The headline says it all, "US Waistlines Expands Despite More Exercise". So if we're exercising, why are we still obese? Isn't exercise the "cure"? As a personal trainer and fitness professional, I'd like to say yes. However, Americans can't lose weight until we become honest about how we eat.
The first thing all of us need to remember is the fact that our bodies require fuel to operate. Much like a car if it has no fuel it will not run. Well, also like a car our bodies perform better on cleaner purer fuel. With that said could everybody eat the same food and get the same effect? The answer is no. Some people can consume wheat and process it without noticing a difference in energy. Others for example will consume wheat and find they are fatigued an hour later. The reason for this is the pure and simple fact that everybody’s bodies are different.
Yes July is the month that marks the middle of summer. Even though we all know that summer does officially start the third week of July we all seem to look at summer is being June, July, and August. July being the middle of summer is not what excites me. July excites me because it is the month where I personally get renewed with energy in my own exercise, fitness, wellness, and nutrition regimen.
Our June 8th 2nd Annual Memorial Run was a success. We had 135 participants, and raised $2,142 for Wounded Warriors, Tempered Steel, and Fisher House. Thank you to all of our sponsors, and those who supported this event. Mark your calendars, the event will be held next year on Saturday June 7, 2014.
I make most of my meals at home on the weekends to prepare me for the week. I lead a pretty busy life, so the weekend is the only time I can shop and cook meals for the week. The beauty of home cooked meals is that they're good, they're cheaper than going out to eat, and you know what the ingredients are because you bought them! You can also portion control your meals.
Working out. Those are either dreaded words or they are the words you live by. What is it about working out that drives people? I strive to be a workout junkie and to motivate others to start working out. This can be challenging because I think in some ways society has created working out to be equal to losing weight. So when you become unmotivated or slack off on eating healthy then the active part of your life falls away also.
As I settle in to my 40's, I've developed a different perspective on aging. Perhaps this is due to working with older adults for almost all of my career in fitness, even back to the time when I worked in healthcare.
Let's get serious about tummy time with no sit ups or crunches. Finally, a workout that's genuinely fun. Summer is here and a waist is a terrible thing to waste. Workout while you still have the motivation of a bikini lurking. Wouldn't it be a pleaant surprise to have sore abs when you cough, laugh or sneeze? Once you CONTROL YOUR MIND, you can CONQUER YOUR BODY. Get Beachbody ready with a Beachbody program! The Hip Hop Abs program really WORKS! I enjoy teaching it but I enjoy the results even more. Shaun T hit another home run with this one.