Why Don’t You Have More Energy?

Such a busy time, isn’t it busy all the time?

Work, gym, sport, kids, shopping, study, other activities  etc…

We all have too much on our plates, and we do it knowing it’s probably too much.

We want to achieve everything we want, but there is no time for exhaustion or getting sick.

Fatigue is the first warning sign

Not recovering from fatigue is a sign that you are overworking, overthinking, not resting enough and/or undereating.

If you start to become aware of continued fatigue, you will have to start to analyse your lifestyle to evaluate where you may be overstretched. Maybe in all areas, the total amount of what you’re doing, maybe the cause.

You may have to consult your general practitioner, if symptoms continue or are too extreme.

To allow recuperation to occur, you will need to evaluate your nutrition, hydration, sleep and rest or relaxation.

When fatigued, you will need to ensure that each of these areas are met not barely but increased to allow the body and mind to recover.

What is your diet like? Have you been living on fast food and cola?  Binging on alcohol to many nights of the week?

If so you will have to clean this up. You need to see your body as a high performance race machine. If you put crap into your body your high performance race machine, you will get crap results. You have to treat it like a formula 1 race car. Only put in high quality, natural food products. If you want the best results, then nothing less than a top quality diet will do.

What is your state of hydration? Are you drinking enough water? Do you start the day with drinking at least 2 glasses of water? Do you drink water during the day?

What are you drinking? Not coffee, not alcohol, not cola, or some other processed product that will poison you and dehydrate you?

You need to drink water. Our bodies contain about 60% water. If you are dehydrated, and are below this level, your body won’t work optimally. It will affect your brain and other vital organs.

Sleep. Often just rounded off to: get 8 hours. Great, I’m doing that why aren’t I feeling better? Let’s analyse this for a moment.

Are you going to sleep and waking at the same time each day?  You should be, to regulate your sleep patterns so that your body’s natural cycle is kept in sync.

Are you avoiding bright screens within 2 hours of bedtime?  Blue light emitted by phones, tablets, television or computers is disruptive to your sleep patterns and your ability to sleep.

Is your room dark? Is there light sources from outside or inside the room? Remove them. Do what you need to make your room as dark as possible. Any extra light will make harder to sleep.

What is the condition of your mattress and your pillow? Yes poor quality or compressed mattresses and pillows will affect your sleeping posture and your sleep quality. So check them both out and evaluate if they need to be replaced.

Finally for sleep. The often quoted 8 hours is a good guide, but for you it may be 7 hours, or it may be 10. If it’s 10, that’s ok. Maybe your physically active and require the extra sleep. For myself I find that 9 hours sleep is right for me, due to my physical exercise and activity throughout the day. For you it will be different. I wouldn’t recommend less than 7, but then I’m no sleep doctor either. Just ensure to get enough.

Rest or relaxation. This will be different for everyone. Some people unwind by sitting and doing nothing, others will read, others will be physically active. Find how you unwind, and commit to doing this a few times throughout the week to ensure that you unwind.

Every 4 – 8 weeks, lower your total level of activity by at least 1/3 for a week to give your body a chance to unwind and recuperate. This is much the same as in sport, to increase recovery and to increase or maintain performance overall.

Focus on these 4 areas to increase and maintain your recovery and to ensure that fatigue doesn’t continue.

 

You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.

Thanks for reading,

William…

“Live Life!”

 

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Success Stories – Megan Rachow

Hi out there to all those who are reading, just a light one today.

A success story to motivate you and give you proof that you can do it, you can lose that dreaded weight.

Today’s success story is about a lady named, Megan Rachow, who lost 170 lbs or 77 kg for those on the metric scale.

That’s impressive amount of weight.

How did she do it?

‘First, she had reached a point, as she states: “the day the switch flipped for me”.  She had become committed to losing weight, had reached her threshold.’

‘She started small, first cutting out soda and only eating food she cooked at home.’

‘Megan says, that in the first week she lost 9 lbs or 4 kg. That’s an amazing start to a weight loss journey.’

‘After losing 100 lbs (45kg), she started doing more adventurous exercise.’

‘She became fascinated by fitness and seeing what new things she could accomplish.’

‘She ran, lifted weights, and completed triathlons.’

‘She now eats clean foods, like salad, quinoa and lots of vegies, also packing her diet with chicken and turkey.’

She ends the article by saying:  “I am now living a life that I love and feel as though I am a completely different person. The most important thing I have gained is being comfortable in my own skin.”

