Have You Heard Of A HIIT Workout?

Have You Heard Of A HIIT Workout?

Do you want to shorten your workout time and get a workout that has loads of cardio benefits? Try doing a high intensity interval training workout, also know as a HIIT Workout. HIIT is not a specific workout but a way of doing any workout. You alternate between a few seconds to a few minutes of peak intensity, then drop back to equal time or longer at recovery or moderate intensity exercise. It can be incorporated with everything from weight lifting to walking. If you’re walking, you do a few minutes of power walking and then drop back to a moderate pace until your heart rate recovers.

HIIT is the ultimate interval training workout.

When you do interval training, you workout at moderate intensity and then have a short rest period between exercises. It’s very similar to HIIT, except with HIIT, you turn up the heat and work toward maximum heart rate. At peak performance, you’re burning the most calories and getting the best results, so you can’t maintain it very long, the recovery period allows you to do extend your exercise period.

Alternating your intensity is shown to be far superior to steady state workouts.

Steady-state workouts can improve your aerobic system by forcing it to work, but HIIT does that and more. It also stimulates the anaerobic system. Anaerobic exercises work your muscles at such intensity that your body can’t provide the oxygen. That builds strength and endurance. Not only do HIIT workouts provide more benefits than steady state, they do it in a shorter period of time, so you don’t workout as long with a HIIT workout.

After a HIIT workout, you continue to burn calories with a higher metabolism.

HIIT causes EPOC—Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption—burns calories after you’ve quit, boosting your metabolism. It’s called afterburn. The afterburn effect lasts up to 72 hours after you’ve worked out. That afterburn effect comes from the high intensity part of HIIT. The high-intensity also means your workout can be cut from 45 minutes to a half hour to get the same benefits.

  • HIIT helps your muscles use glucose more effectively as fuel. It helps increase sensitivity to insulin and make you less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. It also boosts heart health by lowering blood pressure.
  • HIIT burns abdominal fat—visceral fat—better than any other type of exercise regimen. You can use any type of workout to do it, whether it’s calisthenics, weight lifting or just walking.
  • HIIT training isn’t for beginners, or someone restarting after an injury it’s not the best way to start your workouts. If you’re in good health, you can modify HIIT, by pushing hard for very short periods and less than your peak and dropping back to a moderate pace for longer.
  • Alternating your workout between HIIT and traditional workouts can be a good place to start. You won’t ever be bored using HIIT, since you can adapt any activity to it.

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The Importance Of A Fitness Routine During A Lockdown

The Importance Of A Fitness Routine During A Lockdown

Whether it’s during a lockdown or not, having a fitness routine is important. Whether you’re at your busiest time at work, going through personal problems or in the middle of a pandemic, keeping something consistent and predictable in your life can help provide some of the structure you need. While you might not have be able to come to the gym while the lockdowns were in effect, those of you who already established a workout and healthy eating program had the outline already in place to follow. Start today and develop your own program, whether you come to the gym or do it at home, the consistency is important to your well-being.

Why is a routine important?

When you get up every morning you have a routine. Whether it’s taking a shower and brushing your teeth or ambling out to make coffee, you don’t have to think about it. You just do it. Getting a routine for fitness can provide you with that mindless inspiration. In this case, mindlessness is a positive thing. It isn’t about the actual workout, but more about the habit of doing the workout. Getting fit is all about consistency and developing healthy habits encourages that.

You’ll feel like something’s missing if you don’t follow your routine.

There’s a reason that many of these healthy habits are called lifestyle changes. It’s exactly what they do, make changes in your life permanently, or at least for a long time. A habit is hard to break and when something becomes part of your routine, it’s a habit. Eating healthier becomes a habit. It can change your tastes, so you don’t crave sugary treats but find the natural sweetness of fruit to be satisfying. When you’re at the store, you’ll buy healthy food when eating healthy is your habit, and opt for healthier options when eating in restaurants.

Even though you’ve developed a routine, it doesn’t mean you can’t keep it interesting.

If you’ve worked out at 6 in the morning for months, in your mind, that time slot is taken and you wake up automatically to do it. That doesn’t mean you have to do the same exercises every time. The same is true of eating healthy. Choosing more whole food, including fruits and vegetables, and less processed food doesn’t mean you eat the same meal every day. In fact, our nutrition program can help you learn healthy eating with a varied menu that provides the nutrition you need.

