Get Fit Gardner

Set yourself up to succeed
Cory Adams, Gardner’s resident fitness guru. (Did you read last weeks 2nd part conclusion The Solution?)
Have you ever had a New Years resolution?  I am sure most of you have.  Have you ever had one that was something along the lines of getting in better shape?  A lot of people set very unrealistic goals and expect to get them in a short amount of time.  Especially when it comes to weight loss.  Where people go wrong is when they don’t really plan out there journey.  For example if you are trying to take off 30-50 pounds your looking at 3-6 months most likely if you want to do it the right way.  But most people want that in 2-3 months.  Sure that is possible but not likely.  People also don’t take into consideration the fact that they are going to have to change there diet and also make time to workout.  People like to talk about there goals because is makes those thoughts make them happy.  it’s the amount of time that people get frustrated with.  And to be honest if they accomplished those goals  they would be happy.  But most don’t accomplish it in fact a lot of times people will gain another 5-10 pounds before they lose all hope.
Well the goal Doctor is hear to help you plan out your fitness goals and give you a good angle to accomplish them.  First of all you need to set a realistic goal.  Something that you can accomplish in a months time.  Never focus strictly on your long term goals only.  Take them one month at a time.  So if you want to lose 40 total pounds shoot for 5-7 lbs for month one.  Losing weight takes time.  Your body has to get used to all the positive changes you are making.
Here are 8 ways to help you accomplish your personal fitness goals:
1.  Set small realistic goals.  (don’t look at the big picture think monthly goals of 5-7 pounds)
2.  Get a fitness plan down ( join a Boot camp like mine or a gym)
3.  Don’t be afraid to call a professional or coach to help you attack you goals and monitor your journey.
4.  Study up on your eating habits and be ready to make small changes.
5.  Share you goals.  (even if there not fitness related, I think this is important because if you share them then someone might be able to help you make one happen)
6.  Make a goal board at home.  (I have a board of goals I have tacked up that I want to accomplish.  Once I reach a goal,  I put them on my accomplished board.  Some are short term goals and some are long term)
7.  Don’t be afraid to dream big on some of your goals.  (For ex. I would love to be featured on a  T.V show discussing fitness)
8.  Know your goals and don’t be afraid to conquer them.  Imagine putting that goal onto your achieved goal board.
Because I believe that  #5 is so important here are a few of my goals for myself and my business.  Some are short term and some are long term.  Here are a few of them:
1.  I want to book 10 public speaking events in regard to educating people on health and fitness (a lunch and learn type of thing.)  I have done 2 so far so 8 to go.
2.  I would love to be on a show like Dr. Phil or Oprah as a guest discussing health and fitness.
3.  I want a 78 Trans Am (silver with a black bird)
4.   I want to be on a radio show locally or nationally.
5.  I want to take my wife to a Chiefs game because she has never been.
6. I want 325 face book fans for Legacy Fitness( I have 142 people to go.)  Click here if you would like to help me out on that. .!/pages/Johnson-County/Legacy-Fitness/264424675484?ref=ts&__a=11&ajaxpipe=1

So in conclusion I hope this helps you get your fitness goals in order and helps motivated you to start working towards them.  If you do, this years New Years your resolution might be planning a vacation to show off that new body of yours.  I would love for you to share some of your goals.  Good Luck!

Cory Adams is a local resident of Gardner Kansas and a Christian personal trainer.  Cory is a personal trainer and runs a boot camp at the New Life Community Church off Moonlight Road. Email Cory at [email protected]
The Gardner News is not responsible for the advice of our community contributors. Please consult a Dr. beforestarting any fitness regiment.