Fitness Trainer: It’s Time To Stop Procrastinating

January 10, 2013

[Written by Betty Doyling] With New Year celebrations behind us it’s time to get serious about training again especially if you’ve gone a little wild over the holidays. The time to set our 2013 goals is here! Yes it may seem cliche, but now is a great time as it the chance to start over.

Try setting a small goal for the next few weeks. The goal could be to to go for a 20-30 min walk each morning, join your favorite gym, eat a healthy breakfast, start up an old sport, or win the international 10K in 2014!


If we do not set a goal, no matter how big or small, there is zero accountability. When we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, we will at least attempt to achieve the goal set.

If we do not achieve our goals or have a slip in our original plan, try not to view it as a failure but recognize the mistake and know you are heading in the right direction, as long as you get back on track, which is the most important part.

So what’s on the cards for me this year? First and foremost is to stop procrastinating.

If you plan to make a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner, ensure that you go to the store when it’s most convenient for you. I find if I’m tired I’ll put it off till later resulting in a breakfast that I would have preferred not to have.

Planning would go hand in hand with the above. The biggest reason that we cannot maintain our fitness or healthy diets is because of our lack of planning and prioritizing.

I find that if I plan my meals at least for 2-3 days it makes my week flow much smoother. So when I am making the kids lunches I pack some extras for me too. Chopped vegetables, cottage cheese, dry roasted almonds, hummus chips make wonderful snacks.

Aside from my & procrastination & planning I have some exciting plans for “B*Active” in 2013! I hope this New Year is everything you want it to be and wish you all the best.

- Betty Doyling is a certified fitness trainer and figure competitor with over 7 years of experience. She specializes in all levels of health and personal fitness with a focus on nutritional guidance to help the individual change their mind set from being focused on appearance, to a more balanced lifestyle involving diet and exercise. She can be reached via her Facebook page, “B-Active For Life.”

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  1. kelly cabral says:

    Betty you are honestly an inspiration and I hope that you continue with your great positive attitude and mindset to help others get to their goals.
    you changed my life and so many others I applaud you for your hard work and dedication.

    • Betty Doyling says:

      Thank you for reading and inspiring others as well! You have kept the weight off and managed to keep your healthy lifestyle with the occasional treat! All the best with the new addition!

  2. Lynns says:

    Thanks for that motivation Betty! Instead of the Carb dinner after my workout yesterday, I had a lovely salad with some seeds and nuts for protein. ;) That is my small goal.

  3. Steven Doyling says:

    Check my Boo!!! I’m soo…proud of you and your consistent progress. Keep on moven sweetie!!!

    • Betty Doyling says:

      Thank you hubby for your continuos support! Xoxo

  4. This is so helpful. I had gone to the gynocologist at one point and he told me I was getting yeast infections because I was overweight. He didn’t even mention diet. It was so shameful and embarrassing. This makes so much more sense though.

    • Betty Doyling says:

      Thank you for reading! I’m shocked that your diet wasn’t the first thing mentioned. Stay tuned, there will be more to come!