With the popularity of social media we have seen a drop off in the New Years fitness fad rush. We’re not sure if this is because people are becoming wiser or if the hype just runs year round now.
At our personal training studio we have always stuck to the same story without even the slightest alteration.
“slow and steady wins the race”
After many years of exercise coaching we have yet to see someone who did ton’s of exercise and/or ton’s of dieting right out of the gate who succeeded in the long run. We have lost count of those who drowned themselves in a so-called fitness lifestyle then a few years later were back to being completely out of shape.
Change is great but it is far more important to make room for a new habit than it is to contort yourself in an attempt at a complete overnight overhaul. Our clients and friends who are in shape and exercise weekly year in year out, decade in decade out all have one thing in common. They just started with the basics, shoehorned it into their week and never stopped trying even when they failed.
Is it honestly that straightforward…easy? What’s easy? Is it easy to age and fall apart and think and feel less of yourself as a result?
We of course preach that accountability from someone like us helps but more importantly committing to something sustainable makes the biggest difference. Start with basics and build on that. The pace at which you build has only one requirement – long term consistent trying.
Start where you are with what you have and forget being judgemental, just stick to it: 1 becomes 2 becomes 4 becomes 8 then 16 and down the road you are reasonably fit and not suffering the massive side effects of being out of shape and aging.
Be well, be strong,
Andrew and Tierney