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

No comments:

Post a Comment