Every year, just before the new year, there are millions of people who get caught in the neverending cycle of making plans for a better year and New years resolution to lose weight, eat healthier foods or live a healthier lifestyle has always been on of the most stated promises, that for most people (with good intentions), can not seem to quite fulfill.
Forbes.com reported that just 8 percent of people actually achieve their new years resolutions and there are many reasons so many people fail.
- Setting too big of a goal. Most people have so many things in their lives pulling them in different directions that if they do not have a plan of approach towards achieving their goals, is a sure recipe for failure.
- Not having specific and realistic goals. Have a clear purpose for your goal. ” I just want to lose weight” is not a clear goal. Goals should be more specific and realistic. A healthy weight loss is about 1-2 pounds per week, setting a goal to lose 1-2 pounds for the next 3 months would be more ideal and it also gives you an endpoint.
- Mindset. Simply put, making changes in your life, whatever the reason, requires changing the way you think and feel, it calls for a shift in the way you have always approached your goals, especially if the end result was not what you expected. Change your mind, change your life, take the time to transform yourself ( your behavior and your attitude).
- Not making time for your goals. Most people want to achieve their goals but are unwilling to commit the time to the process. Unfortunately, this also translates to not making the time to commit to themselves. As a personal trainer, the most common response from people enquiring about training, is that they do not have the time to train. It is important for anybody setting goals is to have a plan, and be ready in all aspects to execute that plan. Take the time and be sure of your way ahead.
With all that being said, here’s how having a personal trainer can be beneficial. Simply put, personal trainers can help you reach your goals and can be one of the best investments for your overall health and wellness. Personal trainers will hold you accountable, provide motivation and encouragement, help with achievable goals and developing healthier habits, they provide individual attention and make your training enjoyable.
If you are new to fitness, a personal trainer will be able to assess and develop a plan to help you achieve faster and better results with the right type of training. Additionally, a good personal trainer will teach you proper form and technique when training, reducing the chances of injury during your sessions.
Having a personal trainer can help with developing lifestyle habits, and a greater understanding of incorporating healthier choices for better quality of life. They provide motivation and encouragement and are there to celebrate and push you through highs and lows.
Personal trainers keep you accountable and can help with overcoming excuses to keep you consistent in your routine. Most clients will commit when they know their trainer is waiting.
With so much fitness information on the internet, it can be confusing to figure out what is credible and what is not. A personal trainer can provide direction and help with sorting through the massive amount of information available, to help you achieve your goals.
One of the most beneficial aspect of having a personal trainer can be the individual attention. Everyone’s fitness needs are different and there are different variables with each client such as their likes and dislikes, body mechanics, fitness goals, experience and fitness level. A personal trainer can assist with a plan that a client will more likely maintain by creating a program specific to the clients’ needs.