The fitness and health industry is always full of trends and fads that gather momentum and then often disappear as quickly as they came.
Many of these fitness gimmicks and diets promise the world, appealing to the everyday person searching for a quick fix, but often they are unable to deliver on their promises and leave the individual disheartened by the lack of results.
It is important to realise that getting the results you want won't occur overnight and often those who are able to achieve quick losses find they are only short term.
So many times I've seen both men and women join gyms and studio's hoping that exercise alone will help them lose weight and change their body shape.
Making long-lasting change is about creating new life long nutritional, health and fitness habits - all three go hand in hand and help to provide the best permanent results.
This is why I always encourage and have created my New Program, to help my clients to focus on reliable and proven methods for improving fitness and health. It is my goal to get my clients focused on the consistency, and the quality of their nutrition and to develop a commitment plan for their exercise.
Maintaining a consistent approach to exercise and nutrition over a long period of time will yield greater results and help develop permanent habits.
Look at your time schedule and see realistically where you can exercise, and make a commitment to follow it through.
I encourage people to try to aim for a least three days a week to keep variety in their exercise program to stay interested.
When it comes to nutrition, try to think about the quality of the food you eat.
Eat fresh fruit, vegetables and meat, and try to steer away from processed foods.
Portion control is also extremely important.
If you've had a bad day, don't let that be the excuse to continue poor eating habits.
If you are able to achieve this over a consistent period of time, this will help you to make life long changes.
We all want to enjoy our lives and make the most of every opportunity.
This could be as simple as coping with a job, going for a walk with a friend, wanting to play sport or keeping up with the children and grandchildren.
For me, I know that with loosing my husband Paul and daughter Imogen, it has made me value life more than ever, and I know that in order to appreciate my life, I need to be super fit and healthy.
The only way that we can all do this is to make looking after ourselves a priority, as we are the only one that has the control to change ourselves.
If you are feeling motivated and are interested in my New Program, than contact me via this web page. I would love the opportunity to help you with you with making the change!!!
Spring is here and now is the time to get motivated!
It's time to make those lifestyle changes that will allow us to be more active and enjoy life to it's fullest.
For many people, at this time of year losing those unwanted kilos that were gained over winter can be a primary focus.
As a trainer I see many people who come into the studio wanting a quick fix and quick results.
Making permanent changes requires hard work, commitment and dedication.
It can take time, but the end result will be worth it.
Not only can you improve the quality and length of your life, but your self esteem can also grow immensely from the accomplishment and reward of achieving your goal.
Tips to creating permanent weight loss:
> If you want to make permanent changes it is important to pay attention to both nutrition and exercise in your daily routine.
> It is primarily 80 percent nutrition and 20 percent exercise. Making your nutritional choices the primary focus will give you the best opportunity for success.
> Spring is the perfect time to work on healthier options as there is so much fresh produce available - salads and fresh fruit come into season and are readily available.
> Limit sugar and processed foods which contain hidden sugars to assist in weight loss.
> Make sure that you control portion size - eating from a smaller plate or bowl will help to control the amount of food you
> Exercise also can reduce your body by one dress size and it can tone and reshape your body, helping to put all the curves in the right places.
> Exercise builds lean muscle and the more lean muscle we have, the faster our metabolism works.
> Keep moving throughout he day by increasing your incidental exercise - get up from your office chair and move around, take the stairs, etc.
> Make sure that your energy output through the day is greater than your energy input, this is a significant factor in weight loss.
> We all want to lose those few extra kilos and sometimes resort to extreme unhealthy measures which can often lead t weight gain.
This time, think healthy lifestyle change instead and create permanent changes that will lead to a healthier you for summer.
Implementing these new changes in your routine will not only help to revitalise you, but will ultimately make you happier.
Shelley Myatt is the owner and operator of Shelley Myatt Fitness and Well-Being, Columnist, Life Coach & Motivational Speaker based in Toowoomba, Qld.