It’s 2019! A new year! A new start! A new something right?
Let me tell you something that I find funny and sad all at the same time.
Weight loss resolutioners.
I started hitting the gym 12 weeks ago because I needed a way to relieve some stress from my life and what better way than to hit the gym. I have always been a gym goer. I stopped 2 years ago when I moved to a city where I knew no one and had no family. I had no gym to go to. When I moved back, money was an issue. So, FINALLY I am back in the gym and EVERY SINGLE YEAR January roles around and so do the ” Healthier me” people.
Let me take a step back for one moment. I have no problem with people getting healthy, losing weight, and just overall bettering their health. I mean I’m going to school to be a personal trainer and nutritionist so I can help people do it.
The problem with this New Year’s resolution is once February roles around people start leaving the gym because of a few reasons. One being “I don’t have enough time.” Let me just eye role at you people🙄🙄. 20 minutes. 20 MINUTES IS ALL IT TAKES GUYS. 3-4 days a week. 1 hour to 1.5 hours of your week to exercise. I am a college student with 2 children if I can do it I know you can.
Another so called ” reason” people give is “It’s not working so I am going to stop.” 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️
Most people who are new comers don’t really know how to workout, well they just don’t know how to put a efficient workout together and or use the equipment correctly. That is what a personal trainer is for to help you with that. Most personal trainers do free first time sessions. Also, YouTube is a great way to figure out how to use the equipment and to find great workouts.
The last reason I am going to be mentioning is the fact that a lot of people do it alone. You need a support system. Get a workout buddy, find a Facebook group, Instagram group, just have a support system to help you on your way.
I love seeing people get healthy and in shape, but if that is your New Year’s resolution, make sure you aren’t setting yourself up for failure. Make sure you have all the knowledge you need. And get a support system. Friends, spouse, personal trainer someone!