RECLAIMING FITNESS

Reclaiming fitness is not only about fat loss; it’s about developing self-control, strength and stamina!

  • 29th April
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  • 15th April
    2013
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Does the bathroom scale reading determine a healthy weight? No. It is not the amount of weight you lose that is the most important measure of well-being but rather the kind of weight you lose. If you gain 2 pounds of lean muscle mass and lose 2 pounds of body fat, your scale weight will not have changed, but you will be in better shape. Your goal is to lose body fat and gain, maintain and/or restore lean muscle mass.

(Nicholas Perricone, M.D.)

  • 28th November
    2012
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I’m Back

I have not been active on my Tumblr account for the past 2 months.  I got a new job and it has kept me busy from posting.  However, I have not slacked off on my exercise goals.  With my new job, I changed gyms so I could meet those exercise goals.  I changed gyms with class schedules that could fit into my new work schedule.  Though I hated to leave my friends and instructors at my previous gym, I knew I needed to make the change to stay on track.

With the change, I have found my new classes have benefited my fitness goals.  My new instructors focus more on total body workout with core exercises.  I have seen my body shape up in my gut area.  This is the hardest area for me as a middle aged woman. So whatever it takes to stay on track, do it.  Even if it means leaving your beloved gym for a new one. 

  • 28th November
    2012
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  • 8th October
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  • 6th October
    2012
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  • 8th September
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    2012
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    2012
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    2012
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  • 6th September
    2012
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  • 6th September
    2012
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Think of ab fat like the deep end of the swimming pool. No matter how much you protest, there is no way you can drain the deep end before the shallow end. However, don’t let this discourage you. Lower ab fat WILL come off, it will simply be the last place to come off. First place on - Last place off.

This helps to explain why abdominal exercises have little impact on body fat loss. It’s a huge mistake to think that hundreds or thousands of reps of ab exercises will remove lower abdominal fat, except to the degree that it burns calories and contributes to the calorie deficit. What removes the fat - all over your body - is a calorie deficit and that comes from decreasing food intake, increasing activity, or a combination of both.

  • 6th September
    2012
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