Are you finding yourself frustrated that throughout the holidays you seem to have done nothing but run backwards...away from your goal? If this is the case for you then no worries for you...I say this because we are coming up on the time of year in which absolutely EVERYONE will reach that health goal they've always wanted to obtain...maybe.....New Year's! I am not saying that you should be excited about fighting crowds of people at your local gym or buying a new set of P90x DVDs just to find yourself lost after "90 days" I am saying that you should not spend so much time worrying about what you DON'T have on your body and be excited about what you HAVE accomplished! If you are reading this then I assume you are either currently working out, interested in starting, or accidentally clicked a link and are wondering,"What the hell is this guy talking about??". If either of the first two sound like you then you are ahead of the majority, and you have something to be proud of. We tend to often think about what we need to hit harder, get bigger or melt away but do me a favor this New Year's...when you look in the mirror ask yourself, "What looks BETTER on me than it did last year?" and I think you will be happier with yourself. The bottom line is if you are serious about working out and attaining a list of goals then you know that you have the WORST body in the world...just ask yourself, right? Try even doing things like taking progress pictures, giving yourself the opportunity to see what others see when they say "Hey you're looking good!" or "Have you lost weight?". If you work your butt off and don't hear these kind of things then...umm...I'm a trainer, send me an email when you're done reading this for info on training. The bottom line is...focus on where you were and where you are now, and how far you've come to get there. Do your best to focus on the progress and not the negative...there will always be plenty of negativity lurking but if you pay it no attention, trust me it won't bother you too badly!
Happy Holidays Folks!
- Jay Johnson CSCS