Sunday, April 19, 2015
There seems to be this long standing myth that a lot of women still hold on to that lifting weights makes you bulky and bigger. The truth is: SURE IT CAN. Unless, of course, you do not want that to happen.
If you want lean, mean, fat burning sleekness added onto your bod then you've got to learn to lift weights correctly for this to happen.
Weight training, as part of a process to lose excess fat and maintain a healthy body weight, requires some specific knowledge and methodology. It is far different than utilizing weight training as a means of bodybuilding. Weight training for both goals requires different ways of thinking, which will result in different types of exercise and eating patterns.
My passion is weight loss. Your weight loss. My passion is teaching you how to lift correctly so you can go do this "fitness thing" for a lifetime of results, enjoyment and maintenance. I get great joy when you not only start shedding the pounds, but FEEL better than you have in quite some time. While we start with the whole eating pattern (What. When. Why.), we always incorporate weights. Lots of weights! Here are the machines and weights we use at my STUDIO - Full-Body Fitness! Everything in that room is accessible in any gym in one form or another and I teach you how to use them all.
So then, it's not to say that weight training is the be all, end all for burning excess fat, it's just that all the weight training in the world is useless for weight loss if the eating pattern is not altered.
Sorry friend, but you will need to reduce your calorie intake in order to lose weight; it's as simple as that. But here in the studio, I make that completely DOABLE. Actually it's been said over and over, and I quote: "I FEEL better" "I have lost 2, 4, 7 lbs. ALREADY just from eating the way you showed me" "My energy is off the charts." It's kind of awesome and I will never tire of hearing it.
But let's get back to weights. They are my favorite afterall! Muscles weigh more yes. However they also take up less room on your body. Pssst! That's why your clothes fit ya better. ;) ;)
Muscles also help you utilize (burn) calories not only while you're working out, but for quite some time afterwards as well. Muscles are what keep the weight from coming back honey.... so once you see what weights do to your bod, it's hard to stay way! It's a beautiful relationship between your mind and muscles... they make gorgeous music together.
So if you've been spinning your wheels on the whole weight loss thing or trying one ridiculous "fad diet" after another, feel like you don't know exactly how to lift weights or use all those pieces of equipment -- here is where you start: Full-Body Fitness. Serious. This is where it happens honey!
You can be rocking it this summer and into the fall months ahead. Let's get you into those awesome jeans you haven't been able to wear and feeling better than you have in years!
Hugs and Blue Skies,