Forming Healthy Habits…

Stacy Papakostas Speaks Out!  Making the commitment to improve your habits is a great first step on the road to better health and fitness.  However, this first step is quickly followed by making the actual changes, and this can be quite a challenge.  Don’t lose hope if you find all the changes too difficult in the beginning, because eventually they’ll come to you like second nature. Here are a few tips to help change your old bad habits into successful ones.

Here at NYC Adventure Fitness we are big on the three C’s- COMMITMENT, CONTROL & CONSISTENCY!  Make the first step and Commit and we will gladly guide you through the rest.  Whatever your health and fitness concerns are, we are confident that we can help you achieve your goals!  If you are interested in speaking with a personal trainer, please sign up for a free consultation. We can discuss your goals and see if we are a good match. What are you waiting for?

Keep Track of Your Progress

Starting a new fitness or diet regime can be difficult in the beginning because you can’t always see the changes right away. In our culture of immediate gratification, it’s easy to be disheartened when you don’t see results in the first week.  A great way to combat this is to keep track of your progress.  There are several ways you can do this, whether you choose to measure the length of time you’re able to run or swim, or measuring yourself with a tape measure or calculating your BMI.  If you have difficulty staying on track or sticking to a plan, I will help!  I will ensure that you safely and effectively meet your goals!

Check in with Stacy Papakostas

Not only will I help you define your fitness goals and design a fitness routine to help you achieve them, but checking in with me from time to time can also give you another valuable tool – accountability.  Sometimes, all you need to make the right decisions, such as choosing a salad instead of a cheeseburger or doing your exercises instead of making excuses not to go, is remembering that you’ll have to explain your actions when you meet up with someone.  Plus, when you do slip (and don’t worry when you do), I will be there to help you back on the right path and encourage you to keep up the good work.

Replace One Bad Habit at a Time

It can be so demoralizing when you realize that a lot of your bad habits need to be changed.  Try changing one thing at a time and then moving on to the next one when the new good habit has become engrained.  For example, if you have a problem with snacking between meals, try reaching for an apple or carrot instead of a bag of chips.  Or if you have the habit of going through the drive through or parking as close as you can to the entrance of the grocery store, try parking and walking in or parking far away from the entrance, so you can get your legs moving.

You Don’t Have to Go Cold Turkey

The hardest part of making a lifestyle change is breaking yourself of all the bad habits that you’ve accumulated.  The truth is, you don’t have to be a perfect angel overnight, and no one expects you to be!  Improving your health won’t happen instantly and you’re going to have setbacks along the way.  Consider NYC Adventure Boot Camp to help motivate and guide you in the right direction.  I will ensure that you stick with your plan and finally achieve your goals!

Call me at 917-822-3440 with any questions.

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