Fitness Obstacles – Overcome Diet and Exercise Roadblocks


The Naysayers! We all have them, the naysayers – people who drive you crazy with their negative thinking! Ugh! Their words can be one of the things that can keep you away from being your fit self. Take charge! Tell these folks that they must be positive and supportive of you and your goals. They may not know how to be supportive, so if you can tell they are trying, then give them a pass!

Food can be your friend or it can be your foe. Yes, food can be your enemy! Your favorite meal can add unnecessary calories and fat. After a workout, you may feel like treating yourself. A great idea, if that treat does not negate your hard work! Sweets, fried foods and other less than healthy options make the results of your workout disappear. After a workout, your best bet is protein especially if you’ve used the iron (weights that is).

To workout or not workout…that is the question. Tired muscles and soreness may keep you away from your workout but if you are skipping your workout, ask yourself why. Don’t sabotage yourself! The road to your fit self may be a bit scary. There may be times when you feel lost and alone…just don’t give up. You started on this journey for a reason. Don’t give up before you’ve reached your destination! Enjoy working out. If you get bored, try something new. A new exercise, a new outfit or a new location can be just the jumpstart you need to get back in gear.

Leave it to the media to throw a girl (or guy for that matter) off their game. We’ve all heard it, airbrushing and around the clock workouts, chefs and the best that money can buy keeps the cover girls looking the way they do. If we had all that at our disposal, we may look a bit different as well! Until we do…back to the workouts. Don’t let TV; magazines or pictures on the Internet keep you from your most fit self. Each body and body chemistry is different. Find out what works for you and keep working at it! It may take time and effort…sorry…had to tell you. But it will be worth it; trust me, I’m a trainer and I’m also a client!

Infomercials and the newest in fitness gear, exercises and routines may or may not work for you. As stated above, each body and body chemistry is different. The diet pill, latest exercise or new fitness DVD may work for some, but will not work for all…guaranteed. Any product, program or procedure claiming to do so may be overly optimistic. Do some research before trying something new. You’ll thank yourself for it later.

Finally, you should check with your doctor before starting any workout regime or fitness routine. They’ll be able to tell you what your body can and cannot endure. Check with a nutritionist for diet tips and need to know information if you have access to do so. If not, check out some nutritional tips right here on ShapeFit. See if a multivitamin is right for you. Best of luck to you!

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Nell Ellis

I'm a ISCA certified personal trainer and I've had the pleasure of working with stay at home moms, former athletes, young professionals and ordinary people who simply want to get back in shape, but who often don't have time to get to a gym. Performing exercises in the comfort of your home can make a world of difference in how you look and feel. See my profile page for more information!

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