Do you realize summer is only a little more than 3 months away? Do you have a wedding coming up? Are you a writer with conferences scheduled over the next few months? Does the idea of shopping for a bathing suit make you cringe? Before you know it, shorts and tank top weather will arrive and those extra pounds you swore you’d lose after the holidays will be staring back at you. You won’t be able to hide those pounds beneath layers of bulky sweaters and jackets anymore. I know it sucks.
With a few changes you can get into the best shape you’ve ever been in. I work in healthcare and I know the importance of good nutrition and exercise and how it’s best to avoid the gimmicky ads that promise quick fixes or miraculous results in weight loss.
There is no magic pill. Exercise and good nutrition is the best plan for good health and a great looking HOT body.
DECIDE to make a change and COMMIT to that change and you will SUCCEED.
It doesn’t have to be boring or difficult or taste awful. Really. You don’t have to go to a gym or hire a trainer. Moms who have small children may not have the luxury of going to a gym, or a gym membership may be too pricy, or you may feel self-conscious about working out in front of other people. You could go to your super-Mart or fitness-Mart and buy a one hour DVD. But after a week or two, I’ll guarantee you’ll get bored. You can try one of those fad diets, go to meetings to get weighed, pay enormous amount of money for prepackaged processed meals. I’ve tried some of this myself, had minimal success for a while and added pounds back on. Sound familiar? There may be some advantages to some of these programs if they promote good nutrition and exercise. You have to find what works for you and stick with it.
The bottom line is: GOOD NUTRITION + EXERCISE = WELLNESS FOR LIFE.
NOTE: It’s always a good idea to check with your health care provider before starting an exercise or diet change.
Fitness: As an Independent Beachbody Coach, the biggest complaint I hear is: I don’t have time to exercise. My answer to that is: You can’t afford NOT to find the time, or eventually poor health will catch up to you.
Obesity is a major problem in this country. Google: USA statistics on Obesity and you’ll see what I mean. You don’t have to be obese to develop health issues from not working out or eating right. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, Type II Diabetes, risk for certain types of cancer, heart attack, etc. are all common problems. Everyone has 10 minutes to workout. Beachbody has a DVD called 10-Minute Trainer. Try it if that’s all the time you have. Then work up to 20 and 30 minutes. Skip one television program and workout to a DVD instead a couple times a week.
Beachbody has a number of DVD fitness programs and most of them have several different DVDs included so you’re doing something different, working different muscle groups. There’s a program for every fitness level (every ‘body’) Slim-in-Six, Turbo-Fire, Brazil Butt Lift, RevAbs, Turbo Jam, Insanity, ChaLEAN Extreme, P90X, etc. Find more here. You may have seen infomercials for P90X. These workouts help you get leaner, burn calories, build core strength. They also come with nutritional guides so you can plan your meals.
Nutrition: Eating right plays a big part in losing weight and staying healthy. Exercise along won’t do it for most of us. Crash diets don’t work and are dangerous.
Diet, ugh! It’s a four letter word. Change your eating habits a little at a time and you’ll be much more successful and be happier. I’m not a nutritionist, but here of a few tips that have helped me. Limit carbohydrates and sweets (I usually have one carb per day. That is 1 slice of bread or ½ cup brown rice), increase lean protein and eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits. Limit or omit sodas, even diet. Nutrisweet is very bad for a number of reasons. If you need a sweetner use Stevia or Truvia instead. Shakeology. I’ve been drinking Shakelogy since August and I love it! It’s a potent nutritional shake with proteins, amino acids, antioxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogens, prebiotics, etc. I’m sounding like a commercial but I swear by it for losing weight, reducing cravings, increasing energy and promoting regularity. I’ve lost 14 pounds.
My husband started drinking Shakeology after his doctor told him he had to take meds for high cholesterol. After three months, his doctor was amazed by how much weight he lost (20 pounds) and how good his cholesterol was. She said the meds should’ve brought it down, but she’s never seen it go down that low that fast. She thinks if it still looks good next visit, he’ll be able to go off the meds. True story. I drink Shakeology for breakfast or for lunch. It comes in three flavors chocolate, green berry and tropical strawberry. Check out the ingredients on this. It’s an amazing superfood. A whole natural meal at the cost of a Starbucks coffee ~$4.
Here are two cool video links about Shakeology:
So here’s my formula for getting that HOT bod by summer:
A Beachbody Exercise DVD (4-5x week) + Shakeology (5-7x week) = Healthy HOT body
Contact me at FitForBeachATrcnDOTcom or kathykuligATrcnDOTcom
I can help you get started. Besides writing, fitness and health is my passion.