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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Metabolism Boost!

Are you stuck in a rut? Do you workout everyday and just not losing weight? Do you blame it on poor nutrition or lack of sleep? Weak Workouts? Just to tired? I just sounded like an infomercial.. Oh well, did it catch your attention?

There could be several variables, maybe you have no idea what your doing wrong.. BUT don't give up, you can't! To get out of a rut you must simply just change a habit! One of my favorite quotes..

"If you always do what you have always done, then you will always get what you have always got."

Today, I want to talk about the way you workout. Maybe you run everyday, elliptical, stairclimber etc. How about weights? I use to be a slave to the cardio machine. I believed the more calories I burned during my run was all that mattered. In fact.. I never touched a weight! Shame, Shame... The key to burning calories is not increasing your time in the cardio room but to increase your workout INTENSITY!
You need to but your mind into the muscle! LIFT WEIGHTS! 
Concentrate as you lift them and be there when it comes back down.. Incorporating your brain into each movement is going to maximize your efforts! When you do cardio you burn calories and when your done working out, your done burning calories. If you lift weights you continue to burn calories throughout your day.. even while you sleep! Cool, eh?
Interval training is a surefire way to boost your metabolism! Interval training involves performing a cardio-type movement at the max level for a period of time. Then drop the level of intesity for the same period of time. Repeat the short intervals for as long as you can manage. Short, explosive workout sessions boost a lazy metabolism, not to mention get done quicker and burn MORE calories then a hour long steady jog. Especially if you add some sort of weight training in the middle! Try it! You may find that your workout won't be as long, slow, boring etc. You will work harder, sweat more and make it home in time for american idol ;)" 

If you focus your mind to train your body and then the changes your body make will begin to take place and impact your mind. Dream it, believe it, and you will achieve it!!


  1. Hi momma! Thanks for stopping by my blog, your blog is great and your kiddos are super cute!Keep up the good work! Your kids will thank you for your healthy habits :)


  2. Oh I so need to do this! I have been feeling exactly this way lately. You would think running 6 miles a day would do it but.... NOPE!