No one ever wakes up one morning with the thought – “Let’s try to become an unfit, overweight slob” – but, it is all too easy for that description to creep up on us and catch us unawares. In school and college, we probably were not one of the “jocks” but we did participate in some sporting or athletic activities and were probably in reasonably “good shape”. Then, we joined the work force and spent most of our time and effort in furthering our careers. Maybe, at first, we kept up some occasional sport and possibly had a sort of keep fit exercise program. However, pressure of work plus the “temptations” arising from city living led to a gradual falling off in fitness and a thickening of our waistlines.
The sensible amongst us will notice the warning signs and try to do something to return to, at least, a reasonable level of fitness. Unfortunately, many of us have trouble even with this; actually, it would be nearer the truth to say that we lack the discipline. We make excuses like telling ourselves that our neighborhood is not safe for jogging or that we find it boring to run nowhere on a gym treadmill.
Few of us want to enter a “Mr. Universe” style body building competition; all we wish for is to be fit enough to use the stairs when the elevator is out or to survive a few hoops with our kids and we don’t need an intensive training program. What we do need is a program designed around who we are, what we are and what we wish we were; from which we can gain enough satisfaction so as to actually “stay with the program”.
The best way to do this is to use a Personal Trainer In Chicago this may sound pretentious and restricted to the rich and famous but the truth is that such services are available to us all at rates that can be very affordable. Your personal fitness advisor not only works out the best exercise program for your current state of fitness but will also look into your diet and work with you to show you the way to a fitter, healthier and longer lasting body.