Friday, December 26, 2014
Dazed and Confused
Have you noticed that we as a society are daily inundated with "new" ways to lose the weight, get fit, suppress the appetite, etc.? I really mean literally - daily inundated.
Is it just me or do you find this confusing, along with kind of irritating? Every single day Dr. Oz or some magazine or headline is promoting some new miracle way to lose body fat and get "in the best shape of your life!" Ugh!
This reminds me of a great saying that I just love: KISS: Keep It Simple Sweetie. (I believe the original word used was "stupid" - but that's just not nice.)
Turn off your t.v. and just think for a minute. Is it truth that they are trying to shove down our throats or just a money making ploy? Since ratings are money honey... hmmm? When you're depressed and can't stand the way you look and feel and are at the end of your rope, you'll try anything - and they know it!
Basics. You start your weight loss journey with the basics.
Feed Me Seymour!
Take out the word "diet" from your vocab and replace it with "edit." You can't eat like you're 23 anymore. There's a way to eat to actually lose weight and maintain it, not starving yourself to the point of wanting to hurt your loved ones, and actually have excess energy because of it. Sweet! You get to eat honey - and it's all really good stuff. Seriously. It's simple really. Get back to basics. Real, whole foods. This means foods that grow and therefore, rot. The stuff in boxes or freezers that you nuke in the microwave are not food. Sorry, but these are created "food like substances" and harm our bodies. We were never intended or made to eat that fake food. At your fitness assessment you and I will go over your eating habits, in depth: what you eat, when you eat, how much you eat - and then I'll give you a better, healthier plan. This changes the game every time. It changes not only how you feel, but will get your body working as it is supposed to to lose weight and keep it off.
Start for heaven's sake. There is no better time to start anything than right now, this second, when the idea is hot in your head and you are jacked to get started. Are you regularly making the same "new year resolution?" Does it bum you out when you yet again start and fail at this one? I help you get past all that and actually learn how to never fail at this again. You will just plain old FEEL better taking action as opposed to procrastinating and feelings of self-loathing when you keep putting this off and failing at it. Time and money spent on you - your body, mind and spirit, only makes You a better You. Time to shine honey.
Power Up with Muscles! Your body has muscles. Lots and lots of muscles. They have more than one purpose to them and I help you understand this and work them! So why is it you are not lifting weights? We, for the most part, live a rather sedentary life. We no longer go out every day and use our muscles and body to hunt our dinner or cut down trees and drag them off to build our cabins! We are actually designed to easily keep fit. Muscles burn three to five times more calories than fat at your resting heart rate. Which would your rather have? Pick one HERE
At Full-Body Fitness, strength training is the foundation for changing your body. Well, other than that whole editing the eating thing that is. So, yea, it's kind of big deal, this lifting weights thing.
Is it going to be easy? Probably not. However, I will tell you it IS worth it. It's only as hard as we make it, this life of ours business, right? Think about that for a second. If you keep saying "it's so hard" "I can't do it" "I'll never make it"... you're right! So stop that sweetie and let's turn that stinkin' thinkin' into something more empowering and create your success.
I have been helping people in the Geist, Fishers Noblesville Carmel and Northside Indianapolis for 11 years. It's your turn. Let me help you get this done once and for all.
Hugs and Blue Skies!