Friday, February 27, 2015

Here’s a little dose of wellness tips just for you!

1.) If you can't pronounce an ingredient on the label, you don't need to put it in your body.

2.) Almost all exercise programs work if you actually follow through and do it in its entirety. (Even better when paired with a sound nutrition plan.)

3.) Don't pay attention to the number on the scale when trying to slim down. Pay attention to your shrinking measurements, clothing size and how you look and feel.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

3-minute core exercise to strengthen, tighten and tone

Here's a 3-minute core exercise combo you can do every other day to strengthen, tighten and tone your core area. (Even your arms will get a great workout!)

This exercise might be a little advance for most people, but don't worry, I've got all of y'all covered with various ways to do this! I'll show you how you can modify the moves to slowly advance in time.

Try not to take any breaks, but you'll most likely take quite a few at first (yes, even you advance level participants). So if you do take breaks during this 3-minute challenge, keep it super short, 5-10 seconds each time, and then get back to it! With enough practice, you'll be taking less and less breaks and feeling more and more confident!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Here’s a weight loss success to motivate you!

Congrats to my amazing client, Clarissa, who chose to take the slow and steady approach to weight loss. Not only is this method healthy and sustainable, but it really allowed her to enjoy the balance in life and not feel too much deprivation.

Could she have lost 40lbs sooner? Of course — if she wanted to. I have clients who choose to get active on my program 4-5 days a week, modifying a big part of their lifestyle to achieve results in half the time — steadily losing 10 lbs a month. But that works for them. That's why I always say: to each their own. Some people like to go full speed ahead and can sustain it in a healthy way, and some prefer the slow and steady approach.

There is no wrong answer. Whether you choose to move fast, or slow, you will get there as long as you're moving. The KEY is consistency.

Clarissa chose to workout 1-2 times a week, followed by a major adjustment to the way she uses food to fuel her body. It worked best for her to not push too hard or stress out over achieving results quickly. Even when she fell off track for a while, she would come back around. She was consistent. Great job!! :)

If you've been thinking of getting healthy and in shape, maybe it's time to get started. Get moving — be it fast or slow! You CANNOT get anywhere if you don't start moving. Start somewhere, anywhere. Keep it small and simple if you'd like, BUT be consistent.