This is an amazing lady, to lose 170 lbs (77kg) is a truly captivating thing and it should be celebrated. Fantastic Megan, great work, and keep the hard work going. You are an inspiration to many people.

So how did she do it?

Removed the bad things from her diet and exercised. Diet and exercise. Started small and kept on improving with time and effort.

Please check out the article here.

http://people.com/bodies/half-their-size-weight-loss-story-megan-rachow/

And please check out her Instagram and Facebook accounts, where she shared her weight loss journey.

https://www.instagram.com/megankrachow/

https://www.facebook.com/MeganRachow

Thanks Megan for being such an inspiration!

 

You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.

Thanks for reading,

William…

“Live Life!”

 

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An Action Plan For Weight Loss This Year – Part 4

Month 5:  May – Self Talk

Self Talk. Self talk is just what you say to yourself. Most of the time it’s silent, done internally, and other times it’s actually voiced out aloud and other people can hear it. Sometimes it’s positive and sometimes it’s negative. What to know an amazing fact? People who are depressed or always angry, guess what? Yes, you’re right, their self talk is dangerously negative all the time, and as a result they’re always miserable.

Ever hear someone when they’re emotional, start ranting about themselves because they messed up? Have you ever done this? I know I have. We have all experienced this.

The challenge this month is to become more aware of our self talk, and then to alter it to be more positive towards ourselves and our situations.

Week 1: become aware of our self talk. All the positive and the negative things. You may be surprised how negative you are towards yourself.

Week 2: start to be more patient and tolerant towards ourselves. Start be realising what you are saying to yourself, then stop if you are being negative, and change it to be more patient and tolerant.

Weeks 3&4:  as you grow in awareness of your self talk, start to be positive towards yourself. Yes, praise yourself when you complete something or do something well. And when you mess up, stop yourself being negative, let yourself know that you can do better, and that next time you will do it differently.

Want a guide book to help you really conquer your self talk?

It’s called: “The 7 Day Mental Diet” by Emmet Fox. Click here to purchase the book.

It is only a short book of 20 pages or so. But don’t let the length of it fool you. This book is a fantastic resource on controlling your self talk. It will take you on a journey for 7 days, exploring and controlling your self talk.

Sound easy? No, it’s not. Most people will read it and say to themselves, ‘I can do that’, and that will be the last they think about it.

But if you want to master this area of your life, AND YES THAT IS WHAT I’M SUGGESTING!!!!!!!!!! Read it every day for the 7 days, and apply it! Really apply it! Make it your Number #1 priority for the month.

When I read the book, I read it one night and thought, yeah easy. Then 3 days later was getting mad at myself for something and then the words of the book jumped up and smacked me in the face. I realised then, that it’s easy to read and understand something, but to apply it, and make it a daily practice and commit to it becoming a habit wasn’t so easy. So every day for about 9 weeks, that’s approximately 60 days, I read the book every afternoon. And slowly but surely I became aware and changed my self talk.

Am I telling you to do this? No. Just read it every day for 7 days, and apply it. Yes, if you’re a little obsessive and a little crazy, like me, then go ahead and read it every day. Make it a habit. And reap the rewards.

The second thing I want you to do this month, is to change your hypnosis. Change it to create a brighter you. Maybe a “self esteem theme” or “confidence theme”. Something uplifting to help support your move towards being more positive.

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31 Days of May:  60 minutes cardio, Hypnosis session (new) each day, Don’t eat 8 banned foods from February, keep your food portions controlled, become aware and modify your self talk to become more positive.

 

You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
Thanks for reading,
William…
“Live Life!”

 

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An Action Plan For Weight Loss This Year – Part 3

Month 4:  April – Portion Control

Portion Control. This can be an ultra-complex subject, complicated by food types, a person’s relative size, activity level, gender and so on. That is to say, what one person eats will be different to the next person, because we are all different and we all have different situations. So in the interest of simplicity, the idea for portion control, will be to start to consciously examine how much food you are consuming and how often. Then you will consciously start to limit that amount or frequency of foods. Across a 4 week incremental approach you will start to cut down the amount of food you are eating.

Week 1: Write down all food and drink that you consume and what times for each day.

Does the volume of food surprise you? Is there some late morning, late afternoon, late evening snacking happening?

What about the size of each of the main meals?

Week 2:  Can you cut back the snacks? Maybe change them for vegies, or salad? How about the size of your meals, can you cut back there? Pick one thing and either remove it or cut it back.

Week 3:  Pick another area, and cut it out or cut it back?

Week 4:  Pick another area, and cut it out or cut it back?

