I grew up as a physically active child in New Mexico. That was how I “did fitness” for the first 21 years of my life. Walking, riding a bike, playgrounds, Boys Club activities and playing sports year-round. I never thought about training heart rates, body fat, muscle mass, eating right or any of those things growing up. My first requirement for exercise: it has to be fun! You will keep doing exercise you enjoy.
When my football playing career ended after college, I had a problem. What would I do to stay active? Exercise had always come automatically with my lifestyle. Now, I was working behind a desk as an accountant most of the day and I had become sedentary. Except for the occasional memberships on rec sports teams, I was not very active. I gained 30-40 pounds in about 2 months time!
So, I did what many people do. I joined a health club and began to exercise. It seemed like work instead of fun because I had never been a member of a health club. My exercise habits would basically go this way: good workout habits for 3 months, sporadic workout habits for 3 months. I didn’t really pay close attention to my eating habits.
Over my years as an accountant, I would gain and lose that 30-40 pounds depending on my workout habits. I had settled into a routine I was pretty happy with until I started studying to become a personal trainer in 2004 and becoming certified in 2006. Since then, I have helped thousands reach their fat loss and weight loss goals through live one-on-one training, online training and phone consultations.
Fat loss and weight loss, make it happen this time. Transform your body to lean for good. No more yo-yo weight loss and weight regain.
Start burning body fat today—no more excuses or wasting time. Start shaping your body and losing fat and weight for good.
I have been a fat loss expert and fitness author since 2006 and am the owner of Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut and Your Fitness University.
I encourage clients and readers to make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight. I DO NOT recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.
Forget about weight loss and concentrate on FAT LOSS. Building muscle mass will BURN THE FAT and permanently SPEED UP YOUR METABOLISM. The weight loss will take care of itself.
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