Get the Results You Want!

Are you getting the fitness results you're looking for? Do you feel like you're trying everything possible, and still falling short of your fitness goals? If this sounds familiar, it's probably time you reevaluate your workout and diet. You should see or feel a difference in your body if you're working out consistently. Be honest with yourself! If you've been hittin’ the gym, the pavement, the couch (ha) for a month or longer with no results, no change, it's time to reexamine what you’re doing.

Key components to a good workout: consistency, intensity, and variation. To boost your fitness results, try adding an additional workout to your week. If that doesn't work, increase your intensity. Don't cheat yourself; push to failure. Failures create opportunity because our bodies adapt to repeated activities; it's important to vary workouts to build muscle or burn fat.

Remember be honest when evaluating your activity. If you're satisfied that your workouts are up to par, check out your diet. It's difficult to remember everything we eat throughout the week, so I suggest keeping a daily log to track your food consumption. A log should illuminate any trouble spots. If everything looks okay after checking your activity level and diet, something is wrong. You may need to seek an unbiased evaluation from a certified trainer. You may not possess the knowledge it takes to attain the level of fitness you want to achieve.

Help is just a phone call away. If you're not receiving the results you want, I'm sure we can tweak your workouts and diet to help you attain your fitness goals. Keep moving, love to all of you! Robert Silvas


Get Into Right Thinking:

Your whole world could change with thought. We think all day long - the average person has about 60,000 - 80,000 thoughts a day; some experts say 50,000, nevertheless, there's constant action happening in the brain. What you say to yourself on a daily basis can direct a lot of your actions, and determine outcomes. Do you have right thinking? Or do you veer towards those things that create doubt, indecision, or inaction?

What is right thinking? It's a place of purposeful, deliberate control over thought. We have to challenge our innate and learned behavior - - it’s easier to just do. It takes some effort and thought to just get close to getting it right. Life takes us through so many changes. From the start, our world is filled with so much noise – to decipher it would be to look inward to how you’re living. Take a moment: reflect! Do an inventory of how you respond to life, how you respond to challenges, how you respond to desires, how you respond to roadblocks. Be honest. Don’t we love bandwagons? We seem to gravitate toward those who have like thinking; we validate and justify, justify, justify. This whole vicious process can work for you, and many times against you. The voices from the past, the experiences, the unknown future, they leave us tongue twisted, confused, as we stumble around (or not) with the sub woofer words of life that just resonate and have us walking like zombies, all marching to do something that feels like an instinct. The instinct isn’t coming from who we really are, but from the world that we were born into or from the world we found as we began making our own choices.

Time to turn off the noise, and listen to a new channel. Time to release your limitless power - starting simply with WORDS and the influence of our thoughts! Positive words to yourself will annihilate the inhibitions, release the shackles, and get you moving toward living a happier, more fulfilled life – a life on purpose. Turn the volume up on this new station, and abate that old noise. We’re going to call this “power word exercise!”

Today, decide that you’re ready to change your pattern of thinking. You’re going to hold any negative thoughts captive, and replace them with some on purpose, OUT LOUD reclamations. Start with waking up in the morning – look beyond what you normally see, and look for something subtle, that can bring meaning: a sunrise, a flower blooming, a tree, the sky and its hidden wonders . . . something that reminds you that life is wondrous. Tell yourself today: I’m going to “make” my day a good one. Walk around with that attitude as you get dressed, as you brush your teeth, as you eat. Look in the mirror and SAY IT OUT LOUD!

When you step out into the world to start the day - - arm yourself with some self-talk that promotes a "can do anything" attitude. Use your words to steer you in a direction that brings you LIFE! Complete an inventory of words that describe who you want to become, and use those words as your daily mantra. Pick some words: self-starter, punctual, happy, overcomer, achiever, a warrior, a winner, kinder, thoughtful, lively, healthy . . . create your own words. And then - look for ways to become who you know you are! Yes, words are your POWER - talk to yourself to promote and initiate outcomes that leave you wowing yourself. Get into right thinking.