Now the idea is not to starve yourself. So don’t cut the main meals out. So don’t skip breakfast. If you aren’t a breakfast person that is ok, just eat it later. I’m not a breakfast person, so I don’t eat until about, 10am. Maybe you’ve been snacking and can remove snacking at a certain time or times. Remember it’s not about starvation, but changing the bad habits for better habits, and creating a healthier lifestyle.

Some other things to help with portion control. Don’t eat while watching TV. When you’re distracted you’re not paying attention. Hint, hint, as in you’re not paying attention to eating. Second, don’t rush. Slow down. Yes take your time when eating. Start to experience the full feeling from the food, before finishing, rather than slam that food down and feel like you’re about to tear your stomach open, 15 minutes after you finish. Last, chew your food. Yes, chew your food more. Chew it until it’s a fine paste before swallowing.

Find places to limit or remove food consumption from your diet. Remember, don’t watch TV while eating, slow down eating, and chew your food more.

30 Days of April – Cardio 60 minutes + Don’t consume 8 products from February + Hypnosis session each day + Start analysing your food intake and start to limit food volume.

 

You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
Thanks for reading,
William…
“Live Life!”

 

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An Action Plan For Weight Loss This Year – Part 2

Month 2:  February – Nutrition.

Now don’t start freaking out, you won’t be counting calories, across 19 meals, carefully balancing the 3 macronutrients, while perfectly combining only certain foods. No. All I want you to do this month is, remove a minimum of 8 bad things from your diet. 8, that’s only 2 per week! Yes 2 per week. Adding up to 8 by the end of month. Easy? It’s supposed to be. So what things should you remove? Anything that is processed and can’t be found in nature. Simple? Anything that you can’t find in nature, so no alcohol, no soda, no pizza, no man made products, no biscuits, no chocolate. What I’m supposed to remove all those things? No. Only 2 processed products per week adding up to 8, by the end of month.

Now the idea is to remove 8 things that you are constantly consuming, don’t remove chocolate, if you rarely eat chocolate.

Simple, just remove 8 processed products by the end of month.

*Please Note:  You are still performing Cardio for 60 minutes each day – yes try for 28 days of 60 minutes Cardio. That’s right you are to build on the good habit of exercising everyday, from January.

28 Days of February – 60 minutes Cardio + Remove 8 processed products from diet.

Month 3:  March – Hypnosis.

Hypnosis? Has he gone mad? No, I’m not sending you to the witch doctor, there is a lot of scientific and testimonial evidence to validate and support hypnosis. Just get a ‘hypnosis or hypno-therapy cd or audio download off the internet. Use a reputable Hypno-therapist, like Rick Collingwood or Steve G. Jones. They both have a full range of hypnosis products. I have used their products successfully and am still using their products to this day. Check them out and see for yourself.

Now you don’t need to purchase the most expensive products. I find that the shorter 30-45 minute hypnosis products suit me better for my own personal situation and goals.  Prices start from about $15. Just get one related to ‘weight loss’.

Just follow the directions, which will tell you to listen to the hypnosis session every day for about 4 – 6 weeks which is what I am going to direct you to do. But instead of 4 – 6 weeks, you are going to listen each day for 8 weeks. That way you will get a better effect from the hypnosis session. The more times you listen, the more powerful the effect of the session. Me personally I use a hypnosis for a minimum of 3 months, listening every day.

*Please Note:  You are still to perform Cardio for 60 minutes each day and to not lapsed on the 8 things you removed from your diet.

31 Days of March – Cardio 60 minutes + Don’t consume 8 products from February + Hypnosis session each day.

 

You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
Thanks for reading,
William…
“Live Life!”

 

If you enjoyed this post, or wanted to ask a question, drop me a line I’d love to hear from you.

So When Do I Exercise?

Presently I train in the afternoons, although given the choice I would exercise in the mornings. Why? I hear you say with a look of disgust on your face. It’s because I like the way I feel after exercising and then feel for the rest of the day. But as with life come sacrifices. Because of parental duties I can’t just go to the gym at 5am like I used to. So, now I have to schedule it for the afternoon.

But that’s my situation. What is yours like? Probably busy like many people. But are we that busy? I know I know, I can hear the endless retort of “of course I am, you don’t know my situation!” And no I don’t. I am not familiar with your situation.

So I ask a question that will cut to the bone. How much time do you waste? Yes, I just asked that. I’m serious, I’m not joking around, how much time do you waste? How much time are you watching TV? How many commercials are you watching that require your utmost attention? How much time are you spending surfing the internet? How much time are you wasting on trivial things? Sorry, I know they’re important to you. Don’t let me dismiss those must watch TV shows.

