Monday, January 9, 2012

Mondays with Coach Kourtney!

How to work your plan and plan to succeed: Week 2

Happy New Year (again) ! You have picked out a weight loss resolution, you have made a plan, and now you need to stay on track. You have started moving, you have the commitment. You have decided to give up your bad habit or habits. You have bought the food, you have written out your schedule, and now, you feel overwhelmed, right? You know you want to lose weight, but you don’t know exactly how to keep track of yourself and to keep moving, right?

Let me let you in on a little secret. When it comes to fitness, I am a follower, not a leader. I follow the fitness instructors on the videos. I follow the fitness instructors in my group exercise classes at the gym. I follow the directions of the meal plans included in my fitness DVD sets. I follow the recommendations of the diet, fitness, and nutrition magazines and adapt it to my daily routines. I hate the gym. I hate boring routines. I am a big fan of group exercise, and I am in LOVE with turbo kick at gym group exercise classes and Insanity at home.

The easiest ways to plan, begin, and follow an exercise routine and lose weight for sixty to ninety days? Buy a home DVD fitness plan, follow the schedule, use proper form, follow the meal plan, move more, eat less, lose weight. Or, buy a package with a personal trainer and have them guide you on a weight loss journey. Or, do 5-6 group exercise classes, 4 of them cardio classes, 2-3 of them strength training or weights classes, and buy SELF, OXYGEN, SHAPE, or any of those magazines and follow their meal plans. (Or email me, and I’ll figure it all out for you). Bottom line, don’t reinvent the wheel.  There is a plan out there for you, all you have to do is commit to it and follow directions. Easy, right? Weight loss really is simple.

Try three moves for when you are tired this week. Most of us have jobs or are in school, which causes us to sit for long periods of time. So every couple of hours, move. You can do these few moves, drink a glass of water, and get yourself ready to continue on with your day. Jog in place for a few moments, take it to high knees and butt kicks, alternating for a few minutes. Do 20 squats, making sure your weight is in the heels and your knees do not go past your toes as you squat down.  Do a few push-ups or lunges, right and left. Now your heart is beating, you are breathing, walk in place to bring your breathing back to normal, and continue your work! 

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