Monday, January 2, 2012

Resolutions, Resolutions, Resolutions!

As a personal trainer, I have met many people who were oblivious to their actual weight. I know that sounds impossible, but it is true. During the initial fitness assessment, I take actual measurements, scale weight, body mass, and body fat. It always shocks me when I ask the client how much they weigh and they say X, and I have them step on a scale and it says X0! and they are shocked and mad (at me!) all at the same time!

Don't stick your head in the sand and pretend that all of your clothes have shrunk! Step on the scale, grab a tape measure or just take note of how you feel in your favorite jeans! And take a look at yourself in a full length mirror...side, front and behind! Yes, you OWN your body, you feed and water it, you exercise it. You made it. Love your body and it will love  you!

Start with portion control. You have a built in measurements. The palm of  your hand is your portion of protein, one small cupped hand is your portion of starchy carbs, or fruit, double hands together is your portion of complex carbs (green leafys) and your thumb nail is your healthy fats. Eat 5-6 small meals a day and focus on drinking your body weight in ounces of water!! Move your body vigorously one hour a day, everyday! And you will see results!

Resolutions...Make a resolution for today, for 7 days, two weeks, and a month. Write it DOWN! Forget about the "years resolutions!" 365 days? Too daunting...break it down into small, measurable, attainable goals. Reward yourself with non caloric treats!Like, new weights, new exercise sessions, clothes, shoes, etc...

Perhaps good things come to those who wait, but the best things come to those who seize the moment and make it their own!

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