Sep 9-2010

Thursday, September 09, 2010 Stacey Baker 0 Comments

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."- Confucious
I've been doing some reading and have come across some really great information.  I thought this might be a good time to pass along some ideas that might help....

Remember all those dieting rules we used to follow?

-Don't eat after 7pm.
-Eat 1200 calories per day.
-Eat only Fat-free stuff.
-Have a Shake for Breakfast and Lunch then a "sensible" dinner.
-Eat only protein and fat- any kind of fat. ( a girl order a pizza one time and eat all the cheese and -pepperoni off the top, leaving the crust behind because she wasn't eating carbs.)

         If you are laughing right now, you are remembering all the years of trying to get fit/in shape/lose weight "rules" that were supposed to help.
What about exercise?
-Cardio must be at least 40 minutes for any real results.
-Always do cardio first, then weights. (or vice versa)
-Alternate your cardio and weight days.
-Lift heavy.
-Lift light. High reps.
It's enough to make your head spin.......
        What I've found over the past year is that the principles of Crossfit- both diet and exercise- are so so so simple. That's what we are all looking for, right? Simplicity:
-Go to class. Regularly.
-Eat clean.
-If it has a label, eat it in moderation.
-Meats, veggies, fruit, nuts, good fats.
        It's amazing how some relatives and friends don't believe it when I tell them "No, you don't have to spend an hour on the treadmill 5 days a week." Or even better "You don't have to work out 5 days a week for 2 hours to lose weight."
         Maybe that's why so many people don't make long term changes- it's way too overwhelming to commit to that much time at the gym!Being overwhelmed follows over to eating. To see results, you MUST change the way you eat.
          Think about this:-We eat 28-35 times per week but  only we work out 3-6 times per week. If you aren't seeing the changes you'd like, look at what you are eating....I did.