Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Get Started....and Get Started RIGHT NOW!

Thanksgiving has already past and just around the corner comes Christmas followed by New Years Day. It's that time of the year when people find themselves gearing up for the holidays - shopping, travel, vacations, etc.- instead of gearing up to take care of themselves. Holiday parties, too much food & drinks, lack of movement & exercise and too much TV! With the holidays come the New Year and all of the health & fitness resolutions.

In all of my years as a fitness trainer and strength coach, I can honestly say that I've witnessed many people start on their journey to improved physical health & performance only to have it end within a number of days, if not a few weeks. The most difficult, challenging and troublesome aspect on the path to health & physical improvement is getting started and making it a part of everyday life.

Many of you may find yourselves developing a plan but never do anything to move one foot forward, which is called PROGRESSION - "a movement or development toward a destination or more advanced state". Instead you stay in a stagnant position hoping that positive change will come.

My question is how can one expect to change when there is no applicable stimulus to create change? In order to create something....anything, in order to change, it requires that you take ACTION!

As my good friend and colleague Martin Rooney, CSCS - founder of Training for Warriors says in the video below, "It's time to start! It's to time to stick with something! Make your goal, get a commitment and START!"



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