Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's time to get off your....

Hello ladies and gentlemen, I know what you are saying...two blog posts in one week, how can I BE so lucky? Well yes, I know, it is a bit unusual, but you know I only write when I have something to say (that I think people want to read...CUZ let's face it, I always have something to say. My mamala says that I just talked to myself when I was little, which doesn't surprise me). SOOO, I was reading an article this week about the fitness industry and two things struck me...

15% of all Americans go to a gym and 65% of them are overweight or obese. AND that health clubs that are open 24 hours are appealing because people want to be able to work out whenever they want... OK, here it goes.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN seriously, it is time to get off our asses and move. You are not going to get any healthier by sitting on the couch. I want scream it from the mountain top! And the other thing is that you don't get to work out and then go to McDonalds every day...as I said in my original blog post, only ONE way to lose weight, eat less, exercise more.

Just read another study that says the only way to lose bell fat is through aerobic activity...that means moving your ass...whether it is walking, running, biking, aerobics, stair master...that blasted ZUMBA ;) I am a Jazzercise instructor, I have to say that. You have to sweat and you have to burn calories. That's it, 2000 crunches are not going to give you Gwen Stefani abdominals PERIOD. Because if there are three layers of fat on top of the muscles, the muscles will never show through.

Here is the other thing, if Yoga and Pilates are your only form of exercise and you want to lose weight...not going to happen. Yoga and Pilates are AWESOME forms of exercise but to tone, strengthen and stretch your muscles, not to lose body fat.

OH and the other thing, people want to join a gym so that they can work out anytime..I am sorry but I call BULLS**T on that one too. Seriously, if you have worked all day, if you go home, you are not going to go to the gym at midnight...really! So these 24 hour fitness places are taking your money and you are not going...it is what they bank on, you know.

Here is the bottom line...find an exercise you like (and yes you are going to have to sweat and you are going to be tired and you are going to be sore) and stick with it. ANYTHING, I don't care, just move your bootie...PLEASE. All of the extra weight is bad for you and it makes you feel bad as well.

And then stop eating all of the crap. Here is what I did and you might not like it, but anyway, I cut out everything! Bacon, sausage, pizza, cheeseburgers, pork, sweets, french fries, chips...etc (notice I didn't say coffee or alcohol, I'm not crazy). And I told myself if I really miss it, I will add it back in...guess what I missed? French Fries and Chocolate Chip Cookies. So I get them each once a month period. The rest I don't care about it. Sure, I have some chips from time to time but I haven't been to a fast food restaurant in over a year. So do it the way that works for you, but eat some healthy food, you will be amazed what it does for your health, I don't have stomach problems or allergies ANYMORE and I haven't been sick in 9 months...

So that is my soapbox...in this country where morale is so low, consumer confidence is at an all time low, and the economy isn't getting any better, do something good for yourself, don't wallow in the bad stuff, trust me exercise gives you endorphins and when they start to kick in, you feel better and then you might just lose that weight that you want to lose!

Enjoy your weekend. GO BIG RED!

BONSOIR, CHEERS and CIAO BELLAS!

1 comment:

  1. Hey,
    Don't forget the music! Get some motivation to shake it by spicing up that mp3 playlist! "Rabiosa" is a fave right now. (Can't get that tune out of my head!) Too busy dancing to eat =-)
    mjmm

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