Don’t Just "Wing It" In The Gym This Year
Ok, every year millions of people make the New Years Resolution to get fit, trim up, and lose fat.
At my gym, we see a 30% increase in membership in January. It lasts until February.
You got it – almost everyone who joins a gym or starts a workout program in January has quit by February.
Of course there is a very small percentage that stay in the gym, keep up with their workout program, and continue on to hit their goals and carve out the body that they want.
In fact they did a study and found out that nearly all New Years Resolution gym joiners that make it have one thing in common.
They almost all have a personal trainer.
Why is that so important?
1.) Structure and accountability. Someone else knows if you’re doing your workouts. Someone is checking your food log. Someone is waiting for you at the gym.
Accountability is probably the number one predictor of success.
2.) Results. People who have a trainer usually get results.
When people do stick to a workout program, then lack of results is usually the reason that they drop off their workout program.
People do too many things that they heard from their friends or read in magazines.
Even worse, most people do the same thing that didn’t work last year.
Here is what you should do:
1.) Create accountability.
This doesn’t have to be hiring a personal trainer, this can be a workout partner. Or two workout partners.
Or getting the support of your significant other.
A great form of accountability can be joining weight watchers.
You could create a "workout group" with a few of your friends and regular workout times.
Just attach your results to someone outside of yourself.
*Before I get another dozen emails asking about online training, phone coaching, or in person training – I really really appreciate everyone that inquires about hiring me, but right now I don’t have room in my schedule for any new clients of any kind. One of my New Years Resolutions is to clear more time in my schedule to hang out with my wife.
2.) You need a workout program that will get you results.
If you haven’t purchased my book The Stubborn 7 Pounds, you should buy it now.
Most people are shocked at how different the S7 program is from everything they have "always been told" about fat loss.
Seriously, I can only give you so many tips and tricks in a one page article. If you are really serious about hitting your goals this year, you need a full program.
What if I’m a guy?
Guys always ask – "Should I really buy a fat loss program designed for girls?" Yes. Guys have more testosterone than women, so guys build muscle faster, increase their metabolism faster, and in turn lose fat faster.
The Stubborn 7 Pounds is a savage fat loss program that leans out girls fast, it leans out guys even faster. If you are a guy that wants to lose weight, than get it. You’ll just have to ignore all of the pictures of girls.
One the opposite end of the spectrum, if you are a skinny guy that wants to put on some muscle, then get Vince Delmonte’s No Nonsense Muscle Building.
What Ever You Do, Don’t Just "Wing It"
I totally feel sorry for the people who come into the gym on new years, do hours of cardio and millions of crunches, machine circuits, or whatever workout program they heard from their brother’s sister’s boyfriend’s ex-almost personal trainer.
If you are going to put in all of that work, you have to make sure that what you are doing will produce the results you want.
Change Your Life Forever in 2008
All you need is to get a program that works, and to stick to it.
If you kick some ass on a good program you’ll get everything you want this year.
2008 can be the year you lose 5-10lbs of fat.
2008 can be the year you gain some little lean, sexy, toned muscle.
2008 can be the year you do a workout program that’s fun, for a change.
2008 can be the year everyone asks you, "How did you get so lean and hot?"
2008 can be the year you transform your fitness and get more energy.
2008 can be the year all of your clothes fit perfectly and look awesome on you.
2008 can be the year you feel totally proud of your body, and inspired by how strong and fit it is.