Monday, July 29, 2013

Time excuse

Many people tell me they don't have time to workout. Let me tell you, there will be plenty of free time for you when you are in a hospital bed recovering from heart surgery. If you watch any tv you have time. You just don't want to spend the time. At least admit the real truth. I only ask about 10 hours a week for you to work on yourself. You give your job, your family and even the television more time than that. Put these things aside and make time for you. As much as you may believe that these other items are more important, they are not. If you are sick or dead you are no good to anyone. Make time for you each day.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Is obesity genetic?

I recently read that some doctors are saying there may be an obesity gene. I say, so what? The gene does not drag you to McDonald's. The reason I was big is I ate like a horse. I ate large quantities of the wrong foods and did no exercise. Once I stopped making excuses and started doing the right things for my body, it didn't seem to matter if I had some obesity gene. People are just looking for an excuse outside of themselves instead of looking at the real problem, the man in the mirror. Stop looking for an excuse and start taking action to change your life. Stop eating garbage and start working out. Its really that simple but unfortunately you won't have the convenience of an excuse. You get one chance at life. Use it to your advantage. Excuses get you nowhere.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Workout but not losing weight part 2

The second major cause of working out but not losing weight is a poor diet. You cannot overcome a bad diet with working out even if you spend hours at the gym. Thirty minutes of running burns 400-500 calories approximately. This is maybe two pieces of cheese pizza. A breakfast of doughnuts and expensive coffee can take away all the hard work you put in at the gym. Sure, it's fine to sometimes have a meal of whatever you want. It's the constant poor food choices that lead to a stagnant weight. When your co-workers bring in cookies and brownies to share every day you simply have to decline. If the feelings of these people are hurt, so be it. You have a bigger goal than stroking the ego of the brownie person. Stick to 2200 calories a day for men and 1800 for women on most days if you want to be successful in changing your life.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Workout but not losing weight part 1

People come up and tell me they are working out but not losing weight. They say that working out doesn't work for them. There are several reasons why this might be and I will go into them here. Most involve the person in the mirror. The first reason is your workout is not intense enough. Walking slowly for six minutes three times a week is not an intense workout. If you want to change you need to really get moving. I mean 20-30 minutes of intense workout 5-6 times a week. Intense means when you are done you are soaked with sweat and while you are working out you can't be reading a magazine. You should be working out at 80% and higher of your ability with spurts of 100% intensity. That means pushing yourself maybe harder than you have in decades. At 100% you simply know you can't go any harder. Most people I see don't even come close to this. Your mind gives up way before your body. You must push past the mental block your mind throws up at you when you reach about 60%. Your mind will want to quit but you must continue on. You will be surprised at how much your body can do if you just insist that it comply. Our minds are weak but our bodies are strong. The strength is in us already, we must release it to become what we are destined to be. To reach your destiny you must push yourself. The barriers we have to fitness and success are erected in our mind and can be brought down any time. The physical part of fitness is really the easy part. The hardest part is in our own mind. Push yourself past anyplace you have been. "If you don't faint, puke or die, keep going." --Jillian Michaels