So you've decided to get in shape. You've been hitting the gym regularly and walking every day after work. But after a month, it isn't as easy. That initial drive doesn't seem to enough to get you out the door. Here are the top 4 tips I give all my clients at Bergeron Personal Training to stay motivated and to achieve their fitness goals. 1) Clearly Defined Goals. Written Down Whether it's driving a car, hiking in the woods, or walking around city streets, if you don't know w
Setting goals is a big part of getting in shape. So why is it the closer you get to your goals, the less likely you are to hit them? I call this "the sabotage of success." Meet Jane. Jane is just like you. One morning, Jane sees a tagged picture of herself on Facebook or walks by a mirror and is surprised at how out of shape she has become. "How did I let myself get like this?" she asks herself. She thinks back to the last time she felt good about the way she looks and the wa
Here it is, the New Year and with that, it's time for you to make your New Years resolutions! You're going to change your whole life! Drop 30 lbs, eat nothing but fruit, spend more time with the family and save a million dollars. Except you won't. Do. Any of it. There are several reasons why most New Years Resolutions fail: Unrealistic expectations
(You aren't dropping 20 lbs a month. Or quitting ALL sugar in a day. Or marrying Margot Robbie.) Too many goals
Why? I asked that a lot last weekend while engaging people I haven’t seen in 20 years at my class reunion. Not sure if it’s because I don’t live there anymore, or visit so rarely, but it’s quite a surreal experience. Meeting up with those who share an origin story, but went on to tell completely different tales. Some became Spiderman, others Wonder Woman. A few turned out to be Walter White or George Costanza. I settled for being the inventor of post-it notes.
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