It happens every year – the clock strikes midnight on December 31st and billions around the world pledge to get fit, lose weight, eat healthier and improve ourselves generally.
I’m pleased to say though, that members of Oxygen Health & Fitness are leading the way for the Kiama Municipality.
Despite the infamous Xmas break known for excess weight gain, several members have been able to not only avoid the Xmas calories but lose weight and improve their fitness. Due to the monthly Fitness Age Testing held at Oxygen, members have been able to track their progress, keep themselves accountable and work towards their goals. We’ve seen improvements in strength and flexibility by up to 50% and as much as 4 kg weight losses in 4 weeks. Great stuff guys, keep it up!
My own personal resolutions have been to do 3-4 strength training workouts a week, stick to my weekly menu which means eating healthy nutritious food every 3 hours and better management of my time.
It’s amazing how much you can accomplish in a day if you just take a little time the night before to plan out your day.
Each Saturday we do our weekly grocery shop (carrying our Oxygen grocery bags of course!) so that our fridge and cupboards are stocked for the week ahead. When you are organised in this regard, you have nutritious healthy food ready to go and I often tell my Personal Training clients that “nutrition is the foundation of all health and fitness”. It gives you the energy you need to get through life’s daily tasks; it affects your mood and helps your body repair itself from the physiological effects of exercise.
If you need help organising your diet and nutrition click here for a 30 day Metabolic Jumpstart from one of Australia’s leading nutritionist. It’ll be the best $30 you could spend this year and will have you on track to achieve all your goals in 2010 (Don’t forget to quote OXYGEN as your referral code).
Whatever your long term goal, break it down it into smaller short term goals to increase your chances of success and help maintain motivation. Compile a list of tasks to do each week and tick them off on your way to success.
If you can honestly tick off all your weekly tasks, you’ll be on track for your short term goals. If you continue to achieve your short term goals you WILL achieve success in the long term.
Who knows, you might even WIN member of the month for a particular Kiama Fitness group!