Lets start off by making sure that when you say “I want to lose weight fast” or “I need a good weight loss program.” That what you really mean is “How do you burn off fat, keep my healthy muscle and safely keep those results for life?” If that is what you mean, then lets cut through some common misconceptions and show you the best way to get in shape without the fluff and confusion of media hype.
There is no single best way to get in shape and experiance weight loss; it is always a combined effort using a couple different systems of the body. This means that in order to burn fat fast but to do it safely, we have to eat right, do some aerobic exercise as well as resistance training. From years of personal training I can tell you with certainty that if one of these three components is missing, your weight loss efforts will be slow to non-existent.
Now I have seen people try to get in shape, burn fat and lose weight fast only using extreme dieting. However this weight comes back quickly and usually with a few extra pounds to make for a comfortable stay. Not only is this not the best way or even the fastest way for weight loss but also it is very unsafe. The systems of the body do not like to lose weight in this fashion and will rebel.
So how does one go about burning fat and losing weight as quick as possible using the mentioned methods? Lets talk about eating right for maximum fat burning first. Right eating includes 4-6 small meals a day. Each of these meals should contain some of all the macronutrients. This means fat, carbohydrates as well as protein. Divide these meals evenly through the day, say every three to four hours.
Another of the best things you can do to burn off fat and lose weight quickly is incorporate aerobic exercise into your schedule. This means any activity that gets you breathing harder than normal and for a duration of 30 minutes to an hour. You should do this at least 4 times a week along with the next component of our “Fat To Fit” system.
Now remember, this is a system, not a super hyped, all fluff no filler gimmick. So along with your aerobic exercise like walking or jogging you are going to do some resistance training. This does not have to be complicated. A Fat to Fit workout program only has to put a little more stress than usual on your muscles to be effective. This could be as simple as doing some Bodyweight Squats, Pushups on your knees, Sit-ups or crunches and Calf Raises on some stairs. You learn how to use these at home workout exercises fully in the Body Of A Soldier Program
You can see that in fact, the best way to change your body composition with weight loss and keep it changed for life is more like a way of living. It really isn’t that big of a deal though. The ideas presented above will hardly impede your regular schedule. In fact, they are just down right easy once you know what you are doing. Sure, you may miss one hour long TV show, but the results and way you feel will more than make up for a missed episode of “So You Think You Can Dance”.
Now That You Know That The Best Way To Go From Fat To Fit Fast Includes A Program Of Eating, Resistance Training And Cardio…….Here Is Some More Goodies!
Rays 5 Secrets For Successful Weight Loss
This probably isn’t the first time you have started reading a weight loss or training article with the hopes of finding a new weight loss idea or totally secret fat busting strategy. I can sympathize. I’ve seen clients spend months on weight loss routines and fat burning techniques that were just the flavor of the month that got some press. Then I got my hands on them. Its alright though, your about to learn some real solid advice that’s free of charge and will serve you well on your quest to getting in shape and losing weight fast.
The first secret of getting in shape, developing your muscles and losing weight is to make sure you know what you are doing! Make sure you have the proper information that you need to help speed you toward your specific weight loss goals. Make sure you know how to eat properly and train correctly to get that result you desire. Power lifters eat and train differently than fitness models and you should know the differences. The best way to acquire this knowledge is through information sources like this free report, as well as mimicking. Find an expert in the area you wish to excel in and then follow their advice. While this can back fire sometimes, it is still the surest bet to weight loss success.
The second step to weight loss success on your body changing journey is to make sure you can quantify your success. In other words, know when you have achieved your weight loss goal or put on the amount of muscle you desire. Make sure you can measure it! Then once you know your ideal body goal and how to measure it, you need to make a map to getting there.
If you have a child, then you know the importance of directions and sticking to a plan. If you are walking to the store that is 10 minutes down the road, this trip could easily turn into an hour if you didn’t step in with directions every now and then. You can picture it cant you? Walking along, then there is a butterfly, then a cool rock and look, a swing set! Sometimes to get things done in an efficient manner, you need to know what you are trying to accomplish and how you plan to get there. If you don’t, it could take you forever.
