Hi guys,  Kris from Custom Fitness here, your Amarillo personal trainer. Today we’re going to be wrapping up the two part series about getting off track and how to get back on again. Now be sure to read part one if you haven’t already at the link here: And as always, if you have any questions about today’s blog then please give us a call at (806)-322-3188

We’re back with part two! Glad you all made it back for the conclusion to this series. I’m really excited to finish this series up. These issues and this topic is something that weighs on me. There are so many people that I meet that deal with these problems, and we all have! However, some people when they get off track, they are too distraught or are too busy beating themselves up to get back on again. I hope that whoever is reading this right now will find some comfort in this conclusion today. You can do it!!!

#3 Quit Listening To All Of The Ads

Quit listening to the self-proclaimed “experts”, quit listening to your friends and family members that have done any and every combination of diet and exercise. Instead, start to find out what the truth is. Find the people that truly do the research–that truly understand how things work–for whatever it is that you are trying to reach.

If you are listening to a million different voices, they are all going to say a million different things. If you go to google and search; Is X,Y,Z good for me?, then you are going to find a yes. And if you search; Is X,Y,Z bad for me?, then you are still going to find a yes. Really you can find just about anything that you are looking for no matter which side of the coin you want to fall on. It’s just a matter of if you are seeking out the right sources, the true professionals, the right experts that have taken the time in their profession to learn these things to be able to share them with you.

So the ads… In the biggest case that ever shocked me was when I was much younger and I found out that there had been a fitness article written in this magazine. It was just a regular magazine, it was popular and people read it all of the time. And there was this fitness article that was detailing what these athletes were eating, ant they wrote about “how healthy” it was to have chocolate milk and pancakes. And the pancakes was the big one in this article, it was mentioned like five or six times.

I just kept thinking “Why are they putting this in here?”. I mean, everyone loves pancakes but this was during the times before protein pancakes, so there was nothing even remotely healthy about them. Well, it turned out that the major advertiser for that magazine was Mrs. Buttersworth. Yes, that Mrs. Buttersworth: the syrup. So in order to sell more syrup out of that advertisement, they had to write an article telling people how healthy it was to eat it. I know, it made my brain hurt too.

A lot of people tend to coerce our opinion of what is good and what is bad. And they may not even mean to do it, they may not have a convoluted plan like the advertisers. However, they may be our friends and family who just mean well and they start to just add more and more things in. It’s human nature, and we have all been guilty of it at some point.

As a personal trainer in Amarillo, I meet with a lot of people and have a lot of conversations about health, diet, and fitness. I often get people that come in and they tell me about the 25 supplements that they’re taking. I have to go over the list with them and narrow down what those are, and why they need them (or think they need them). A lot of times they don’t even know what a lot of them are for, it’s just a matter of their friend gave it to them, or their sister swears by it. So you need to make sure that you quit listening to the sources that aren’t giving you the best information (even though it might be well intended), and turn you ear towards those that have studied and know what they’re talking about.

#4 Live Happy. Be Realistic.

This is a big one. It’s time to stop self judging, and stop being upset with yourself over all of these things that are just little details. You aren’t going to be 100% perfect everyday, so start being realistic about your goals so that you can live happily.

Understand the the choices that you are making and the habits that you are building are taking you closer to your goals every single day.                          

That is going to wrap up our series getting back on track. Now I hope that you all learned something that will benefit you. Just remember to be kind to yourself, and to not beat yourself up over little mistakes. No one is perfect, so just keep doing your best and doing what is right for you and your health.

So, if you are wanting the accountability and help with creating an action plan to see results, or are wanting to someone to help create a workout plan to push you to your greatest potential, then that’s what we’re here for. We work with our clients not just on fitness, but also nutrition. What we do is we will ensure that you are supported throughout every aspect of your health and wellness journey, and that includes making those eating changes. We have an entire team of dedicated professionals to help you with your health and fitness goals. To get your consultation set up, give us a call at 806-322-3188 or email us at info@customfitness.biz At Custom Fitness, we are YOUR personal trainers in Amarillo, Texas. Have a great day.