Last Updated: 22 Dec 2017, by Marc Woodard
It’s a new year and will it also be the beginning of a new you?
How many time have you tried making a New Year’s resolution? Or one you’d actually make a commitment to and it stuck?
So what is your New Year’s Resolution, what do you want to change about yourself, or life? Is it to finally lose that excess weight once and for all… start a walk/jog exercise program; spend more time with the family; get out of an unhealthy relationship; stop a bad smoking or drinking habit; get a new job – move from an unhealthy environment…
Can you guess what the top New Year Resolutions are for 2018?
As long as I’ve been involved within the fitness industry there have been two top contenders: Weight loss and get more fit [almost always in that order].
This should not surprise anyone especially when national statistics show nearly 60 million adults, or about 30 percent of the adult population, and now more than a third of all U.S. children are overweight or obese.
To lose weight and increase fitness levels requires a commitment through a healthy lifestyle change action plan. A major reason New Years Resolutions don’t work – there is no plan to motivate and steer the course.
First you must target what unhealthy environment, habit or behavior is causing the weight gain and unfit condition. Then once you’ve targeted the unhealthy situation – try to incrementally reduce and remove it through consistent healthy habit change.
For instance, if you have a bad habit of eating too many processed foods; cut back on them, or remove the really bad ones from the diet. OR if you spend most of the day sitting, take a portion of that day and commit to a daily walk, or some other form of aerobic activity you enjoy 15-45 minutes/day. OR if you have a bad habit of drinking too many artificial sweeteners: Aspartame and HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) in sodas, juice and coffee will only add weight… change to drinking more water, natural drinks; coffee and tea without additives.
As a personal fitness trainer and healthy lifestyle consultant for years, I’ve heard an earful on diet-fitness fads and gimmicks to lose weight, enhance physical performance and increase muscle bulk and strength… people don’t want to change their “I WANT IT NOW” behavior. Instead they’ve been conditioned to believe they don’t have to change – because the marketplace provides short cuts to heal what ails the mind, body and spirit – NOW. What many consumers don’t know, those quick results gimmicks and fads makes someone a ton of money at the expense of your health.
Before you purchase the next great diet or fitness fad gimmick, keep this in mind – many weight loss and anti-aging and anabolic-like supplements MAY provide significant results short term for certain groupings of people who’s metabolism is not yet broken.
Notice I said, “NOT YET.” It’s not a matter of IF, it’s WHEN – “Especially if CHEATING the metabolic habit is not broken.”
When products artificially ramp up, or accelerate hormone systems and overall metabolism artificially, those physiological functions and systems lose efficiency and will eventually break and/or cause illness and disease at some point in time. CHEATING through the use of metabolic accelerators… anti-aging steroid-like supplements, high concentrate herbal and anti-oxidant cocktails, etc., may help some lose weight fast, increase muscle mass and enhance physical performance… and for other cause increased health risk.
We are all of various age, sex, personality, genetically wired differently, culturally diverse, have different body types and experience various levels of well-being… Have different lifestyle needs and wants within changing social and cultural environments, etc.
Now you begin to understand why one fit healthy lifestyle change program or product will not work for everyone, or in the same way. AND may increase health risk LONG-TERM regardless of who uses the fad gimmick of the month.
If you’ve been unsuccessful in changing any of your lifestyle habits or fitness goals – might I suggest, or recommend a life coach or fitness consultant, or 1:1 fitness trainer professional to help you develop a natural fitness or healthy lifestyle change plan that’s right for you.
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It’s as if a Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Change Coach was there helping you customize a one-of-a-kind program to finally achieve that New Year’s resolution once and for all.
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The book is also written to be timeless and useful for any decade of adult life for the next 50 years. That is, it will help redirect, refocus and support any fitness, wellbeing and anti-aging and weight loss goal-through-resolve for those who hold and apply these natural truths without increasing health risk.
The fit healthy lifestyle coaching narrative never leaves the reader feeling alone, or without referral-to-solution. And provides continuous advisement and recommendations to increase will power and redirect focus and can motivate anyone to achieve any positive lifestyle change at anytime, or whenever needed – Even if mobility challenged as I once was… Yes, that story is told in full and relative to the books content. For without it I believe I would still be mobility challenged.
Living life to the fullest while mitigating health risk is possible when you hold all of the truths of how to do it safely in your hands.
Good Health to You and Your Family.
Author: Marc T. Woodard, MBA, BS Exercise Science, ARNG, CPT, RET. 2017 Copyright. All rights reserved, Mirror Athlete Inc., www.mirrorathlete.org, Sign up for your Free eNewsletter.