During the initial evaluation, some trainees tell me that they seem to be everything right in terms of their fitness, but they don’t have any effects. They tell me the stories of training for 90 minutes each and every day, seven days a week, faithfully sticking to their gym for years, starting their workouts at 5AM, because then, they have to go to work, sticking to exactly the same food, which they had established is good for them, not snacking in between the main meals. Yet, whenever they step on that scale (which they often do daily), the needle does not bulge!
As so many of you liked my recent post on weight lifting and how the media’s representation of it is wrong for women, I decided to do another post on the same topic. So these are my top ten reasons for women to lift weights…10 You will gain strength (without looking like Arnie)
You may not have heard of clean eating. Or you may have heard of it, but have no idea what it actually is. It is much easier to understand than you may think though.When you are trying to lose weight or tone up then the most important thing is to ensure that your diet is ‘clean’. Clean eating isn’t just a diet, it’s a lifestyle choice, which is a much better way to live as dieting often leads to cravings, and ultimately a diet will end. Then you are left where you started.
Make better food choices; brown rice instead od white rice, fish instead of steak. Eating healthier instead of dieting will allow you to build a healthy lifestyle and maintain your success... Get IT Done!
Okay, maybe I am a rookie trainer to be saying this but I won't promise any results. Nope, nada. You read that right. I think there is too many trainers out there who say that if you stick with my program you will expect to loose X pounds by X date. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. It’s a great sales technique but it’s not my style. I create SMART goals with my clients. What is SMART? I’ll tell you.S-Specific (I will loose 4 lbs in one month)
You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood and self confidence in that little black dress to improving your sex life and even work life, exercise is a great way to improve your overall experience on a day to day basis.
Tip of the Day: are you still weighing yourself...
Firstly the SCALE LIES!!!! If you're the type of person that jumps on the scale every time you go to the gym, trust me you're really playing head trips with yourself. If you just worked out, and than jumped on the dam scale, it's only going to show water loss, NOT FAT LOSS, which is what your target goal is.
We all want to feel the burn when working out, but what about the shakes? I'm not talking about feeling dizzy from not eating enough or from coming up too fast after doing a forward bend. When your body is working really hard, either holding a challenging position or toward the end of a set, your muscles start to unintentionally quiver.