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!!!
Shelley Myatt is the owner and operator of Shelley Myatt Fitness and Well-Being, Columnist, Life Coach & Motivational Speaker based in Toowoomba, Qld.