This blog is being written in response to a client telling me how she went clothes shopping and got so depressed because she couldn't fit in the size that she is wanting to be her goal size. She's putting in the work - making good choices with her food and drinks, doing workouts, losing inches and losing pounds; however, this one shopping trip was making her want to just give up and stop trying because she wasn't in her goal size yet.
Last weekend, I was privileged to participate in the ultramarathon, organized in the Monument Valley.I would like to share with you a few thoughts and observations, which came to my mind as I was running this wonderful event.
As some of you may have seen, I posted a short video on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dmofitness) with the caption "If you focus on results, you will never change....if you focus on change, you will get results".
Most people think that weight lifting is an exercise that is meant for men alone, but could not be further from the truth. Apart from cardio workouts, women can also participate in lifting weights as well. Furthermore, women are made to believe that weightlifting will make them bulky, which is not true.
By now we've all heard the studies: sitting is killing us. 45% of women and 37% of men spend less than 30 minutes per day on their feet while at work. Out of all the people who responded to a British survey about the matter, 80% of people thought that they sat too much. So, you probably know the risks of being sedentary: hypertension, diabetes, weight gain, some cancers. Even knowing the risks, it turns out, doesn't make most people get up and move.
Hot of the press!!! I knew it! Late last year, the North American Menopause Society published a position statement that did not recommend exercise to offset symptoms of menopause because the research was “insufficient or inconclusive.”