This is HILARIOUS…number 18 is so on point!! A friend and I were JUST talking about some of the not-so-standard things I do to stay active and fit. When I told him I’m taking Krav Maga classes, he reminded me that I also did trapeze and started looking into fencing. I’m of the school where keeping it fun and fresh helps you go far in your fitness. Guess I’m just a true Angelino, through and through. Check out this list for your Friday Fitness Fun(ny)!
Bestie or beau, your sister or your “sugar,” partner exercises are a great way to stay on track with your fitness goals. Not only does having a partner keep you accountable but it also adds a social element that can make working out on those rough days a little more enticing.
Research has shown that regular exercise can improve the quality and increase the length of one’s life. So, no matter if you’re coupled up or single, what better way to show your love on this Valentine’s Day than to say, “Hey, I like having you around…stay a while.” A good workout and face time with a loved one; sounds like a win to me!
Check out these awesome partner exercises and spread some love! Happy Valentine’s Day!
"…high-protein, low-carb diet caused his body to go into ketosis — a state in which the body burns fat but doesn’t effectively provide the brain with the glucose (sugar) it needs for energy."
"…without the added fat, even supposedly decadent foods, such as pasta, tasted like cardboard. [Doctor] explained that fat increases the feeling of satisfaction."
TUESDAY TIP: stop making food the bad guy and fess up to your own bad habits.
The sooner we can get to the REAL root of the problem, the sooner we can make some changes and start seeing some real, life-long results.
Fad diets will only work temporarily and, usually, do more harm than good as you end up depriving yourself of necessary nutrients or yo-yo up and down in weight which is unhealthy mentally and physically.
Check out this article for more details about the twins’ experience and to find out where you can see footage of their journey during a television special airing on BBC2.
I’m always up for a good sweat!! But I also understand that when you’re stressed, anxious or otherwise experiencing mental or emotional imbalance, it can effect your diet and the way your body responds to exercise. So, with that in mind, I make it a practice to coach the whole person; mentally, physically & emotionally. Need to pray? Let’s bow our heads. Need to throw on some gloves and punch it out? Got that covered. Just wanna talk it out & get some things off your chest? No problem! We all have moments, days & rough patches. Hitting the gym with a lot on your mind can be dangerous if you’re not focused!
As a trainer, my clients are putting their health and fitness goals in my hands and I don’t take that responsibility lightly. I pay careful attention to detail and make every effort to know each one of my clients well enough to serve them wholly. So when I receive text messages like this, I know that I’m doing my job well. I’m here to take care of you. The WHOLE you. We’re in this together; Team work makes the dream work!
TUESDAY TIP: spare yourself some change.
This holiday season, give yourself the gift of a new perspective. Change the way you think about exercise and do it, not as punishment for eating poorly or a task that you have to drag yourself to complete to avoid feeling guilty later, but because you love yourself and want to be your best you. Exercise because you want to challenge yourself and see how great you can be today and each day that you work out. If you want to change your body, you must first change your mind.