Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Slow and steady weight loss wins every time

Congrats to my client Tamara for staying on course with her health and fitness regimen after giving birth. She chose to take a slow and steady approach working out 2 (sometimes 3) times a week and enjoying her foods in a balance way, whether eating out or eating in. 

Tamara is not at the finish line yet as she wants to achieve more results continuing with her slow and steady approach. As she moves forward from here, she will continue to achieve a healthier, stronger, tighter, and toner body. She knows the KEY is to be consistent and patient as she takes this "scenic" route.

She is a good example to show you this: Whether you take your time and follow your health and fitness regimen slowly (and patiently watch results unfold), or you go hard (to try and get results quicker), either way, as long as you stay on course, you WILL get to the finish line. So the speed at which you get to the finish line (achieve your ideal result) is totally up to you. 

The most important step to take is the step to "start." So if you've been contemplating and procrastinating on achieving a healthier, better mind and body, don't wait much longer. If you don't enter the race now, how do you expect to cross the finish line?

Friday, April 4, 2014

Want to burn more calories without actually working out?

Deliberately incorporate more movements into your daily life — especially more intense movements — and you'll be sure to boost your metabolism, strengthen your muscles and burn more calories. Here are 8 tricks to workout without actually working out:

- Execute squat-stance when going down to pick up stuff.

- Do calve raises or squats while brushing your teeth.

- Drop down and do push-ups when warming up food at the microwave.

- Do jump squats during TV commercials.

- Keep all "not-so-good foods" high up so you have to reach or climb to get them.

- Do burpees when you've done something you don't feel so proud of.

- Run up the stairs, don't walk. Or take the stairs instead of elevator.

- Wear runners and jog (or walk fast) when doing groceries.

Hope you try at least a few of these suggestions. Stay active. Be mindful and smart with how you move your body. These deliberate movements will do more for you than you know!