I know everyone out there is looking for the quick fix or shortcut to health and fitness… Well here it is…
There isn’t one. I know DVDs, Diet Programs and, yes, even Body Wraps claim they have the solution, but sadly they are temporary.
Let’s start with DVDs. Yes, I myself did start with a DVD program, and yes it was a challenge, but after a short time my results started to plateau. That’s when you realize that your fitness has to evolve with your body. Our bodies are amazing, and can adapt to physical stress loads.
Now onto the diet… Yes! Your diet has to evolve with your fitness. Sure, you may start with the low carb low fat diet plans, but diets are temporary. Eating smart and lifestyle changes are more permanent. As you get more fit your meal plans will have to change. Even weight watchers evolves over time.
Now for the wraps… This is an extremely temporary fix. It essentially squeezes the water out of your fat cells making you look thinner. Normally this will last for up to 72 hours, and sadly over use of things like this is not only expensive but also can start to dehydrate your body.
My best advice… Put in the work for the results. You will feel better seeing all that you have accomplished.
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Almost every day I run into women at the gym who stay away from the weight area and go just to cardio.
Cardio training is important, but weight training is just as critical.
One of the biggest excuses I get is “I don’t want to get big.”
You wont. Well unless you are on testosterone boosters or steroids.
Weight training when done properly will help cut fat, improve balance (if done in an unstable environment), and also help build bone density.
Believe it or not lifting weights can burn more calories than running on that treadmill.
With running you will notice your body will plateau quickly, and the frustration will begin when the weight stops dropping off. While with weight training your muscles will be under constant stress, and while under stress they will need to pull from an energy source and if diet is right, the muscles will pull from body fat.
Another major reason for women to lift is to build bone density.
As we know, women are prone to ailments such as osteoporosis. With putting added stress on the bones you will build density to compensate for the extra load.
I do understand that the weight area of the gym is intimidating and you may not know where to start, but there are fitness professionals, like myself that are here to help.