Anyway I’ll get away from my ranting to state my point. Even if you ‘had’ to watch those TV shows, could you exercise while watching them? How about just exercising during the commercials?

I’ll give you an example, years ago, I was preparing to walk the Kokoda Track, in Papua New Guinea. For those who don’t know where Papua New Guinea is please click here. And for those who want to know what the Kokoda Track is please click here. Anyway, back to my story, I was preparing to walk/trek the Kokoda Track. Now the Kokoda Track is no Mount Everest, but is still no easy walk in the park.

To elevate my cardio levels I exercised while watching TV. Yep I purchased a cheap exercise bike and cycled away in front of TV every night. Not any extraordinary level to speak of, but over the months while preparing for the trek, my fitness increased steadily. I was not the fittest in my group to begin with. But after 4 months in a 9 month preparation, for the event, I was second only to the leader in our group, who is one of those super active people.

How fit would you become by exercising while watching TV at nights?

How much weight could you lose?

If you only did 1 hour per day, 7 days per week, you would rack up, 365 hours of cardio per year. All the while, still watching your favourite TV shows. What kind of effect would that have on your life?

What if you only did calisthenics during the commercials while watching TV every night? How much extra exercising would you get in?

These are just examples. What ways can you find to exercise while concurrently doing something else? Is that cheating? Is that allowed? It’s your life and your choice, so make the most of it.

 

You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
Thanks for reading,
William…
“Live Life!”

 

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Get Through The Holiday Season

Well even though the holiday season is about half way over, I was considering how to make it through without gaining too much weight. Well, gaining no weight, preferably!

Yes, easier said than done. But realistically what would it take to get through not just a day but through a holiday season?

 

  1. Plan. Without prior consideration and planning, you will eat whatever you like, whenever you like, and however much you like. So even though this period is a time for enjoyment, to keep the scales at bay without control or the consideration for what is likely to happen, you are doomed to fail.

So plan, prepare and organise yourself, so you don’t get caught out.

 

  1. Strategies. Have strategies in place to combat the constant temptation. Remember you won’t always be at the mercy of your own decisions, you will also be at the mercy of other peoples if you go visiting. So have strategies ready for what types of food you are going to avoid, how much food you are going to consume and so forth. Don’t forget it’s the holidays, this doesn’t have to be a spartan existence! Eat, be merry, just don’t over do it.

 

  1. Relationships. Remember that this time of year is meant to be enjoyed. Yes go visit, yes enjoy yourself, live life. Focus on socialising and having fun with people, not eating and drinking.

 

  1. Control. This whole period will be a success or failure dependent on the amount of control you exert. If you eat and drink to excess, you won’t achieve your goal of: not gaining weight. But if you control yourself, stay focused and consciously choose what, when and how much, you will succeed.

 

  1. Slow Down / Chew. Slow down when eating. The reason most people overeat is because they eat too quickly. So, slow down don’t eat so quickly. Another reason why people eat so quickly is that they don’t chew their food enough. When you chew your food, chew it until it becomes a fine paste. Not 2 chews, done, swallow. Eating like that will only result in poor digestion.

 

  1. Water. Yes drink more water! Another major reason for overeating is that we eat when we are dehydrated. So when you start to feel hungry drink a glass of water. Wait 20 minutes and see how you feel. Also limit your alcohol consumption. Drink water instead. If you’re like me and don’t drink alcohol, and prefer soda, that’s ok, but limit it to 1 or 2.

 

  1. Alcohol. It’s important to drink liquids, but realise alcohol dehydrates you. It also lowers your ability to make good decisions. And finally according to research, many people have a tendency to binge when drinking. So back to point 4 “Control”, stay in control.

 

  1. Exercise. Now don’t forget to exercise. No I don’t mean hit the gym for 3 hours doing high intensity sprints with weight lifting, straight after lunch. No! What I mean is, make sure to fit in that exercise session, yes it might have to be a lighter easier session because you’re between eating, but just don’t forget to do it. Maybe you’ll need to schedule it early in the day, or maybe later on in the evening. Whatever works for your particular situation.

 

  1. Self-Talk. Remember to be conscious of your self-talk, the way you speak to yourself. Be patient and be supportive. Don’t be negative and dismissive of yourself, the situation you are in and the efforts you have done. Stick to your plan, and your strategies. Talk yourself through each day and each moment. There will be temptation, and you will be tested.

