Spot Reducing!

There is no such thing as spot reduction unless you’re getting liposuction! People use the idea of spot reduction to make them feel as though they only need to do a quarter of the work necessary for losing weight, and that just is not true. For those who do not know what spot reduction is, […]

There is no such thing as spot reduction unless you’re getting liposuction! People use the idea of spot reduction to make them feel as though they only need to do a quarter of the work necessary for losing weight, and that just is not true. For those who do not know what spot reduction is, let me explain by giving an example.

My biggest insecurity is my thighs (it’s out of the bag phew!) everyone stores fat differently and mine happens to store in my thighs.My initial reaction would be to do 100 squats everyday, but all that would do is build muscle and not eliminate fat, now my thighs would be bigger instead of smaller. The only way for me to lose body fat is through full body cardio like running on the treadmill, or using the elliptical. I can’t choose where I wan’t my body to lose fat, I just have to stay dedicated to the process and know that I will see a change in my problem area.

Also know this. The place that your body stores the most fat is usually the last place to see reduction. Don’t be discouraged. Being educated on the topic helps you stay confident in your abilities to reach your goals!

Body Building vs. Weight Training

This post is directed specifically to women! Women are afraid of working out with weights from fear of gaining the stature of a body builder. I’m here to tell you that that will never happen unless you want it to happen. A body builder works endlessly towards having the bodies that they have. they achieve […]

This post is directed specifically to women! Women are afraid of working out with weights from fear of gaining the stature of a body builder. I’m here to tell you that that will never happen unless you want it to happen. A body builder works endlessly towards having the bodies that they have. they achieve that body through tons of proteins, supplements, and even steroids. It’s impossible to just start lifting weights and obtain a body so sculpted. It’s impossible. Weight training is usually done after you’ve reached your desired weight goal. You may notice that you gain maybe 5 pounds back with weight training because you’re making your muscles more dense, so don’t feel as though you’re reverting back to gaining weight, you’re not. You’re gaining muscles. Don’t expect to get the abs you desire with just cardio. Cardio triggers fat while weights trigger muscles. I recommend you stay away from weight training or toning until you lose the weight you wanted because if you don’t muscles will build beneath the fat and you’ll only look bigger than you expected.

If you read my previous post on HIIT Cardio that is an alternative that combines weights with cardio and sometimes no weights just cardio. Try that out and you’ll end up toning while you lose weight without putting on too much muscles before burning fat.

My Gif Sentence

I tried something new. I tried to make a sentence out of animated gifs. I don’t know how successful I was, But I think that I did pretty good. If you can guess the sentence then you’re pretty awesome lol (it’s really not that hard). I got my gifs from giphy. it was hard because at first I wanted to find a gif for every single word, but that was just unrealistic. So, instead I just decided to go with a less complicated sentence and something that people can easily guess. The third and second to last two gifs got a little tricky, but I’m confident you’ll be able to understand it. What do you think this gif story is saying?

HIIT Cardio

I have a gym membership at Lucille Roberts and instead of running on the treadmill for half an hour and lifting weights for another half an hour, I decided to try out one of the classes that they have offered, HIIT, which stands for High Intensity Interval Training. this class was done anaeroboically. Let’s just say […]

I have a gym membership at Lucille Roberts and instead of running on the treadmill for half an hour and lifting weights for another half an hour, I decided to try out one of the classes that they have offered, HIIT, which stands for High Intensity Interval Training. this class was done anaeroboically. Let’s just say that this class is intense, and it makes you question how strong you really are. Since this class at Lucille Roberts is 45 minutes long you wont die (not literally) from the class, but you’ll definitely feel the pain in the morning. There’s no possible way that you can’t. What makes the class so difficult is because everything is done in short intense intervals which means the body is going non-stop with rare appearances of a break. That helps in keeping the heart rate up, and the body heated. When there are breaks, they aren’t abrupt. They flow into the exercise so you’re not shocking your system by just stopping for a water break. In my class we focused mostly on the abs. With regular crunches, curl-ups and bicycle crunches and a couple more exercises. I suggest you try this class because it’s better than basic cardio simply because while you’re losing weight you’re toning as well. It’s a win-win!