My name is Maura Shoop. I’m a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. I’ve taught group classes for twenty years and I’ve recently started my own business. So, now I’m here, to help you through your exercise woes. Everyone’s got ’em so let’s get started on the first module of the year!
As you can imagine, January is notoriously busy for me. And you too. Who doesn’t make some kind of resolution to improve their body?
I must confess though, for years I resisted becoming a personal trainer. I can’t tell you how many people I talked out of getting a trainer because I believed and still do believe, changing your body MUST come from within. Not from some person breathing down your neck, pushing you to do something you don’t want to.
Self-motivation and discipline are the ultimate keys to success.
What I’ve found is that scheduling and showing up for appointments is exactly the kind of motivation some people need.
But realizing trainer’s are expensive and will not be the SECRET to success. I want to offer some weekly suggestions and also take your questions. I can help stir some of the motivation you might be lacking. All I ask, is you give it a try.
There are no quick fixes or magic diets. You have to take in less than you put out.
If you eat Big Mac, fries, and a thousand other calories one day, get off your ass and move. Cardio! Cardio! Cardio! is the way to BURN UP CALORIES!
The more intense the cardio the more calories burned. You can do it! Get off your ass and move.
I’m calming down. Time for my tip of the week. Again, not that there are easy answers…but some of these strategies can create a cycle of good choices and make weight loss easier.
Think Airplane Emergency Procedures–“Put your mask on before assisting others.”
Same goes for when you’re feeding the kids. Especially breakfast. That way you won’t pick at their food and indulge because you’re frustrated and hungry and don’t even realize it. This might mean eating a little earlier. This is good. Finish eating all meals by 6:00PM. Go to bed a little hungry and repeat Tip 1.
You’re not going to starve to death. Use some discipline. Save yourself first. You’ll be so much better for it.
As the week goes by, use the comment space to leave me questions or updates on how the tips are working for you.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy training. You can do it.