Another workout down for my client Melisa. Half way through, in her exhausted state of being she managed to tell me she loves working out.. She said she used to hate it when she was younger because it "hurt." She started a little less than a month ago and is already down 12 lbs and 13 total inches.Everything disappears when I'm working out. All the stress of my day is gone in an instant and the only thing i can think about is what im doing right here and now.
The determination on this client of mine is like nothing ive ever seen! She came to me wanting to lose weight and tone up... I had no idea how much she would actually put into it but I was ready to run if she was.Day one came and it wasnt looking good... barely a 20 second plank (on the forearms) and 20 squats and she had taken a seat.3 months later..She has bought 3 new pairs each one 2 sizes smaller than the last.She flips 500lb tires.She can do L sits on the parallel bars and is well on her way to doing pullups.
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.
If you enjoy eating spicy foods you're in luck. Besides being delicious, spicy foods have been shown to increase metabolism. That doesn't mean you can cover your junk food in hot sauce and make it healthy. Just eat healthy and add a little spice to it. Better Body, Better life!
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.
Can you believe that tape worms were once believed to be a healthy and safe weight loss method? I dont know about you but I am glad the health and fitness industry is constantly advancing. Who knows what we will learn in the next few years. Better Body, Better Life!
To get where you're going, you need to truly understand the tools available, how they work and how to use them. Here's a great article from Dan John about fat loss with minimal equipment: http://www.t-nation.com/training/maximal-fat-loss-minimal-equipment. The interesting point is that to maximize weight loss you need to use exercises that your body is not optimized for.