  • Don’t forget to include all types of fitness, flexibility, strength, balance and endurance. If you’re working with a personal trainer, either in a group or private sessions, he/she can do it for you.
  • Varying your workout, while keeping the same schedule, will help prevent plateauing by keeping your body burning the highest amount of calories. It also takes the boredom out of workouts and ensures all muscles are worked in all ways.
  • You can start your fitness routine and add to it as you go. Start by giving up processed food or include a walk in your daily life, and build from there. No matter where you start, just do it and do it consistently.
  • You can begin your routine today by taking a one week free trial or getting a free consultation at SkinSport. It could be just the incentive you need to start today and develop a lifetime of healthy habits.

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How To Eat Mindfully When Home All Day

How To Eat Mindfully When Home All Day

If you live in Phoenix, AZ, you might have found yourself eating everything in the house during the lockdown. Often, people who stay at home all day, fill in those gaps of activity with a snack, a smoke or a cup of coffee. Whether it’s habit, giving your hands something to do or frustration. Eating without thinking is one of the biggest problems faced by people who are home and have access to food all day. Learning to eat mindfully when you’re at home all day can help you stay healthier and even lose weight.

Exactly what does eating mindfully mean?

You probably can recognize when you’re eating mindlessly. You pass a candy bowl and grab a few pieces and stuff them in your mouth as you pass or eat the last bit of potatoes out of the bowl before you wash it. Mindful eating is the opposite. You think about each bite and make sure when you eat, that’s all you’re focusing on and all you’re doing. When you’re mindful, before you eat, you think about why you’re eating and as you eat, you savor the pleasure of each bite. You eat slowly when you’re mindful and appreciate each bite.

Mindful eating takes the shame out of eating.

While you do identify whether you’re really physically hungry before you eat, you look upon the act of eating as guilt free and truly appreciate the food. You learn to view food as a way to be healthier and good for your well-being, while also noticing whether there triggers that made you eat or if it created emotional feelings when you ate. Mindful eating also teaches you to stop eating when you’re full.

Mindful eating helps you lose weight and eat healthier.

Food seems to be everywhere. It’s at the checkout line at almost every large store. Many people no longer sit down and eat, but snack away as they sit in front of the television, on their cell phones or on the computer. In today’s busy world we all try to get more done in less time, often doing two things at once is part of the program. Unfortunately, you eat too fast and don’t appreciate the food that way and don’t give your body the time to let your brain know you’re full, so you tend to overeat. It takes about twenty minutes for your brain to realize your stomach is full. Eating mindfully, helps you slow down so you can recognize that and eat less.

  • Not only will mindful eating help you identify whether you’re eating for emotional reasons or eating because you’re hungry, it helps you identify those emotional issues you may have buried.
  • Once you know what triggers eating, you can identify those times and find a better response than eating. Eventually, instead of grabbing a pint of ice cream, you’ll be working on the real problem and react appropriately.
  • One study found that a six-month seminar in mindful eating caused the average participant not only to lose 26 pounds, but also saw that weight loss last long after the seminar ended.
  • If traditional eating programs for weight loss have left you hungry, try combining it with mindful eating and you’ll probably be more successful.

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Best Workouts To Try For Beginners

Best Workouts To Try For Beginners

We design workouts for each individual, which means that at SkinSport in Phoenix, AZ, we create workouts for beginners, as well as people of all level of fitness. Our programs are designed specifically to address each person’s weaknesses, needs and level of fitness. Some of our clients have returned after the long shutdown and want to get started, but choose to do it with a beginner routine and quickly get back to where they were previously. That’s a good way for anyone who hasn’t worked out for a while, which makes these workout great for many different situations.

It’s all about NOT overdoing and learning form.

Exercises for beginners are often simple, basic exercises. It’s doing bodyweight workouts that include squats, planks, pull-ups, push-ups and jumping jacks. That’s not all of them, just a start. These simple exercises can be modified to reflect fitness levels. Jumping jacks can be walking jacks. Push-ups can be knee bent push-ups or elevated push-ups. You can use assistance to maintain balance for lunges and squats to get the proper form.

Make sure your program includes warming up and cooling down, plus all types of exercise.

