For anyone who has hit a plateau or feels that the return on their investment of time is lacking results, read on.
wants to be stronger, faster, leaner, but just wanting it isn’t enough.
If you want batter results from your training, you have to expect more
Demand the best for your body. Whether you’re
pedaling away in a group exercise class or grinding your bike up a hill,
what do you do when the going gets tough? When your lungs start
screaming and your thighs begin burning, you’ve got to get that inner
voice of motivation louder. Remind yourself of the reasons you’re
working so hard.
Can you go harder? Can you go longer? What limits
are you placing on yourself? Are they genuine or are they just excuses?
Do you want to walk away from every training session feeling like
you’ve done your very best? Only you know when that is…
that pain is temporary, quitting is forever. You don’t want any regrets.
Think back to what your goals were when you started your fitness
program and ask yourself if you are on track.
Remember that every workout counts.
time you stop yourself short, whether it’s one bad attitude day, one
workout, one rep, or just one minute, you’re one step behind in your
goal. Make every moment an opportunity to use wisely and not waste it.
what percentage of your time you’re devoting to your health and
fitness. We all have 168 hours in our week to ‘spend.’ How are you
spending yours? Can you add activity somewhere?
Get creative and
turn off the voice of doubt; starting thinking about what you CAN do.
Why not see how far you can go on that bike, on your walk, in the pool,
during class. Is it really impossible or are you creating a
self-fulfilled prophecy by believing that you can’t achieve?
you already have belief in yourself and you continue to fall short of
your results, persist and expect more. Consider adding just a 20-minute
brisk walk or a home body-weight workout three mornings a week. It will
rev up your metabolism, give you some additional (and probably much
needed) ‘you time’ and add up to an additional four hours of exercise
per month – just by making a simple, doable change in your lifestyle.
honest with yourself and adopt some WHY NOT thinking? What have you
been putting off? When are you going to do it? If not now, when? Why not
see what you can become or how much you can grow now?
your life through having the best health you can is a great reward for
disciplined and consistent effort. Get more by expecting more.
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