What would you give to know the greatest, most effective, never fail plan in the world?  Wouldn’t you like to know the golden keys to weight loss?  What if you had the missing link to your weight problem?

Okay, really?  I’ve heard that same line of yada yada on infomercials and ridiculous ads claiming the world and delivering the same old song and dance.  Don’t fall for that garbage any more.  All you must do is diet and exercise and you’ll succeed.  Oh, all you must do huh?  My clients laugh at me sometimes because I’ll ask them to do just 15 reps of something and they say, “Oh, just 15 reps huh?”  I know it’s not that easy and hopefully you should too.  It’s all those infomercial gurus that are banking on the hopes that you don’t know that and that you’ll fall for anything out of desperation.

Accountability Plays a Huge Role

encouragementI’m not trying to beef up my profession when I say this, I’m just very passionate about what I do.  A personal trainer can challenge you, teach you, guide you etc however the most important attribute is to hold you accountable!  What are you willing to do to yourself if you don’t make it in for your workout?  How will you hold yourself accountable for feeling too lazy to make it into the gym or eat too much of the wrong thing too often.  What kind of consequences are you willing to endure from yourself if you don’t follow through with what you’ve set out to accomplish?  A personal trainer can be there to ‘hold your feet to the fire’ sort of speak…or literally.

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Maybe it’s not accountability that’s the issue.  Sometimes you’re not too sure of what to do or how many of those things to do or what they’re called.  Knowing the names of exercise is not so important but the basics of what muscles to work to receive the most benefit and what exercises will work those muscle is very important information and a properly trained fitness coach can help you with all that.

The Correct Diet is Crucial

Food plays a huge role in your overall weight loss success.  You can go into the gym and do the most amazing workout ever known to man and walk down the street to some unnamed fast food place and undo every moment of your most amazing workout known to mankind.  Allow yourself to live on the 80/20 rule where you’re perfect 80% of the time and not so perfect, although not too horrible either, 20% of the time.  A clean diet consists of lean meats (preferably organic), fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and as little processed foods (stuff from a box) as possible.

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I say all that to say this, the golden keys to weight loss, the holy grail, the grand secrets that everyone’s dying to know are… knowing some basics about strength training and cardio conditioning, the basics of a clean diet and then, get this, actually doing it.

Action step number one, join our program. In the meantime, start a food journal, start walking, start doing some push ups and squats.  There, now you know the secrets and you’re well on your way!!

Consistent Exercise

There’s more to losing weight than working out in the gym three times a week.  There’s more to truly conquering the weight loss battle than running on a treadmill for an hour.  I believe in solid, scientifically proven, tried and true methods of losing weight and that is through diet and exercise.  By diet I mean what you eat and by exercise, I mean creating a caloric deficit and developing lean muscle.  This is not the fastest way to lose weight, but it is the safest way and the only way to ensure lifelong weight loss.  I believe the right attitude can make all the difference in the world when trying to lose weight.  Negative talk will only produce negative action whereas positive talk will only produce positive action.  The more you envision yourself where you want to be and sooner, you’ll see positive changes in your life.

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Just to lay out the basics; eat a diet full of foods that are as close to the natural food source as possible, i.e. lean meats and dairy products, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.  Do some sort of aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, swimming, or biking for at least 30-45 minutes two to three times a week.

You need to be working out hard enough to barely be able to carry on a conversation for the whole 30-45 minutes.  Include a 5-minute warm-up and cool down, then stretch when you’re done.  Either on the same days or on different days there needs to be a strength training regimen. Strength training consists of resistance training either with machine, resistance bands, body weight, or free weights.  Each workout needs to target the major muscle groups of the body.

This is just scratching the surface of true weight loss.  Throughout this site you’ll find detailed information about every one of these areas of weight loss so you too can achieve and obtain the quality of life you desire.