Before you do any exercise, always warm up. Warming up can be any type of activity from jumping jacks to leg swings. It’s all about getting your blood circulating and preparing the muscles. Your program should include exercises for all types of fitness, strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. Stretches, tai chi and yoga are the best ways to increase flexibility. Tai chi and yoga is good for balance. Running, walking or any type of exercise that makes you breathe hard and raises your heart rate are workouts for endurance. Lifting weights, weighted water bottles or using resistance bands or bodyweight exercises improve strength.

If you don’t have weights, you can still build strength.

You can substitute water bottles or milk jugs filled with sand for weights or just use bodyweight exercises to get the results you want. Start with a warm up, such as jumping jacks, followed by a set of squats. Do as few as ten and increase as you get fitter. Do five of the type of push-up that’s best for your fitness level, knee bent, incline or traditional. Follow that with a set of ten walking lunges, alternating legs. Use a water bottle, soup can or dumbbell to do ten dumbbell rows and then immediately do a 20-second plank. Finish the workout with a five-minute cool down by walking around the room.

  • If you’re really out of shape, start by simply increasing your movement, riding a bike or walking. Take the stairs instead of the elevator and park further from the store and walk.
  • If you want to maximize the benefits of your beginner workout, cut the amount of rest between exercises or modify the intensity during the exercise to make it a High Intensity Interval Workout—HIIT—workout.
  • If you’ve never exercised before or it’s been a long time, take your time initially and focus mostly on form. Consistency and form are the two most important factors in any exercise program.
  • If you’re a beginner, especially if you’re over 40 or have physical issues, always consult your health care professional before starting any workout program.

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Best Workouts To Gain Weight

Best Workouts To Gain Weight

You may hate that guy down the street who can eat all he wants and never gains weight, but believe me, it’s not a picnic for him either. Almost two-thirds of the US has a problem with obesity or excess pounds, so the people having problems gaining weight are often ignored. What often lacks in those people is muscle, or at least bulk. Many thin people avoid exercise to prevent burning calories, not realizing there are workouts to gain weight. You can put on weight and muscle using those exercises.

Being underweight is more than just body image problems, it’s not healthy.

Using BMI—body mass index, you can classify people by a number. Those with a body mass over 25 is overweight, with those that have a BMI of 30 or more being obese. Those with a BMI under 18.5 are considered underweight and everyone between 18.5 and 25, are considered the right weight. It’s actually worse to be underweight than overweight. One study found that men who were underweight had a 140% greater chance of dying, with women having a 100% greater chance. Obese people had a 50% more chance of dying, but there are more obese and overweight people than underweight people, so it’s more prominent.

Eating more calories than you burn from healthier food and using the right workout can help you gain weight.

Don’t fill up on junk food and high calorie burgers and pastries to gain weight. Instead, eat healthy food eating food like dried fruit, nuts, full fat dairy, meat, grain, fruits and vegetables. You can also add exercise to program to gain weight. What’s the best type of exercise? Strength building. It helps add muscle tissue and muscle tissue weighs more than fat tissue does. Unlike running, which burns both fat and muscle tissue, lifting weight builds muscle tissue. Doing push-ups, for example, builds shoulder and arm muscles, bulking you up in a healthy manner.

Bodyweight exercises can be a go-to that you can do anywhere.

Push-ups are just one of the exercises you can do. Pull-ups also build upper body muscles, while squats and lunges build lower body muscles like thighs, hips, butt and calves. The more muscles you build, the more you’ll weigh and the more you’ll be closer to the right BMI. You can use weights to build muscles, too. A bench press and overhead press build muscles.

  • Avoid cardio workouts and aerobic workouts if you’re trying to gain weight. You can do them in moderation while you’re trying to gain weight.
  • Focus on gaining muscle mass to gain weight. Muscle tissue weighs more than fat tissue does, so you’ll bulk up, gain weight and be healthier when you do strength building exercises.
  • Focus on being healthy, rather than on gaining weight when it comes to your diet. If you’re building muscle tissue, make sure you have adequate protein.
  • At SkinSport we can help you with a healthy diet and a program of exercise that will build muscle tissue and help you gain the weight you want to look your best.

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Are Pre-Workouts Good For You?

Are Pre-Workouts Good For You?

