Creating New Habits and New Results!

by Dr. Ron Arndt

Creating new habits can be scary and fun at the same time and, if you do it correctly, the results can be fabulous!

For the past 2 years I had thought about the value and benefit of hiring a personal trainer to help me tone my aging body, add years to my life, and encourage myself to be more active. I knew the benefits would be positive; I simply needed to take ACTION.

This past winter, while living in Phoenix, Arizona, I did just that and signed up for 28 sessions with a personal trainer. The first 7 or 8 sessions were brutal as I had been so out of shape and neglected myself for so many years. Oh, I do my daily 3-mile power walk but I have to tell you…strength training is a whole new ballgame. Eventually the visits became more comfortable. My weight was beginning to drop. I could see and feel more strength developing in my major muscle groups. And, probably more importantly, I was feeling better about myself because I had made a commitment to improve and I STUCK WITH IT (not easy incidentally).

Moral of the story: When you are sick and tired of being sick and tired and finally decide you need to do something different to make your situation better, take the first step; believe that you can and you are half way there.

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