Dear Subscriber,

Earlier this month I shared some of the
most common fitness myths and from
the responses I had we hit on a very sore topic!

I had so many comments and requests
for more info that I decided to follow it
up with number 2.

Remember that winter (right now) is the
perfect time to start a fitness program so
you will be looking and feeling great for Spring!

Yours For Health,
Shane Shiels
Shashido Enterprises

Adelaide’s Premier Health & Fitness Expert

Fitness Myths Exposed (Part II)

The Myth of All or Nothing – Whether you’re trying
to get started with a workout programme or trying
to stick with the one you’ve already started, this
myth can be a back-breaker.

The biggest “newbie” mistake I see with folks just
starting out…is being too aggressive. Sure, everybody
want’s results…ummm…yesterday. That’s natural.
But if you’re being too aggressive with your workouts
in the early stages, chances are you’ll quit. Why? Pain
during the workout (it’s hard work) and soreness after
the workout (to be expected) are certainly culprits. But
the BIG problem is an “all or nothing” attitude.

Here’s how it happens.  You start your new programme
and the first couple workouts are great. You go hard,
feel good about yourself (despite the soreness) and build
some momentum.  Then something happens. A scheduling
conflict, or something comes up last minute, and you miss a
workout. AARGHH! Then one missed workout leads to another,
and your desperation and sense of futility grows. And you think,
“why bother, I can’t make this work!” And you quit.

Maybe a few months later the cycle begins again. New goals,
new commitment. “This time will be different” you tell yourself.
But it isn’t. Same result, different month. (This is why the BEST
results – sometimes the ONLY results – are achieved when you
have external accountability from a coach and trainer like me. Yes,
self-serving, I know, but also the truth.)

The “trick” is that you don’t have to spend 30 minutes on the
treadmill or 40 minutes lifting weights…every time.  If you’ve
got a conflict, fine. Stuff happens. But you can still workout…as
long as you get over the “all or nothing” mentality.

Let’s say you’ve got a conflict and can’t get your regular workout
in. What do you do to sustain the momentum and to ensure you get
your “personal victory” that day?  The answer is simple. Just bang
out a couple sets of bodyweight squats and pushups. Takes five
minutes.  Or do some walking lunges and sit-ups, right there in your
house or office…or wherever.  Run a couple sprints. Heck, you can
even tighten (flex) your abdominal muscles and hold for 20-30
seconds while you’re sitting at your desk.  Do that ten times and
tell me if you don’t feel it!

The point is this: DO SOMETHING! (Sorry to “yell” but it’s that important.)

And here’s one more quick, but VERY important tip: do not sabotage
your diet.  Even if you must miss a workout and can’t even fit in a 5
minute “tune-up” workout, don’t throw in the towel and hit Wendy’s
for a triple with cheese. Don’t do it. Because even if you miss your
workout, you can still stick to your supportive eating diet. And
conquering that urge to give up reinforces your commitment to yourself
and keeps you on track for results…on track for the body you want.

“All or nothing” is a dangerous myth. Don’t fall for it. Daily progression
and sustained commitment give you confidence that you can achieve
your goal.  And I’m always just a phone call or email away in case you
need external motivation, support and instruction!

And by the way, if you’re serious about taking your health and fitness
to the next level this Summer, why not take advantage of your FREE
Fitness Consultation? (an $87 value)

During this consult, you’ll receive detailed information on how to get fit
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Quote Corner

“Nothing splendid has ever been
achieved except by those who dared
to believe that something inside them
was superior to circumstance.” – Bruce Barton

Eat Yourself Thin

Fast and Friendly Meatballs
(Serves Eighteen)

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (20 ounce) package ground turkey
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
(175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch
baking dish with the olive oil, and place
it in the oven while preheating.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together the
ground turkey, egg, and bread
crumbs using your hands. Using
an ice cream scoop if possible, form
the meat into golf ball sized meatballs.
Place about 1 inch apart in the hot baking
dish. Press down to flatten the bottom just slightly.

3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated
oven, then turn them over, and continue
baking for about 5 more minutes, or
until somewhat crispy on the outside.
Serve with pasta and sauce or however
you’d like.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Ready: 30 mins

Amount Per Serving – Calories: 73 /
Total Fat: 4.5g / Cholesterol: 37mg /
Sodium: 73mg / Total Carbs: 1.5g /
Dietary Fiber: 0.1g / Protein: 6.2g

Recipe from

Shashido Enterprises
Adelaide, S.A.
Phone: 0420 347 550

(c) Shashido Enterprises 2012 (All Rights Reserved)




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