Support is the key to transforming your body and your life.You have worked hard to achieve your fitness goals and all is well—but what now? How do you maintain it?Amanda Price-Salazar, a certified personal trainer and owner of Edge Fitness in Tumwater, says that often when people make huge body transformations though diet and exercise programs, they eventually end up going back to the same place they started due to lack of motivation to stay on track.How can you combat that cycle of regression? The secret is getting to the heart of the matter and looking at what contributed to your initial lack of fitness in the first place.“Any person who has struggled to achieve a body transformation goal of any kind, whether struggling to lose weight gained over a period of years or recovering from an accident and trying to get back your body back into shape, can use some help,” shares Price-Salazar. “Seeking counsel from a therapist or someone who specifically works with individuals on stress and anxiety management, body image and self-esteem issues, eating disorders and addiction management and recovery, can really help.”Amanda Price-Salazar, an Olympia personal trainer, battled back from a horrific motorcycle injury.Price-Salazar is speaking from personal experience. In August 2006, a motorcycle accident added a new dimension to Price-Salazar’s life. Almost losing her life and coming out of it with a broken back, hip, and pelvis, she was determined to recover and stay in shape. Working diligently with a physical therapist and mental well-being therapist for several years, she gradually regained her strength, surpassing her fitness level from before the accident.“You cannot do it alone. Your friends and family won’t always tell you the whole truth, trying to be sensitive to your feelings or they may not understand fully what you are going through,” she shares. “You need to find someone who is an ‘out-of-the-box’ thinker, who will listen and guide you positively and honestly along the way and who truly specializes in the areas you need.”She also hired a life coach. “I have accomplished more in the last seven years than I have throughout my entire life,” explains Price-Salazar, crediting her therapist and life coach.If you want to stay on track, remain motivated with your health and fitness goals, and ensure your continued success, invest in a mental health professional, coach or therapist. This individual will help you address any underlying issues that might keep you from achieving your goals.“You can take care of your outside and constantly tell yourself you are just fine on the inside, but you will soon realize that until you get to heart of your issues, identify them, and face them head on, it will be difficult to see success in the future,” she explains. “Once you can work through your issues and finally move past them, you will achieve greater things and see more changes than ever before, but you truly have to have someone to help you get through it.” Facebook29Tweet0Pin0
JOCKEY QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, GENDER AGENDA, WINNER: “I was afraid we were going to be too close to the lead but when I saw the slow pace I knew we were OK. Out of the gate, I let the favorite (Glory) go and tried to force her to the lead; I just put us second and followed them.“After that, it wasn’t going to be my fault because I knew we were getting a perfect trip in that spot. She was so relaxed and she got a perfect trip.“I think she wants to go a mile, or a mile and a sixteenth. I think this distance worked so well because of the slow pace. Last time, she was caught down by the rail and struggled a bit but today she was able to get out and had a beautiful trip.” KENT DESORMEAUX, STORMY LUCY, SECOND: “I got out too late. She was the best today . . . ” KEITH BRACKPOOL, PART OWNER, GENDER AGENDA: “This filly’s been unlucky. She’s had full fields in almost everything she’s gone up against. I’m thinking, ‘When are we going to get a decent shot?’ He (Rafael Bejarano) rode her beautifully today, she rated beautifully, and she’s a nice filly.” CARLA GAINES, GENDER AGENDA, WINNER: “We were trying to decide to run in this race or the6 ½ down the hill (Monrovia on Jan. 3). She’s a very good miler and we decided to attempt to get her to stretch out that extra eighth (of a mile), and it worked.” MIKE SMITH, GLORY, THIRD: “She ran great. If the grass was a little firmer, maybe she would’ve hung on, but she ran great.”TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: The winning owners are Keith Brackpool, Alon Ossip and Tim Ritvo.