With the holidays over and football season (and all the alcohol and junk food that goes with it) behind us, it’s time to get serious about your health (if you haven’t already). This is a great time of year to get back on track if you’ve made New Years resolutions and sorta gave up on them. Starting today will give you a great head start for the Spring (and on the rest of your life).
I have mixed feelings about New Year's resolutions. Every year at about this time all you see, hear and read about are people making the big three New Year resolutions: more money, quit smoking, and to lose weight.
Staying Fit During the Holidays
Bring it on...the high-calorie food and drinks, that is!
Is that how you've approached this magical time of year? You're not alone.
Most people lose sight of their fitness and fat loss goals entirely this month, only to have a rude awakening when their clothes are snug come January. Want to avoid the rude awakening? Read on...
Your Holiday Survival Guide
The holidays have arrived.
That means lights are up in my neighborhood, decorations are up at work and there's a half empty Christmas tree box in my living room.
That also means that we're at the time of year where most people gain 5 to 10 pounds over the few weeks. With all the parties, special meals and edible gifts, weight gain is pretty much inevitable...right?
What you eat before and after exercise has a huge impact on your results. This is especially true as you get older.
Think about that.
You could be doing intense workouts, pushing yourself hard in the gym, but then eating all the wrong foods that impede your progress and keep your body looking the same.
How to Get Everything You Want
The New Year isn't too far away but why wait to get what you really want? What if today was January 1st?
What if today you had a clean slate with a brand new year spread out in front of you, filled with endless possibilities.
Be a Smarter Snacker
Everyone loves a good snack. But what defines "good"?
If your stomach starts rumbling and lunch is still two hours away, you might need a snack to make it through the day. First trying drinking a couple of glasses of water. If you're still hungry 30 minutes later, by all means reach for a small snack...
Weight Gain Season Is Officially Here
It's here—whether you're ready or not. Just look at the seasonal shelves in your favorite store (I'm looking at YOU Home Depot, Christmas Trees in mid-October - UGH). Retailers like to call it ‘holiday season' but let's be more accurate.
Weight Gain season begins now and runs straight through New Year's.
The next two months will bring ample opportunity for you to expand your waistline. Of course the choice is yours.
As a personal trainer and nutrition coach, the number one question I get from potential clients is "Can you help me flatten my tummy?" And although bathing suit season is over for most of us I still heard this three times last week. And while I commend your desire to slim down before baring it all, I'm here to warn you that you shouldn't waste your time on any of the following myths:
Bridging Mind and Body
Jon Gabriel was stuck.
At nearly 410 pounds, he had tried every diet imaginable – with no luck.
No matter what approach he took to lose weight, his body would fight him, and he would inevitably end up heavier than before.
Then one day he had a light bulb-over-the-head "ah-hah" moment:
Coach George here!