This is a question I get asked a lot. It is better to always try to build more muscle because the more muscle you have, the more fat you will burn. It also speeds up your metabolism and makes you a fat burning machine.
At 5:00 AM this morning I had a panic email from a previous client. She is spending a few weeks at the beach. Her goal was to tend to fitness and drop a few pounds while getting a little R & R. She is biking 20 miles every day and walking too. Eating lean protein and salads. It's been 3 weeks and she has lost 1lb. Needless to say she is very disheartened.
yikes, it day 40 and ive only lost 2 lbs, well, life seriously takes it toll when you are moving, that was such a big headache but sooo worth it, i am so happy in my new home. my exercise habits pretty much were cut in half, also I did not have a fridge for 5 days, which put a huge damper on my meals, WOW talk about eating out not being healthy, its so expensive I dont know how peole do it all the time My car got flooded and I just got internet today , so I am gladly writing my blog again with no complaints. Seeing that all this was going on i must say i still did pretty well.
Steady state cardio if you are trying to trim a few pounds. According to The article, published in Obesity Reviews (Vol. 13 Issue 6), explained that cardio doesn't work for FOUR reasons:
•1 Some people eat more when they start a cardio program
•2 Calorie burning at rest often decreases with cardio
•3 Calorie-burning muscle tissue is often lost
•4 Cardio programs cause you to do less activity over the day
Thunder and lightening are entertaining my eyes and ears as I write tonight. I have been taking it easy and am healing well. Resting my leg has helped so much, of course!!!! I had family here the whole weekend so it made it easier to not workout and actually sit down now and then. I enjoyed my time but man is it tiring even if you aren't doing that much except entertaining and running around. Today I went for a walk after the rain, it was so pretty out. last day of rest and now back to the grind tomorrow.
Get in a workout whenever or where ever you are! Seriously, there are times when I am folding laundry and I start to feel a small ball of frustration because I know I have something else to get done right after...So I see how long I can hold a squat or I do calf raises while folding. If I can't workout (in a grocery store, any place of worship) then I envision it. The more I envision it the more likely I am going to do it.
Hell ya, or shall I say heck ya, for all the appropriate peeps out there. so 1 hour and 10 minutes later I finished my 35 min walk/run session, plus weights. I am trying to go back to my older routine of heavier lifting, Whaaaaaatttt? some will say, why? the answer my dear is that I seem to do better with this training for my body type. I teach 4 classes a week but its not enough especially since Im getting a wee bit older. . I am writing this blog to keep my self accountable.
...attack the plan! Most of the successful events of our lives were born from a simple idea or thought. It is the same for our fitness goals. After deciding on your goal it is helpful to put a plan into place. Doing so will help you achieve a positive outcome. Fitness is no different. It is good to quantify all aspects of your new goal(s). Exercise and nutrition both deserve equal attention when you begin to create your plan for success. How do you create a plan?