1) GET CONTROL OF YOUR DIET:
Newsflash, YOU CANT OUT-TRAIN A BAD DIET! Start by aiming for 1g of protein per pound of body weight and time your carbohydrate intake around your most strenuous activities.
2) STAY HYDRATED:
Water is essential for all metabolic reactions– muscle gain, fat loss, LIFE (lol). WHATEVER you are drinking, I challenge you to step it up. If it’s one liter, shoot for two liters, if it’s a gallon try and get two. You get the idea. Step your water game up!
3) DO NOT LET CARDIO TAKE OVER YOUR WORKOUTS:
Yes, cardio can be a very helpful tool in weight loss but to solidify your success you need to train with weights! You will burn more calories lifting weights than you will walking on a treadmill AND the lean tissue you create while you are lifting weights burns more calories at rest. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a win-win to me!
4) SET REASONABLE GOALS:
Let’s not promise ourselves that we can lose 10lbs a week for the next 10 weeks. Be reasonable here. Set an OBTAINABLE goal, maybe sometime along the lines of 1lbs a week. YOU CAN DO IT!
5) TRY SOMETHING OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE:
If you make the same resolution to lose weight EVERY STINKING JANUARY and you fall victim to the same cardio-laden plan coupled with your starvation cleanse diet, guess what results will happen?!? Following the same unsuccessful routine as last year will only result in the same cruddy results as last year. I challenge you to try a different approach. Hire a coach, read a book on nutrition, join a gym, buy a workout DVD and force your spouse to give you an hour of his day EVERYDAY to take back the war on the battle of the bulge. DO SOMETHING! DO ANYTHING! Just try something new!
Best of luck to all of the Warriors and their resolutions in 2016!
Having been born with scoliosis and lordosis of the spine, I was advised my physicians not to lift weights as a means for weight loss as this will agitate my so called “condition.”
Instead of just giving up and giving in, I challenged myself to learn more about proper body mechanics and proper nutrition in regards to living inflammatory free! As a nationally ranked NPC figure competitor. I have a relentless passion for health, wellness and nutrition.
I take great pride in working with all types of clients from all walks of life, from those just aspiring for general weight loss to those hunting to take the journey to the competition stage.