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You are a perishable item. Live accordingly.


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Go Ahead, Have Some More

Sometimes after women have been working with me for a few weeks they’ll come to me and say that they are frustrated because they aren’t seeing any results. The first question I ask is, “are you eating enough?”. Not eating enough is a pretty common problem among women. If you are working out regular, in order to lose weight, you need enough calories. If you aren’t getting enough calories your body will stop shedding the weight and will start storing the calories because it thinks it’s in starvation mode. You can read more about it here.

When trying to lose weight, I suggest using a food tracking app, such as My Fitness Pal. These apps can be really helpful for a few reasons. First, you put in your personal information and your fitness goals and it will tell you how many calories you should have. You can also check this through other websites to make sure it’s giving you the right amount. Next, it has a huge library of foods with the nutritional information and you can scan barcodes on food you buy at the grocery store. It will also link with a Fitbit to track your exercise or you can manually enter your exercise. The important thing to remember is that if you burn 300 calories walking, that negates 300 calories you ate for breakfast and you need to make those calories up through eating more. The app will show you what calories you have remaining to fill your body with. 

You will have a lot of success if you eat enough of the right things and exercise. Don’t fill your body with sugar and bread and calories from drinks. Remember that changing your lifestyle can be hard but well worth the reward of living a fitter, healthier life. 

 

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Make Yourself Comfortable

I have an interesting relationship with running. It’s like that saying, “keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” Well, running and I are very close. I found running to be awful for me and yet I understood that I needed it. It was a great source of cardio for me AND it always helped me to lose the inches. I told myself if I can just get myself comfortable I can run. So i found my sweet spot. The spot that I could control my breathing easily and I felt good about my run. I could look around and see what was going on. Comfortable.
As I started running more and more, taking on 5K’s, 10K’s and even a half marathon, I would get so frustrated at how slow my time was. It was really slow. Slow. I wanted to be faster and somehow I couldn’t get there. What I realized is that I needed to step out of that space that I was so comfortable in. Push myself. Run harder. Breathe harder. Feel uncomfortable.
I really want you to hear this. IT”S OKAY TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE. We are programed to be comfortable. When we get out of that space we feel like we have to quickly find our way back. What I want to say is, when it comes to pushing yourself and building your endurance, making yourself stronger – it’s okay to be uncomfortable. Please know, it’s not okay to push yourself through injury. Uncomfortable and bad, hurt pain are not the same thing. But let yourself be okay with heavy breathing, weights that feel heavy, runs that are hard on your legs. It’s okay. You will live through it and you’ll come out better/stronger/smarter/happier on the other side.