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your look ● ﬁtness
By Sonya Roemisch B.S., CPT
Get Fit and
Stop falling for the latest fads
and ﬁtness crazes already, and
start focusing on the basic
steps that will lead you to a
better body and mind
H ow many times have you started a workout pro-
gram, diet, a crazy detox, juicing, or HCG fad
and wound up quitting or completing it with a
few cheat days and permission slips to fall off
the wagon, only to end up back at square one?
Or maybe you even added a few pounds that you didn’t
have before, because it just wasn’t realistic? And now you
have a few new aches and pains from exercising like a crazy
person, because you forgot to warm up and stretch, and you
have no clue what proper form is.
Perhaps you saw a workout in a magazine or online that
was promising to get you that body you always wanted in
90 days, or maybe you saw another person at the gym that
looked like they knew what they were doing and began to
stalk them, discreetly following in their footsteps only to
get discouraged because you didn’t wake up the next day
with the body of your dreams.
How do you keep these things from happening to you?
How much should you exercise and eat? How do you get
to your goal instead of ending up on the road paved with
good intentions and failed results? I am going to give you
some insight on my 15 years of experience in transforming
many lives, including my own.
1. Learn to Love Yourself. God blessed us with a body
and a mind of our own. Every living soul on this earth has a
job and that is to leave this place a better place than before.
If you love yourself you will have so much more to give to
this world, but if you are unhealthy, self-loathing, envious
wishing you had that body your co-worker got by working
hard and changing their lifestyle to get, you will most likely
be unsuccessful in your attempts at lasting results.
2. Choose a Lifestyle Change. The trends and fads have
to go. You have to make some necessary changes to make
this a life journey. This is your journey and you can change
your future by what you do today, laying down your ex-
treme, inconsistent, noncommittal ways and making this a
lifestyle change. You have no idea the positive impact you
can have on others by loving yourself enough to change
3. Learn to Enjoy the Process. Realize that it will not
happen overnight but I promise it will be worth it. Em-
brace each small accomplishment, from more energy to
going down a pant size. If you stay consistent and seek out
help, if you get stuck instead of giving up, you will get
where you want.
4. Learn the Art of Patience. Remember anything quick
is usually not permanent. You may experience bumps and
bruises, and have to take a side road before getting back on
track, but you have to be patient and never give up.
5. “Aspire to Greatness... Always!” Always take the road
that leads toward a better you. If you are always in pursuit
of greatness you won’t want to go backwards again.
Next, you need to know a few things about nutrition
and exercise that will at least put you on the right track. I
don’t want to leave you out in the dark and cold wonder-
ing what’s next.
1. Find a schedule that you can commit to and make that
appointment with yourself. Two times per week is better
than nothing, but I recommend giving yourself at least one
rest day if you are going to commit to more exercise. Re-
member, if you want to accelerate the process, the more you
commit the quicker you start seeing results. You most deﬁ-