In the number three spot of fat burning, muscle developing, weight loss secrets, we have self-confidence and belief. Go ahead and tell me you can’t lose weight. Go ahead! Done? Good, now this is where I tell you that you are absolutely correct. Shocking isn’t it? Cant is a word that makes you sit there defeated. Nothing gets done in a defeated state! It’s actually better to get angry than defeated, because then at least you are spurred to action. Trying is better than “Canting”. Here is the big mind smack though; belief is so strong that hypnotized people that have an ice cube put on them but are told that it is a hot coal, will develop a blister.
Sometimes you just have to fake it until you make it. Fake that you believe in yourself until the concept doesn’t seem so foreign that maybe it will become true for you. The fact of the matter is that you should believe in yourself because with proper knowledge and dedication, everyone can achieve their physical weight loss and muscle shaping goals.
If you have been reading this far then the number four secret of weight loss success is very, very important. Are you ready for it? Here it is; Stop listening to every piece of weight loss advice you get! This seems kind of ironic since here I am giving you more advice, but it is still true. Nothing can short-circuit your forward momentum like a piece of advice that is the opposite of what you have been doing. It rocks your world! This can be good if you were just shooting in the dark hoping for the best, but if you have a solid fitness plan that you were given by a solid source and then get messed up by Joe the local gym expert, you’re sunk.
Make sure that you are confident in your information source right from the beginning and then resolve to stick with that information. A lot of different methods will work to achieve your physical goals, but these methods usually work as a system. Therefore, if you jump from system to system, you will not get the benefits from any given training system.
We are getting to the end of our almost secret weight loss tips for today. Of course there are more weight loss tips and muscle shaping tricks, but five is about right for a weight loss knowledge snack. So onto the number five secret to losing weight fast; don’t overdo it. Simple huh? Think about the number of times you have started off with both guns blazing and then ran out of ammunition. I know, I do this for a living. What happens is that most people figure they are going to lose 30 pounds in 30 days and they are going to kick butt to do it. So they start off all fired up, get real sore, their immune system crashes, they get sick and then they give up. Wow, that was like I had a camera following you, scary. It’s just that it happens to a lot of people that have decided to make physical changes for themselves.
So how do you avoid revving the engine and running out of gas? You avoid rapid starts and stops. Ease onto the gas, and maintain steady pressure. You only need to do resistance training a couple of times a week along with 3-4 cardio sessions to realize your physical goals. It doesn’t matter if its weight loss or muscle gain, the principles still apply. Don’t rush the cookies! You can’t crank the stove to 600 degrees and get home made cookies in 3 minutes. They will burn. You’ll burn out too if you rush your way to achieving your goals.
Here is the recap to success for changing your body. Get the information you need to achieve your desired goal that you have picked out. Make a plan with wieght loss success markers along the way and believe every step of the way that you are going to get the reflection in the mirror that you’ve been dreaming about this time. Fake it until you make it. Never let anyone shake your confidence with bogus advice and remember to slow bake your cookies!
Now That I Told You The Guidelines, Let Me Tell You Another Story…
Emotions, Training And Thinking Outside The Box.
Its pretty easy to get sucked into the belief that if you want to change your body then you have to lift weights 3 times a week and then do cardio in addition to that at least 4-5 times for half an hour. Does that sound familiar? Of course it does, because it works. However, if it has not worked for you in the past, it’s probably because it just doesn’t rock your world. In other words, you would rather be rubbing pickle juice on a paper cut than lifting weights.
As with anything in life that you are able to take to a highly successful level, you need to love the physical activity you are doing to achieve weight loss in order to stick with it and give it your all. You have to have a passion for your weight loss program. Don’t get stuck on that word either. Program brings up all kinds of images of an overpaid trainer barking orders or worse yet sitting back and having a cup of coffee counting reps while you feel like you’ve been beaten with a rubber hose. Now take a trip with me to the land of crosstraining for exercise and see how this tickles your fancy.
