This is an actual recurring conversation, I hear this ALL the time. This version of it happened about two weeks ago at the juice bar in one of the gyms I frequent so it’s just the latest example. Youre going to learn TWO key lessons here:
Coach Be: So, what are you trying to do?
Mike: Well, I’m trying to get more lean. Get rid of this belly fat and uncover my abs.
Coach Be: OK. No problem. So What’s the issue?
Mike: Look, I work out regularly, and I’m GOOD on the diet. I mean I eat REALLY clean.
Coach Be: Oh… Ok. So, wait. How many servings of veggies do you get in?
Mike: Oh I’m good. I mean I eat vegetable REGULARLY.
Coach Be: Ok, so tell me how much?
Mike: DAILY! Like I said, I eat CLEAN! Like a serving every day!
Coach Be: … I see. One a day.
Have you ever tried to lose weight, size, or make other significant changes in your life only to have your efforts trumped by the hazards of your regular life?
Sure you have. We ALL have! What did you think you were an exception?
We all face similar problems when it comes to facing and beating distractions, old habits, outside influences etc. They always seem to increase when we’re trying to do something positive too!
We introduced you to Tracey Wilson back in March 2011 as the young lady who went from 240 pounds, having trouble climbing subway stairs, who then went on to drop over 100 pounds and compete in a fitness bikini competition.
Her transformation was completely inspiring as she was able to take control of the biggest negative variable in her life at the time, her weight.
You’ve read every magazine article detailing thorough workouts, exclusion diets, and effective gym gadgets.
These can all be positive devices to move us toward our performance goals, but there is one tool, the often overlooked “hidden habit.” Renew your resolve in THIS habit and get a grasp on what really works for you. We all have unique qualities. Our bodies respond differently to food items, types of activity, age and circumstance.
You’ve submitted great questions and we’re intent on getting them answered.
Among them one of the prevalent questions is “I’m not progressing fast enough. I think I’m working hard enough, but how do I know. How do I know what weight I should be using?”
It’s a Tuesday evening, Monday was crazy at work and the weekend was long.
You have to make dinner tonight and help the kids with homework, or reorder the TPS reports later but right now it’s workout time. Unfortunately you’ve committed the cardinal sin of sitting on the couch in that same seat where you watched Oprah’s Next Chapter last night, and wouldn’t you know it the chenille blanket you had is still here. Uh oh. Gravity is getting thick.
You HAVE to turn the tide in your favor. When I find myself in tis situation I recruit the big gun… MUSIC.
Many of us have paritcipated in local 5k or 10k runs. Maybe you’ve walked it or perhaps you’re an old pro. In either case eventually you’ll consider hitting longer runs, possibly the full 26.2. But your way to the full marathon think about taking on the challenge of the 13.1 mile HALF Marathon.