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Four Fool Proof Ways to Meet and Maintain 2013 Weight Loss Goals

Weight loss and regular exercise are consistently among consumers’ top New Year’s resolutions, but research shows that less than half of resolutions are maintained after the first six months.

Weight loss and regular exercise are consistently among consumers’ top New Year’s resolutions, but research shows that less than half of resolutions are maintained after the first six months.

Consumers need to realize that there is no magic bullet to weight loss in order to stick to their resolutions, people have to make a real commitment that includes a lifestyle change centered on meeting their health and fitness goals.

To help consumers meet and maintain their weight loss and fitness goals in 2013, Fitness Together Lynnfield offers the following tips:

  1. Find a support system: It’s proven that people are more motivated to work out or stick to a healthy nutrition program if they know that a close friend, spouse, or peer are going through the same motions. Knowing that your friends or peers are relying on you to show up to your group exercises creates a deeper level of commitment, and remember to celebrate results along the way.  
  2. Put it on paper: You will hold yourself more accountable if your fitness and nutrition goals are in writing. Also, schedule your workouts in both your personal and professional calendars. If you view your workouts as a serious appointment, you will be more accountable to your 2013 health and fitness goals.
  3. Start with the basics: There is no quick fix to losing weight; the secret to success is is a three-pronged approach:  
  • Strength-train a minimum of three times a week.
  • Get in at least 30 minutes of cardio most days of the week (and preferably daily).
  • Eat healthy, eat light, and eat often.

   4.  Set realistic goals and benchmarks: Instead of making rash decisions like cleaning out all of the food in your pantry and exercising seven days a week when you have rarely made it to the gym once a week, set up a schedule of small behavioral changes that support your overall fitness goals. This will help break up your goal into small incremental changes so that your new active lifestyle not only becomes more manageable but provides opportunity to celebrate successes. 

Fitness Together in Lynnfield now offers a small group personal training program. PACK™ training combines the energy of up to four people with coaching from a certified trainer, all in a private setting. From swinging battle ropes at full speed to using suspension trainers to conduct pull-ups, PACK™ training participants engage in total body movements designed for maximum results – a similar approach to a professional athlete’s training, yet scaled to meet each person’s fitness level.

 

For more information about personal one-on-one training or PACK™ training at the Fitness Together in Lynnfield, please call 781-780-7591 or visit www.FitnessTogether.com/Lynnfield 

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