Impersonal Trainers

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Archive for Motivation

Want to Feel Great? Workout When You Don’t Want To

I know that sounds nuts, but one of the best feelings you can have is the feeling after working out on a day when you don’t want to. We called our sister last night to ask her whether she had gotten her workout in for the day. She said she hadn’t and didn’t plan to. We gave her a pep talk and she went home and got in 30 minutes on her Wii Fit. The result? She felt amazing afterwards. It would have been easier for her just to say forget it and have a beer. Instead, she got in a workout, burned some extra calories, and proved she was in charge. It was a victory for her in the war to get into shape. It’s those little victories that pile up over time.

Take Your Medicine!

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.”

~Carol Welch

That Plato Guy Had It Right…

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” ~Plato

Using Your iPhone to Lose Weight and Get Fit

With all the technology out there, it would be a shame to not take advantage of all the high-tech benefits available when it comes to reclaiming your life and getting back in shape. Here is a list of websites highlighting free and paid iPhone applications to help you do just that. Check them out and use them; they are only as effective as you allow them to be. Good luck!

http://mashable.com/2009/01/03/free-iphone-apps-to-lose-weight/

http://www.brighthub.com/mobile/iphone/articles/27523.aspx

http://www.iphoneness.com/iphone-apps/10-best-weight-loss-apps-for-iphone/

http://exercise.about.com/od/videosmusicsoftware/tp/fitnessapps.htm

http://applereviews.com/losing-weight-with-the-iphone/

http://www.appstorehq.com/loseit–iphone-11586/app

Every Decision Matters

Every decision you make matters. Making smart fitness and nutrition decisions every day adds up. Every decision to skip the mayo or pass on another beer adds up. Just like every decision to tough it out for an extra five minutes of cardio or decide to push through one more set of pushups adds up. Never forget that every one of these decisions matter. Make good decisions and make them consistently. You will be happy you did.

You are in Charge

At the end of the day you are in charge. You decide what to eat and what not to eat. You decide whether to make time to workout or not. Sure events out of your control can make those decisions harder – a long day at work or a Holiday party decked out with sweets – but in the end YOU are still the decision maker. So start making good decisions today.