Hiring a personal trainer to help you get into shape may seem as though it would be wasted money. But there are numerous reasons as to how these trainers can help you, as well as to give you an extra push. The reasons for a trainer can outweigh the money that one may cost to hire.
Make sure you get proper sleep while trying to lose weight. Being well rested does not just mean you will have enough energy for the day’s events. Getting proper sleep actually helps your metabolism stay on track. Not getting enough sleep or drastically altering your sleep patterns, could damage your metabolism.
A great way to motivate yourself to lose weight and get more exercise is to join a team sport. For example, a game of pickup basketball can burn over a hundred calories in just half an hour. If you have friends counting on you to show up at an appointed time each weekend, you’ll be more likely to go.
Logging everything you consume during the day is a great way to track your caloric intake when you are trying to lose weight. Because you will be keeping track of everything you eat, you won’t eat as much and you will make healthier food choices. Your priority should be to maintain a healthy diet in order to lose weight and have it stay off. Exercise comes second.
The simplest advice for those seeking to lose weight is this: first, set your goals and then determine how realistic they are for you. Many people, especially women, cling to an outdated body image rather than looking to achieve a weight that is best for their current health. Consequently, they set unrealistic goals and are often disappointed when those goals are not met. You should therefore think carefully about what weight is healthy for you now, at this point in your life, and work from there.
Want to know how many athletes manage their weight? They eat lean proteins, plenty of vegetables and salads. This should be your watchword too if you are hardcore about getting in shape. You need lean proteins to help your body maintain and build muscle as you are getting rid of your fat. You also need the vegetables and salads for their high levels of nutrients and fiber. Carbs are there too, but they play a background role. By giving your body just the fuel it needs to build muscle and nourish itself, it can focus on becoming a fat-burning machine.
If you have a dog, and you’re trying to take off a few pounds, walk your dog regularly, at least four times a day. Even a quick walk around the block is 3/8 of a mile in our neighborhood; four times makes 1.5 miles, which is a very respectable amount and enough to keep the weight from creeping back up. Don’t walk your dog? Time to start. Don’t have a dog? Get one and take him or her for a nice long walk, every day. You and your dog will be glad you did, and you’ll both be healthier for it.
These reasons, hopefully, show you the broad view of what a personal trainer can do for you. The fact remains that personal trainers can only do so much and that a lot of the effort has to come from you and you alone. However, maybe these tips will help you to know if a personal trainer is the right decision for you.