By Reggie Collier, Contributing Writer
What is Reggie C Fitness? It is results! As co-owner of Signature Physiques Studio in Houston, Texas, I take an unorthodox, but effective approach to weight loss and personal development. Though you see me today, I wasn’t always this health conscious. After graduating from college, I gained some excessive weight due to lack of exercise and proper nutrition. Not liking how I was looking and feeling, I decided it was time to make a change for a healthier me. It wasn’t easy, but with exercise and a change in my eating habits, the hard work has paid off. I help countless clients become their best, pushing them to the limits in order to help them achieve their weight loss and fitness goals. Being that I struggled with weight, I can put myself in my clients’ shoes, understanding what it takes to achieve weight loss success. Fitness is my passion, and motivating others to make healthier choices and live a longer life is what I am about.
Below read some tips and lessons learned from those who have experienced weight loss success through Reggie C Fitness.
“Planning is key! Write out your workout schedule for the week, and keep track of workouts in a planner or your phone. Making time for exercise and meal prep is sometimes very strategic, so set a weekly goal. Try to stick to that goal as best as possible. Set reminders for your meals on your phone calendar or set an alarm, so that you don’t miss a meal. Failing to plan means you’re planning to fail. It helps to have an accountability partner to make sure you are sticking to your goals daily. Your accountability partner should push you!”
“Keep an ideal physique or picture of where you want to be on your screensaver, so that whenever you unlock your phone you will see it. This will help to remind you to keep pushing. Also, take progress pictures. They will motivate you to keep going. Surround yourself with like-minded people who have similar goals. Everyone wants results, but only a few are willing to push and work for it. Being surrounded by like-minded people who motivate and encourage you to work hard will motivate you. Also, drink a gallon of water consistently.”
“Don’t compare yourself or your body to others. Everyone has their own unique physical traits, and everyone’s journey is distinct. So don’t get down on yourself if you see someone else who is doing better or getting quicker results. Incorporate everyone in your house on your journey. If you eat healthy, they can to…no exceptions. LOL! Want it for YOURSELF! Getting in shape for someone else or something else will only be temporary, and the motivation will fade if that person or thing leaves your life. Learn to say NO to people and things, and start putting YOURSELF 1st.”
“Don’t get discouraged if you “fall off the wagon.” We are all human. We all have cravings. It’s okay to indulge occasionally. However, KNOW that additional cardio will have to be done. Make sure your friends and family know/understand that you are serious about your goals. It’s easy to get derailed by loved ones and co-workers. This means saying no to a lot. The more consistent you are with putting your goals on the forefront, the easier it is for others to accept it and not want to tempt you. Listen to your trainer, and lean on your fit family! Surrounding yourself with like-minded people is one of the best things you can do. Whenever you need encouragement, motivation, or inspiration, don’t hesitate to turn to them. That sort of support will always get you through.”
For fitness tips from me or to experience Reggie C Fitness and be a healthier you, please visit me on the web at www.reggiecfitness.com.