Well, the meteorologists weren’t wrong about this one! We’re dealing with Snowmageddon here on Long Island, and as you can imagine, all of my client appointments outside of the home have been canceled. Check out this photo I took from my terrace window earlier this morning:
That was quite a few inches ago, too!
Anyway, every Thursday at noon EST, I do a Facebook Live Video for members of my Permanent Weight Loss Community on Facebook. This group is for people who are looking to lose 50 or more lbs, prevent debilitating disease(s), and are looking to avoid undergoing weight loss surgery. If you’re tired of wasting money on fad diets, on short-term fitness programs, then join us! We’re a community of likeminded individuals who want the same thing that you do: Permanent Weight Loss!
Today, I got an interesting question on the fitness side from a new member. Check it out:
After getting further clarification, she’d stated that she alternated between interval training bouts on either an elliptical or a treadmill, and a body-split routine for when she used weights.
This certainly isn’t a bad combination. Interval training allows you to get more work done in less time, and, when coupled with consistent sleep and quality nutrition, can boost your fat-burning for up to 72 hours POSTworkout. Resistance training decreases your chances of developing osteoporosis, and can reduce your risk of losing muscle mass as you age (one of the few natural happenings that I actually agree with scientists about regarding the human body in years 40 and beyond).
So, which one is better? For starters, you can watch my Live video down below if you’d prefer to watch/listen:
If you’re still with me, then here’s the deal: The best form of fitness is the one that you’re motivated to do! This routine of my group member’s may work well for her if she likes the gym, and genuinely enjoys interval training and lifting weights. If that’s not your cup of tea, then find what works for you, and DIVERSIFY!
One of the first things I learned while studying to acquire my first personal training certification 10 years ago was the SAID Principle. While I forget what the acronym ‘SAID’ stands for, I do remember that the SAID Principle states that the body adapts to the demands being placed upon it. This is why you’ll see mailmen and mailwomen typically become overweight, even though they have one of the most physically demanding jobs in our society.
As a result, I do a multitude of things: I do Tabata. I do HIIT. I lift. I run. I do yoga. I play softball. And that’s not including the one or two times a year that I’ll go hiking, biking, or swimming!
The more you do on the fitness side, the better off you’ll be! In addition, the more you challenge yourself, the better the results you’ll see 😉 (Hey, that rhymed!)
Hope this helped put that issue to bed for you. For me, I’m going to pray that the power doesn’t go out during the fury of this snow storm…
P.S. Start your year off right, and join my NEW accountability group on Facebook. This group is piggybacking off the Holiday Jump Start Program I did for eight weeks this past fall, and is something that many of the group members wanted to continue going into the future!
This group provides members with daily accountability, a weekly group call specific to the members and their questions, a monthly book club reviewing a piece of literature on all things health and wellness, and a lifetime’s worth of mindset shifts and lifestyle changes via the book club, my coaching, and my personal materials on fitness, mindset, and nutrition. It’s BY FAR the most affordable program I’ve offered to date, and may be just what you need to kick yourself into gear in 2018.