Like many working women my day starts early. It begins at 4 AM and it
ends, give or take, around 10 PM and like most of you, I don’t have much
wiggle room in between. I enjoy my life. No day is ever the same. To
help my day go smoothly and to be able to have the life I want, I plan
everything, from what I wear to what I eat. Things may not always go as planned but planning at least helps keep my life balanced.
Same goes for my workouts; I plan my workouts so there is a good
balance between cardio and strength training. This along with clean
healthy eating is my recipe for being fit and healthy and having the
body that I want.
You see I am not trying to be model skinny. I
want a tight toned strong body. Think Angela Bassett arms, Beyonce
abs, and Tina Turner legs.
Now I could do all cardio and I
would probably lose a good amount of weight but would I consider myself
fit? No. Would this give me that tight toned body? No. Do I even think
this is sustainable long term? No. This is because while yes I would
lose fat, without strength training I am losing a good amount of muscle
along with it. That would get me skinny, which is not quite the look I
am going for, weak because of all the muscle loss, and tired from
putting so much wear and tear on my body. I know because I have done
this in the past.
Most women think that the only way to lose
weight is to do a lot of cardio. This is not the case. Actually muscle
burns more calories than fat. For every pound of muscle you burn
roughly 6 calories per day versus a pound of fat which burns roughly two
calories per pound per day.
So ladies for your overall
fitness, permanent weight loss, and to transform your body, balance your
workouts between cardio and weight training. And of course you can’t
outwork a poor diet.
Call me to try out my new FitoverForty class: Nancy Smith 770-374-5546