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New Year Goals

At the stroke of midnight, everyone makes New Year goals, but few people carry them out. It’s time for you to be part of the few that do change their life for the better. It’s time to make some lifestyle changes that will keep you fit and healthy for the rest of your life. Lifestyle changes include everything from becoming more active and exercising regularly to quitting smoking. They also include learning to eat healthier and make smarter choices when it comes to food. Most people start with a program of regular exercise and healthier eating to prepare themselves to achieve more difficult goals, like smoking cessation.

I will help you on your quest for a healthier you.

Losing weight is often a key goal most people have. You’ll be amazed that when you combine a healthy diet with regular exercise just quickly you’ll shed weight. However, before we start any program, I have to know where you’re starting, what you want to achieve and the path to take along the way. I assess your overall fitness, including identifying all types of fitness levels, such as flexibility, strength and endurance, while also locating weaker muscle groups. Only then do I create a program that will help you reach your goals.

Nobody said getting fit will be easy.

You’ll work hard, there’s no doubt about that, but in return you’ll see results faster. There will be times you want to quit, but I’ll be there to encourage and before you know it, you’ll see the results of your labors, so you won’t need my encouragement any more. As your level of fitness improves, I’ll adjust your program to reflect that improvement so you’ll always be working your hardest.

Eating healthy isn’t dieting.

Dieting simply doesn’t work. By it’s very nature, it always ends and then you go back to the same eating habits that put on weight in the first place. Eating healthy means making smarter choices to reduce caloric intake and increase nutritional levels. It may be as simple as making food substitutions, such as yogurt dips with fresh veggies rather than sour cream ones with chips. It might mean changing the way you cook or what you order at a fast food place. People often eat the same foods out of habit, not necessarily because they love them. If you do have foods you love, you can still eat it, but in smaller, less frequent amounts.

You’ll burn off the hormones of stress when you workout. That’s a huge side benefit. It can keep you healthier, make you feel better and clear your head in the process.

You’ll sleep sounder at night when you workout. A good night’s sleep is good for both the heart and your weight. It helps keep you from grabbing sugary treats for snacks.

You’ll feel fantastic. Not only will you feel healthier, burn stress hormones, but exercise also stimulates the brain to create hormones that make you feel good.

You’ll have the strength and confidence to make other lifestyle changes. Several studies found that exercise and a healthy diet can even help people conquer addiction.

Be More Adventurous

Be More Adventurous

In order to get the most out of your life you need to be more adventurous. Having a sense of adventure doesn’t necessarily mean you go into jungles in search of the Holy grail or take risks with your health. Quite the contrary. It means you look at alternatives to solve problems, whether it’s fitness or pain, there are a lot of ways to approach the problem. If you’ve always used the same exercises for fitness, it’s time to break out of the rut. If you’re idea of coping with pain is to take pain medication, you might want to rethink that method and opt for ones that truly solve the problem rather than mask it.

Shaking up your workout program can help you shed fat faster.

There’s a reason personal trainers vary fitness programs. It’s because the body becomes efficient. Efficiency may be a good thing if you’re at work, and help you get more done while expending less energy. However, when the body does it, it means you burn fewer calories. That’s counterproductive to goals and actually causes plateauing. Trainers work you hard with a variety of exercises that not only prevent the body from becoming efficient, they take the boredom out of the workout.

If you’re dealing with pain, look beyond prescription or over the counter drugs and attack the problem at the source.

Whether it’s chiropractic care, therapeutic massage or other type of technique that deals directly with the problem. These non-invasive techniques can help you eliminate pain, not just mask it. It means you’ll be free of constant pain pills and the overwhelming exhaustion of pain. It takes a while, but well worth the effort to finally be pain free. It’s worth the effort to step out of the box and take a chance on new methods of pain control.

Eating healthier can be a great adventure.

Too often people are stuck in the same old rut when it comes to the food they eat. In many cases, these are convenience foods that are readily available, so eating them is a habit, not necessarily based on the food’s flavor. You’ll be amazed at how tasty healthy eating can be and how easy it is to eat healthy no matter where you go. It’s all about making smarter choices and becoming a bit more adventurous with your eating habits. Most people find the adventure is well worth the effort, since the food tastes good and helps you shed pounds fast without dieting.

Being adventurous with your workout or even being adventurous enough to start one can help you build energy to enjoy all that life has to offer.

A great workout can be exciting and fun. There are so many ways to approach fitness that you’ll never be bored and will look forward to going to the gym.

Watch your mood improve when you challenge your body. Not only does the workout burn hormones of stress, but also stimulates the creation of hormones that make you feel good.

Whether it’s working out, pain relief, healthy eating or any other facet of life, trying something new can create a sense of adventure that makes life worth living.