I’m a group fitness instructor that teaches Step/strength training two days a week and a Zumba class one day a week. I’m a bit on the cubby side and I really want to get in better shape. I really want to try the P90X and/or Insanity. I also want to be able to balance my own fitness routine while still teaching classes and not over due it or injure myself. Do you have any suggestions?
I always ask myself in these situations; “What would I suggest a client do?” If I would give a client that advice, then I should be willing to follow it myself. It helps me stay on track and validate any advise I give. If I wouldn’t do it, or if I suggest it to a client, I have to be willing to do the same: ie, chew slowly, drink plenty of water, take a rest day, balance my fitness routine – cardio, strength, flexibility-, don’t eat the “crap”, etc.
You’re headed in the right direction just by asking the question and looking for an answer. What works for one of us will not work for others. Choose your path, work at it, stay true to it (weight loss, strength gains, toning don’t happen over-night) and when you feel like giving in (or eating the extra piece of cake) remember why you’re on this journey.
Good luck to you!