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Why fitness matters

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I´m trying to remember the day I decided to lose weight and get in shape, I was really excited but a couple of days after I started a program I didn´t feel like working out and for some reason I couldn´t control my cravings for sweets, junk and all unhealthy food. After many years being lazy and eating all kind of junk it was hard mentally to make different choices and in many cases I ended up eating the whole bag of chips, cookies or chocolate and skipping workouts.

I think this is something everyone who wants to get in shape deals with and it´s normal, the way you get through that hard time is what makes all the difference. Being mentally strong to break the pattern of old unhealthy habits and develop new ones is what´s all about. Once I found out what the truth was and I created a program based on that true information I convinced myself that my mind was playing tricks with me, it wanted me to fail but I won´t let it, from that point on everything changed.

Getting in shape and sustain it is about lifestyle, you need to develop healthy habits that make it easy for you to achieve any fitness goal in an effortless way.

As in everything in life taking the first step and getting momentum is the hardest step, it is not just one step, in fitness you may take that first step by eating healthy and working out but in this first days you realize how physically, mentally and emotionally though this is so you give up.

You need to take that first step and continue, keep doing it until you get momentum, once you got that momentum going then don´t stop. Most of us begin our fitness journey to get in shape and lose weight but this is only the beginning and the reason to get involved in fitness but the goal must be to make it part of your life.

If you are following the right program you´ll get results every week and those results keep you motivated, once you get to your desired goal you have several options, you may want to sustain those results, staying in shape is not that hard once you develop the right habits, you may want to go one step further and get leaner or you may want to gain some muscle mass.

Depending on what you decide to do not next is how you´ll need to adjust your new healthy habits, specially your nutrition and training to fit that new goal and since it´s now part of your life it´s easier to follow through.

Most of us wait for New Year’s Resolution to beginning our fitness journey, I think there´s something about New Years that make us want to start the right way but you we can start this journey any day. Actually there´s no reason to wait until New Year, it´s February 2019 but it can be April, July or any other month and you can set your goal for Christmas, Instead of waiting for New Year start today and set your target for Christmas or Thanksgiving, your goal is to be in the best shape of your life for Thanksgiving.

Keep something in mind, the first weeks it´s going to be difficult, you´re going to be making different decisions and you´re mind will try to take you back by bringing all kind of negative thoughts and excuses, when this happen don´t contemplate those thoughts just get up and do what you need to do. The only way to develop new habits is by doing them over and over and over again so don´t think twice, if you need to get up earlier to work out don´t let your mind take control of you, instead take control of your mind by getting up and exercising.

It would mean so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

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This approach to training will make everything easier

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As part of a normal day for me, I went to a mall near my place, there´s a gym right next the food area so my sister and I like to take some time sitting there in one of the closest tables so what I do I watch people, I like to see what people do while there in the gym. People who love exercise and training which typically are the ones who are leaner spend a lot more time on the weights section, people who also love to work out and tend to look skinny spend more time in the cardio machine section.

The interesting part and most obvious is the guys and girls who go there because they want or need to lose weight, we can clearly see how much they hate those routines and how much they struggle. I hate watching people suffer so even when they do need to workout to get in shape it doesn´t need to be like hell. I hate when trainers do almost the same routines with all their clients, some resistance training with light weights and cardio with asking and considering what their type of exercises their clients prefer, this makes a huge difference in the results.

Another thing I see is that people who is new to the gym feel so overwhelmed, and anxious because they are out of shape and just the idea of getting a foot in there creates fear and anxiety.

And the worst thing of all this is that the guys and girls who are dealing with their weight, which are the ones that need more attention and help are the ones who end up giving up without getting results.

This is why I created this website with the help of my sister, so that you can get in your best shape and sustain it without feeling disappointed and overwhelmed. My approach to training is simple, you need to focus on resistance training to maintain and build muscle and you add some cardio to help you burn fat.

Getting stronger with resistance training is key to get in shape and sustain in a simple effortless way. Bodyweight exercises and compound movements are key to build and amazing physique and cardio is great to help you lose fat faster and both have amazing benefits for overall health. There´s no reason to overcomplicate things.

