13 Excuses Super-Fit Chicks Never Make
Hate to exercise? These expert tips will motivate you to reach for your running shoes
The Excuse: "I never see results from exercise"Personal trainer Steve Cabral says the best way to combat this frustrating feeling is to set yourself up for a "quick win." By starting off strong -- with a super-healthy diet and perhaps some boot camp-like fitness classes -- you could lose three to five pounds in your first week, which should certainly get you excited to continue.
And when you hit those inevitable plateaus, there are a few ways to keep yourself going. Suzie Cooney, CPT, a certified personal trainer and owner of Suzie Trains Maui, says to try visualization while you're working out. "I want [my clients] to 'see' a healthy and strong body," she says. "I want them to 'see' themselves crossing the finish line as we're spinning on the bike. Visualization training is incredibly helpful." Focusing on your goal is a much better way to push yourself during a workout than focusing on how fatigued you feel or the fact that the scale hasn't moved in a week.
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