So many of us join a gym program with fantastic intentions. But, before we know it, we're tired of working out and simply give up on our goals. If you're determined to lose weight or get fit, however, you know you're going to have to put some effort into your goal - and stick to it! We hope to help make it easier by giving you a few simple guidelines.
Choose A Program You Can Stick To
First things first, you're going to have to devise a gym program that's realistic . This means doing research into what's best for the goals you have set for yourself. If you want to burn calories then you may stick to cardio, but it's also a good idea to incorporate strength training to build muscle.
If you can, hiring a personal trainer can give you the best start. Not only is it a huge motivator when the excitement of the new year begins to wear off, but it also means that you'll have a realistic and healthy program to follow. If you cannot afford a personal trainer then talk to a good gym instructor about how best to use your time there.
Ultimately, you need to make sure that you enjoy what you're doing and that you set yourself definite goals to work towards. Ask for help from the fitness professionals at the gym.
Watch Your Diet
When people start a new gym program, many forget that their diet also plays a huge role in success. If you're trying to lose weight especially, then it's important you're not just taking in extra calories as quickly as you burned them off. Start by making small changes to your diet so you don't overwhelm yourself.
Working Out Your Schedule
Even with the best intentions, you're never going to stick to your gym program unless you work out a schedule you can stick to. You should aim to figure out exactly when you'll be able to go to the gym every week. Leaving it flexible could simply lead to you not bothering to go at all. Be firm with yourself - set yourself definite times and goals and you'll be more likely to stick to them.
Starting a new gym program in in or toward the new year always begins with enthusiasm, but that can quickly fade away if you let it. It may seem like a drag at first, but pushing yourself through the pain and through the effort will ultimately leave you feeling much better in the long run. After a while, going to the gym will become a regular habit for you and you will have the figure to show for it!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Laura M. Turner, journalist, author and Certified Natural Health Practitioner is the creator of the Body Talk eZine: Nature's Anti-Aging Treasures Website. She invites you to join her "10 Years Younger" Campaign and to learn more about living younger, healing yourself and those you love with quality retail or wholesale Young Living essential oils and essential oil-based products. Visit today and begin a healthier tomorrow.