Strength training, and working out in general, should never be used as a form of punishment.
For example, proclaiming to perform an extra, or just a more challenging workout, because you overate or indulged in some Halloween candy is not a good idea.
If your workouts are fueled by the punishment mentality, then you really need to change things up. Now.
I quote my good friend, Jen Keck, very often and I’ll do so once again:
“Train because you love your body, not because you hate it.”
It’s a simple phrase, but let’s examine it a bit closer.
How many times have you done a workout because you over indulged at a party, ate more cookies than you initially planned, broke into your kid’s Halloween candy … Click to continue reading
Consistently applying some simple nutrition guidelines and following a practical strength training program that easily fits into your schedule will produce better results than attempting to follow even the most perfect diet and workout regimen.
And I’m going to prove it in this article.
Consistency trumps perfection.
To prove this point I’m going to share a story about my friend, who I’ll refer to as Amanda.
Amanda has tried numerous popular diets and workout programs over the years. She’d begin them with fierce determination and proclaim, ‘”This time I’m going to be successful.”
So she started the latest rigid, restrictive diet and “hardcore” workout regimen, and after a couple of weeks she had already achieved some great results. Her pants were already looser … Click to continue reading
It’s no secret that I think most people could benefit from staying off the scale. In fact, I had a conversation about this recently.
“Hey, Nia. I was just wondering, how much do you weigh?”
“I don’t know. I haven’t weighed myself in over a year. In fact, the only time I know my scale weight is when I get my yearly physical.”
“Are you serious? Well how do you keep track of things and know if you’re putting on fat?”
“Well, first of all, I don’t care how much I weigh. The number on the scale means nothing to me. What matters is that I like how I look, how I feel, how I perform, that my quality of life is high, and … Click to continue reading