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What’s happenin’ everybody?! Are you ready to get your head back in the game and finish off your summer months strong? It’s crazy how summer and vacations and BBQ’s can completely throw people off of their routines and all of their fitness and fat loss progress comes to a crashing halt or even starts to regress!
This blog post and Monday Motivator is here to help attack that issue and make all of you “Solution Finders” instead of basking in and complaining about the “Problems.” So read up and then comment below on what one or two of YOUR solutions are with some issues you’re having currently. Chances are that when everyone shares some insight, there is going to be a lot of solutions available that you can try and implement into your life!
Ok so without further ado, here’s a great quote by Mr. Henry Ford that made me think about all of this. Henry said this:
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.”
You simply cannot give yourself the opportunity to take your eye off the prize. When you do this, you allow (yes allow) all of the excuses, procrastinations and who knows what else to come into the picture and detract you from achieving what you can and should achieve.
I know it can be tough, but as a longtime personal trainer in San Jose I’ve realized that, in order to achieve your goals, you need to be a Solution Finder.
Problem: You try desperately to get into bootcamp consistently and it isn’t working.
Solution: How well are you planning out your week? Are you looking at your schedule on Sat. or Sun and actually “blocking” time out for your workouts? This is essential….as is communication with your loved ones if you need to coordinate the kids’ schedules. This also must be done, week in and week out to be effective in the long haul. Summer doesn’t mean you get to stop doing this even if things get a bit crazier.
Problem: You’re trying to get to your local gym to rock some more cardio but it’s not happening.
Solution: Be spontaneous. Sure, access to a treadmill or bike or elliptical is nice but your body is your own vehicle so use it! Go walking, hiking or running and don’t give yourself a chance to think twice, just do it! Even if it means 3, 10 minute walks…at the end of the day that is still 30 minutes of exercise that you would not have done otherwise.
Problem: You’re eating too much and too many bad things.
Solution: Toss out the bad stuff that is still in the pantry, enlist the help of family and friends to cook healthier meals, eat out less often, etc. And don’t go grocery shopping on an empty stomach!
That’s enough for now, but my point is that each day you are encountered with several obstacles and problems that can lead you away from your fitness goal.
The question is: can you focus on the solution?
I know you can and if you do, get ready to reap substantial reward! So share your SOLUTIONS below and let’s all be successful together!
Have a terrific start to your week!
Dedicated to your success,
John Heringer and the F.A.T. Team