If you’re not pleased with what you see in the mirror when you look at your body, you can transform your body, but it takes work. You have to start by making lifestyle changes. Lifestyle changes include both dietary changes and regular exercise. In some cases, it may also include insuring you have adequate sleep, because lack of sleep can wreck even the most dedicated plans for a new look. While you might undertake the journey to a more vital, svelter you alone, getting expert help can make the journey faster and quicker. It’s like the difference between walking to a destination that’s miles away or driving there. You’ll get there much faster in a car. A personal trainer can be the catalyst to help you make that change quicker.
Find out what you need to do for trouble spots.
Everyone is different and each person has a different problem area. Your stomach might be bulging or your thighs dimpled. Each one takes a different solution. Even when people seem to have the same problem, they don’t. For example, a bloated bulging abdomen can come from lack of muscle tone, but it’s not always the same muscles that require toning. It also can come from dietary problems. Analyzing the problem first is important, which is one reason a personal trainer gets better results. He or she assesses the situation first before ever making a recommendation on exercise or diet.
Doing exercises that specifically deal with problem areas is also important.
Once you know which muscle groups are weak, you also have to know the best exercises to deal with that weakness. Not all types of exercise are equal. For instance, some exercises, such as high intensity training, burn calories faster and give you the same cardio workout in a shorter time than running. Knowing the right type of training to maximize your results comes with experience and education, the type that personal trainers have and share with you.
What you eat, when you eat and how you eat makes a huge difference.
You might shed a few pounds with a starvation diet, but the minute you start eating again, they come back and bring friends! Eating too few calories or the wrong foods can put your body into starvation mode, which slows the metabolism, making it even harder to lose weight. Instead of a diet, since diets just don’t work, you need to learn how to eat healthier. Not only will you lose weight by eating healthier, you’ll also improve your nutrient intake, which can give you a better complexion and even make you look years younger.
Transforming your body isn’t easy, so you need someone to provide motivation when you simply can’t go it alone. Getting a workout buddy helps, but so does a personal trainer.
Once you start exercising, you’ll find you’re filled with far more energy than you thought possible. You’ll want to do even more, which also burns more calories.
A personal trainer not only shows you how to do exercises that will help you transform your body, he or she watches to insure you do them right, because doing exercises improperly either negates the benefits or potentially causes injury.
You’ll not only improve your body, you’ll improve your mental attitude. Not only does regular exercise lift the spirits by stimulating the body to produce hormones that make you feel good, you’ll also have more confidence from achieving your goal and improved self esteem.