If you are really out of shape you need to develop the habit of working out but you don´t need to jump right to one hour of high intensity workouts, 20 minutes a day 5 days a week are enough to start developing the habit and you´ll get great results but you need to make those 20 minutes as intense as you can. From those 5 days… hopefully 6 you can divide them into resistance and training, 3 to 4 days of resistance and 2 to 3 days of cardio at the beginning is all you need.

You don´t need to spend more than 1 hour at the gym every day, you don´t even have to go to the gym at least at the beginning you can train at home with bodyweight exercises and get in amazing shape you can buy some dumbbells if you want to add more variety. As you progress with your workouts you will get to a point where you need to lift heavier weights if you are using free weights (dumbbells and barbells) so you may need a gym membership to keep increasing weight but at this time you´ll be in shape and you will feel amazing and motivated to go there.

As you keep progressing and once you´ve developed the habit of working out I would recommend keeping your workouts around 1 hour each, you maybe hating me right now and giving all kind of excuses but we all have 1 hour each day that we can use to exercise, take that time for yourself, if you want to take care of the people around you need to take care of yourself first so that you feel great so that you can help the people around you.

It would mean so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

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Fitness!!

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Fitness is so popular nowadays, not only as a New Year Resolution to lose weight but to get in shape and be healthy but most people only focus on diet and exercise and that is totally wrong, if your goal is to lose weight and you follow a diet and exercise program you may get some results or you may not but whether you achieve your goal or not it is hard to sustain it, even if you follow exactly what the program said.

Losing weight and keeping it off, getting in shape and staying in shape, living a healthy better life, living a successful life it all comes down to our lifestyle, our habits and routines. Our lifestyle is getting us sick, our habits and daily routines just keep us stuck in the same place.

Getting in shape, losing weight, living a healthy life is actually simple you only need to develop new good habits and routines and that´s the difficult part so we´re here to help you develop those new habits and routines and the way to do this is by using or applying certain tools or strategies, to keep this a lot easier we need to divide fitness into small pieces, this is where the 5 ingredients of fitness come from.

The 5 ingredients of fitness are: Nutrition, Training, Mindset, Sleep and Stress. They´re all highly important so we´ll be sharing with you different tools or strategies you can use for each ingredient, give all of them a try and find out which one works better for you. By this I mean find out the tool that best fit your life and your daily activities and develop that tool as your new habit.

When you develop good habits and routines for each ingredient you don´t need to be perfect and you don´t need to follow any strict diet and even what I´m going to say may sound impossible, it will be easier for you to achieve any fitness goal, it will seem effortless and you will have a lot more freedom at the same.

All this 5 ingredients have an impact positive and negative in your health and your life, an unhealthy diet won´t give your body the nutrients it needs to function properly, to build and repair; lack of physical activity will get you out of shape and it affect your mood, lack of sleep keeps you sleepy, unable to concentrate and increase cravings; high levels of stress for long periods of time keeps you in an alert state; your mindset may be holding you back, if you are not able to close your eyes and visualize the lean body you want, chances are you´ll never get there.

This 5 ingredients work together and they affect each other in negative and positive ways, if you only focus on 2 of them for example nutrition and exercise as most fitness program do and you don´t consider the other 3 you´ll be making things harder for yourself and you won´t get the best results, if you focus on the 5 of them using one or two strategies for each you will get far more better results and it will seem much easier even if you are not perfect.

Health is a priority if you want to live the live you deserve and by working on this 5 ingredients of fitness by developing habits and routines that lead to a healthy lifestyle you´ll get amazing results in all areas of your life.My approach is to keep things simple, to focus on what works and eliminate what doesn´t work so what we´re going to be sharing with you in this website is the truth, what gives you the best results as fast as possible. Here we need to make something clear the time it takes you to reach your goal will vary for each of us depending on your current situation or where you are right now and what you want to achieve, so it takes you 3 or 4 months or it may take you 8 or 12 months. This is not a competition, this is not about who achieve their goal faster is about developing the habits and routines your need to make your fitness goals sustainable and live a better life.

We´ll be uploading posts from Monday to Friday so if you want to know more about us don´t forget to visit this website, and to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Also if there´s someone you know who wants to live a better life we´ll be thankful if you share this site with them.

Fitness in a nutshell.

Love

Pam