Yes, we know, we know. It is only the beginning of October, but our minds cannot help but fast forward to November, December and the holiday season. Ushering in the holiday spirit also means ushering in plenty of holiday guests; wouldn’t it be great to surprise them with a new look? Think of it as a gift for you and them, but you better get started.
Don’t Freak Out - Set Realistic Goals
Before you flip the calendar, panic and try an extreme fad diet, which likely won’t work and set you up for disappointment. Take it slow and set realistic goals for yourself. One goal could be making it a point to exercise at least 30 minutes a day to start. This could simply mean going for a walk or bike ride. Try to make it something that you enjoy doing, this will make it easier to get motivated. Then, when you’re ready, you can increase the intensity of your workouts.
Don’t Step on Your Scale Every Day
Weighing yourself every day could be a bit depressing. Be patient. Try to measure success in other ways like increasing activity, lowering your blood pressure or having a faster recovery period between exercises. Having good results in those departments will motivate you to continue to workout — even after the holidays.
Hire a Personal Trainer
It is tough to carry out big goals on your own. Hiring a personal trainer would help you meet your goals before the holidays as well as help you continue your new fit lifestyle during and after the holiday season. They’ll show you exercises that work muscle groups that help you burn fat faster. Most importantly, a certified personal trainer will make sure that you’re doing each exercise safely. The holidays are an easy time to get out of a routine; your personal trainer will hold you accountable.
If you want to surprise your friends and family this holiday season, a Fitness Together® personal trainer is ready to help you with one-on-personal training sessions. Find your trainer at www.fitnesstogether.com/arlington