 

  1. Enjoy Yourself. This is the season of celebration. Remember that this time is to enjoy yourself, to have gratitude for all that you have. Treat yourself and others with the respect you deserve.

 

You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
Thanks for reading,
William…
“Live Life!”

 

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Obesity A Growing Trend

Obesity is a growing trend among people worldwide since the 1960’s. Affecting approximately 600 million adults worldwide and approximately 100 million children worldwide.

What is obesity?

Generally obestity could be defined as having a body fat percentage of between 25-30% and higher, dependant on the gender. It is usually measured by the BMI, the ‘Body Mass Index’ (a guide for body height to weight ratio) and a ‘Skin Fold Test’, which involves measuring the skin folds on the body in designated areas.

How does one become obese?

With the increase in consumption of processed / prepackaged foods and only sedentary levels of activity performed, it’s not hard to see that people are eating too much and too much of the wrong foods. There are a small percentage of cases that are caused by genetics, medications, endocrine disorders and mental disorders.

What are the risks?

The increased risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes (type 2), heart disease, breast; colon and prostate cancer, osteoarthritis and depression.

Can obesity be reversed?

Yes, in most cases. By changing the quality and quantity of the food being consumed, and by changing the amount of physical activity performed. Check this out if you want to reverse obesity.

OK, what does that mean?

There are 4 main areas to focus on:  natural foods, portion control, cardiovascular exercise and strength training. Statistically these are the 4 commonalities of people who lose weight and maintain a healthy weight over the long term.

  1. Natural Foods:

Ask this question:  Can you find this food in nature as it is or very close?

Oranges?          Yes

Sugar?              No

Meat?               Yes

Bread?              No

Broccoli?         Yes

Chocolate?       No

Water?             Yes

Soda?               No

That’s as easy as it is. Don’t eat it or drink it if you can’t find it in nature. Are there things that you could find in nature as is that still aren’t healthy? Yes. Orange juice, for instance, yes can be found in nature, but really should be eaten as a fruit not squeezed and consumed as a juice. But with anything, you could probably find some logical to argue any point.

My point is, simply start removing unhealthy processed food products from your diet.

  1. Portion Control:

Excessive overconsumption or overeating is a major addiction many people are battling with. With many people, being brought up to finish what’s on their plate, to not waste food, it’s really hard for people to stop eating when full. In combination with eating too fast, not chewing the food enough and eating in front of TV. Realistically analyse the amount of food you are eating. Do you feel bloated after a meal? Do you need to eat that 2 pound / 1 kilogram steak?

A guideline for eating would include:

Don’t eat while eating TV        (limit distraction)

Slow down when eating, taste the food.

Chew your food more, until it’s a paste, before swallowing.

Start to cut down the portions of food you serve.

Feel the “FULL” feeling.  (this is not the stomach tearing feeling, of ‘I can’t fit another bite in’)

  1. Cardiovascular Exercise:

Perform a medium pace of cardiovascular exercise, ‘cardio’, 3 – 7 times per week for a duration of 30 – 90 minutes.

The average is 5 – 7 times per week, with approximately 45 – 60 minutes per session. Cardio is things like, walking, swimming, rowing, cycling etc…

  1. Strength Training:

Finally, strength training should be performed 1 – 3 times per week. Even though strength training is not usually associated with weight loss, it is 1 of the 4 commonalities of successful weight loss cases. It provides you with a different form of exercise, while strengthening the body to perform more efficiently overall.

 

You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
Thanks for reading,
William…
“Live Life!”

 

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Have You Given Up?

I am always hearing people saying that they just can’t lose weight, that they’re doomed for the rest of their lives. They’ve given up, at wits end with what seems to be no options out. Many have lost and regained weight over and over again, going from one method to the next with no real success.

Have you given up?

Have you tried it all?

When reviewing successful cases of weight loss and weight management over long periods of time, 4 principles keep showing up time and time again. Coincidental? No, success leaves clues, as they say. So what are the 4 principles?

  1. Healthy Diet
  2. Portion Control
  3. Cardiovascular Exercise
  4. Strength Training

Simply, diet and exercise. That’s it. A healthy diet and controlled portions and cardio and strength training. Really? Yes!

