A MAGIC PILL
If I had a pill you could take that guaranteed all these health benefits risk FREE. How much would you pay for it?
- Increased strength and endurance
- Improved sleep
- Reduced stress
- Enhanced feelings of confidence and well-being
- Boosted metabolism for more energy and FAT burning around the clock
- A great healthy looking body
Modern living provides every convenience except one: a lot of natural physical activity. From young to old, we drive cars or take public transport of some kind, use remote controls, step into elevators, play on the computer and shop on the Internet. Many activities that required us to get up off the sofa and use our muscles no longer exist.
The common result: weak, soft, stressed, unhappy, overweight, under achieving, low self esteem and constantly sick people who are sad most of the time but hide it well.
How do we fix these issues?
OUR MAGIC PILL: WE NEED TO ADD WEIGHT TRAINING TO OUR LIVES TO STIMULATE OUR BODIES AND OUR BRAINS TO KEEP US HEALTHY AND STRONG.
The BIG “BUT”
Fifty percent of all people who begin a new training program quit in the first six to eight weeks. Most people say that the reason for quitting is that they don’t have enough time. A research study of prison inmates, who had all the time in the world for their exercise program, showed the same dropout rate. leaving leading behavioral scientists to concluded that the real reason people don’t stick to new exercise programs isn’t lack of time…
It’s because it’s hard to change your habits for something new.
You’re much more likely to stick to a plan of action if you remind yourself as often as possible why it’s important to you. For example, if you’re starting up a strength training program to improve your abilities in other sports or you may be weight training because you want to become leaner and have more energy to get through each day.
The specific reasons need to be individual and relevant to YOUR LIFE.
Whatever inspires you is key to keeping you on track with your training. Remind yourself of all the benefits you want to enjoy as a result of continuing with your weight-training program. Post your goals (and what you gain from achieving them) on your refrigerator, desk, or computer BLOG. Or post pictures of good role models of what you want to achieve.
Studies show that the best way to keep you motivated is to remind yourself frequently of the health benefits of weight training as well as the negative consequences if you don’t stay on track with your plans.