Calorie Measuring Stick

One Serving of Mac & Cheese or TWO? So if this was your measuring stick to decide how much total fat you are allowed to have in one day, check out what happens when you eat 1 more cup of a mac and cheese dinner. It doubles the amount of fat and calories. So if Mac and cheese dinner is on the menu for tonight…think 1 cup instead of 2. You have to have portion [...]

Counting Calories – How Many Do I Even Need?

This is a continuation of “Is Portion Control Controlling You?” First of all, please see your doctor if you have any issues with our heart, high blood pressure or diabetes, or other known ailments that may interfere with lowering your caloric intake. How do I know how many calories are right for me? There is a formula that was created to help figure out the natural caloric intake for the average person. Of course we [...]

Is Portion Control Controlling You?

I recently was talking to a friend and they told me they have never counted calories before – never! I couldn’t believe it. The reason why I couldn’t believe it was they were on a diet plan that told them to “just cut back” to lose weight. My friend wasn’t losing weight and didn’t know why. She was cutting back and wasn’t seeing results.As Christians we sometimes wonder if God is really helping us, or [...]

Myths of Exercise – Part Two

Part TWO #6– As you age you gain fat. I have heard this one a million times. There’s a common myth that as you age gaining fat becomes unavoidable. This simply isn’t true – the reason you gain fat is because your metabolism has slowed down, mainly due to a lack of exercise and bad diet choices.  The average older adult stops working, slows down the amount of exercise and lessening daily physical tasks. #7 [...]

Myths of Exercise -Part One

As a Certified Personal Trainer I hear all kids of excuses, made up stories and even myths concerning exercise. Here is a list of typical myths and why they are BUSTED! #1 – Steady cardio is best for fat loss The problem with steady state cardio for fat loss is; • It doesn’t burn many calories while performing the exercise and burns very little if any after. • It causes the body to reduce its [...]

Strong Bodies Start Young

// I had to share this cute video of my son practicing for Football. He is lifting his (much smaller sister) to achieve a good chest workout.  Kids now a days are either in a sport or activity most days of the week, or they are in front of technology for a better part of the day. I know, I know. Not ALL kids follow this formula, but you have to admit, most do.  There [...]

Warm Up Is Just As Important – 400-600 Reps – Advanced Level

During your warm up, remember who created you, remember why you have the health you have. It’s not because YOU eat well and YOU take care of your body. God gave you that body to take care of, that’s your free gift from Him and your obligation. Remember those who are stricken with a disease or poor health and can’t do these exercises below like you can. Thank God for the body you have, thank [...]

Memorize While You Try This Workout!

If you can dedicate 45 minutes to physical activity, can you dedicate 5 minutes to memorizing? Not only will this improve your workout, it will improve brain cells, memory in the future, and also give you Not only will this improve your workout, it will improve brain cells, memory in the future, and also give you many spiritual gains. Memorize this scripture – and hey if you already have, then chose another you don’t know! [...]

Struggling? Try Burst Training!

Briskly walk to warm up for 1-2 minutes Run as fast as you can – sprinting for 1 minute Recover for 2 FULL minutes Immediately repeat again for 1 minute Do this for 5 full rotations of each * You can do this with any type of exercises – Plyometrics, Ellipticals, Bikes, Jump Rope, etc. This is not a comfortable workout. But, sometimes when we are faced with uncomfortable times we get to see a [...]

Who Has The Time? Read to the bottom – Great Workout!

There are so many ways to get fit, but why doesn’t the average person stick to those opportunities of fitness? We could all think of a few reasons, but we all know that a major one is TIME! Think about it like this:It might take the average person 5 minutes to eat breakfast, maybe longer if they are reading the paper, making a shopping list, to do list or looking at their computer screen. When [...]