New Year's is a time to hit the reset button, a time to evaluate where you are and then kick it in gear to achieve your aspirations. These items and some determination will help you reach your fitness goals.
Every fitness conscious person, fitness guru or doctor I have discussed this with tells me to drink more water. The truth is, I don't drink much of anything unless I'm using it to wash down food. So, I decided I would make 2019 the year I stay hydrated and I'm finding it more difficult than an exercise commitment.
In 2016 I lost about 60 pounds, 40 of which I've put back on. If I keep on the same track, it will be all of it and then some. So what's the reason I'm failing? I hardly move. I mean, don't get me wrong...I walk to my car in the morning...then from my car to the building...then to my desk where I sit for hours at a time...then to the studio... You see where I am going. I'm not alone. A lot of us have that kind of job where we sit for long periods of time, yet are somehow exhausted when we get home. This isn't an excuse, it's the reason for why I can't keep the weight off. Genetics play a big role in our health and fitness, but there is something that trumps even DNA - PHYSICS! If you take in more calories than you burn, you will gain weight. If there is a deficit you will lose weight. There...I just demystified a multi-billion dollar industry at no charge.
Just a disclaimer.... There are no magic crack pills, weird foods or surgeries that were had. This has all been happening with exercise and REAL food.
There are so many yoyo diets out there that promise you'll lose 10 pounds in a week or 30 pounds in six weeks...