4 Lefts Turns to Success

left turnSo it occurs to me that the shape we are in, or not in… is not from just one big decision or choice. We didn’t just decide to, all the sudden, get lazy and fat.  It was multiple small choices we were faced, over a certain period of time, that led us to being sedentary and out of shape.

In the same way, waking up this morning and making the huge comitment to being in shape, in and of itself, will not inherrently “make you in shape”. It is going to depend on how you react to the small choices you will face in the coming days, after making the decision to being in better shape. Assuming you have already thought about your goals, and you have the desire to get healthy…

Here are “4 left turns” to get you back on track

IMG_00941. Do not put off your workout.  Workout the first chance you get.  As your day goes, the likelihood of “circumstances” preventing you from training becomes exponential with every additional minute.

2. Preplan a menu.  Try to prepare to eat properly all week by preparing food over the weekend – and bring a few snacks and meals with you to leave at work or in your purse.  Making good food choices is always about being prepared for the unexpected meeting or appointment.

3. Preplan your workouts.  Have a plan of attack and purpose for the entire week.  Set goals for your workout, and keep a journal. Find a web site that can help you plan a great workout to achieve your goals. i.e.  DoBCx.com or LiveExercise.com

4. Plan for setbacks.  If you miss a workout, legitimately, get started again immediately.  You are not going to lose momentum by missing one workout.  It’s when this becomes a pattern that we begin to “backslide”.  If it becomes a pattern, figure out what needs to change.  Is it too late in the day, scheduling conflict, to tired on that day? What ever it is, figure it out, and make the changes required to stick to your schedule and plan!

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About Steve Pfiester

Certified CrossFit, TRX, Kettlebell Athletics Trainer with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. Owner of Longevity Max Fitness and BCx Boot Camp.

Posted on January 28, 2013, in PFIT TIPS, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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