*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
ALL FREE ON YOUTUBE.
I adore you! I mean it.
Love & Hugs,