Saturday, March 31, 2007

Stop the excuses - It's time to Commit

“I’m just too Tired” “I don’t feel like it”

I hear that all the time from people. Just like those people who have good intentions with their New Year’s Resolutions but can’t seem to drag their butt off the couch “Maybe I’ll start tomorrow” they say.

Well tomorrow never comes. In order to get motivated you need to COMMIT.

I have turned down many potential clients because think of excuses rather than solutions. They say that they don’t have the time, they are too tired.

Well if you want to have a better a quality of life and have ample energy you need to make an effort. Starting fitness training is not always easy. Nothing worth doing is ever easy. But you must think you can and try.

Commit your mind to a new vision of yourself focus on positive not negative thoughts.  Turn over a new leaf and reinvent yourself.

  • Commit to at least 30 minutes a day of exercise, focusing on you and your fitness goals.

  • Commit to a balanced exercise program – start with mini-workouts** and add on from there.

  • Commit to making the most out of your valuable time.

  • Commit time for YOURSELF.

Hey, I’m sure you can add to this…..

** Note: Mini Workouts are a great way to get started. Short frequent workouts (10-minute sessions, three times a day) produce the same health benefits as a daily 30 minute session. 

Just remember: either you commit yourself or you quit yourself.

Think “Use it or Lose It”. - Your body is basically deteriorating from lack of use - only YOU can change it!

The first step is the hardest. Just like starting a resolution – turn it into a reality. Once you start, focus on all the good things that eating right and exercise does for you.

For more information check out my website page:
”Staying in Shape during a Busy Schedule

Now this article is geared towards getting committed – considering that you get enough sleep but may still feel exhausted. If you are tired from sleep related problems there are things you can do to help get a restful sleep.

  • Stick to a regular bedtime and wake-up time. Prime your body to fall asleep when you get into bed.
  • Remove televisions, computers and work materials from the bedroom,
  • Read a book or do yoga or tai chi just prior to going to bed – this will help “wind-down your body”
  • Keep the bedroom cool and dark – turn away the light from the alarm clock.
  • Commit to exercise. This improves sleep, reduces stress, anxiety and depression, and gives you a higher level of energy.

Addressing YOUR physical fitness is ultimately a personal choice. If you want to have more energy, look and feel good, then make physical fitness a part of your life.

If you are having trouble getting started a personal trainer can help. Once you commit it is easy to get hooked and never go back. Start today – summer is not far off!


Dynabody Fitness & Personal Training

Sunday, March 25, 2007

ABS - Wanna Six-Pack?

Now that spring is here people are setting their sights on the warm weather.
Those who have sluffed off on their New Year’s resolutions “to get in shape” are now realizing that they have to put the effort in if they want to look good for the season.

And with summer just around the corner, what is the area most people talk about when they want to firm up, lose weight and look good?

Abdominals of course.

You hear of people wanting to trim down their waistline – wishing for a “Six-Pack”. And we aren’t talking about grabbing a 6 pack of beer from the liquor vendor! No muscle group is more noticeable for men or woman than their abs.

In order to have the appearance of a six-pack, you must lower your body fat levels. Doing endless situps and crunches will NOT create a smaller waist or flatter stomach.

Getting “cut” is the development of the bands of connective tissue of the rectus abdominis muscle into deep grooves combined with low levels of subcutaneous fat (fat storage).

Your abdominals are like any other muscle in your body. They can be overworked. Doing endless ab work will not reduce the size of your waistline. On the flip side, it is unlikely that doing too much Ab work, especially with higher intensity/resistance, will result in giving you a big waist. Your ab muscles have a relatively small proportion of fast-twitch muscle fibers and are smaller and less leveraged than other muscle groups.

What is required to get Killer Abs?

First, performing strength training for all of your major muscle groups with moderate to heavy weights. This includes strengthening your midsection with added resistance and honing in on core training. Not only will this tighten your abs, but will help to boost your metabolism making your body a fat burning machine.

Second, the best way to burn fat is by doing high intensity interval cardio/aerobic exercise.

Finally, and most importantly – THINK NUTRITION - you must eat smart. This is a must. You have to lose body fat, not weight, in order to “see” your abs and this can only happen when you eat high quality foods. This will help you control your blood sugar levels, insulin levels, and energy levels. Insulin management will help you lose fat and prevent you from gaining fat.

In conclusion, if you want a flatter stomach you must develop an intelligent exercise program and focus on smart nutritional choices. Simply put you need to lower your body fat levels by eating properly and exercising all of your major muscle groups and including a cardiovascular routine.

For more on Abdominals:

1) Abdominals @

2) About your abs @

3) Abdominal Exercises @