Advanced Fitness Enthusiast.
An average person just looking to maintain their weight and stay in shape.
Beginner, or someone who exercises sporadically.
Keeping your weight under control
You've always worked out-it's just a part of your life; like brushing your teeth.
Staying mobile and independent as you get older; to enjoy "successful aging."
Socially connecting with friends or networking.
Maximally challenging yourself physically and mentally.
All of the above.
It’s too boring.
It's too physically demanding.
You don't know how to do it properly
You don't want to "bulk up."
You are already weight training 3x a week or more.
You just don't like lifting weights in general and prefer other forms of exercise.
You already have a physical job and don't need the extra "work."
You don't have enough time to add weight training to what you already do and it's not your first priority activity.
You think you follow a healthy diet but when it comes to eating, you know there are significant ways you could improve your efforts.
You have been training for so long, that you are just not motivated to try something new-again, if it might not work.
You have too many injuries that stop you from really pushing yourself.
You have reached an age where you feel you should start taking it easy when it comes to physical activity.
You're just not sure how to take your fitness to the next level.
You are, for the most part, satisfied with how your You are, for the most part, satisfied with how your body looks and FEELS at this time. You are, for the most part, satisfied with how your body looks and feels at this time.
You're getting older and your body just doesn't respond the way it used to.
You are satisfied with the progress you're making at this time.
Being in shape is not the priority it used to be you've been waiting for something that would motivate you. again.
You don't have the time to workout as much as you used to.
Your diet is not as effective as it could be.
You are confused by all the new fitness products out there and have no idea which one(s) will work for you.
Hire a professional coach.
Restrict your calories more or try a new nutritional approach.
You are not experiencing a plateau.
Get motivated again.
Getting stronger, more athletic, and functional.
Primarily losing fat.
Primarily gaining muscle mass.
Simply maintaining where you're at.
Begin an exercise/food/lifestyle improvement program for the first time.
Having the energy to pursue your fitness goals.
B & C
85 or older
A good coach.
Strategies I pursue to keep feeling motivated.
Working on my strength of character.
All of the above.
Eat less; move more
Eat better; move more
Train smarter, not harder
Those close to me don’t understand my commitment.
Making the commitment.
Finding the time to exercise and/or prepare food.
The loss of what I perceive as quality of life-having to be too strict with my diet isn’t fun.
It doesn’t matter.
I don’t want to have to keep track of what I’m eating or how I’m training, I have too many things on my mind as it is.
It is very important to write this information down so that you can visually anchor your goal-setting strategy. Vividly envisioned goals, written down, allow you to stay on track and move toward achieving your goals.
I think logging my progress is a great idea but, the truth is, I probably won’t do it.
I understand that journaling is a critical part of the process and the few minutes a day it takes to complete it, is absolutely worth the time.