Making a commitment to work with a personal trainer is an important step towards improving your fitness and general health. The following tips will help to promote a healthier lifestyle and ensure that you get the most out of your training experience.
- Schedule daily activity.
Make daily exercise habitual by scheduling it into your day, and try to include at least one workout that practices and reviews what you've learned in your personal training sessions. Developing this habit of daily exercise contributes to a healthy lifestyle and it also promotes faster results with your personal training.
- Use a food journal.
Write down what you eat on a daily basis and over time you'll find that you become more mindful of your eating habits, and as a result, you will begin to make better food choices. Try to also include in your journal the times when you eat and the approximate quantities. Submit the journal to your trainer on a weekly basis for evaluation and feedback. Be consistent with this practice and you will experience profound improvements in your nutrition.
- Set specific and realistic goals.
Give some careful thought to your goals and outline them specifically so you have a clearly defined focus to your training. Provide this information to your trainer and he will have a concise foundation from which to build your program. Consult with your trainer to help you set goals that are realistically attainable within a given time frame. In other words don't expect "quick fix" solutions and also keep in mind that committing to a healthy lifestyle is a lifelong process.
- Establish a support system.
Get your partner, friends or family involved in your quest to improve your health and fitness. Schedule an exercise session with a friend and plan out healthy meals with your partner. Use this support system to give you the extra motivation and encouragement to stick to your goals.