What are pre-workouts? They’re a convenient way to get calories and energy before a workout. It’s been known for quite some time that eating the right food an hour to three hours before a workout could provide the energy you need to improve your results. Combinations of carbs and protein before working out help provide the energy you need for your muscles, plus some protein to make you feel full so you don’t binge on a pizza after the workout and provides raw material for muscle building. A PB&J or fruit and yogurt smoothie are good pre-workout foods.

Pre-workouts are convenience products.

You don’t have to worry about the right combination of carbs to protein with pre-workouts. It’s ready for you to combine with water or simply open the can or bottle. They boost your energy level to help boost your performance. Some contain caffeine, which is known as a performance enhancer. Some drinks are packed with extra nutrients, such as B-vitamins, which helps your metabolism and boosts your energy.

The ingredients will vary, depending on the pre-workout you choose.

If you read about nutrition often or simply watch TV with commercials, you may have heard about the superfood beets and beet juice. What makes it so good for people about to exercise is that it boosts the body’s nitric acid levels. Nitric oxide then dilates the blood vessels to increase blood flow to all parts of the body, which increases your endurance and reduces the stress on the heart. Some drinks beets or beet juice, while others contain creatine, which is found in muscle tissue. It helps improve strength and builds muscle tissue, plus boosts your exercise performance.

Make sure the pre-workouts provide what they say.

No matter what the label says, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s true unless someone else certifies that. The FDA does most certifications for foods and drugs, but they don’t regulate pre-workouts. Some organizations, such as NSF or Informed-Choice are third party groups that certify the purity and quality of supplements. Check the label to ensure that it contains that certification.

  • Watch out for products that contain caffeine and creatine. Too much caffeine or creatine increases blood pressure and heart rate, can cause nausea, diarrhea and upset stomach. Both can cause dehydration.
  • A study in the International Journal of Exercise Science found that using pre-workouts only boosted strength by four to eight percent. What gave the biggest boost were supplements with caffeine.
  • If you’re eating a healthy snack an hour to three hours before a workout, you can supplement with a cup of coffee to get the same results as most pre-workouts provide. You’ll be more satisfied, too.
  • If you do opt for pre-workouts, always check the label and don’t overdo. Many of these drinks have sweeteners such as sugar, sugar alcohol or artificial sweeteners. Sugar adds calories, while alcohol sugars and artificial sweetener can cause gas, bloating and diarrhea.

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Are Protein Supplements Good For You?

Are Protein Supplements Good For You?

If you go into any health food store, you’ll find shelves dedicated to protein supplements. There are protein supplements for vegetarians, ones for bodybuilders and even supplements for seniors. Are they good for you? Do you really need them? Who should take them? The first thing to understand is how much protein you actually need. There are many factors surrounding the answer to that question. Older people don’t use the protein as efficiently as younger people do, they may need more. Your weight and activity level play a role in the amount of protein you need as well.

How much you need is based on many things, including physical activity.

If you’re really active, you need more protein that someone who is sedentary. The people living a sedentary lifestyle only require 1.2 grams per 1 kilogram of body weight. Since one kilogram equals 2.2 pounds just divide your weight by 2.2 to find kilograms. As you get more active, the amount increases to 1.3 grams per kilogram of body weight for moderate exercise and finally 1.6 grams if you’re doing a high intensity power lifting regularly. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you also need increased protein.

While it’s bad to have a deficiency in protein, it doesn’t happen very often in developed countries.

Signs of too little protein include the wasting of muscles, skin, hair, and nail problems, stunted growth in children and edema, to name a few. However, you can get too much of a good thing. If you eat more than the highest recommended amount of protein, such as consuming 2.2 grams per kilogram of weight over a long period of time. More than that amount for a long period can create health issues like exhaustion, dehydration, diarrhea, nausea, headache and irritability. If you continue beyond those symptoms, it can lead to blood vessel disorders, seizures, kidney disease, liver disease and potentially cardiovascular disease and death.

You don’t have to take protein supplements if you eat healthy.

While you can get too much protein, it’s hard to do if you’re eating regular healthy meals. However, if you’re adding protein supplements to everything, that’s where you need to be careful. Not everyone should consume protein supplements. In fact, with the exception of advice from medical doctors, consuming your protein from healthy meals is far better. We provide customized nutrition coaching and guidance toward menus to increase your intake of protein if you’re switching to a more active lifestyle.

