Never go more than two days in a row without exercise
This applies to your vacations too!
Circuit training helps your burn calories and increase muscle
Circuit style workouts super charge your metabolism and help you shed pounds. By getting your heart rate up and working each muscle group, you can create a lean and sleek physique. My workout program, the 10 lb. Slim down Xtreme can help you take off 10 pounds in 28 days through intense circuit training.
Get an accountability partner for exercise and weight loss support
Exercise together, share tips and swap encouragement.
Ramp it up slowly
If you hate exercise or have a challenge with time—getting it on your schedule—make incremental changes each week. Aim for 20 minute workouts at first. Or start with walking. Build upon your healthy habits each week—adding more time to your workouts or working out more frequently. You can ramp up your healthy eating habits in the same way—one small improvement at a time.
Don’t expect the weight to come off fast
Be realistic! You aren’t going to become a gym rat overnight if you hated going to the before. You also shouldn’t set a goal to drop 20 pounds in one month. Setting unrealistic goals sets people up for failure and then they give up. Start smaller. Resolve to go to the gym two times a week if you never used to go before. Remember: It takes time to gain weight; it takes time to lose it.
Twice a week, instead of going at a steady pace for 30 minutes, go easy for 3 minutes and hard for 1 minute. Repeat this pattern 5-6 times and you have a new workout and a calorie burning machine!
It takes a deficit of 3,500 calories to lose one pound
Calories in, calories out. Just work on burning more than you take in.
Ramp up the intensity on your workouts
If you want to rev up your metabolism and break through a plateau you need to up the intensity of your workouts! Tabata workouts are an effective way to up the intensity while cutting time spent at the gym.
Empower yourself with exercise
You have probably heard it a zillion times, but exercise is one of the best ways to elevate your mood and alleviate stress. Plus, you often will feel so good after you finish a workout that you won’t want to ruin your calories burned with overindulging.
Realize exercise and your diet are married
forever.You can’t lose weight with one and not the other—period. There’s no getting around it. Consistently burn more than you consume and you will be on your way to weight loss.
Commit to a 5k to motivate you to train
Plus, you just may find out that the energy of the supportive crowds really motivate you to keep jogging—long after the race.
Yoga is one my favorite classes to teach. Yoga can help you feel centered. It stretches and strengthens your body, improves your breathing and awareness, and empowers your mind.