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Today, we’re taking a hard look at winter weight gain. It’s a common problem—people tend to pack on a few pounds during the winter months.
But we want to fight back, and we hope you will join us. Let’s get after this now, while winter is still in full force. We’ll have less to deal with when the warm breezes start blowing!
From weekend warriors to Ironman finishers, performance is directly tied to diet. If you want to train at the peak of your ability and recover quickly, you must be intentional about what you eat, taking care to feed your body what it needs. Trying to work out with a body that is starving for essential nutrients will end only in frustration; and frustration eats your momentum and resolve with a voracious appetite.
Mike Fohner, cross country running coach, tells this story about one of his students:
Last year, one of my young cross-country runners was fully content walking up the hills and avoiding physical exertion to the maximum extent possible. I tried all sorts of tactics and motivation techniques…to wits end. Even my “walkers club” (post practice sprints for those that walk during practice) had no effect. One meet, this runner unexpectedly knocked 3 minutes off her best time to which I gave a look of amazement to her parents. They smiled and said, “Well…she didn’t walk…so I guess we owe her ten bucks!!” So it appears that money is an effective motivator for all ages!
Visualization, done right, can be extremely powerful in achieving any goal. As you think about your goals for the New Year, take into consideration the following…
Using your intellectual factor of imagination see yourself already in possession of your goal. Picture yourself with the healthy and fit body you desire, and literally feel what it is like to have it. You cannot achieve anything in your “outer world” until you first see it in your “inner world.”
Have you ever told yourself that you are going to lose weight and get fit in time for spring, only to be frustrated when warm weather rolls around?
It’s easy to hide behind heavy winter clothes, but when the mercury starts climbing, the clothes get lighter and we can’t hide any more. “Why didn’t I start working out weeks ago?” we ask ourselves. “If only I had started sooner!”
Zig Ziglar once said, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” And each of us knows from our own experience that he is right. The general flow of human life tends to be toward ease and comfort. One day flows into the next, and many of us never quite get around to turning our good intentions into reality.
For the 7th year in a row, we took part in a Diaper Drive to support Mother’s Helping Mothers. At our B-Mo Fit facility on Cattlemen Road, we raised $5,250, collected 2,500 diapers and various baby supplies. Everyone had a great time doing a good deed and getting in a great workout.
Whether you've exercised faithfully for years or you haven't been very active, physical activity during and after menopause offers many benefits. Many women who did not exercise before menopause now enter the world of fitness as they learn that regular physical activity can:
The secret to reaching your goals is to write them down and be accountable for them. A goal not written down is only a dream.
Though Sarasota is known for amazing views, the most amazing of them could be the one reflected in the mirror. Yes, we are all still longing for that magic “get-fit” pill, but the challenge to change our bodies remains to our dedicated personal trainers.