  • While protein supplements can boost your protein intake, most don’t provide all the extra nutrients that healthy eating does.
  • All parts of the body use protein as building blocks. It’s important for bones, skin, muscle, blood and cartilage.
  • If you’re trying to lose weight, protein can be your friend, so don’t skimp on it either. It makes you feel fuller for longer, making weight loss easier.
  • One of the biggest deterrents of eating huge amounts of protein is bad breath that simply doesn’t disappear no matter how much you floss or brush.

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Workouts To Do When You're Sore

Workouts To Do When You’re Sore

If you’ve ever had a tough exercise session and ended up with loads of aches and pains, it shouldn’t stop you from working out. There are workouts you can do when you’re sore that not only won’t make you feel worse, but actually make you feel better. Achy muscles are one of the things that can put a workout program on its heels, but it shouldn’t. Rather than taking a week off to feel better, there are exercises you can do that will speed your recovery. Make sure the pain is normal aches and not excruciating pain. With easy exercise normal pain can go away in just a day or two.

Exercising with mild pain is called active recovery.

When you’re building muscle tissue, you’re actually creating microtears in the muscle and when it heals, it heals stronger and bigger. Active recovery is a way to get your blood flowing and that increased circulation can send nutrients and oxygen to speed the healing process. Cardio, such as walking or swimming is a great way to boost your active recovery. If you’re careful, you can even do light resistance training. One study showed that the use of resistance bands could increase the speed of recover just as much as a ten minute massage.

Focus on the part that doesn’t hurt.

If your legs hurt, work your upper body. If you ache in your upper body, focus on your lower body workout. You’ll reduce the potential of making your pain worse and still maintain your workout schedule. Watch out for overtraining, however. You’ll know you’re overtraining if you constantly feel tired, have insomnia, mood changes, get minor illness often, indicating you have a compromised immune system or a higher resting heart rate. If you have those symptoms, take a few days off to fully recover.

Skip the gym and go to the doctor if you notice these things.

There’s a big difference between feeling sore and sharp excruciating pain. Soreness is more like a discomfort that goes away in a couple of days. While you may feel achy at night, but it shouldn’t keep you up after you took an over-the-counter pain medication like aspirin or ibuprofen. Normal aches and pain will make you uncomfortable, but not nauseous. If you notice black and blue marks or lose function in the area, don’t go the gym, go to a doctor or health care professional. It might be something more serious.

  • Reduce the risk of pain in the first place by doing warm-up and cool-down exercises. A warm up can be jumping jacks and a cool down can be walking around or a gentle bike ride the last few minutes.
  • Stretching is a great way to recover from soreness. It increases circulation and breaks the cycle of muscle spasms and contraction.
  • If you’re starting a new program of exercise, always start slowly and focus more on form. Not only will having good form help prevent injury, taking it slow will help reduce the risk of pain.
  • If you’re looking for another way to relieve some pain or help prevent it, consider using a foam roller after a workout. It acts like a massage for your muscles, helping to reduce muscle tension.

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At Home Workouts For Biceps

At Home Workouts For Biceps

A lot of clients at SkinSport Fitness in Anthem, AZ, have requested some at home workouts for Biceps, just in case they can’t make it to the gym or the gym is closed because of a mandate. I can understand that and have put together some exercises that you can do. One of the biggest problems faced by people that workout at home is that they don’t have any gym equipment like they’re used to using at SkinSport. That’s why most of the workouts are bodyweight exercises. These types of exercises have been around for ages and use the weight of the body instead of barbells, kettlebells or dumbbells.

Modify a standard push-up.

While a standard push-up will work the biceps a little, it doesn’t work them as much as modified ones. For a standard push-up, you get on all fours with your hands slightly wider than the shoulders, then straighten your legs and arms. Lower your body until your chest almost touches the floor. Hold and then push back up. Modified ones that work biceps include a close-stance push-up, which is just like the regular one, except your hands are closer together, with just a few inches between them.

If you have a chair, you’ve got part of your home gym.

Sit in the chair with your feet on the floor in front of you. Grip the edge of the chair, raising your body off the seat and keeping your arms straight. Move your body forward beyond the edge of the chair so you don’t hit it as you lower your body to the floor. Your knees should be in line with your ankles as you bend your elbows to lower your body below the edge of the seat and then raise it back the original position.

Grab a towel and start working out.

