Friday, January 14, 2011

Lets Get Real About Getting Fit



As a personal trainer with over 17 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, I've seen the fad diets and the quick fix exercise programs come and go. I'm always amused at all the so called health and fitness companies trying to rake in all the money they can by taking advantage of people's new year's resolutions. It's almost like a show I saw a few weeks ago on the Discovery Channel about all the sea predators waiting for the annual sardine run when they can easily eat their fill.

The advertisements entice you with quick weight loss results and a toned shapely body. They get celebrities to endorse their products to encourage you that buying them is money well spent. I hope you don't fall prey to these predators of human emotions.

The reality is their are not any quick fixes to long-term weight loss and improved physical fitness. Losing weight and improving your fitness level is a lifetime commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

In my experience, a healthy lifestyle consist of a positive mental attitude, balance and moderation in your diet, and a regular exercise program. The good news is all of these things are in your control. They are all based on the choices you make everyday and the first choice is not to become a victim of the "quick fix predators."

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