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  • Are you planning to get in shape in the New Year?

    By Travis Steffen on Tuesday, December 29, 2009in Exercises  

    coupleThere are only three more sleeps until January 1st and we all know what that means right? The party’s over and the diet starts!

    For most of us January is the time we plan to get really serious about improving our health, losing weight and getting in the best shape of our lives. Gym membership sales skyrocket, diet books fly off the shelves of bookstores and the word carbohydrate takes a serious bashing. If you are one of the many that made a New Years resolution to shed some fat in 2010, I’ve got some tips to make things just a little easier and less painful for you.

    Set realistic goals

    Set yourself up for success with a less is more approach. Instead of demanding a ten pound a week decrease on the scale, aim for a modest loss of half to one and a half pounds per week. This is a far more realistic goal and will make it easier (and less torturous) to stay on track. Study after study has shown that when people lose weight at a slow and steady pace they are far more likely to keep it off, not to mention keep their sanity as well.


    Write it down

    Be as detailed as possible when you set your goals. Take some time to devise a plan of attack that includes a descriptive food log and specific workout routines. You will be far more successful if you follow a designated plan that includes a menu, a schedule, an exercise program and a support system. Write it down, send yourself an email or program it into the new iPhone Santa gave you for Christmas, just keep your goals accessible and detailed.


    Create a support system

    Losing weight and embarking on a workout program can be a daunting and difficult task. If it weren’t we would all have the bodies of Greek Gods and Playboy centerfolds. Having a support system, whether it’s a friend, a spouse online support group,  or chatting in the Workoutbox forums can prove to be an invaluable asset to your plan.

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    Remember that the professionals at WorkoutBOX are always around to provide you with necessary mental and emotional support in addition to the diet and training advice required to get you in the best shape of your life. Don’t be shy to ask questions, voice concerns or just vent your frustrations from time to time while you earn the body you’ve always dreamed of.

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    About Travis
    Travis Steffen is a Master Trainer and founder of WorkoutBOX. After years of experience training professional athletes and thousands of others just like you, he knows exactly what it takes to get you in serious shape. Follow his expert guidance and you're guaranteed to get amazing results.
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