Tuesday, December 30, 2008

12 Tips To Your Fitness Success - #9-12

I hope you've been finding these tips helpful and more importantly, putting them to use. Christmas has gone and the New Year is right around the corner. So to keep these timely for you and ensure you have all the firepower you need for 2009 I thought I'd finish off your last 4 tips.

Please takes note. These are probably the most important!

Visualize. If you've played sports you've probably done something similar. Or maybe if you've given a big speech or performance you've done it before. Visualizing exactly how that performance will go has been shown to increase the chances. So why shouldn't you apply that to your health and fitness goals?

Spend 10 minutes each day visualizing how you will look...how you will feel...how you will act...and so on. Picture your body and your life exactly as you want it.

Next is Take ACTION! Nothing happens without action. This is the whole problem with the famous book and movie called The Secret. Attraction needs action. It doesn't matter how much. Start with just one step. That's it! Then take two. And three. And so on. You will reach your goal before you know it.

Your 11th tip helps glue #9 and 10 together. Set Goals. It's crucial to your success. Setting goals does not mean thinking about them. It means writing them down and putting a deadline with them. Use the S.M.A.R.T. technique. All goals must be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. Set each one with that in mind and you're on your way to SMART goal.

And finally, your 12th tip, is the secret to success. It is the one step you'll take to ensure your success. Accountability and Support. Get it! And I don't mean your spouse or child. You should even be careful of a friend. Make sure there is no emotional realtionship in place that will get in the way. You want someone to hold you accountable to your program and most importantly, to your RESULTS! Get someone that will motivate you and support you. They will do more for you than any piece of equipment, superfood, pills or potions.

I'd like to help you with that accountability and support. That is what we do at FT. If you would like some more information on having a coach motivate, support, empower and hold you accountable to a program, request a complimentary consultation here.

To your fitness success,

Tim Chudy

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The 2 types of fitness people...which are you?

In my 9 years of guiding men and women to achieve their
health and fitness goals I've come to the realization
that there are two types of exercise and fitness

1. Those who think exercise and fitness just deals with
the body.

2. Those who think exercise and fitness includes the
whole person - muscles, mind and soul.

I've always felt that those who think exercise and
fitness is only for the muscles, joints and organs were
missing out on a huge component to success!

Although exercise and fitness serves a GREAT purpose
physically, it has much more of a mental benefit.

It's time to start thinking about your exercise and
fitness habits and the path you're taking.

It's time to focus on your reality and how it's
affecting you and those around you.

Exercise and fitness is about positive change, both
physical AND mental.

You first starting making positive changes inside;
you've got to change the way you see yourself and then
the outside physical changes will soon follow.

If you find yourself wandering aimlessly through your
health and fitness "program" without mental focus,
you're progress will be very slow even though you're
moving your body.

But, if you see exercise and fitness as a time to focus
on your thoughts, bodily motions and envision how you
want to look and feel as you exercise - then you will
soon realize the true power of the results you can

So, make up your mind to exercise and fitness - set up
a powerful mental image in your mind - take a deep
breath to absorb MORE life - then get up and do
something with purpose and intent.

And that's tip number 9 to your fitness success.

Those who follow my exercise and fitness system - know
they are getting a TOTAL workout in more ways than one.

The program doesn't just get you fit, help reduce
excess weight, increase strength, stamina and

It also changes your mental outlook and how you view
yourself. It makes you a more positive and confident
person; someone who sees the positive in him or herself
and others; someone who stretches his or her mind
"outside the box" to create true power.

If you're ready to harness your TRUE power and reach
your true potential, then request a complimentary
fitness consultation with me to discuss a plan of
action to accomplish your goals.

To your fitness success,

Tim Chudy

Thursday, December 11, 2008

12 Tips To Your Fitness Success - #8

2 Weeks to Christmas. Can you believe it? That means just another 4 weeks until New Year's Day. Have you stuck with your program? Have you fallen into the busy holiday season hype? If so, that's ok. Because each day is new. And you can get right back on track and restart. Here's your 8th tip. This one sounds simple, and it is. But it's also very important.

Always, Always Stretch

Stretching improves flexibility, blood flow, muscle recovery, low back pain and a host of other things. Additionally, stretching can prevent injury, make you sleep better and improve your performance in all activities and sports.

Always stretch, but be certain not to stretch cold muscles. You should always warm up before stretching. However, it is very important that you know how to stretch. Never bounce! Slow, static stretches. Seek out a fitness professional to show you the proper execution and timing of your stretches.

To your fitness success,

Tim Chudy

Thursday, December 4, 2008

12 Tips To Your Fitness Success - #7

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday. By now you’ve made it through the leftovers. But the holiday parties are already on the horizon. So your 7th fitness success tip will help you stick to your program while still having some holiday fun!

Prepare and Plan for the Holidays

No one can avoid all of the holiday parties this time of year. The average person probably goes to four or five. If you’re not careful, those parties can derail you from your fitness and nutrition plan. And quick.

So you must prepare and plan for the parties.

If you know your office party is this coming Friday make plans to workout the day of and the day after your party. In addition to the added exercise you can also adjust your calories throughout the day. If your party is during lunchtime, plan to have a lighter dinner that night. And vice versa.

If you incorporate a cheat day within your nutrition plan have it fall on the day of the party. Also, at a party stick to the bowl of nuts. They’re better than all the cakes and sweet stuff and fill you up faster. Alternate an alcoholic drink with water or club soda. Often times having something to sip on is all that’s needed.

Sticking to these tips will help you stay ‘on the wagon’ and get through your holiday parties. It’s easy to fall off and over indulge. But come New Year’s it will only be harder to get back on track.

If you would like a tip sheet I put together, “The Holiday Season….Must You Gain Weight?” 10 Tips to keep you on track through the holidays without turning into a miserable scrooge email me with ‘Holiday Tips’ in the subject line. I’ll send it out to you immediately so you can reference before each holiday party!

To your fitness success,

Tim Chudy