So many people in the world we live in today are extremely obese and out of shape. Fast food, pop, and all of the other junk that is right in front of you when you go into the gas station to pay for your gas can be sometimes hard to say no to. The drive thru at McDonald’s, Hardees, and where ever else you might go is just another way to keep packing on the pounds, until one day you look in the mirror and see a much larger you, that can no longer fit into any of your clothes that you was wearing just 6 months ago, or especially 1 year ago.
So why do people continue to get larger and larger and more out of shape?
The ones that have this problem will give you their first and main excuse…”I am to busy to workout”. Then comes the next excuse, It cost to much to go to the gym and eat all that healthy food. Remember, these are nothing more than EXCUSES! Everyone has them, and another way to look at excuses is; they are like rear-ends, everyone has one…lol. As long as we continue to make excuses, nothing will ever change.
If you don’t like what you see when you look into the mirror, then stop making excuses and do something about it. Sometimes we just have to be accountable and honest and tell ourselves, enough is enough! No more junk food, no more pop, no more eating like a pig, no more of not being able to fit into my clothes and having to always buy new clothes in larger sizes. Tell yourself; I hate being fat and out of shape and I WILL NOT continue to look and feel like I do. Tell yourself while standing in front of the mirror with your clothes off that from this day forward “I WILL LOSE WEIGHT, and I WILL GET IN SHAPE”, and I WILL NOT put it off any longer. I starts with that decision that has to come from you being honest to yourself in the mirror, and then sticking with it.
Here is a few ideas that have worked great for me. I love mountain dew and it has made me gain weight along with the morning donuts. So, I made the decision to stop eating the donuts and drinking the pop everyday. And, if I stay off of them for a whole week at a time, then I will reward myself to just one a week if I stay true to working out and seeing gains in my dieting and exercise program. I choose to drink lots of water which is extremely good for you and also is proven to help you lose weight. If you are one of those that don’t like drinking water, then add something to it, like lemon, or water enhancers. Remember, as long as you keep making excuses, nothing will ever change.
Another idea that I came up with was fitting exercise into my busy schedule. When you are working 8 to 15 hours per day it is hard to find time and energy to workout. However, by taking a good multi vitamin and changing my daily intakes I found that my energy level went through the roof and I then just made the time to workout. It use to take me at least 1 hour in the gym to get everything done that I choose to do, and to see the gains that I wanted to see in my body. Now I have found that all of that was wasted time and effort, not to mention wasted money for that gym membership. Here is what I mean…
I have found that working out at home has saved me a great deal of money, but also a great deal of time not having to travel back and forth to the gym. I also found that trimming that once long workout down to 30 minutes and less has also helped me get in even better shape than the long 1 hour plus workouts. Of course, many people will disagree with this, but it is what works for me. I also changed my eating habits and stopped going back for seconds which helped a great deal as far as feeling bloated and especially when it comes to seeing that hated scale readout. I also have found that by keeping my Protein level higher than my carbohydrates and my fat levels that I don’t have trouble losing weight (fat).
Our body’s don’t make enough protein on their own and this allows us to be out of balance and the carbs and fats naturally take over. So by taking extra protein to make sure we keep our protein higher than carbs and fats, it makes it so much easier to maintain, and lose weight. I use a fitness app called “MyFitnessPal”, and I am totally honest by entering everything into it on a daily basis. This means all food, snacks, pop, water, exercise, and even extracurricular activity’s…if you know what I mean. 🙂 . Being honest with yourself will have a huge payoff in the end results, so enter everything! If I come to the end of the day and I see that I am in the red as far as to much food and not enough exercise, then I get off my butt and do something about it, like workout for 10 to 15 minutes or whatever is needed, or even go walking, or a short jog. Remember; Nothing changes unless something (or you) change.
We all have habits, and some are bad habits. We have to change those habits in order to get the results that we are after. When it comes to working out, I have found that 15 to 30 minutes gets me incredible results. However, I refuse to take any rest during that time. I keep going which also helps my cardio. You can work up to this of course, but keep your rest very minimal and you will see the best results. The good news is that I am creating videos of my workouts to place here on this blog, in hopes that it can help someone else reach their goals, lose some weight, and or gain muscle. For myself I chose to gain a bunch of muscle which is a fat burner. Healthy and Fit people have habits the same as we all have habits.
After the age of 30 and then especially the age of 40, we start losing muscle automatically. For every 1 pound of muscle that we have, it burns 100 carbs. So by working out to gain and maintain our muscle, this in turn helps burn those unwanted carbs that our body’s take on. Make sense? There are many different workouts on this blog, so go searching for exercises to help you get started. I love my bowflex, and it gets me results. I also love iron weights, however, some of my joints don’t like the iron weights anymore as I get older, so I have found a solution that gets killer results, and it is one that all of the top fitness experts and body builders are using too. This is called “resistance bands”. These are easy to use, cheap to purchase, easy to carry around with you for traveling, or even taking with you to work to use on your lunch break instead of going out to the burger barn and pigging out on something that cost money and puts more fat on your body.
- You can see the resistance bands that my wife and I use on this blog by going back though older post, along with workouts, videos, etc.
I workout 3 times per week, and as mentioned earlier, I workout 15 to 30 minutes each workout. Seriously, who can’t make time for 15 minutes 3 times per week. That is 45 minutes per week. I am sure that some of the junk that you are watching on TV is way more than 45 minutes…right? Yes, I chose to cut out the junk on TV and really the only thing I am watching now, after working out is; HGTV. This is actually something that I can learn from and use the ideas for my own house and projects. Oh, and I also sometimes will watch NFL football…lol. That’s it! We can all workout at home with no equipment. No excuses…remember? No equipment needed workouts.
Below is the vitamins and supplements that my wife and I use on a daily basis:
- GBG 10 in One Multi Vitamins (Chewables taken once per day)
- Jay Robb Whey Protein Powder from The Vitamin Shoppe (mixed with low-fat milk or water. I use Almond Milk which is 60 calories). There are yummy fat burning and energy recipes on the back of this package)
- GBG MA+IGP Powder (mixed with my protein shake everyday)
- Metamucil (from Walmart…mixed with water, or orange juice) Yummy. Or Sunsweet Supra Fiber (at Walgreens, or online at The Vitamin Shoppe)
- Snacks are: Fiber one bars, and or protein bars. These can be purchased at Walmart, Sams, or anywhere for that matter.
- Drink at least 10 glasses of water daily!
Here is some band ideas and workouts in this video below. Use the ideas and get started exercising and eating better right now. No more procrastinating and putting things off. No more making excuses for yourself, or for why you can’t eat better and workout. Excuses will only make you fatter and poorer!
The video below is showing how to do many different workouts at home with no equipment at all. No equipment needed workouts. 🙂