One of the most common excuses people make for not exercising is a lack of time. We’re busier today than ever before thanks to our occupational, our familial and our social obligations. Unfortunately, we’re also more inactive than ever before.
What's a better gift to give to a loved one or your arch enemy than some training sessions to ring in the new year right? Let's face it. We're all going to eat, we're all going to regret it and start on our yearly " I'm gonna lose it by..." routine. Let me help you stick to it.
Not too long ago, a fellow trainer and coach extraordinaire, Eric Cressey posted about “How Being an Optimist Will Help You in Strength and Conditioning”. I read the blog post and definitely agreed how Cressey relating strength and conditioning and being an optimalist will create a better overall environment. A better environment means more results.
The rectus abdominis is quite an extraordinary muscle. They are so nice to look at!! Sooo nice! The rectus abdominis is also known as the abs. Ah…now I’ve got your attention. I’ll refer the rectus abdominis to “abs” from here on out because that’s how the muscle is typically identified. The abs are indeed a pretty damn cool looking muscle.
Will you take the Red Pill…or will your take the Blue Pill? Taking the blue pill will allow you to remain living in a world of fabricated illusion…while taking the red pill will allow you to escape the illusion and live in the world of reality. While you may no doubt recognize the red pill/blue pill reference from the movie Matrix, in the world or fitness and weight loss, we have our own version of the red pill and blue pill.
So, you want to lose 10 pounds!What to do? Well, notwithstanding the Holiday Season, there is plenty you can do to achieve your goal. You just need to allow yourself some time for implementing the first couple of changes and make sure you do not lose more than 1-2 pounds per week. Any faster than that, and your weight might be back sooner than later! If you “shed” fast, you do not build healthy life habits, you do not change your daily actions for a time long enough to imprint the new way of acting as your “usual” from now on.
With holiday season upon us, it is easy to get down on our body image. Many people gain an average of ten pounds during the holidays. With all of the delicious foods and beverages, it is easy to see why. I recently had my 41st birthday in November and many of my gifts were treats that I don’t eat regularly. Usually I will eat some and give the rest away. Sometimes I will eat it all. The difference now is that I am kind to myself regardless of what choice I make. I am a lot healthier for it.