Everyone has started out on an exercise program determined to reach a certain goal. In order to stick to an exercise program, and make it work for you, you need to find a way to keep that original motivation. Here are some tips to help stay motivated.
Start with small goals and work your way towards the bigger goals. Start with something simple. Once you have established a routine, start working out harder, and try doing more each session.
Exercise doesn’t have to be boring or repetitive. If you don’t like your exercise routine change it and make it more exciting. Keep trying new exercises until you find something you enjoy doing.
If your exercise routine is fun, you will end up looking forward to exercise instead of dreading it.
If you start treating exercise like hard work, that’s exactly what it will become. Make your exercises light, fun and exciting rather than looking at it as a chore you have to do. Don’t let yourself get a bad attitude towards exercising, or you will be more likely to give up.
Having someone to work out with makes it much more fun, and will keep you more motivated to exercise. You might even find that you’re actually looking forward to it! Having a partner makes it much harder for you to skip your workout.
Staying motivated isn’t hard if you approach your exercise program with an open mind. Be flexible and let yourself have fun. Eventually you will realize that you’ll enjoy working out, and before you know it, you will be looking forward to exercising.
Looking for a way to revive your old routine, add new, dynamic material, and stick with it? Consider personal training or small group classes now being offered at Excel Fitness. Working with a trainer doesn’t have to be intimidating or feel like a lifelong commitment. Call or stop by today to set up a complimentary consultation and find out if training (whether individual or with a group) is right for you!
By Chris Caruso, CPT
We push our self everyday for work, but do we ever think about pushing
ourselves to lead a healthier lifestyle every day?
So today would be a
great day to begin our venture of leading a healthier lifestyle not
tomorrow not Monday, but today!
Think of when you were a baby and you started to crawl and then
standing and before you know it walking and than running. Why not go
for a walk and then before you know it you’re jogging than running.
Live for today not tomorrow!
By Andy Fazzina, CPT
As a pageant girl I’ve attempted numerous diet and exercise regimes: Some great… some not so great. It’s imperative that I live a lifestyle promoting healthy habits, and I couldn’t seem to find the perfect niche. Working with you helped me find not only my inner-fitness-guru, but also the habits and workouts I needed to maintain my preferred body image.
You made sweating glamorous and kept me smiling through all my rigorous routines. You kicked my butt into TOP shape and I felt like I had one of the most competitive swimsuit bodies at Miss Connecticut; I would not have made top ten without your help. You not only were supportive in my preparation, you ensured I had the tools necessary to maintain this body for the rest of my life. I’m so proud to say that I’m at the same weight today- 4 months after Miss Connecticut- that I was the day of my swimsuit competition. I would not be as healthy as I am today without you.
When I was crowned Miss Rocky Hill 2011, I was skeptical to have to drive to Excel from Stamford, CT but you ended up being worth every mile! I’m so thankful for all of your tips and support through my journey and I can promise you I will be in touch not only for future events but also for everyday lifestyle questions.
All the best to you and everyone at Excel,
Miss Rocky Hill 2011
When you are looking for something new, Don’t just change EVERYTHING look back at what you did first!!
Make something you are doing better OR revisit something that worked well in the past and tweak it.
This week I revisit this past year’s accomplishments and how looking for something new really means tweaking how you do something.
Here are a few posts from last year-
Growing and Learning – The First Post
Knowing the Facts – Shawn O’Brien’s First Knowledge Based Post
Jeff Wins 40 Under 4o with HBJ
Excel Fitness Goes Pink!
Miss Hartford County, Martha Price and Her Workout
Lynn Sweet-Dobrow Testimonial for Matt Knight
A year later, as we look to what we can do to grow as a business and become a greater asset to the community Team Excel Fitness looks to where we can TWEAK things. Since last year, we have won or been nominated for a few more awards, the entire staff has contributed to our blog with great testimonials and fitness advice, we had multiple successful charity drives for food, school supplies, and clothes and one of our greatest moments was raising over $7000 for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides for Breast Cancer (look carefully in this photo I am the only guy Pacesetter in this photo).
CHECK OUT WHAT IS ON TAP THIS YEAR-
- Wine Tasting Open House For Charity –
Supporting the American Cancer Society
at Excel Fitness, Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 from 6p to 8p.
Wine Cellars of Farmington, CT will be donating 10% of its sales here that night
Excel Fitness will be donating a portion of its sales from July 13th, 2010 to July 27th
- Continued Expert Fitness Advice From Our Trainers
- Excel Fitness Brings Staff to St. Joseph’s College for Adventure and Team Building
- Making Hartford County a Healthier Place to Live
We will continue to move fitness and the community in to a good direction.
Thank you for all your feedback and referrals.
Time-bound vs. Goal-bound
by: Shawn O’Brien, M.S.
In the current days of the ever expanding technology BOOM, everything is instant.
Instant Oatmeal, Instant Messaging, Instant Coffee, Instant Food and you can fill in a few more.
There are numerous versions of quotations floating around which go something like this – “IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT” or “THEY DON’T MAKE THINGS LIKE THEY USED TO” or “ANYTHING WORTH DOING IS WORTH DOING WELL.” I guess even though these sayings are still used, not many people apply the principles of hard work and dedication to the art of long term planning. Whether you are trying to lose 20 pounds, buy a house, help the community or grow your business you have to set some appropriate goals.
Setting these goals should mean you have something important in mind to accomplish and these same accomplishments should have a realistic time frame to complete them. Not only a realistic time frame, but having smaller or short-term goals as stepping stones to a long-term goal or project will increase your likelihood of completing this and all goals. Inversely, having long-term maintenance objectives in place at the completion of the short-term goals you have worked so hard to achieve, will increase your success of maintaining said objective.
In summary, the term “INSTANT” may only be able to applied to your coffee or oatmeal, but if you really want to achieve something great take more than a minute to think about where your GOAL IS BOUND AND HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO GET THERE. You will be surprised how gratifying it is to get there.