There’s a funny thing about making time for exercise first thing in the day. So often it seems that there just isn’t enough time for it. But when I take that little chunk of time in the morning to do what is good for my body and my mind, it gifts me extra time and energy throughout the day. I have better focus, better endurance, and a better outlook because I’ve gotten the day off on the right foot. In the Melt It Off with Mitch program, Mitch Gaylord talks about this idea of doing something for YOU. The time you take to exercise is time you’re investing in you – both your present and your future. And that is so important. No one else can do it for you. In addition to the exercise, fuel your body with healthy meals – check out the Melt it Off menu for great ideas. These foods will give you energy to propel you through the day regardless of what comes your way. These meals also won’t weigh you down with unnecessary fats or empty calories – they’re just good for you inside and out.
Now maybe morning isn’t your ideal time for exercise. I find that a short workout in the early afternoon can also totally save my day. Instead of reaching for a cup of coffee during that afternoon slump, I can reach for the 3 Day Melt DVD. Just 10 minutes and my energy is restored. If you haven’t tried this, you are in for a huge treat. All of that oxygen and movement will make you feel like you’ve got an entire day’s worth of energy at your disposal. You’ll feel so much better than you would have if you had reached for that coffee or soda.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Dream it, live it, and get it. That’s the Gold Medal Fitness motto, says Mitch Gaylord. I just did the Rapid Results Ab Workout… and my abs are still clenched! That is the most intense crunchless abs workout I’ve ever done, bar none. If you want the rock-hard six-pack abs that gymnasts have, you’ve got to work seriously hard. There’s no easy way to achieve gorgeous sculpted abs – you’ve got to put in the time and reps. You can have nice, toned abs, I’m sure, with a less strenuous regimen. But if you want chiseled abs, you’ll need a video like this one. Mitch leads you through various straight-forward exercises, many using the G-ball. None of them are complicated. But there certainly are a couple on there that he makes look so easy, and then I tried it and couldn’t even get my body to do what I was telling it to do. I think it was the pike-up. Wow. I like having something to work toward – you know, when you do the same workout over and over and feel yourself mastering the moves more precisely each time. You are going to feel the burn in every abdominal muscle you own. And also in your thighs – inner thighs, especially, but also your quads. And your butt even gets a workout, and so do your arms. But most especially, your entire core is going to thank you.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Good news! I’m already feeling a difference – an improvement – in my strength. I love putting my indoor workouts to the test by taking them outdoors onto a trail with a friend. This week I’ve more than doubled my hiking distance. Let’s see… I think I’ve exactly tripled it from when I began hiking this area a few months ago. It used to make me a little nauseous to get to the highest elevation point before I turned around. Now, I trek on and could keep on going, if it wasn’t for having to get back to work! That’s a sensational feeling, to know that it is time that’s constraining me, as opposed to ability and endurance. As I’m heading up a gentle incline, it’s great to feel my quads working and feeling really, noticeably stronger – not wincing or asking me to stop, but happily working their way up the hill, seemingly able to climb forever. Hurray! The 3 Day Melt isn’t just about losing weight – it’s very much about a healthy lifestyle, a permanent change in your body and your outlook on your own ability to keep fit. You’ll Melt it Off, alright, but you’ll also get hooked on that healthy feeling of being strong and able to move about wherever your mind wants you to, as opposed to wherever your body would previously have allowed you to.