*I want to do something active but don’t know how to strength train
*I don’t want to look like I do not knowing what I’m doing at the gym
*If I just stay on this treadmill long enough, I will burn enough calories to lose weight
When you do not know what to do, the default is cardio, usually running, walking or sprinting on a cardio machine. It makes sense right? There isn’t a steep learning curve to this exercise, it gets you moving in the right direction, and it helps with cardiovascular benefits. The challenge is, that it isn’t the most effective thing you could be doing toward your goal and I’m guessing that your goal is weight loss.
Please know, that you are AMAZING! You care about your body and your health. You care about yourself and that is so incredible. You are reading this and I thank you for that honor. Let’s see if I can help.
Treadmill walking or sprints are great! What about doing a body weight strength training video that is free? There are some great people out there offering free fitness workouts you can do at home for free. I started with fitness blender (on YouTube and their website) because I didn’t know how to strength train. A gym membership wasn’t in my budget and I certainly did not have a clue what I could even do at the gym (other than cardio equipment).
Would you say you were me back then? I was so intimidated to do strength training in fear of bulking up. It didn’t happen. I learned that if that really were to be possible, I’d have to be using things like barbells and hanging out in CrossFit gyms (nothing against them!). I also learned that strength training boosted my metabolism faster than traditional cardio. What?!?! Once I knew that, I was in! Once I realized I was much more willing to do squats that weren’t hateful at all, I was hooked. Perhaps this could be you too? A nice integration of the treadmill because walking is very healthy for you and integrate it with strength training to power boost your metabolism. Thoughts?
Let me leave you with this: If your goal is weight loss, what if it could be less painful and sometimes tedious than what the piece of cardio equipment offers? What if you actually looked forward to your own out? What if that workout made a true impact on your figure that you and others could proudly see? What if you could do it for FREE versus hiring a trainer? What if you could do it at home where no one in the gym could see you in your old T-shirt with coffee stains on it? What if, you learned something new, that would forever impact your life and those who want you around for years to come?
Strength training. Free trainer. At home.
1. Fitness blender.com
2. Melissa Bender of Bender Fitness
3. Bodyfit by Amy
4. Workout Hotel
5. PopSugar Fitness
6. Yvette Bachman
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Ever notice the day after drinking alcohol that you crave carbs? That you are hungry ALL freaking day?
Yes, that is SUGAR at work in your body wreaking havoc on your gut and overall health. You aren't actually hungry, it's just your hunger hormones being erroneously triggered by the bad bacteria in your gut. The bad bacteria are hungry for their next meal of sugar. There are plenty of bacteria in your gut because they were fed a delicious, sugary meal curtesy of the sugar consumed the day before.
Here is a theory I have on the body: I am not going to, "listen to my body," as many folks are suggesting that we do. Why? Because sugar is too damn powerful over our emotions. Sugar feeds the bad bacteria. The bad bacteria send POWERFUL signals telling you that you are hungry, even when you are not, AND those signals are also saying to eat more sugar. If you are religious or understand religion at all, it is like the devil urging you to do something negative.
We should just call it sugar crack so that it is considered in the same context as crack. You wouldn't do crack on a regular basis would you? No, you are smart. You know it's addicting. It's also illegal. Buying sugar isn't illegal and it's easy to purchase.
JJ Virgin is just one of the many resources that I have studied over the years. With the majority of my research, training, and experimentation, decreasing sugar has always made a positive impact on the body and the mind.
How Gut Bacteria Affect Your Health
The conversation of health has progressed beyond from how to do a bicep curl, to what is going in your gut. Your gut is dictating your health SO much so, that there are people now dedicating their lives to figuring this all out for us. I am one of those people doing endless hours of research to make some sense of what is going on in our gut and how it impacts our waistline. When I talk about waistline, I can get your attention because that is way sexier then gut bacteria and what your poop looks like. These are the conversations we need to be having though, and I am your biggest advocate holding a cup of coffee/water/tea to have an amazing chat with you about it.
From The Chalene Show | Diet, Fitness and Goal Mastery Strategies in Podcasts.
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In this Youtube video, our very own Fitness Peep, Tery, talks about an antibacterial hand sanitizer that is not toxic to you. It’s made from thieves and I believe it is by Young Living.
Tery on YouTube
Here is a little research I did to get your mind curious:
"ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – Recent studies have suggested that hand sanitizer is bad for you. Triclosan, the active ingredient in hand sanitizer, can kill off the good bacteria on your hands and allow anti-biotic resistant bad bacteria to grow.”
1. Hand sanitizers can increase absorption of harmful BPA"can increase the body’s absorption of bisphenol A (commonly called BPA).This chemical can alter endocrine function by introducing excessive synthetic estrogens into the body, which can potentially have a negative long-term impact on health. BPA is a substance once commonly found in plastics and still used today in store receipt paper, making it a threat to cashiers—especially those who frequently use hand sanitizer (BPA is one of the 7 reasons to ditch plastic containers)."
2. Many sanitizers contain phthalates and parabens, which can do more harm than goodLike BPA, phthalates and parabens can also interrupt normal function of the body’s endocrine system, leading to early onset of puberty and increased incidence of obesity and even cancer.
3. Even alcohol-based sanitizers can be dangerous in the wrong handsNot all hand sanitizers use triclosan. Some products use alcohol, which is more effective as a sanitizer and is safer for human health than triclosan-containing products when used as directed. However, products with a high alcohol content can pose a serious danger in homes where children live, as a small child who accidentally ingests the product could fall victim to alcohol poisoning.
Why you should care about this message: It's going to give you information that will ultimately help keep your waistline slim. Your waistline will be more trim if your gut health is in check. You can get your gut health in check by having the right kind of bacteria in it.
GUT HEALTH IS KEY TO YOUR TOTAL HEALTH!!!!
**This is important stuff to know and to take action about!**
When on antibiotics...regrettably, your body needs a probiotic to restore it's gut health. How do you know which one to buy? Simple. www.labdoor.com is an independent company that tests products. I found a probiotic for myself and one for Skylar. It took me all of 30 seconds to find what I needed.
Here is a helpful podcast episode by Chalene Johnson on Prebiotic and probiotics. She is exquisite at breaking things down into digestible information that we can truly use (i.e this website to find a trustworthy product). The expert that she interviews in this podcast shares that most people should not need to be on a probiotic for more than two weeks.
Here is the probiotic I ordered: