Hello everyone! We’ve reached that time of the week again where I wish you all a great weekend and you don’t hear from the FDF Blog for two whole days (yes – I’m sad about it too)! But as always, I like to leave you all with words of encouragement to get you through the weekend and keep you strong as you work towards a healthier version of yourself with or without assistance from one of our great personal trainers.
This blog (and this business in general) is about helping people achieve their goals and feel great about it in the process – so here’s some helpful information from Howcast.com about ways to stick to your healthy eating habits.
Remember, fitness isn’t just about the activities that you’re doing – but the fuel you’re giving your body as well. If you need any assistance in choosing what things you should and shouldn’t be eating – don’t hesitate to contact us using the form that’s found in the upper-right portion of this web page.
Enjoy your weekend, and I’ll see you all next week. It’s almost time for a nice holiday break!
Keep track & watch your progress unfold.
One of the most common things I hear people have problems with when they workout is that they don’t see enough progress. That lack of visual-proof also makes them question the need of exercising in general – let alone getting a personal trainer. So my question in response is always, “Well do you keep track of things? Your weight? Inches lost? Anything?” After the puzzled look I receive – you’d be surprised how many people just flat out tell me “no” as their final answer.
Listen up everyone – our minds are not made to measure things. Sure we can give rough estimates – but there are reasons we have scales and rulers and other tools of that nature. How can you claim that you haven’t made any progress if you haven’t been measuring anything?
When you measure things during an exercise…
- You get motivation to continue as you overcome meet and surpass your goals.
- You get visual-proof of your progress.
- You actually KNOW that you’ve accomplished something.
Meanwhile – if you don’t measure anything at all, you may miss out on something vital – and stop prematurely. Your endurance may be increasing. Your weight could be dropping. Flexibility could be improving – and anything else you could imagine.
I’d encourage a workout journal of some sort if you don’t already keep track of things on your own. Here’s a good example to get you started. It’s nothing too fancy – just something to get you started on your way to thinking about what you need in a workout tracker.
Remember: That which gets measured – gets done
If you want anymore help planning how to track your progress – don’t hesitate to contact us using the form in the upper-right portion of the site.
Have a good day and stay motivated!
Oftentimes there are many things going on in our local community to get us involved in groups that will keep us active and having fun at the same time. One such occurrence in Kansas City right now is the KC Slimdown Challenge being presented by the Cerner Corporation (a KC-based business).
Here’s some information about the competition as provided by their website (which you can get to by clicking the link in the preceding paragraph)…
It’s not the most difficult thing in the world and it’s a fun way to accomplish a goal and possibly get a great prize for your efforts. Here’s a listing of potential prizes that will be awarded to the top teams:
First Place Team: Sponsored by Cerner Corporation
Each member of the first place team receives a luxury 4-day vacation package to Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa* for each team member plus one guest … More details on the KC Slimdown site
Second Place Team: Sponsored by Sporting Kansas City
The second place team receives a Special Sporting Kansas City Soccer Experience during the last game of the season on 15 October for each team member plus one guest … More details on the KC Slimdown site
Weekly Prize Drawings
- Special events, values, and experiences from across Kansas City.
- Random drawings each week.
- Total estimated value – $50 to $100.
A further listing of the rules for the challenge can be found here on the competition’s “About Page” as well.
So what’s stopping you? The competition doesn’t end until October 9th! That means you have plenty of time to get in there and make a good run for it. Check out their website for more info on the competition as well as some other helpful resources and tidbits.
Just click the image below to make the jump.
If you would like to know more about how one of our personal trainers could help you achieve your goals through their expertise while giving you some accountability, fill out the contact from in the upper-right hand corner.