Tuesday’s Trainer Tips: Accountability
Make yourself accountable for reaching the fitness goals you desire. The weather, time of day, mode of transportation, or even feeling tired are simply excuses. Excuses are mere temporary obstacles that become permanent barriers which will only stand between you and your fitness goals. “But it is super cold in the morning!” Wouldn’t it be grand if everyday you are going to workout was a bright, sunny, warm day, with no red lights on your way to gym, with close parking available, your favorite machines not being used by other members, where you feel wonderful every waking moment and you get the best workout of your life without breaking a sweat. As ideal as that may be, that is not reality that we are faced with as often as we’d like. If your goal is to go to the gym three times a week, then make a commitment to that goal. It is your own personal quota that you must meet. Three hours out of the week is a tiny percentage, less than 2% of your week. If you can commit yourself to invest 2% of your week to your health, fitness and goals, then you have already tackled one of the biggest obstacles that will hold you back. Facing the reality that you are the only one that is able to overcome any obstacle put in your path, you have the ability to achieve the goals that you have set out for yourself.
Trainer Tips brought to you by Santos Lara, CBPT Head Trainer at In-Shape City: Downtown