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  • Writer's picturePaul Golding

my 6 Key steps to fitness success

Are you happy with the way your body looks and feels? Are you worried about the direction of your health? Did you know that on average 463 people in the UK will die of a heart attack today?   Do you almost feel trapped in a body that hurts and a body that you can’t seem to get control of? For almost 30 years I have helped people from all walks of life change and get into better shape. I have been out of shape myself and I know it can happen to anyone. But I also KNOW you don’t have to give up or give in to poor health. You don’t have to settle for a body you don’t like and a life you don’t love! Because you can improve your health and fitness and you can rebuild a fitter, stronger, healthier body.   Here are my 6 Key steps to fitness success:  1) EXERCISE most days. You need to lift weights 2-3 x per week and engage in HIIT workouts 2-3 x per week. A half hour per day of intense challenging effort is better than longer workouts with low effort. The methods I use to help my clients are safe, sustainable, effective and efficient. Consistency and intensity are the keys that will make workouts effective. 2) PLAN your meals ahead of time and follow a clean eating plan. Be sure to eat a balance of healthy foods, consuming smaller frequent meals throughout the day. But also, be sure to take an occasional off day or free day as this gives you flexibility and practicality which are key for long-term results. Take vitamins and supplement with quality proteins if you can’t get in enough healthy whole-food meals each day. 3) CONNECT with a support group to give and receive encouragement and accountability. By connecting with a community of other people who are also trying to make healthy changes, you more than double your chances of success. 4) FOCUS! We get out of shape by not paying attention to what we are doing. But we get in shape by taking the opposite approach which is to pay attention to our health and fitness! Take a few minutes each evening to review how you did that day, give yourself feedback, make note of several things you did right that day and identify one thing you can do even better the following day. Focus, plan and prepare as a daily habit. 5) MINDSET is key! Set your mind in the right direction–cultivate a positive, healthy mindset by seeing your progress as success. Just trying to improve your health is a success in itself! Be proud of even trying because most people don’t! Measure your success by what you have accomplished, not by what you haven’t. Focus on progress, not perfection! Progress = Success. 6) GOALS! Set mid and short term, measurable goals,these can be behaviour or performance based (I will exercise at least 60 times over the next 12 weeks ) as well as results based (I will be 15kgs lighter within 6 months). Use your goals to answer the question, “What can I do between now and this time tomorrow to take a step in the direction of my goals and vision?” Remember that human beings are motivated by the prize more than the penalty… reward yourself in some personally meaningful way for the achievement of goals and you will get inspiration to set new goals and work to achieve them too. Momentum is a powerful force. I have seen so many people get into better shape and improve their health and change their lives over the long term with the approach I just described. Start by accepting the fact that you CAN change; YOU DO have the ability; and with that ability comes the RESPONSIBILITY. It is up to YOU to own that responsibility. No one is going to do this for you. You are the one your new body and life is waiting on! When you change your health and life for the better you inspire others to do it too. And as a society we need it now more than ever before! You can change the world around you by changing yourself. It’s true. And with the right training and nutrition plan, you can achieve your goals.

If you're ready to transform your body from Fat to Fit, contact me today to see how I can help you.

Committed to your fitness Paul Golding 07968 723534

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