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Busy Moms Weight – Loss

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As I have been trying to lose weight after having children and trying to get back to what I used to look like, it is a struggle. Every one tells you that you need to add some type of exercise to your daily life. Ok, I have four kids, a husband, a house and a dog. When do I fit some type of exercise in? There are many things that get in your way and many things that can help. Here is a list of suggestions that I have come up with to help that busy mom, dad, or grandparent.

1. Involve the kids. I have found that many people can not believe all the energy some kids have. Use it. If your kids want to go out, you go out with them. The laundry and the dishes can wait. Cranky kids will usually settle down once they are outside and there is something else to look at. I have found that if I tell my three year old that we are going to go for a walk today, it usually happens. Do you realize how persistent a three year old can be?

2. Get into a routine. My kids function better and they get used to the fact that mom is doing her exercises at a certain time each day or every other day. How many of our kids today need cut down on TV and video games? Kids can make exercise fun. Ever watch a three year old try to master a jumping jack?

3. Learn from your kids. Playing is the best type of exercise. Play tag, or have your kids invent a new game. So what if it is silly. You are building a child's self esteem and a relationship with that child. It will come in handy when they are teenagers. Ever try to keep up with any child that loves to be outdoors?

4. Clean the house. Yes, the house needs to be cleaned and you can get your heart rate up at the same time. Ever try dancing while you're vacuuming? Turn up the tunes and practice that funky new dance step or make up your own. My ten year old is very creative and we have a good laugh while we are doing it. How about getting rid of that long mop handle and get down on your hands and knees to mop. Put in a few push ups or sit ups while you're down there.

5. Get a dog. Yep one more thing to add to your list. Take that dog for a walk, run, or jog. Let the pet set the pace. Dogs can walk pretty fast and it is good for them too.

6. One last thing that I have learned, it has taken me a long time, is the fact that I can not control everything. The kids get sick, the dog will run off and I will not always get in that h hour or hour of … Read More

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Why to Consider Weight Training with your Running

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Rethink your exercise strategy – why weight lifting benefits runnersIf you’re a runner you are most likely used to planning a week filled with mileage. If this is the only workout you have actually detailed for on your own you might want to consider incorporating weight training exercises right…


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Three Steps to Losing Weight and Building Muscle

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In today's age of instant gratification people are looking
for the next best diet or workout plan that will give them
the body, and strength, they want in the same time they can
get their favorite Starbuck's coffee. However, when it
comes to losing weight and building strength there are not
any short cuts.

It takes desire, commitment, and hard work in order to
maintain a consistent weight loss and gain muscle at the
same time. Sure, you can do one or the other, but to do
both takes complete commitment.

But do not let that mean you have to have the expensive gym
membership, cost supplements and diet meals, and hours of
your week consisting of workouts. Of course, we all know by
now that that system is omitted and actually leads to an
unhealthy body. Long workouts and overdieting cause
tremendously depths of stress on the body where it can
actually have a reverse effect.

Today's scientific studies have revealed that in order to
lose weight you must actually gain strength. Here's how you
can do both with three easy steps.

Work on Strength to Burn Fat

With traditional type exercise and diet programs from the
last two decades you are assured of only one thing. You're
going to lose muscle. You actually get weaker in the
process. But, to have a completely healthy body that loses
weight and builds muscle you must focus on high intensity
strength training in order to give you metabolism a boost.

Be Creative In Your Workouts

A common misconception in workingout is that you need to do
the same exercises to hit the same problem areas. It's just
not true. Actually, the truth of the matter is that more
than a few weeks with a particular "routine" will cause a
stagnation to muscle and strength growht. Why? Because your
muscles have "memory". They remember the stress they've had
was put through and can adapt to handle it.

Change your routine from high intensity to low intensity.
Use different exercises and machines. Mix it up with cardio
work, dumbbells, rubber strength bands, yoga, martial arts,
whatever … you get the point. Just be creative.

Three Times A Week Is Enough

The more is better mantra is definitely not something you
want to live by when you want to work out for both weight
loss and muscle gain. Three, one hour workouts are
sufficient for you to see incredible improvements in your
weight, strength, and definition.

Losing weight and building strength can be done at the same
time without having to lose losing muscle or putting on too
many pounds. You do not have to settle for one or the other.
You can do both and have a much healthier body.


Tim Bossie is a personal trainer in Maine and loves to show
people how to get in and out of the gym quickly while
improving on their fitness goals each week. He also
recommends a fantastic approach to doing this called,
"Turbulence … Read More