The Psychology Behind Sticking to an Exercising Program!

Written by Greg Ryan


ITíS NOT ABOUT THE NUMBERS!

The health clubs are always racking their brains trying to figure out why they have such a hard time keeping members coming back. Most owners would argue that cash flow and profit margins arerepparttar most important reason to retain membership. Yes, but what drives customers to these health clubs? These owners have lost touch with what matters most,repparttar 148890 customer! Giverepparttar 148891 customer more than they expect and they will continue to do business with you. Selling a product or service is about people more so than numbers on a spreadsheet.

SINK HOLES VS. POTHOLES

I want you to think of this principle in your workout. You know it is very easy to get burdened down with allrepparttar 148892 details of an exercise and diet program. While guidelines are necessary, at times focusing too much onrepparttar 148893 numbers can and will set you up for failure. You may start to think all this counting calories, reps, and keeping track of heart rates are too much to accomplish. Unexpectedly, you start to lose sight of your goals and it becomes more of a job than a hobby or stress release. You may even quit exercising. This can be an immediate sinkhole for you.

ITíS BEING SOLD OUT! The only way you will follow through on an exercise program is to be sold out. The military calls them ďlifers.Ē These are people who are committed to something forrepparttar 148894 long haul. Are you a lifer? Could you be a lifer? A lifer has a sold out mindset. He or she realizes that there will be potholes to go through; there may even be a sinkhole up ahead, but they get through it or they go aroundrepparttar 148895 situation. It may take support from others, but it gets done. You may not be a lifer today, but you could be if you donít make changes now!

DECISION MAKING

I was named Mr. Michigan inrepparttar 148896 statewide bodybuilding contest in 1988. When I competed in bodybuilding contests, it took me a good month to decide if I really wanted to go for that particular goal. The decision process was well thought out. I realizedrepparttar 148897 days ahead would bring doubt, frustration, pain, and at times, humility.

I also realized it could bring many emotional setbacks. Was I willing to payrepparttar 148898 price? Was I willing to change my behavior and lifestyle forrepparttar 148899 hope of a future benefit? All those thoughts had to be debated beforerepparttar 148900 decision to move forward was made. However, when I maderepparttar 148901 decision to go forward, a switch was turned on that could not be turned off. I could not turn back. There is a sense of relief that comes with making a decision. Perhaps because once that decision is made, allrepparttar 148902 pressure is off. My philosophy is: ďGOALS CHANGE, DECISIONS DONíTĒ

Say Goodbye To Dieting

Written by Cori Sachais Swidorsky


The first goal we have when going on a diet is to lose weight. The second goal is to keeprepparttar weight off. Why is it that we lose weight while dieting, and then gain it back when we stoprepparttar 148856 diet?

A diet is something temporary. We followrepparttar 148857 guidelines,repparttar 148858 doís and doníts, andrepparttar 148859 result is weight loss. As soon as we stop following those guidelines, we start to gain weight. Itís temporary. We need to educate ourselves about carbohydrates, sugar, fat and protein, and how they affect our bodies. We need a healthy, nutritional balance that will keeprepparttar 148860 weight off for good. What we need is a way of life.

I have struggled with my weight since I was 18; I am now 34 years old. Over a year ago, I decided to tryrepparttar 148861 South Beach Diet. I lost over 30 pounds and have kept

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