9 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Personal Trainer To Get In Better Shape

Part 4 of 6 Ways To Exercise More Each Week

I talk to so many people who think personal trainers are too expensive.  I have even felt that in the past.  Health problems that can follow are more devastating and way more expensive if you ask me.  I have a background in health and fitness.   My dad started having heart problems. I realized that I needed to get other peoples input to help me grow and increase my knowledge.  The cost of a personal trainer as great as it might seem is such a great return on investment.  I know some people that charge up to $250 per hour and I know now they are worth every penny.  No wait… I am worth every penny. The money I give to a personal trainer that is going to help me achieve my goals and increase my health is well worth it.

Did you know that even the smartest people in the world use coaches? The fittest people in the world use coaches or personal trainers. I have a background in bodybuilding and even the top bodybuilders in the world have coaches.  The greatest athletes in the world have coaches.  There is a reason why even the greatest and brightest people in the world use coaches.  They work!  But why do they work?  Here are 9 reasons why hiring a personal trainer is worth it.

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8 Reasons Why You Should Wear A Fitness Tracker Like a FitBit, Apple Watch, Polar, or Garmin

Part 3 of 6 Ways To Exercise More Each Week

One of the latest fads are exercise trackers.  Apple Watch, FitBit, Polar, etc.  People are buying these like crazy.  I see people at the mall wearing them, people at work wearing them, and even my kids are wearing them.  Why are they so popular?  Simple… They WORK!  Wearing a fitness trackers is

Couple looking at Fitness Tracker

Two years ago I was 50lbs over weight.  I was lazy, I exercised but not how I should have.  I went through the motions, did my 30 – 60 minutes in the gym and left.  15 months ago I got an apple watch and focused on the health monitoring of the watch.  It was pretty cool.  The apple watch monitors three areas (Active Calories Burned, Exercise time, and Standing).  It fills in a circle as you complete the goal.  I thought it was fun and focused on getting these every day. Within 3 months I had lost over 30lbs and I have kept it off for over a year now.  I contribute most of the weight loss to the method Apple uses.

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5 Reasons to Exercise First Thing In The Morning

Part 2 of 6 Ways to Exercise More Each Week

I don’t know about you but if your like me when I get home from work and had a long day the last thing on my mind is exercise.  If I even sit down for a minute when I get home it’s hard for me to get up and get going.  Exercise needs to be a priority.   For me I have to exercise first thing in the morning or else it’s hard to get the motivation.

Time For Fitness Sign

The benefits to exercise first thing in the morning are countless.  When I exercise first thing in the morning I achieve between 5 – 6 workouts a week.  This is the goal I have every week. I achieve my goal almost 100% of the time every week by waking my butt up an hour early and exercise.

Does not matter if it’s a workout at home or a workout at the gym.  I love my morning workouts.  Even if I do have to go to bed earlier to achieve my goals.

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3 Reasons to Set Goals or New Years Resolutions in November

And a Free Goal Setting Download

It’s getting close to the new year.  You know what that means…  Time for new years resolutions?  We also know new years resolutions don’t work.  Often they are last minute thoughts.  Not something we put much thought or planning into. Or maybe we are just doing it because everyone else is doing it.  I have never been much for new years resolutions but I have set annual goals every year.  I have been setting goals for myself for over 30 years.  I have found the best time to plan for annual goals (January – December) is in November of each year.

Hello November surrounded by pumpkins

Each November I sit down and use a spreadsheet I have developed to plan out my annual goals. I am happy to say that I have been success most of the time at all these goals.

Setting Goals In November are 10 Times More Successful Than Those Set in January.

3 reasons I have found planning your next years goals in November are:

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5 Reasons Why Working Out On Mondays and Tuesdays Rock!

1st of 6 ways to exercise more

If your like me you have a busy schedule.  It’s hard to find time to workout.  I’ve been there… 30lbs over weight, feeling exhausted, feeling like you have no energy to workout.  If you don’t do anything about it it doesn’t get any better.  The past year has been a life changing year.  I dropped the 30lbs of being over weight and have kept it off.  I exercised more and found some key secrets or factors that allowed me to drop the weight and keep it off.  Over the next few weeks I will share the top 6 ways I found ways to exercise more.  For each of those I will give you to top reasons why I feel this way.

Monday Tuesday Workouts Rock

The first and greatest way I found to exercise more is I made it mandatory to workout on Mondays and Tuesdays.  I would do anything not to miss these two days.

The top 5 reasons why I think Monday and Tuesday workouts rock are:

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Sweat is Just Fat Crying

This is a guaranteed way to improve energy and improve productivity

Clear your mind, clear you calendar, and clear your focus

With today being Labor Day in the United States I want to extend a challenge to every reader of this blog.  Unplug and enjoy the day.  No cell phone, no computer, and if your brave enough no TV!  It’s important for our bodies and our mind to recharge.  People need to take breaks during the day and during the week.  Unplugging can improve productivity!

UNPLUG

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3 Methods I used to weighing myself on a scale to lose over 30lbs and get under 15% body fat

Key timing to keep you motivated and achieve the best results

When I started my weight loss journey I tried every possible option when it came to taking my weight.  Different days of the week, different times of the day, different scales, etc.  I finally found 3 methods that I feel are the key to losing over 30lbs and getting under 15% body fat.  I am just like you.  I got frustrated not seeing the results I wanted as fast as I wanted.  Many times I thought I was doing a great job only to get on the scale and see that was not the case.  

Scale

 
These three methods I feel were the key to losing the weight and keeping it off for one year.

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What can you expect from The Goal Oriented Life (TGOLife)?

Winning at Life, Winning at Business, and Winning at Leadership

I just wanted to take some time to post an update on this site.  Blogs, ideas, training, etc are all coming together.  YouTube Videos, Webinars, etc are all in the planning and development stages.  I look forward to posting blogs very soon.  What can you expect from this site?

What to Expect

This site will give you the tools to Win at Life, Win at Business, and Win at Leadership.  I will be happy to share my 30+ years experience in these areas and give you the tools that helped me succeed.

I planned to post once a week.  After reviewing the areas between life and business it only made sense to post twice a week.  Here is what I am planning so far.

Every Blog will focus on winning at life, winning at business, and winning at leadership.  Focusing on accomplishing more though goals and standards.

Mondays – Leadership and Business Focus.  This will start out your work week and give you the tools to Win at Leadership, Business, Growth, Etc.  Topics: Leadership, entrepreneur, team building, tips on running more successful meetings, etc.

Thursdays – As we get closer to the weekend we can adjust our focus from the busy work week to focus on ourselves.  Thursday blogs will focus on personal development.  These will have a leadership theme and will help you with Leadership and Business but with a focus on Winning at Life.  The main focus is to give you the tools to make you better.  Topics: Health & Fitness, Organization, Financial, Family, Social, and a variety of other topics.

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