Stay True To Your Fitness Goals

At Infinity Fitness in Darien, CT where I personal train and nutrition coach, I'm leading a team of 15 women in body transformation competition.

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I thought this would be a good time to write about something every one can appreciate this time of year—losing weight and having more energy.  It's also a good time to revisit that old New Year's resolution, "this year I'm going to join a gym, eat better and get in shape" or something along those lines.

Two things have inspired me to write this, the first being that I myself have started my leaning out process for my third season as a National Physique Committee (NPC) figure competitor and, secondly, at Infinity Fitness in Darien (where I personal train and nutrition coach) I'm leading a team of 15 very motivated women in our six-week body transformation competition.

It's the perfect time of year to recharge that resolution.  The weather is great to run, walk or bike outside.  Grab your dumbbells and do your weight training in the sun.  

Your muscles will feel great while you absorb all that vitamin D.  The other great thing about this time of year is that we often eat less and our food choices tend to be healthier.

The most important thing to consider about changing your lifestyle now is that it will give you more quality of life.  

Think about what foods you're putting into your body, are you grabbing highly processed, refined foods?  Foods high in sugar or high fructose corn syrup?  Foods high in saturated fats and omega-6's?  What you eat NOW will have a direct effect on how you age and feel in 10, 20, 30 or more years.  How do your children eat? How do you want them to age once they are in their forties, fifties and so on

 

 
   

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So, isnt' NOW the time to throw out the junk food and fill your refrigerator and cabinets with healthy fare?  Aren't you worth it? Isn't your family worth it?  

CAUTION!! Don't let others derail your progress.  I know friends can be supportive because I'm very blessed in that area but some will try to discourage you by saying, "oh you look good now you don't need to lose weight".

You might even hear, "one muffin won't kill you".  Well, you know what?  It could with all the garbage the manufacturers put in it!  

My take home message is this, if you envision a different body or if you just want more energy then commit to making the change!

Everyone has it in them to do it you just have to want it bad enough and you have to block out all the background noise (friends and family saying you don't need too and they will trust me!).

It's not a diet it's a lifestyle change.  My personal mantra is this, "It's NEVER too late to feel great —YOU HOLD THE POWER".  Take charge now and have the body you want.  Of course, I'm always happy to assist you.  You can reach me at linda.steph42@yahoo.com.  

My website is almost ready for launching and I'll have many healthful food and fitness tips for you.  Be well!