It’s harder now more than ever to stay in shape, as we’re moving less, and most of us eating more. I think I gained 7lbs in the first week of business closing, but thankfully after a good talking to with myself, it’s gone now.
I really feel for people who struggle to stay in shape, and are stuck at home at this time. Nobody is good at everything, we all have areas of our lives that need more work than others, and for some that’s fitness… and that’s OK! This pandemic is just compounding the problem for people who already find it tough.
So if you’re struggling right now to stay in shape, I want to tell you a couple of things that will point you in the right direction, and get you proper, actual, RESULTS.
When you don’t workout (and as you age), here’s what happens:
- Your muscle mass decreases
- Your metabolism decreases
- You burn less calories throughout the day
- You gain weight around your middle
- Your bone density decreases
Many, many times I meet clients who feel out of shape and uncomfortable in their clothes, are very frustrated. They’re trying to control what they eat, or they’re dieting and putting it all back on quite quickly. The reason they are is because all of the above is working against them, those 5 points I’ve listed above.
It makes it almost impossible to create enough of a calorie deficit to get results, and for those results to stay. Have you ever found that you’ve lost a bit of weight and put it back on, like literally the week after? It’s because of what happens to your body, those points I’ve listed above.
When my clients start doing the right type of exercise, for weight loss, toning and fitness here’s what happens:
- Your muscle mass increases
- Your metabolism increases
- You burn double the amount of calories throughout the day, compared to someone who doesn’t workout.
- You lose weight around your middle
- Your bone density increases
This is the type of training to do for fat loss, fitness, toning and the #FEELGOOD factor!
Resistance training: Squats, lunges, press-ups, plank, sit-ups
HIIT: Skipping, running, squat jumps, (intervals of work and rest)
Core work: Slower moving, full body fat burning. (Walking to compliment your program and stretch out your muscles).
When you do this, you’ll #FEELGOOD, lose weight, get fit, and feel so toned.
Here’s a workout example: #FEELGOOD Workout
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Here to hep you get through this,
Jessica Cooke X