fitness programs

No More New Year’s Resolutions

This may be time of the year when you are gearing up for a New Year’s resolutions to start your fitness program, lose weight or eat better.

 In my 20 yearsexperience in fitness as a certified personal training, weight loss instructor, licensed well coach and leader in the industry, I have learn that 50% of women drop out of most fitness programs within the first 6 months.  It is heartbreaking for me, as someone who is passionate about health and fitness, to see these women give up.  I have come to learn the reason why. 

 The truth is there is no one “diet” or exercise program that works for everyone. To be successful in weight management, women must find what works for them, personally.  Each year they are told something different. Give up carbs and their favorite foods; do P90X; walk 30 minutes a day or do the latest dance class craze. It can be confusing and overwhelming. The problem for most busy women is they are attempting new programs that are not conducive to their busy lifestyle or address the issues that lead to their inconsistency. When it does not work, it can quickly lead to feeling like a failure and giving up any hope that healthy eating and exercise are even possible.

 I know without a shadow of a doubt there is hope and they do not have to give up just because it is not working. For me, as a career mom with a desire to be healthy, I understand the challenges of multiple responsibilities with long to do lists for many women.

 If you are ready to be in control of your eating and have a consistent exercise program, even with your busy lifestyle, forget the New Year’s Resolutions.  You know they never work long term anyway.  Instead consider designing a personalized food and fitness plan that you know will work with your schedule and lifestyle.  Throw out what worked in the past (temporarily) or for some one else and discover how to be confident in your own program because you know you can do it consistently. 

 If you’re unsure how to do that and you’d like some help, a free consultation with me might be the best way to get started.  We will discuss strategies to overcome certain food triggers and inconsistencies in your exercise; the best exercise program and eating plan for your schedule; and what motivates you to exercise and eat healthy for a lifetime.  

 Please email me at Crystal@yourfitnessdesigner.com to get scheduled for this free session.

 

 

Fitness on Demand

Thanks to a great tip from CW’s own Heather Frierson, I’ve discovered Fitness On Demand, great workouts right in my own living room.  Last week my kids jumped in and joined me, you gotta love that! We have AT&T U-verse but my guess is if you have any sort of “on demand” feature on your TV, you probably have free fitness videos waiting for YOU! Top 10 Reasons to Try Fitness On Demand:

1. It’s Free - Well, kind of. Assuming you are not pirating your neighbor’s cable service, you most likely pay some sort of monthly fee. But you ALREADY pay it! And unlike the movies on demand – fitness programs are free of charge!

2. It’s On Demand - Hooray, this means no class schedules to keep up with. No, “I have to be at the gym 15 min before BodyCombat starts so I can get a space.” On demand means you get work out whenever your heart desires, as long as you can get the remote away from the guys in the house.

3. Lots of Variety - I’m amazed by all the classes available. If you are stuck in a workout rut, this is a great cure! There are so many options; you’ll be able to go months without doing the same thing twice.

4. No Driving Necessary - The best part about no driving is that you won’t be tempted by Baskin Robins, Duncan Donuts or Starbucks on your way home from the gym. So you can avoid that one stop where you replace every precious little calorie you just burned!

5. What to Wear - If your favorite outfit is in the laundry, no problem!  Just throw on a t-shirt and shorts and toss that dirty laundry in the washing machine during your work out.  Can you say “multi-task”?

6. Make Up - If you are one of those girls who won’t go to the gym without your make up on – have no fear – there is no one to impress in the privacy of your own living room.

7. No Make Up - If you are one of those girls who prides herself in NOT wearing make up at the gym – have no fear  – there is no one in your living room to make it unmistakably clear to that you are so not at the gym to impress them! Whew!

8. Abs - You can squeeze in a 10 min abs work out almost ANYTIME throughout your day! And I do mean squeeze!

9. You Get to Use Your Own Shower - Need I say more?

10. It’s Encouraging - You may be working out alone, but you still have the benefit of an encouraging voice telling you “you can do it!” and “great job” even though you opted-out of adding upper abs to the reverse crunches! We all need a little bit of encouragement.

Give Fitness On Demand a shot, and then tell us how it “worked-out” for you!

Lynn Marie Cherry has a heart to encourage women towards freedom and plant seeds of hope. She enjoys sharing insight from God's word and the world around her. She has been married for almost 20 years to the same great guy, they have two amazing boys. You can read more at http://lynnmariecherry.blogspot.com/