Monday, September 3, 2012


Kimberly Seals is a fitness trainer and studio owner who believes that change takes time. She says that while it takes 21 days to change a habit, it takes 21 months to change a lifestyle. New gym members often face workouts with an all or nothing approach and a few weeks later are never seen again. The truth is making one small change at a time might make a lasting impression and get someone moving in the right direction. This week as I worked with new clients, I was tempted to offer more information than they most likely wanted to hear.  Instead, I backed off and offered one idea for a better treadmill workout. If in the future you hear yourself or someone else say, "starting today I am going to exercise and eat right", think baby steps. Cardio, weight training, Yoga, Pilates and food journaling might be needed, but may not happen all at once or at least for any length of time.

Source: IDEA Health and Fitness Journal June 2012 Ryan Hasselback