WITNESS THE FITNESS
I have been a Certified Fitness Trainer for 10 years. In this time, I have seen many people succeed in achieving their goals and fitness journey. Unfortunately, I have seen those who have walked away from their fitness goals as well.
As bariatric (weight loss) surgery has become popular and more affordable, there are those who have chosen to go this route as part of their journey. The number one reason people choose surgery is because they don't believe they have the willpower and dedication to do it on their own; when in reality, it requires a greater amount of willpower and dedication. It is a complete lifestyle change. Not only does it affect daily diet, it causes the body to make drastic changes. Hair loss, malabsorption, loose and saggy skin, loss of proteins, reduced portions, dry skin, protruding teeth and many other side effects occur with weight loss surgery.
When I began training, I would take it very personal if a client didn't achieve their goals. It took me some time to realize that I can't do the work for you. I provide the knowledge and the tools, but the individual must put in the work.
As in everything we do, we must do it for ourselves! Life expectancy is greatly increased with a healthy lifestyle.
It is my pleasure to help those in need. It is even more pleasurable when I watch my clients succeed.
Everyone has the opportunity to feel better and look better. But, it is up to the individual to make it happen.
To all of those who have trusted me in helping with their fitness goals, I thank you all!
It has been an amazing journey, and I don't plan on quitting anytime soon!
Be safe, be healthy, be fit, and have FUN!
|Posted on March 8, 2016 at 2:19 PM|
Fad is defined as a temporary fashion, notion, manner of conduct, etc., especially one followed enthusiastically by a group.
Unfortunately there are many fads in the fitness world. People will hold on to an idea that they can't stay in shape or achieve the body they want without the use of certain products. They will spend hundreds and thousands per week because they believe everything that these products claim. Their minds become addicted to the idea of these products.
Reality is; no one needs a pantry full of expensive products. These products do not give you motivation in the gym, nor do they give you smart shopping tips when you are purchasing your groceries or preparing your meals.
The dedication and determination to succeed in your fitness goals is entirely mental.
Your mind can convince you of anything. The manufacturers of these products know what they are doing to draw you in by using key words that are instantly appealing to your mind.
"New & Improved", "Appetite Control", "Mental Focus", "Energy", "Weight Loss", "Look Younger", these are all catch phrases that are designed to draw you in. And, to encourage you to open your wallet.
You will never know the full extent of your potential until you challenge yourself. Your mind will control your body. Therefore, you must make a choice to change.
There are thousands of weight loss, and healthcare products that offer the same benefits. The mind naturally turns to the products that are most expensive; because the mind makes you believe that the more expensive the products is the better the results.
If you read the nutrition label on these products you will see that the contents are remarkably similar. But, the product labeling is what sets them apart.
Stay away from fads that offer unrealistic results. If you can get to the gym because you believe that the products you are taking give you the energy and motivation to do so, you are already addicted.
Become addicted to healthy eating and exercise. Gain the natural energy you need to get through your day.
If you are using daily supplements for immune health, remember that it is important to cycle off of them from time to time to refresh your body. And, it will jump-start the effectiveness of the supplements on the body.
As a general rule, remember if the items claims are unrealistic and too good to be true, it is a fad.