Summer: Commitment or Excuses?

In my 12 years of working in the fitness industry, I’ve found there are two types of people:

  1. Those who are committed to their fitness routine 12 months out of the year.
  2. Those who use vacations, summer, holidays, etc. as an excuse to let go.

Don’t get me wrong, even I love a break from training every now and again, but one thing I’m conscious of is not falling into the summer trap.

Here’s the thing. Your body doesn’t know it’s a holiday or summer time or that you’re visiting a resort somewhere. Your metabolism doesn’t differentiate. So, if you’re using this time of year to drop the ball on your fitness, you’re doing yourself a massive disservice.

Starting over is hard and discouraging, and I’ve never seen anyone start over and feel great about it.

So, do yourself a favor and keep yourself on track this summer! My 12 week distance coaching program will keep you on track all the way to Halloween.

And if you’re staying on track, AMAZING JOB! I applaud you! We would love for you to share this message with someone in your life who you know needs to hear it. 🙂

Here’s to staying fit and strong this summer!

The Big Secret to Staying Consistent in Fitness

You might read a million articles or opinions on how to make fitness habits a consistent reality for you. You might even succeed with some of them while failing miserably with others.

So, I’m sharing with you today how my clients & I stay consistent in fitness.

Are you ready?

The secret is…

We make the choice.

That’s it. No matter our moods, what month or day of the week it is, what special occasion is coming…we CHOOSE to stay dedicated to taking care of our health and our bodies. There are cheat days and course corrections but we get right back on track.

Believe me, I wish there was a fancy answer, a magic pill. I’d be rich! ☺ But there isn’t.

Basic health and fitness is simply a choice. Once you understand and OWN that, it’s far easier to accept where you are and begin to facilitate change.

If you’re ready to make that choice, to CHOOSE health 365 days a year, please shoot me over a message and let me know. I’ve got your back!

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

When we decide we want something big in life – a body transformation, to compete in an athletic event, to start a business, etc., we often WANT IT NOW.

Frequently I have to remind clients that health and fitness, like anything important and worthwhile in life, are a marathon effort, not a sprint or a race.

Patience, persistence, and perseverance will get you everywhere when approaching big life changes or goals. Urgency, impatience, and inconsistency will, conversely, get you nowhere.

Can you lose 20 pounds in a month? Probably. But 2-3 months down the line things won’t look or feel very good.

More importantly, things like pain management, habit change, and improvement of health require a longer effort.

It is completely unreasonable to have speedy expectations of goals around transformation.

Always be honest with yourself. Do you give up when the results don’t come RIGHT NOW or are you in for the long haul when it comes to your health?

To have a body you love that stays strong for decades, you cannot race to the finish line…because there isn’t one.

So, the next time you feel frustrated by slow progress or find yourself slipping, remember you’re running a never-ending marathon. Learning to love every moment, even those moments of struggle where we grow the most, is essential to staying on your path.

I’m here to support your marathon if you need it.

 

To Your Success,

 

Delaine