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Don’t fear the weights….

People frequently ask me for tips on how to lose weight to which I commonly respond by asking them if they lift weights. The typical response usually involves something along the line of, “No, I don’t want to get big and muscular. I just want to lose fat!” This always makes me chuckle to myself.  I mean come on, honestly, how many people do you know have a problem accidentally putting on too much muscle? “Bulking Up”, which is what I assume most people are referring to that make this statement requires time and dedication and even more importantly an extremely disciplined individual who can follow a strict diet plan. When it comes to the typical fitness enthusiast or casual gym goer “getting big” should not be a real concern.  “Getting big” doesn’t happen overnight it is a gradual process and easy to avoid if that is your goal.

Unwanted weight gain is caused by Read the rest of this entry »


Insanity “Week 5” Reflections

The first week of month 2 is where the Insanity workout really kicks it up a notch……as if it wasn’t challenging enough already! The workouts have gotten 10-15 minutes longer and it feels like the intensity has increased. Shawn T’s workout really hits the quadriceps in almost all of the exercises. This is a good because my legs have always been my weakness mostly due to years of neglect. I am considered to be quite tall at 6’9″ which actually makes my legs appear even skinnier so I am really grateful that I am forced to use them throughout the Insanity program. Hopefully by the end of this program (another 3 weeks) and my legs will look like slightly muscular chicken legs instead of normal chicken legs.

ANYWAY this brings me to my point. Read the rest of this entry »

New beginning

I have always been a fan and advocate for health and fitness. After watching the Team Beachbody commercials for years I decided to finally step up to the plate and give Insanity a try. Thanks to results I have seen I decided to become a coach and help others reach their fitness goals!

My journey began about 5 weeks ago with the Insanity workout program. Read the rest of this entry »

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