Eliminate Your Barriers

No More Excuses!

Where there is a will, there is a way – Exercise today!

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Money: Cannot Afford a Personal Trainer and/or Gym Membership

  • What do you value in your life? Your health or a night of fancy dining and drinking?
  • Make an investment that will make you feel good the next morning instead of spending your money on empty calories, resulting in nausea and headaches the following morning.

Location:  Do Not Live or Work Close to a Gym

  • You do not need a gym to exercise!
  • The beach, a park, large grassy field, hiking trail, or even just a home are all effective alternatives.
  • Try running/walking in the sand:  your calves will be burning the next day!
  • Use playground equipment as your exercise modality.
  • Round up your friends for a game of flag football or plyometric drills on a grassy field.
  • At-home exercises include:  TRX, P90X, Wii Fit, or if cost in an issue, place a rolled up beach towel under your low back for some killer abdominal crunches.

Time:  Work 40+ Hours/Week and Care for a Family

  • Time is not an excuse!
  • No time to commit to 30 minutes of exercise each day?

Divide 30 minutes into 10 minute increments: 10 minutes before work, 10 minutes at lunch, and 10 minutes after work.

  • Ride your bike or walk to and from work each day.
  • Choose the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Try these office exercises during your breaks:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/in-depth/office-exercise/art-20047394?pg=1

Lack of Motivation

  • Hire a Personal Trainer: get motivated, receive a fitness assessment, and learn new exercises to reach your fitness goals. Contact me or visit Crunch Fitness if you are interested!
  • Find a workout buddy: preferably, a person with similar goals and/or fitness level.
  • Take a group exercise class: Spinning, Kickboxing, Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, or Bootcamp, there is a class type for everyone! Commit to a class each week and the group camaraderie will keep you coming back to the gym week after week.

No Energy/Fatigued

  • Get 7 – 8 hours of sleep each night.
  • Eat a balanced diet, limiting your intake of processed foods.  Refer to this food chart for more information about daily fruit and vegetable consumption:  http://www.precisionnutrition.com/color-chart.
  • Try a pre-workout supplement:  dotFIT’s Workout Extreme or NO7 Rage are both effective choices.  Visit www.dotfit.com for more information about these products.  Interested? Contact me, and I’ll hook you up!
  • Still tired?  Visit your doctor.  You might have hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland) or another health condition causing fatigue.

 

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About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering "chronologically-enriched" clients about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle and preventing injury. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, and group exercise instructor—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, public speaking, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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4 Responses to Eliminate Your Barriers

  1. Finding God Daily says:

    Thanks for the post! I start working with a trainer with the Dotfit plan and supplements next week. I have been going to the gym since December but the weight doesn’t want to drop. I definitely need some guidance and excited about the plan. Thanks for the posts!!

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    • rrluthi says:

      Weight loss can definitely be a challenge, but you are on the right track! Congratulations on making the decision to sign up with a trainer using the dotFIT plan!

      All dotFIT products are scientifically researched, clinically tested by third party companies, FDA regulated/NSF certified, and work synergistically together (meaning, you can consume every product at the same time and still never overdose on any one nutrient). Additionally, dotFIT products are not mass-produced (meaning, you cannot go to your local GNC store to purchase their products), resulting in more money spent on research and creating the best products on the market!

      Ok, enough about my enthusiasm, and well, “sales pitch”, for dotFIT ;)….

      How can this blog motivate you to really push yourself during each personal training session and further help you reach your weight loss goal? In other words, what type of information would you like to read?

      Good luck with your PT sessions next week! If you have any questions about dotFIT, please do not hesitate to contact me!

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  2. Finding God Daily says:

    Thanks so much and I need all the motivation I can get. I started a notebook and printed up the “no excuses” in the front. I look forward to future posts and am excited about getting started on Friday. Have a great week and Happy 4th!!

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    • rrluthi says:

      My posts on this blog will be a great source of motivation for you as you commit to an exercise routine! So happy to hear you printed off the “No Excuses” post as the cover of your notebook. Keeping track of your workout progress and food consumption is another source of motivation and an excellent way to be accountable for your actions and reach your fitness goals. Are you aware of dotFIT’s food and activity logging system?

      Let me know how your first exercise session goes on Friday! Have fun!

      Happy 4th!

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