to provide you with tips and tricks to help you develop a healthier lifestyle.
Often trainers are the first to notice if something is different or just not right because we see you on a regular basis. We are then able to suggest or refer you to the appropriate expert whether it be a doctor, massage therapist, nutritionist, etc.” We care about your health and well-being!
And they will hold you accountable to taking care of yourself nutritionally, physically, and with your overall health!
One of my clients said to me…
“My PT is my life coach, my nutritionist and my motivational speaker – all in one. My sessions are the one thing I’m never late for!”
Never under- estimate the value of a Personal Trainer, your health and you are worth it!