Apr 01 2014

Avoid Temptation Like A Fitness Pro Pt 2

Today we share our final two points on how to stay consistent and why our most successful clients swear by them. #4 Log your food.  All our clients use MyFitnessPal, why?  Because it brakes down the food you eat food into individual macros.  Any food that has a sodium level of…

Today we share our final two points on how to stay consistent and why our most successful clients swear by them.

Will_power

#4 Log your food.  All our clients use MyFitnessPal, why?  Because it brakes down the food you eat food into individual macros.  Any food that has a sodium level of over 200 is generally junk; it’s using refined salt as a way of hiding all the additives and sweeteners.  Any food item over 300kcals is too calorie dense and will ruin your target so must be eaten sparingly.  After some consistent logging you can see the foods that are hindering your progress, cut these out and it’s easy to keep to your goals.  An example being snacking on 100g of nuts throughout the day will add roughly 900kcals to your total, this could potentially be disastrous.  You ned to know what’s going into your mouth.

peer_pressure

#5 Leverage social pressure.  In an extreme way that is what both Becs and I are doing by entering our competition.  We can’t step on stage bloated and fat.  Let everyone know your are going to lose a certain amount of weight by a specific date.  Anyone who’s entered the marathon knows the pressure of having to finish, with a charity, their friends and family expecting them to perform.  There’s no backing out when others are watching.  At Salecca 50% of our sessions are partner training or small group – when you are training, being measured and lifting with someone else, you don’t want to be the one missing a lift or turning up heavier than the week before.

There is nothing more important than health, and once it’s gone, it’s not coming back.  Generally if you are someone what thinks short term, and simply want to look good on the beach this summer, you’ll fail.  If you’re lucky you’ll loose a few pounds but it will all come piling back on.  You need to link your motivation to something deeper, and then the sacrifices become much easier.

There is not one aspect of your life that will not be better if you are stronger fitter, healthier.  Keep that in mind and you’ll breeze it.

PS if you missed Part 1, to read please click here

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Salman