Ramona’s Trainer: Resolve

By Peter San Nicolas

This past year has brought many blessings to me and my team at the club. I want to encourage the people of Ramona to strive to be 1 percent better every day in 2012! Your commitment and dedication to be you, only better, will pay dividends not only now but in the coming months and years. You cannot just go gung-ho on a program in the beginning. You MUST have daily perseverance to achieve your goals to be better.

If you haven’t already, now is the time to start planning or at least thinking about how you are going to be you 1 percent better starting Jan. 1, 2012. I am in the business of results. Without results I am without clients.

Here’s the funny thing. Many times I get clients where they want to go and in turn they see me less and I earn less income. That’s OK. I’ve done my job well if I teach them how to achieve these goals on their own. Don’t get me wrong. Many clients still need accountability and coaching long-term to stay on track, but learning how to achieve success on your own is key.

Let’s get down to business here and start resolving.

In order to succeed you must BE DECISIVE. Know what you want to achieve and be ultra specific, detailed and exhaustive about your goal. If it’s to lose weight weight, how much and in what time frame.

You must BE REALISTIC. If you want to lose 100 pounds, are you really able to do this in 3 months? Probably not, but in 12 months that’s 8 pounds per month and totally realistic.

FIND YOUR REASON. This is critical. Wanting to lose weight is one thing, wanting to lose so you can do a zip line, climb Everest, play competitive softball or regain that self confidence you once had in high school are all reasons beyond the goal itself.

LET IT BE KNOWN. Telling other people we ARE going to do something triggers something inside us. There is a drive in us not to fail and this is especially true when we verbalize our goals to others. We have a visual goal chart in our back office for certain benchmarks for our staff. All staff members’ goals are up for all to see just for this reason.

BUILD ON THE GOOD and HAVE A SHORT MEMORY. When you make strides toward your goal, celebrate in productive ways. Tell others of your success and be proud of your accomplishments. The opposite is true as well. When you mess up and overeat or miss the gym, GET OVER IT! You absolutely want to learn from your mistakes, but do not dwell on them and let them get you in a downward spiral.

VISUALIZE and MEDITATE on what you want to achieve. One common thread among top athletes and performers is their keen sense of the benefits and value of seeing themselves already achieving the goal they have set before themselves.

As a young teen bodybuilder, I pictured myself winning the first prize and beating the others in the field. I know one professional golfer, Aaron Baddeley, who does this visualization and meditation before each swing he takes.

It’s going to be a phenomenal year and I know, if you do these key steps in setting your resolutions, that you will succeed! You can always reach me at ramonafitness@yahoo.com and, oh yeah, look for my new website ramonastrainer.com early 2012!

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