Towel curls can be a great way to build arms. Best of all, you can adjust the resistance easily. Get a bath towel, folding it a few times lengthwise to create a sling for your feet, holding one end in each hand. Stand with your back against the wall with your feet a foot apart in front of you. With one leg slightly bent, bend the other knee and put that foot in the towel sling in the center. Leave your arms still as you curl the edges of the towel toward you with your foot providing the resistance. Here’s where you can adjust how much resistance you want to provide. Curl as you would using dumbbells, hold and return to starting position. Repeat until you’ve completed your sets and switch to do it on the other leg.

  • Create your own kettlebells with milk jugs or detergent jugs by filling them with sand or water to adjust weight. You can do the same with water bottles to create dumbbells. Inexpensive resistance bands are also great to keep on hand.
  • Grab that filled detergent bottle weight and a chair for a variation on the bicep curl. Sit in the chair with feet wide apart. Hold the bottle in your right hand as you put the elbow against the inner thigh of the right leg. Lower the jug next to your ankle, then bring it back up to the chest, hold and lower to starting position.
  • Use resistance bands. Hold both ends of the resistance bands, putting the middle of the band under your feet to hold it. Start with arms maintaining good posture by your hips, allowing the band to have slack. Bend your elbows, raising your hands to your shoulders, pulling the bands tight, then lowering them.
  • Doing an elevated pike position or push-up with one arm is another modification that works biceps.

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What To Do With A Weight Loss Plateau

What To Do With A Weight Loss Plateau

Hitting a weight loss plateau happens a lot, no matter how much we try to avoid it. There are some steps that can be taken to help you shed those extra pounds and prevent that plateauing. As a trainer, I see a lot of people who get discouraged and give up working out and eating healthy, when there is evidence that making a few changes could actually help get past the problem and resume weight loss.

Know why plateauing occurs to identify ways to avoid the problem.

Plateauing can occur because of the body’s drive to be efficient. Efficiency is praised in a business setting and also good for the body, unless you’re trying to lose weight. Then it can cause you to burn fewer calories. The longer you do an exercise, the less difficult it is for your body to do and the fewer calories you burn. Avoiding the problem is easy, just vary your workout more frequently. As a trainer, I make sure we do that for several reasons. One is plateauing and other reasons include combating boredom, working muscles on all planes and working toward maximum potential, which increases as you get fitter.

As your weight changes and gets lower, your body doesn’t have to work as hard.

Just imagine carrying a ten point weight around all day. You’d get pretty tired. You’d also burn extra calories. The same is true if you put on an extra ten pounds and the opposite is true. If you lose ten pounds you won’t burn as many calories, just as you wouldn’t burn as many calories if you put a ten pound weight down and walked without it. It takes 3500 more calories consumed than burned to add a pound and that weight loss can affect the speed of weight loss. The solution is to eat a little less or workout harder to get the weight loss you hoped to achieve.

Plateauing isn’t always indicative that you’re not getting fitter.

A cubic inch of fat weighs less than a cubic inch of muscle tissue. To make that a bit clearer, the container holding ten pounds of fat would be a lot bigger than a container holding ten pounds of muscle tissue. It’s like comparing containers holding ten pounds of feathers and ten pounds of lead. You may not be losing weight, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t making progress. You could be losing inches. Track your measurements, too. If you hit a plateau and don’t track them, check how your clothes fit. Are tight pants suddenly loose? Are your old clothes simply too big? Take heart and persevere, you’re making headway.

  • Don’t judge your weight loss daily, instead, weigh yourself once a week or less. Do it at the same time of day. Weight fluctuates throughout the day and water weight can give a false idea of all the progress you’ve actually made.
  • If your weight is plateauing for long, yet you’ve counted everything you ate and you’re fine, have you considered it might be what you drink. Soft drinks add empty calories and that could be the problem. Even diet soft drinks are bad and can add inches to your waistline.
  • Increase your activities outside the gym. Find ways to boost the calories you burn daily. Skip the elevator, at least for a few floors. Park further from the door when you shop. Walk faster, do physical chores at warp speed and instead of sitting through commercials if you watch TV, do a few exercises.
  • You’ll be more apt to keep up your good work if you spend days you’re not coming to the gym in activities that are physical and that you enjoy. Go roller skating, swim or shoot hoops with the kids. Have fun and enjoy your new-found fitness.

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