Laura is an amazing girl! She works hard, manages her home life, and values her health by making time to keep her appointments with me which keeps her fit. Here, she is doing a controlled roll up and roll down with a 15lb. med ball keeping her lower back stable thereby strengthening her abs while protecting her spine. Notice the smoothness and mindfulness with which she moves. This is key even when you move at a quicker rate of speed.
And guess what? We went to high school together, re-found each other, and I have been training her for 8 years now. Needless to say, in addition to training hard, in between sets, we laugh, tell stories and play great music in the gym. We have a blast! I always do with my clients. Besides my focus on each client’s form, we always have fun!
1. Add something green to every meal, make it colorful as well as beautiful, and always use a small plate. Feel satisfied not full. 2. Exercise more days than taking days off. For example, exercising 3 days/week means taking 4 days off which will make it much harder to become a habit. 3. Find a trainer who teaches effective and safe exercise movements specific to you right down to proper foot placement, squat form, abdominal exercises (many trendy ones are unsafe), etc. 4. Give your routine time to become a habit or lifestyle. This means at least 3-6 months. You don’t have to be wild about your exercises or activities everyday either. ‘Just do it’, stick with it and, as we all know, you’ll be healthier for it. 5. The same goes for food. Make nutritious choices 90% of the time. It will become habit and you know that you will be, once again, healthier for it. It is SO worth it. 6. It’s the thinking about the choices that sometimes stops us. How many times have you had a dilemma over whether to workout or not, hire a trainer or not, or eat healthy or not? By the time you’ve thought about it, you could have already done it.