Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

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Everyone gets to a certain point in their life when they take a good look in the mirror and realize the person looking back is not who they think or want to see. So the first thought that comes to mind is “Where is the closest gym and what have I done?!” If that sounds like something you have thought or said you’re not alone and just realizing that means you’re on the right track. You see the thing is, we all know what it takes to head in the right direction and what steps are needed to get ourselves there. But just the thought of sweating, waking up early, missing our favorite t.v. shows or changing bad habits is exhausting and makes you have second thoughts. But I’m here to tell you that it is ALL worth it and then some! (Especially since that wonderful invention of TiVo) 🙂

The problem is we want everything right NOW (insert annoying Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Girl) and if we don’t see the results we think we deserve we give up and go back to the old habits and go back feeling no better than where we started. You really have to give yourself a chance, it didn’t take you 3 months to get where you are today and unfortunately it’s not going to take you 3 months to get where you want to be. Yes, you can go on a quick fix diet or take every fat burner in the books but those results are only temporary. But the feeling and results you get after exercise and a great workout is unmatched and will continue with you the rest of your life. It’s a sense of accomplishment you can’t get through any magic pill or shake. And that feeling is what you need to remember to keep you coming back over and over. You should leave the gym with a smile on your face and your head high (along with some sweat of course) after what you just did, because the average person doesn’t feel like you do at that moment.

One of the main things I tell my clients is try not to live and die by the scale. Do yourself and me a favor and try to weigh yourself only once a week in the morning. I know how tempting it is to step on the scale every 15 minutes “just to check” but once you focus on how you feel on the inside and stop worrying about numbers, everything else WILL fall into place, but you have to give it time. It’s going to be very frustrating at times if you keep worrying what the scale is telling you and you will drive yourself and if you have a trainer crazy. (No one in particular) 🙂

If you ever have doubts whether or not you should keep going, try and remember that initial thought you had when you first realized you wanted to change and feed off that, and don’t EVER look back. There are SOOOOO many other reasons to exercise other than weight loss(which I will be going over at another time) and once you notice them and realize this, everything else will click. Just Keep Going!

Keep Fighting The Good Fight and have a great week! 🙂

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So let’s get down to business, now that we have the basics down…right? 🙂

Today I’m going to give you a great time-saving workout that you can do in the comfort of your home and  will keep your heart rate up and keep you burning calories and fat though-out the day!

Below are  5 different exercises that you will do 3 rounds of.  You will be doing each exercise for only 45 seconds.  Moving to the next one as quick as possible with as little rest in between as you can.  The goal is to time how long it takes you to finish all 3 rounds as fast as possible.  Do this workout at home once or twice a week and keep trying to beat your time.  It doesn’t matter if it takes you 3 hours to finish at first (as long as it doesn’t take you 3 days) :).  Just do the best you can and create your starting point and see yourself get better and fitter!

So here are the 5 exercises:  Click the links if you are unsure how to do the exercise.  Not the most detailed but should give you an idea.

1. Jumping Jacks :http://bodybuilding.wikia.com/wiki/File:Jumping_Jack.gif

2. Jump Squats or Body weight squats (No Jumping):http://www.increaseverticaljumpHQ.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/bootcamp-jump-squat.jpg

3. Mountain Climbers:http://www.enlightenedtable.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/mountain-climber1.jpg

4.  Planks:http://www.womenshealthmag.com/files/images/0907-plank.jpg

5.  Bicycle Crunches:http://101exercises.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Bicycle_Crunch.jpg

                                             This is what you may look like after you finish 🙂

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Looks like fun right!?  Give it a shot and see how you do.   Feel free to  post your times!

Enjoy the Day!