This may be time of the year when you are gearing up for a New Year’s resolutions to start your fitness program, lose weight or eat better.
In my 20 years experience in fitness as a certified personal training, weight loss instructor, licensed well coach and leader in the industry, I have learn that 50% of women drop out of most fitness programs within the first 6 months. It is heartbreaking for me, as someone who is passionate about health and fitness, to see these women give up. I have come to learn the reason why.
The truth is there is no one “diet” or exercise program that works for everyone. To be successful in weight management, women must find what works for them, personally. Each year they are told something different. Give up carbs and their favorite foods; do P90X; walk 30 minutes a day or do the latest dance class craze. It can be confusing and overwhelming. The problem for most busy women is they are attempting new programs that are not conducive to their busy lifestyle or address the issues that lead to their inconsistency. When it does not work, it can quickly lead to feeling like a failure and giving up any hope that healthy eating and exercise are even possible.
I know without a shadow of a doubt there is hope and they do not have to give up just because it is not working. For me, as a career mom with a desire to be healthy, I understand the challenges of multiple responsibilities with long to do lists for many women.
If you are ready to be in control of your eating and have a consistent exercise program, even with your busy lifestyle, forget the New Year’s Resolutions. You know they never work long term anyway. Instead consider designing a personalized food and fitness plan that you know will work with your schedule and lifestyle. Throw out what worked in the past (temporarily) or for some one else and discover how to be confident in your own program because you know you can do it consistently.
If you’re unsure how to do that and you’d like some help, a free consultation with me might be the best way to get started. We will discuss strategies to overcome certain food triggers and inconsistencies in your exercise; the best exercise program and eating plan for your schedule; and what motivates you to exercise and eat healthy for a lifetime.