How to get fit and healthy for Ibiza
Hello there! We are Ben & Rebecca, Personal Trainers and owners of onelife IBIZA , with a passion for health, fitness and wellbeing. We are dedicated to helping you change your life, but only if you want to that is! We all struggle sometimes with our health and fitness goals and the motivation to keep going. Well, here is our helping hand to guide, advise and encourage you in transforming your body, and, most importantly, your mind. So, we thought we’d better start from the very beginning. Some things to think about and the preparations necessary before embarking upon successful, sustainable health and fitness efforts for long-term wellbeing. Are you ready?
First things first…
…we need to make changes in our current lifestyle to bring about a change in our bodies. And we must commit to these changes, make them a habit not a chore – make them part of your new healthy lifestyle, the new YOU. Afterall, motivation gets you started, but habit keeps you going…
One Life Ibiza Benjamin Gorman is showing the right way to do a crunch
The Principle of Change
Without change we cannot grow, we cannot continue to achieve and ultimately fulfil our potential. Change is necessary and valuable. Change starts with a growing awareness that you are increasingly dissatisfied with what you have or where you are going. It is the awakening that you want more. And this is good. However, change is a process and will require you to take full responsibility. It is likely you will face great resistance to change and this pull to stay the same may come from within or from others around you. Your resolve will come from accepting that staying the same is easy and comfortable and non-threatening, but you already know where that road leads…
As you reach the conclusion that you do want more, and there are sacrifices, but you are prepared to make them, you can plan, embrace and get started on the journey.
Get Motivated, Visualise, Get Goal Orientated
Becoming motivated starts with getting clear about what you want and why you want it. Visualise yourself changed, e.g. slimmer/fitter/more energy etc, and mentally map out your healthier future to emotionally connect you with your efforts. Treat losing weight or getting healthier or fitter as a long-term project, a lifestyle. Be prepared for when your willpower wanes – motivate yourself by creating a list of the reasons you want to change, from losing weight to having more energy, from lowering your cholesterol to increasing your self esteem and being body confident on the beach, to being more functional in older age. You can re-read your list at any point to help keep you on track. As time passes, if we don’t remind ourselves about these desires, the demands of everyday life can take over – you can very easily start in the right frame of mind but, as the weeks pass, especially if you do not experience early results, you can lose motivation and excuses are made. We’ve all been there…
“We are all accountable for ourselves. Think of yourself as a precious commodity, then protect your investment each day.” – Monica Brant
Ibiza here we come
Think of a realistic time frame for achieving your goals and break that down into short-term targets so that you’re not overwhelmed. If your change is losing weight, aim for an achievable 1-2lb per week and begin with small changes you can maintain. Having a goal dress size or an upcoming holiday (to Ibiza!!) are great motivators! Choose exercise that’s do-able and fun so you’re more likely to stick at it. Do an achievable amount, such as two or three 30-minute sessions a week and go from there. It doesn’t have to be at the gym, do whatever you enjoy. Ibiza is the perfect setting to get fit and healthy – wall to wall sunshine, stunning beaches, beautiful countryside, the outdoor lifestyle…where better to go for a hike, a bike ride, a swim in the sea, do an outdoor training session, to name but a few examples. Let’s get healthy Ibiza!
Please share with us what your struggles are so we can talk about them in later blog posts. What keeps you motivated – do you have any tips for other readers? What are your pitfalls?