Welcome back! In our last blog, we told you about the top three of ten mistakes that people make in their fitness training. Executing a weight loss plan is not easy. From the effort you put into each rep of every workout, to the meal planning and nutrition, it requires hard work. We’ll continue to tell you about the many mistakes that one can make when getting back into shape.
- Rushing – Many people rush through their reps when first getting back in the gym. Not only does this show that you’re not challenging yourself, but it shows a lack of dedication. Your reps should be done slowly, because it should be hard. You should also be taking your time with your reps to avoid injury.
- Leaning – We see this happen all the time. People working out on cardio machines begin to lean and hang onto the rails on the machine. This is completely ineffective for a workout.
- Skipping, Or Passing Up Ab Workouts – This is a huge mistake, While it may be one of the most difficult aspects of your workout, it’s also the most rewarding. Strengthening your core not only looks great, but feels great. Every other bit of exercise you do will be that much more effective when you have a strong core. We recommend that you avoid ab machines, as you tend to use your head, neck and shoulders, more than your core for those.
When working towards weight loss, it’s important that you fully commit. Do your research before every workout, or ask a personal trainer. Stay tuned to our next blog about even more mistakes people make in their fitness training.
Starting a workout regimen that has been custom tailored to your specific weight-loss needs means it’s time to get to work. Getting the most out of your workouts is important, and your personal trainer will tell you that your attitude and effort are everything, However the time you put in outside of the gym is just as important, if not more important, than the time you put in at the gym. Working hard to make sure you’re following your workout plan is the easy part, but working hard to keep up with your nutrition plan is, well, another story. But both require the same thing, discipline, and faith. Here are some helpful tips, to get you going on your road to a better and healthier you.
- Motivational Reading – While reading is a relaxing task, the material in which you spend your time with can actually be quite beneficial for your physical efforts. A book called Mind Gym is a great place to start. They speak of the realities of feeling defeated, and how to look that defeat in the face, and overcome it.
- Mentality – Your mental approach to your workout is everything. If you are going in with a bad attitude, and believe you can’t excel at your workouts, then you’re right. If you think you’ve got this, and feel as though you can kick your own butt, and get the results you crave, then you’re right as well. It all starts up stairs, and it starts with positivity.
Getting started with a workout regimen can be a daunting task that can make you feel bad. But getting to the point where you feel yourself getting stronger, and feeling better, is the best reward you could give to yourself. These are just a few tips to get you started, but they’re just a glimpse at what we’ve got up our sleeve. Stay tuned to our next blog for even more tips on how to be the best you possible.
HOW TO GET YOURSELF TO THE GYM EVERY DAY
When it comes to finding every reason not to go to the gym you’ve used every single excuse in the book. You’re really great at making a weight loss plan for yourself, but what you’re not too great at is sticking to it. You’re a busy person, which leaves you tired and without time for yourself and blah, blah, blah. What you might call reasons for not working out, we call excuses and trust us when we say that all of us have them, and we’ve heard them all. Here are all of the different excuses we’ve heard and even made throughout our years of personal training.
COMMON EXCUSES AND HOW TO BEAT THEM
“I JUST DON’T HAVE TIME.”
This is easy. Make time. That’s right. One of the easiest ways to combat this issue is to get it done as early as you can in the day. Get to bed early so you can rise and grind at the gym early in the morning. That way, if anything else comes up during the day you have already gotten your workout out of the way and you leave no chance for circumstances to stand in your way of exercising.
This is easy too. Making sure that you get your full seven hours of sleep every night will not only help with brain function while you’re at work, but you’ll have more energy throughout your day. Not getting enough sleep can actually lead to weight gain, so it is of the utmost importance that you get your ZZzz’s every night. We also recommend cutting down on caffeine and sugar to avoid crashing in the afternoon.
“I’M TOO BUSY.”
This one we actually understand. Sometimes, you just have way too much to do, however, exercise doesn’t require three hours at the gym every day. Staying healthy simply asks that you exercise for 60 minutes per day and if you can’t give that, a 20-minute run is a great and quick way to get your heart rate up and get your sweat on.
“I HAD TO LET MY DOG OUT.”
And you didn’t take them for a run with you? You’re not the only one that needs exercise, and if your dog has been cooped up inside all day, a run is not only good for them, it’s good for you. Don’t use your pet as an excuse for not going to the gym.
“I HAVE KIDS.”
Join the club. Many of us have kids, and yet we make time to get some exercise every day. In fact, because you have kids it’s that much more important that you’re setting a good example. Eating healthy and exercising frequently is important to your kid’s health and you have to teach them good habits by showing them how. Be that super parent that is active with their kids!
Still sound easier said than done? Then maybe it’s time to hire a personal accountability checker, also known as a personal trainer. Your personal trainer will help you create a weight loss plan that can help you stay focused on your goals as well as keep you committed. If you’re looking to get started with fitness training so that you can have someone there to help you battle your excuses, then don’t hesitate to contact us at Midtown Trainers today.
CREATING A NEW WEIGHT-LOSS PLAN FOR THE NEW YEAR
Just like many others, you have decided to get a gym membership this new year. It’s a new year, so you’ve resolved to get in shape so that you can not only feel better, but you can live better. However, like many of those around you at the gym, you are struggling to stay on track and it’s been difficult for you to stay motivated. Whether it’s the commitment you’re making or the lack of results, you’re struggling to keep your eyes on the prize. When your struggle becomes greater than your motivation, failure to reach your goals becomes more of a reality.
So what now? Where do you go from here?
WORK WITH A PERSONAL TRAINER
You create a new plan for reaching the same goals, and one great way to switch it up and commit is to hire a personal trainer. Think about it.
You’ve been struggling to stay on track and stay committed to your goals, so what better way to combat that than with a personal trainer? You’re ready to get the most out of every workout, but you don’t know how. This is where fitness training can help you.
Working with a personal trainer can help you to get in shape, but you’ll also get to learn the proper techniques, grow, and gain insight into nutrition and how to properly fuel your body.
Every day that you pursue your goal of getting in shape you could inadvertently be holding yourself back by not pushing yourself hard enough, by not targeting the right muscles, or using improper form. A personal trainer can help you learn the proper techniques for training in both the mental and physical aspects. The knowledge our personal trainers have regarding health and fitness is abundant, so you can rest assured that you’re in the right hands.
Beyond that, you can think of a personal trainer as your own cheerleader. Each day that you’re putting in an effort to reach your goal, they’re right there beside you. Your personal trainer will push you to new heights, all while teaching you how to say you can. Positive reinforcement is a powerful tool for gaining success in your weight loss plan.
So as you work to get ready for spring break or want to get that summer body by the time bikini season rolls around, make sure to push yourself. If you find yourself struggling to commit to your goals, then consider hiring a personal trainer. With the one on one training at Midtown Trainers, you can look forward to strength training, cardio-active workouts, and nutrition as a part of your weight loss plan. Our trainers are dedicated to our clients, and they look forward to helping people reach their goals for a healthier, fitter bodies every day. Get the most out every workout and you will feel your amazing transformation. All it takes is giving yourself the opportunity to progress and making a call to Midtown Trainers in Atlanta. Give us a call to get fulfill your New Year’s resolution with our personal training.