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Elite San Diego personal trainer’s perspective on the so called “New Years Resolution”

Posted Dec 26 2013 5:40pm

Its they day after Christmas, and people are preparing for the next hurdle, that being New Years 2014.  If your like most Americans’s, you went way overboard eating everything that didn’t crawl off your plate, and you drank more wine and liquor than an Irish sailor on shore leave. So what do you have to show for this recklessness?  Well, take a peak down south of your chin. Perhaps an expanded waist line choked to death by tight pants or  a skin tight skirt ripping at the seams. Perhaps your feet are so swollen from excess salt and carbs that which you consumed, that now your shoes feel extra tight. Yep, your hating looking like the Michelin Tire man. Hate feeling soft and mushy huh?

As a San Diego Personal trainer  and Physician Assistant with over 15 years in the industry, I have seen just about everything. People generally meet, and often exceed their health and fitness goals though out the first 10 months of the year. They often spend good money to get there, and then for some reason, they subconsciously decide to sabotage the fruits of their labors over the course of 5 weeks! Go figure….

Yes, it’s the high time of the year, were family come together and graze like pigs at the trough. Hypnosis seems sets in,  and they live for the corpulent moment. A, “I don’t give a shit” attitude sets in.  The typical remark I hear from the weight control under achiever is:  ”well its only 2 days out of the year!”  The reality depicts a different cause and effect.  A tsunami of food begins around the Thanksgiving holidays, followed by left overs, candy, bakery gift baskets at the offices. Then there are the seasonal employee office party’s, and local neighborhood festivity party’s. Moreover, the food continues to pour in for the weeks of  Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years day. By the time all is said and done, most people can barely walk, yet breath. It has been said that the average person will gain 8 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years day.

So, I ask you why? I don’t want to hear because of the family influence! The answer is clear, you simply don’t have big enough balls or discipline to make it to the finish line. It’s just like stopping short of a 26.2 miles of marathon distance and decide to crawl to the finish line, like a  big pussy! Shame on you!

Now comes the New Years Resolution which is supposed to negate your bad judgement during the five week glutton onslaught.  Heres the rub, by the time you get back into fairly decent shape, the holidays are once again at your doorstep.  Then its right back through the unconscious holiday onslaught of food and alcohol. So in respect of the law of positive and negative integers, you really make no gains, just STASIS,  which in my book is the ulimate recipe for  being ordinary. Maybe your happy with this?

So with that in mind, millions of Americans will make the artificial leap of proclaiming, yet another feasible New Years fitness/ weight loss resolution. Now ,do you see the stupidity in this mindset?

Anyway, if you fall into this category of being a New Years Resolution Cycler, then you need a much higher sense of accountability, than your FitBit , your heart rate calorimeter ,  or relying on your spouse or best friend to keep you honest. Hire yourself a reputable Personal fitness trainer , who lives the life of perpetual health and fitness. Most personal trainers have the tools and knowledge to keep you fit and honest even through the most difficult times of the year.  Generally they walk the walk, and talk the talk. Myself and my elite trainers and therapists at Somagenesis Health and Fitness of San Diego , California, pride ourselves on keeping our clients accountable and on track even through difficult holidays. If you live in San Diego County, feel free to  contact us for a complimentary consultation concerning your problem, or simply go to and fill out a Contact Form. We will get back to you. And don’t worry, we won’t bite!  Now enjoy the personal video below.

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