When you go to the gym to you have a plan in mind? Do you know what your fitness goals really are and how to meet them? Like most people you are probably wanting to lose weight, tone up, and just feel better overall.
What ever your goal may be, you should take a couple of minutes to break that down into truly achievable goals or fitness challenges. For example, lets say your goal is to lose weight. Why don’t you choose something like run a mile in 10 minutes, or hike the Grouse Grind in under an hour or complete a mini triathlon. By setting mini challenges for yourself, you have something to train for and a reason to go to the gym. And as an added bonus you will lose weight and do something you probably would never have done on your own.
From my experience, people are more driven to succeed at their fitness challenge than to actually lose weight. Just ask my training partner how she felt when we set a fitness competition for us. We were both obsessed about getting in every workout we could because neither of us wanted to lose.
It frustrates me to see people at the gym wandering from machine to machine, doing a couple of reps here and there, taking long rest breaks, chit chatting on their cell phones, and then later complaining they can’t seem to lose weight or see any progress. What is it that makes some people successful and others not? To be honest, the ones that work the hardest, eat properly and get serious about reaching their goals are the ones that are the most successful.
If you are serious about losing weight, toning up or getting more fit, I strongly suggest you do your research. There are plenty or web sites that give a tonne of useful information for the average person on any given health related topic. Check out my blog roll for a list of information packed web sites.
If you are still finding things difficult, I recommend booking a few sessions with a Personal Trainer. They can offer an immense amount of information for you, get you a solid program and most of all hold you accountable. Getting a trainer was the best thing I ever did and I think it would benefit you as well!