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Think of it as a car.
Your body is the car, and food is your fuel.
In order for you to get to the place that you want, you need that fuel to make you go.
That's the best example I can give you.
We can't stress this enough but you have to eat food that will help you perform better.
It makes a huge difference whenever you have the right amount of fuel before working out.
It allows you to do more when it comes to your routine.
You won't experience losing energy since you have enough to burn throughout the day.
That's the benefit of having fuel in your body.
It makes your body feel better, and perform best when you are packed with the right type of nutrients.
If you feel tired for 20 minutes going into your warm-ups, that's a sign of not having to eat enough or the right type of food before doing workouts.
Nope, junk food won't work.
If any at all, it...
You keep on working, you keep on doing things but unable to see results?
You've spent so many hours but still, you don't see the results?
I understand how that feels.
It's like all the efforts that you are putting in feels wasted.
And really, who does feel motivated by that, right?
We want to see our efforts be rewarded. We want instant results.
But the truth is, it really is hard to stay committed when you continue to see no results.
One of the greatest things that you can have is mental fortitude.
Every day is a battle, and it's not going to be successful.
Sometimes we will feel like nothing is happening, or it's been the same old, same old.
What can we do to make sure we stay on the right track?
Look at your situation and find the positive.
It's easier said than done, but once you develop that strong mindset then you can do whatever you want to do, and be able to own that.
It is a behavior that starts as a choice and then becomes a nearly unconscious pattern.
And no matter how simple or complex, it has a structure that is called a "habit loop."
Basically, these are things that go unnoticed because we didn't really realize that we are stuck in this habit by doing it over, and over again.
Now, if there are good habits, let's talk about bad habits.
It's pretty much the same, you just add the negative side of what you are doing.
Some of the identified bad habits are procrastination, fidgeting, overspending, stereotyping, gossips, bullying, and nail-biting.
I honestly think that out of all the words mentioned, there's at least 1 that we struck out.
How do we break a bad habit, and replace it with a good one?
Simply put it this way, you can't do it by yourself alone.
You need help from people around you.
Why? Human beings find it hard to admit their mistakes or their bad behaviors....
There are a lot of different types of training.
But one thing that we do at Pathway is Functional Training.
You may have heard of it somewhere, but in this post, we will go in-depth.
It's just training that has a purpose.
It focuses on movement patterns that have a purpose.
A question you might ask is what exactly is that purpose?
Basically, it is anything that can be related to getting better, and comfortable with everyday activities.
Overall, it improves your body's ability to move without the fear of attaining an injury.
If you're into sports, this is the type of training for you.
Unlike other types of training, this improves our body's ability to work efficiently as a unit.
Allowing our muscle groups to train at the same time. it helps our body to function better as a whole.
Training different parts of our body will keep us safe from future injuries.
Most people believe that if they knew what to eat, they would probably reach their fitness goals and a meal plan sounds pretty good.
But do we really need to get into a meal plan?
There are certain factors why it doesn't actually work:
First, meal plans can be tough to follow.
Well, this is normal for everyone.
Especially those who are starting to get into a healthy lifestyle.
It's easier to start with a game plan that allows you to improve one habit at a time.
Ask yourself, am I more likely to succeed if follow an entire meal plan or if I identify ways I can improve my nutrition over time?
Meal plans aren't really necessary, as long as you know how to strategize.
They can be helpful for short periods of time, but they do not teach you how to eat out, how to eat when you are off of the meal plan, or how much food you need for your specific goal.
It's been a part of the...
As a fitness coach, I enjoy helping people figure out their road to fitness.
Guiding them in their journey, and encouraging them to push through.
But before I even start, I need to tell you one thing.
You need to learn how to enjoy your fitness routine.
What you need to know is that each routine has a specific purpose to allow our bodies to build upon that.
Of course, there are times where we might feel too exhausted.
Don't worry, I have another nugget for you.
I'm going to share a secret.
Working out wasn't fun. IT WAS REALLY FUN.
It wasn't easy though, I had times where my body was really sore.
But I understood what it would require me to reach my goal.
And because of that realization, I became smarter in my approach.
There's is a saying that goes, "go-hard or go-home".
It's the same as the "all-or-nothing" mentality.
I will share with you how I was able to achieve my fitness goal.
Just to give you a brief warning, it's not easy as it sounds.
It's going to be hard, exhausting, and did I say, hard?
But hey, if I made it, why can't you?
All you need is a little bit of what we call - CONSISTENCY.
Crazy as it may seem, but working out was really fun for me.
Like most of my clients, (or readers) they started out with uncertainty.
"Can I do this?"
"Do I have what it takes?"
The honest answer to that is a resounding YES.
You just have to dig deep, and believe in yourself that you can.
So if you want to know more about how to get those results, let's dive right in.
You have to understand that there will be distractions or challenges along the way.
But as coaches, we are here to help you throughout your journey.
As we said, it's not always going to be...
Is walking for 15 minutes seems like an impossible task for you?
We've all had those moments at some point. We feel like we're draining so much energy even if we are just sitting.
Now those days are gone.
Do you know who's to blame for that?
The most generic answer you'll ever get from people when asking how they are doing is "I'm so tired".
We accept tiredness as a state where we are supposed to be when it's not.
Coffee and energy drinks are suspects why our energy drops. We've been too dependent on coffee, and energy drinks to carry us throughout the day.
But the fact is, it's bringing us down.
Energy drinks contain high levels of caffeine and sugar. If you are trying to get in shape, that's a BIG NO.
There are ways to boost your energy.
What we put in our bodies, fuels our bodies. It's what keeps our bodies going daily.
Imagine yourself filling up...
You have to be in a calorie deficit to lose weight.
We need to burn more calories than consuming them.
I know that this might be a bit confusing.
But super-restrictive diets are not the way to get long-lasting results.
Eating the right amount of food.
What? Yes, you read that right. Our body needs a specific amount of food to fuel us throughout the day.
Which will be the key to sustain us from all the physical activities that we engage in.
The main problem is that people aren't eating enough.
That's why sometimes even if we just ate, we don't feel that satisfaction after eating.
If you see yourself experiencing those signs, then you need to contact a nutrition coach.
This is not a good idea when you're trying to lose...
I remember reading that line while browsing the internet.
I couldn't agree more. There are better options or approaches.
We just need to change how we see our relationship with food
Some people would really push themselves with a certain diet. Yes, it can help you lose weight.
Then what? After that round of diet, you get the same weight you lost or what's even worse is that you gain more than what you initially lost.
It's not helpful if you are restricting yourself from enjoying the food you want to eat all the time because that's become all that we think about eating.
Although, we all know the health rule:
That means when you eat healthier food you get great results.
Eat unhealthy food, you get bad results.
But diet is not the answer to losing weight.
Working out does.