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Did You Have Setbacks Trying to Reach Your New Years Health & Fitness Goals? (Tips)

Updated: Mar 30

Achieving New Year's health and fitness goals can be tough, and many people encounter challenges along the way. It's understandable; especially when you're not seeing much progress. A big issue lies in seeing results from the new habits you've adopted. Whether you succeed or not depends on noticing positive outcomes from these habits, which helps them last.

For example, suddenly switching from eating fast food to a strict crash diet found on social media can lead to failure, misery, and even health risks due to insufficient calorie intake. The ups and downs of yo-yo weight loss and gain can also be disheartening enough to make anyone quit.

Consider another scenario: if you've been hitting the gym without a plan, you may not be seeing the results you want. This lack of progress can be demoralizing and may even lead you to give up altogether, not to mention the increased risk of injury from improper training. These drastic changes and unsupported routines can become too much to handle, causing many people to abandon their health and fitness goals.

So, what's the solution?

Set yourself up for success by making new habits more achievable:

  • Instead of jumping on the latest crash diet trend, start by incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your meals.

  • Seek the guidance of a certified nutrition coach with specialized knowledge. They can help you develop a balanced eating plan to support weight loss and enhance performance without resorting to extreme methods.

  • Start with shorter duration, less intense workouts. This will get you into the habit of exercising without injuring yourself.

  • Choose an experienced fitness professional who can tailor exercise programs to help you reach your goals quickly, effectively, and safely .

Which approach sounds more realistic?

Struggling through another ineffective workout at the gym while following a miserable crash diet? Or, enlisting the support of a certified fitness and nutrition expert to help you reach your goals efficiently and safely?

Make it easier on yourself by prioritizing proper nutrition and exercise.

If you're interested, I offer various training programs, both in-person (in the metro Atlanta area) and virtually (worldwide), to help individuals reach their goals, including:

  • Weight loss programs

  • Athletic training (including martial arts).

  • Post-rehab and therapeutic exercises.

  • Registered dietician meal plans, and nutrition education.

Feel free to reach out to me through my website to see if we're a good fit and receive a complimentary health and fitness evaluation: 

Until next time, Stay Healthy!

Lawrence Castanon

Author, The Short Fight


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