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When you seriously want to consider going on a diet, do you choose to go on a Weight Watchers or a Jenny Craig diet? Or do you choose one of the various types of cleanses on the market, like Isagenix? Going on a diet is a billion dollar industry and there is validity with getting results on any one of the diet programs out there. I will always support and encourage a friend or a client who makes such a choice. Taking that step and making a commitment to reach any weight loss goals always deserves positive support. Obviously, weight loss is a struggle and can be very stressful. To many people, it means sacrifice, yet there’s determination. One piece of advice, is always compliment and never doubt that person!
Now, the downside. Once the goal is reached, almost always, the weight comes back on. And for some, more than where they were in the first place. Willpower is not the problem. The goal was acheived. The problem is, that following these diets, they just are not a normal way of eating. They are very strict and if you try to change the rules and combine other methods of dieting, it won’t work. So what do you do? Not go on a diet at all? No! Do the diet, but learn from it. Learn what are your demons. Learn what changes you will want to make once you reach your goals. What you need to do is learn how to go on a new diet that works for the rest of your life. A real life, normal diet!
Please tell me what experience you have had with diets and what obstacles you came across whether you achieved them or not. There are solutions to every problem.
Have you seen the latest Old Navy activewear commercial? I’d like to know what the average consumer sees when they watch that. As a fitness professional, I see really pathetic exercises while the actors are dancing! Seriously poor form while throwing a ball and doing squats. It looks quite stupid and it doesn’t make me want to go and buy their stuff! I certainly wouldn’t want to be associated with such goofy ads. What thoughts go through your mind when watching that ad? Would you actually go shop there because of that commercial? I like the Joe Fresh ads – they are cute and graphic, not comical as in a bad joke. I’d like to hear your feedback!
We hear it all the time. So many people complain about no time, too stressed, not enough money, etc, etc… If you complain to me, I’m sorry. You won’t get any sympathy. I would simply ask, “What are your priorities?” Because it’s obvious, you are letting other factors control your life.
I could be a cold-hearted person and say, “grow up and make your own decisions.” But I’m not. In an empathic way, I would say, “set a goal and reach it. You deserve it.”
Okay, I just lied. Catch me in a certain mood and my mouth speaks for itself. I will react and say with what I think fits the moment.
Bottom line is, SET YOUR PRIORITIES. Be proactive and do something about it. From a fitness trainer perspective, get off your butt and move it, prove it, you can do it!
Take the first step and simply call, text, email, find a way to get want you want and have a better life of health and fitness.
Hello! I am so excited to be able to voice my opinions, to rant about issues and articles, to inform and share with you stories, and to write whatever my heart desires about any health and fitness matters.
I am not a fan of being politically correct. That is my biggest beef about any article in most fitness magazines. They seem to advise “perfect” healthy diets that I know readers don’t even want to consider doing. They are not realistic and don’t factor in different types of people, the lives they lead, and especially tastes. God help me if I were to try to follow one!
I want to share with you common problems or obstacles people have with diets and struggles with meeting fitness goals. It makes sense to be able to relate with someone who may have had the same issues and understand how to overcome them. No two people are the same, but everyone seems to fight the same battles?
There are so my many myths and beliefs that people have that also get in the way of reaching goals. Like, having to quit drinking because that is fattening. Hmm…usually, the alcohol is not the problem. It’s the diet or habits a person has. I sure like to enjoy wine, beer and whatever celebration is happening as do thousands of others.
Feedback and responses are welcome and let’s enjoy the good life!