“How to get Maximum Weight Loss & Fitness Results In Minimum Time”
Set realistically attainable goals. You must have tangible short-term and long-term goals for your fitness program so that you can gauge your progress and stay motivated. It’s crucial to have a “baseline” before you begin so that you can measure your success. A qualified personal trainer ( like me) can give you a complete fitness analysis that will aid you in developing a personalized fitness program which addresses your particular needs. Having goals, particularly short-term goals, allows you to track your progress and keeps you motivated when times are tough and you don’t feel like exercising. Keeping a journal of your cardio and resistance training workouts, as well as tracking what you eat is truely a fitness success “secret.” Just remember that your goals should be realistic and attainable. The best way for you to understand what is relaistic and attainable for you is to talk to a fitness professional – not to buy into the “hype” of informercials or diet and fitness products that blatantly mislead.
In the beginning your fitness plan should NOT be overly aggressive. One of the biggest problems most people encounter when starting a fitness program is rapidly depleted motivation after only a few weeks due to an overly ambitious fitness plan. Two days per week of 20- minute low-intensity cardiovascular exercise (walking, jogging, biking, swimming); and two days per week of 30 minute light resistance training ( using weights or resistance machines) is adequate in the beginning. As you become acclimated to the lifestyle “shift” you can add more days and get improved results. But beware: if you try to do too much too fast, you may end up quitting altogether. If you’ve tried and failed doing it alone then I suggest you get a training partner or a personal trainer who will help you sustain your motivation and accountability.