I’m away at my annual fitness convention, the DCAC, So Fun! I’m here with my sister Christy, who’s a trainer and pilates instructor; and my daughter Macy, – I love it! Macy plans on becoming a yoga teacher after graduation, and this place is a great intro to the industry.
I’ve been in this business for 28 years. Things have changed! We’re having a greater awareness of why we need to exercise, which I’ve written about in a few recents Posts, here, and here. We all know we’re in a stressed filled environment, and that exercise helps that, tremendously.
Why do so many still pursue the 6 Pack? Why is weight loss still the number one goal of new gym members? Smart marketing; promising weight loss hooks people.
It’s a lie, trust me, because weight loss and 6 packs come from the kitchen, not the gym. It’s FOOD! Food is so important! Not just for losing weight or getting lean, but for how we feel day to day.
You know my mantra: eat clean proteins, good fats, a TON of vegetables, some fruit, some nuts, some beans, good dairy if you tolerate it, and stay far away from flours, sugar, chemicals, and hydrogenated fats.
But about that 6 Pack, and weight loss: what negative goals, honestly! Exercising to pursue those intents is just so…….. gloomy, and stressful! Delete! Exercise for your mind. Exercise for your mood. Exercise for your longevity and immune system and hormones.
It’s the same with eating well; eat Real Whole Foods because you’ll feel so darned good afterwards!
Guess what happens if we eat well and exercise every day? We lose weight. We become healthier, we feel more energetic, we’re happier, we cope with stress better, and we sleep better. Why would we NOT eat right and exercise everyday? It’s the consistency of our good habits, the repetition, that make us who we are.
Back to my conference:) Have any of you ever taken Piloxing Barre? O.M.G! What fun!