As a La Jolla personal trainer I have heard it all. Everyone is looking for that remedy to losing weight and quickly. After years of working in the field, and doing years of countless research and experimenting I have come across a break through solution to quick and effective fat loss. Before my big reveal, let me add that I plan to market and package my solution to the world very soon. It will be available for a nominal fee, require no assembly, and can be accomplished anywhere and anytime.
I am gonna call it “eat right, get up and move.” That’s right, get moving, stop filling your body with garbage and do what nature intended us to. It’s just that basic. No flashy diet plan, no counting calories, no fat loss pill, or exercise gadget. Just eat whole foods, and get moving.
The next time I hear someone complain about having to exercise a few times a week or eat a vegetable I am gonna scream. It’s not that hard folks. You gotta step up to the plate and take some responsibility for your actions. You are ultimately the one whom is gonna make yourself go for a run, or skip eating that slice of chocolate cake. No one else is gonna do it for you. We gotta stop believing that there is some quick fix, magic solution to weight loss. People keep making excuses, and keep waiting for that path of least resistance to come. Well, I have got some bad news for you, that isn’t going to happen. Change feels uncomfortable and if you haven’t exercised in awhile it isn’t going to be the most pleasurable experience. But I guarantee if you continue to move and eat right you will lose weight and it will get easier.
I’m so tired of excuses. I can see why other coaches and trainers get “burnt out”; they are surrounded by “Negative Nancy” and “Grumpy Gus” all day. There is far too much negativity that plagues our thoughts. Knowing that your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, and your actions become your habits, you too can make exercise a habit. People need an awakening that turns an “oh, that would be nice” event into a “that must and will happen” event. It’s the “ah-ha” moment in time when you stop thinking and start doing. It’s when you stop sitting, and eating, and drinking…and start making a difference in your life.
Excuses are the nails that build a house of failure. Being a La Jolla personal trainer for years and training all types of clients with very different back grounds the one consistency is that everyone is busy. I haven’t met one person that said they have too much time on their hands. As far as I am concerned that excuse is not valid. We all have a huge laundry list of tasks to accomplish in a day, and we aren’t going to get through it all, but we can get through most of it. However, we can make sure to hit the important ones first, it’s called prioritizing.
Ask yourself this, can you really not carve out 30 minutes into your day a few times a week? How about 3 or 4 hours out of the 168 that are available in a week? I’m here to say that you can do it, if you want to. You need to make your health a priority in your life, it’s just that simple. Because at the end of the day, after everything is said and done you only have yourself, and so you better treat it right by exercising and eating well. Try turning off the PlayStation, computer, or TV and going for a walk for 30 minutes. There will be a re-run of the latest “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” on later if it’s that important to you.
I tell my San Diego personal training clients there are four main factors in achieving their fitness-related goals:
Strength Training – 2-4 times per week (depending on goals)
Cardiovascular Training – Run, bike, hike, sprint, swim, etc. multiple times per week
Healthy Nutritional Habits – You can’t out-train a bad diet!!!
Positive Mindset – You must get your mind right. If you train the mind, the body will follow. We need to eliminate the excuses and the negativity.
Now that I have said all of this, I will admit I have those days where I don’t feel like exercising, and there are other things I would rather do. However, I know that once I start moving that I will feel a 100% better after my workout, without fail. So we need to get rid of those self critical, negative thoughts and just push ourselves to do what is best for our health and ultimately our lives.
And if you still are struggling to make fitness a priority, then come see me. I will help coach you into making it a seamless part of your everyday routine.