In my last post, I talked about how adding weight training to your exercise routine will help you lose weight and get in shape faster than just aerobic-based exercise alone. Now I’m adding a few tips to help you get started:
1. Don’t look at the scale: It’s not an truly accurate representation of your body composition. It may tell you how many pounds you weigh, but not your muscle mass or your progress. As you build muscle, you may find you actually weigh more than before, but look at yourself in your clothes, see how they fit; look at the shape of your body and your muscle definition. That’s a better representation of yourself.
2. Try the “selfie” approach: Take a picture every week to monitor your progress. I’ll bet you see a lot more progress when you flip through these pictures than you do just by looking in the mirror. The camera doesn’t lie.
3. Ask your trainer to take your body fat measurements every month to monitor your progress. These numbers don’t lie, and are more accurate than your scale.
4. Lift weights: Adding weight training into your exercise routine is the best thing you can do for yourself and your body. Some women are concerned that they’ll wind up bulking up or looking masculine if they lift weights. That’s not going to happen, unless you want it to. It takes a LOT of work to get a body like Madonna, and she looks great, by the way.
5. Eat right: Don’t forget to fuel your body. No workout in the world will get you in shape if you don’t change what, and how you eat. Add lean proteins, fresh vegetables and whole grains to your diet. Skip the refined carbohydrates, candy, sugar laden beverages, alcohol and other junk and watch the pounds of flab and blubber drop away.
Looking to get into shape? Contact me today to set up a customized program and nutrition plan that’s right for you.
March Madness – For You
Spring has sprung and with it comes one of my favorite times of the year, March Madness. I’m talking about the NCAA College Basketball Tournament – Men’s and Women’s. Yes, Basketball. Why?
Because there are few sports like it. An entire team of incredibly fit players working together to achieve a goal. What does it take to get to the Final Four? Hard work, determination, strength, conditioning, great coaches, great trainers and great fans.
Ever find your workout is lacking a little “oomph?” Maybe you need the motivation that only a great trainer and coach can give. Just ask any of my professional athlete/clients. Look no further, I’m here to help.
Working with a great personal trainer helps take you and your fitness goals to the next level. Maybe even the Final Four.
Contact me today, what are you waiting for?
Tip of the Day: Exercise!
Exercise! Get out there and get moving! Seriously! Every health study in the world talks about the benefits of exercise. You don’t need me to tell you to get up off the couch and get moving. But I will anyway. Get up and get going! Walk, run, bike, skate, hike, swim or surf. Lift weights. Stretch. Breathe. Move. Get out of the house and get to the gym, yoga studio, spin studio, hell, even the dance studio. Get your body moving, get your heart pumping, get sweaty. Kick up your metabolism, build up your endurance and get in shape. The first step is the hardest.
Bonus Tip: Ask for My Help
I’m here to help! Feel free to ask, that is. I’m happy to share some of my favorite tips with my clients, friends and fans. But all the tips in the world won’t necessarily give you the motivation you need to get in shape and feel great about yourself. Call me or email me today to create a great, motivational workout and nutrition plan that’s right for you. My trainers and I will work with you to get you the body you’ve always wanted. If you’re not in Southern California, no sweat! I have a great online personal training program I’ll tailor to your specific needs. We’ll be in touch via 21st century communications – text, phone, internet, Skype, whatever it takes to get you in shape. Call me today. What have you got to lose except the extra inches?