CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - We are halfway through January and some may have already sidelined the New Year resolution to get in shape.
Staying motivated can be struggle.
Personal trainer Shawn Taylor says the worst thing you can do is put yourself in a "box."
"They get in here and do the same thing over and over," Taylor said. "It's either the treadmill all the time or the elliptical all the time or they avoid squats. I see that a lot. Don't do that."
Taylor says to have a good, solid plan and stick to it. He recommends building a fitness "arsenal."
"Basically, the thing you take with you all the time and it helps to keep you motivated," Taylor said. "For example, in my fitness arsenal I have my headphones. I have my shaker bottle for my water and protein shake."
Taylor has 3 tips to supercharge your workout:
- Static - Hold the workout position, like a plank or wall sit, until you really feel the burn.
- Octane - Crank things up a little bit. Do some basic sets and then you do a real fast set of that same muscle group.
- Fusion - Take the first, second, and third exercise and fuse all three together. Don't come up for air until after that third exercise is done.
It can be hard, but do not get to hung up on the number on the scale when you weigh in.
Taylor says you have to take into account the entire body transformation.
While it is important to pay attention to scale, but don't forget about the inches you lost.