Healthy Diet:

So what is a healthy diet? No processed products, that’s right, only natural products, foods that you will find in nature as they are or very close. Sorry no soda, no pasta, no bread, no alcohol, no chocolate, no chips.  Is that it. Yes! To say it is easy, but to do is difficult, especially when you aren’t used to eating a diet free of these things. Many people are addicted to processed foods, sugar, fast foods etc…

So the difficultly will be the implementation of the healthy foods and the removal of the unhealthy foods. I would suggest that you start slow, start small, and proceed step by step. Try to implement 1 thing and remove 1 thing. Don’t try to remove the things you love the most at the beginning, because you will be fighting withdrawal symptoms before long. Start with something small and that you’re not addicted to. Then try something else small. Slowly and surely you will change your diet for the better.

Portion Control:

Overeating is a chronic problem for many people and is one of the major problems for people who are trying to lose weight. By controlling the amount of food you are eating, you start to limit the amount of excess calories that you have to burn off. The amount of food will be different for everyone, it will be dependent on many factors. Review the size of the meals you are eating. Are you forcing yourself towards the end of meal to finish what’s on your plate? Did you know many people have been raised to finish what’s on their plate. Do you eat fast without chewing your food and tasting the food?

Slow down your eating, reduce the size of the meals, chew your food more and taste it. When you start to feel full, stop eating. Drink more water between meals to curb dehydration, which is commonly mistaken for hunger. Follow these suggestions and you will start to control your weightloss issues.

Cardiovascular Exercise:

Cardio as it is commonly known; things such as running, swimming, walking, cycling and rowing are the commonly stated cardio exercises, but as long as you are raising your heart rate and your breath rate, you are performing cardiovascular exercise. You need to raise your heart rate for a minimum of 30 minutes up to 90 minutes. The average time is usually around the 45 – 60 minutes. Performed 5 – 7 days per week.

If you have never done cardiovascular exercise in your life, don’t go out and try to run for 90 minutes, you won’t be doing yourself any favours. Instead start small and slow. Start out at 10 or 15 minutes and see how feel. Maybe continue for the next week or so at that level. Then the week after, extend 5 minutes. And then another 5 minutes the week after and so on, continually improving and extending up to 60 – 90 minutes, to what feels right for you.

Strength Training:

The last principle that many successful weightloss stories have is ‘strength training’. Does this mean you have to go to a gym and pump weights with the body builders? No, but a gym is a good place to start learning to do strength training. Do you have to go to a gym to learn and do strength training? No. There are many alternatives. Strength training should be performed 1 – 3 times per week. Dependent on your schedule and your goals

 

You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
Thanks for reading,
William…
“Live Life!”

 

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Weight Loss Is Just Counting Calories And Some Exercise – Isn’t It?

Scary statistics, the obestity and overweight statistics of western society. Ever had a look at the statistics from your own country? It’s terrible, even our kids are adversely affected. Some statistics are showing that two thirds of some populations are overweight, with as much as one third being obese.

How can we let ourselves fall to such a level? Look at our sedentary lifestyles, the addiction to internet and television. Where will we end up in 20 years? Quite frankly, it’s depressing. No wonder mental health is deteriorating.

 

How are you sabotaging yourself?

To change our low levels of health, awareness of how we are sabotaging ourselves is essential. We all have particular and unique ways that we accomplish this task. Once we uncover how we are doing this we can change those particular behaviours.

What is stopping you from eating healthier?

What is stopping you from exercising?

What excuses are you telling yourself?

Who or what are you blaming?

What are you going to do to change these things?

 

How can you improve your diet?

Nobody enjoys having to start something they don’t want to do. But in what ways could you start to change your diet?

You don’t have to go cold turkey and change everything at once. Start slowly and implement at your discretion. Just removing soda will reduce sugar consumption dramatically, which is a major problem. The addiction to sugar and fast foods is a major reason for the statistics. By removing the worst things from your diet slowly and surely is the best way to continue long term.

 

It’s about being healthy.

What’s the end goal? To lose weight or be healthy? Hopefully you said healthy. The long term goal is to become more healthy by creating good habits around diet and exercise. Losing weight will not help you if you still maintain your unhealthy ways. So focus on how to be more healthy, and as a result lose the weight that you are seeking to.

 

Step by step.

By trying to change everything at once, trying to give up all the bad habits cold turkey, won’t work. You will be overwhelmed. Too much too quickly. Set yourself up to win, not fail and become depressed over nothing happening. Start slowly and start small. By changing in this way, step by step, your chance of success will be greater. With goals set, plans written up and deadlines set, you will improve your efforts dramatically. But only, step by step, by starting slow, by starting small. Let your small successes build and let the confidence in your abilities soar as you then push on to bigger and harder challenges.

 

You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
Thanks for reading,
William…
“Live Life!”

 

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