7:30 AM – Your eyes open and you have your first choice of the day. How you create your internal monologue. Choice one; Say, “Crap, its 7:30 already? I hate my job, I want to rollover and die.” Choice two; you open your eyes and look at the ceiling for a couple of moments. Just lay there. Then you sit up and put your hands over your head, breath deep and say, “I have a choice how I live my life and I choose happiness”. Now get out of bed and do 5 sun salutations being mindful of your breath and all thoughts that come into your head.
After reading that you had one of two reactions. You either thought that I was a bubbly fitness nut that was off his rocker or you thought that this all sounded exciting and cant wait till tomorrow to try it. Your reaction was a reflection of your internal level of happiness.
That was the first step to you taking control and dictating how your day is going to be. This first step states that you will not be blown around the whims and moods of others or even your own negative thoughts. You are taking the reigns and the biggest project you have on the go right now is, you.
Now, the idea of crosstraining for weight loss is that if it involves activity then it can be part of your routine! How easy and fun is that? You have already done some bodyweight resistance training today and also got in some stretching with the five sun salutations. We all know that stretching makes your muscles look more sharp and perform better right? What would you like to do next? What is in the back of your mind that when you think of activity, fun, sports or exercise that comes to mind? The funny thing here is that whatever it is that pops into your head probably strikes the fear of god into you even though you think it would be really fun.
As humans we are kind of weird that way. It seems like whatever it is that we are truly drawn to and whatever it is that is truly best for us actually scares the pudding out of us. The idea you have to wrap your head around though is that you would never have a sense of accomplishment if the things you tried didn’t overwhelm you a bit in the beginning. Remember that. Fear and anxiety are signs of personal progression.
So what do you want to try today in your weight loss crosstraining? Maybe a walk at lunchtime? If that sounds doable then get to it. Go have a blast and burn some calories while you are at it. That can be your cardio for today. Of course depending on where you are atyou’re your goals, maybe you should be running some wind sprints uphill. Maybe when you woke up this morning you were a little stiff and were thinking about giving yoga a try. Maybe not because there will be all those skinny fitness yoga queens there and you don’t have a clue..WAIT. Did you catch it? That’s right! The thoughts of fear and anxiety starting creeping in, but you caught them. Since we know that fear and anxiety are signs of personal progression and this in turn brings you towards your body image goals, what do you suggest you should do? Great job, go to yoga!
It sounds like a broken record to say this but crosstraining, fitness and permanent weight loss are lifestyle choices. Just like the choices you have made in your life before now that have taken you to this place. New lifestyle choices can take you to another. Where you want to go with your fitness and body is totally up to you. (I am willing to help you with any goal) How you want to get there is also totally up to you. In fact, whatever you want to get out of this life is placed squarely on your shoulders by the choices you make. Excuses are great, I use them sometimes too, but they only delay the arrival of a goal achieved.
Before I go I want to jam on one last point. It’s got to do with emotions and action. This will be my way of getting you to act instead of fertilize like a rotten yam in the bottom cupboard. There is an emotional ladder that ranks the emotions of a person by a series of steps towards personal evolution and success. The very bottom of the ladder is apathy and despair. Let that sink in. The very worst emotion to sit around in and fertilize is apathy and despair. How do you get out is the question. You step up the ladder to anger. Anger sounds bad and there are better emotions but when you are depressed and cant seem to break free the easiest way to take action is to get fed up with your present state and do something about it! Simply say, “I’m angry and I am going to do something about this hole I have dug myself into!” Now of course we don’t want to be angry all the time, but you have to admit that getting angry and doing something that takes you towards your goals makes you feel real good!
I’m going to take off now, and I hope the above words helped you out. Just remember, what ever you can see in your mind, I’d love to help you see in the mirror.
To Your Success,