Beginners Fitness - Secrets to Successful Workouts
By: Geovanni Derice, CPT, BS
Spring is now with us and while in some places there is still snow falling, for
other the sun is beginning to shine behind those big white clouds. Having spring
come means only one thing, summer is soon to follow. Now many made New Yearís
resolutions in hopes that this year would be the year to change their bodies and
finally get into shape. If you are like many, chances are the resolution like
magic, disappeared. But itís not too late, ask yourself the following questions
I will present to you and get back on track to getting into the best shape of
your life. While these questions originally should be credited to Debbie Happy
Cohen who is a success coach for many top-notch businesses, they are easily
applicable to the world of health and fitness also.
As always, people made
resolutions, from no longer being stressed, to managing their weight, to being
better parents but often we have all failed to accomplish these goals. Instead
of accepting this as the norm, you should ask why canít accomplish what I set
out to do, why canít I make a new yearís resolution and keep it. As far as
fitness, after New Years, there is a sudden rush to join gyms, buy videotapes on
fitness, and purchase all the gadgets shown on TV to change your look for good.
There is nothing wrong with that. It is good you are trying to change your look.
But the most important thing is to really have a plan on how to reach your
With fitness goals, as with many other goals, there is a path, a road that is
a tough journey that you must take to actually change your body and finally feel
good about yourself. The solution to your fitness problems can and will come but
first you must have a plan.
Your plan first starts with three easy steps you will need to truly get that
head start in 2006. Whether it is losing weight, fitting into a dress, or
bulking up for the ladies when you go to Cancun during your summer break, you
will have to plan. If you are going to be serious about changing the way you
look, you need to start here.
First ask yourself, what is your goal? Do you want to lose fat, to gain
muscle, lose your love handles, or lose weight? Once you decide on what your
goal is, you will need to know what you have to do to get there: How often you
are going to workout, what are you going to eat, when will you workout? Knowing
what you need to do is important.
Lastly, you will need to ask what are you currently doing to help contribute
to your goal. Are you moving around more? If so that is good because being
active is key to burning calories. The things you are doing right keep them, and
the things you are not doing right, get rid of. This is basically a behavioral
change. You must change your outlook, your behavior, and your beliefs. This is
not going to be easy. There will be a day that you will not want to workout, and
that is not the end of the world. But having a plan to get into good shape will
put you in the best possible position to succeed.
And one more other thing you must do is take HUGE action towards your goal.
The combination of these questions will for sure put you mentally in the right
capacity to see changes and finally get results.
Geovanni Derice is the founder of 4everToned, which is a home
based personal training business in Brooklyn, New York. During
his stint as a certified personal trainer, Derice has helped
many frustrated men and women achieve bodies they only dreamed
of until 4everToned. For more information see
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