Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's a pretty easy equation....

Hi ladies and gentlemen, it's been a bit since I have been inspired with a post with words of wisdom from JZZRGRL! It is that time of year when everyone is doing their New Year's Goals...correct? You know when you go to the gym and have to park in the North 40 because everyone is back working out. And then you say to yourself, don't worry it will clear up in a month, all these people will gone...RIGHT?

Well, I posted on this subject quite some time ago and I felt compelled to talk about it again. It seems like everyone is looking for that quick know the newest fad diet, the newest exercise that make you lose weight and look like Jennifer Aniston. Well, guess what, ladies (and gentlemen), Jennifer Aniston works out every SINGLE day to look like that. So a month of pilates is probably not going to get you there. If your goal is to lose weight, there is ONE VERY SIMPLE equation. Eat less, exercise more. If your body burns more calories than you take in every day, you will lose weight. And short of starving yourself, which simply is not healthy, you will need to do something to burn more calories.

And guess what that means?? Exercise. And I am not just talking abot Yoga and Pilates, which are amazing exercise programs and should be a complement to your AEROBIC exercise. Yes, you need to get that heart rate up and you need to sweat a little. So you need to pick something you LOVE to do...for me it has been Jazzercise since 1993. One of the best favors I ever did myself was when I graduated from college, I started Jazzercise. I worked during the day and went to Jazzercise at night, so I got in a routine of going to class after work. I never got used to going home first and so now if I go straight home after work, I am not quite sure what to do with is a good habit to have.

So this isn't an advertisement for Jazzercise, you do what works for you, even if it it that Z-Word...our competitor. But hear me now, if you want those six pack abs and a great buns, you have to work for them. No diet or pill will get you there.

As far as food goes, it DOES matter what you eat. My recommendation is find a diet that works for you, Weight Watchers, South Beach, Atkins, whatever. I chose to start with Isagenix, which is a nutritional cleanse diet. 18 months, 38 pounds, 58 inches over all, 8% decrease in my Body Fat and BMI AND went down 2 1/2 dress sizes. BUT I will tell you that I count my calories every day STILL.... I use a calorie counter in my iPhone and at the end of the month, the goal is be under overall calories...and that is how I maintain. And you also see it took 18 months.

What worked for this classy lady may not work for you...BUT here is how to be classy and get to your goal, stop complaining about how you look and get off your bootie and move it. Watch what you eat and have usually takes 6-12 months to see big differences. Remember, you didn't put on the weight overnight and it will take longer than overnight to take it off. And when you do hit that goal weight, CELEBRATE! Buy something fabulous for yourself and let others compliment worked hard for your new body, flaunt it and say thanks.

Well, that's what I have today. Eat, drink, be merry and keep it is a new one that I LOVE...Keep your head, heels and your standards high...nice.


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