Ladies, PLEASE stop buying this shit

The fitness industry can be pretty superficial.

Every day I see pills and products advertised on social media that promise “bikini bodies” to anyone who purchases.

The ads always use those bullshit “Before and After” photos that make fat-loss and physique change seem easy…

We just need to eat this magic pill, right?

 

 

 

If you are considering these things or maybe you already have a bottle hidden in your cabinet that you’re planning to start, this blog post was written for you.

I’ll give you two BIG reasons to trash that shit:

1. These “quick fixes” are dangerous.

A lot of us walk through the grocery store, tossing things in our carts, assuming that if a product can make it to the shelves then is must be safe.

Uhhh…Not so much.

And this is exactly why I’m such a huge proponent of whole, unprocessed foods, and why I work so hard to convince you out of buying diet pills and supplements.

Take a look at this list of FDA food recalls from just the last month. About one-third of the  products on this list are pills or protein supplements. Oh, and also, the FDA doesn’t have to approve supplements before they go to market. They just recall them after people start having awful side-effects.

Seems a little backwards, don’t it?

You can read more about my take on supplements in this old blog post, but my point here is just to tell you that this crap is not worth your money. They’re expensive, they can have crazy side-effects, and we have no idea what the long-term repercussions are for most of them.

The only way to sustainable, safe fat-loss is through a healthy lifestyle.

2. They don’t freakin’ work.

If you’re able to get past the potential harm you’re doing to your body with these pills and you STILL want them, then let me convince you with the simple fact that THEY DON’T WORK.

Sustainable fat-loss and physique change are not easily achieved, and they take REAL lifestyle changes, not just “magic pills”. Any of the people that claim success with these things are changing other parts of their lifestyle at the same time (diet, exercise, sleep, stress), and THOSE changes are what lead to results.

If you want to get healthy and lose fat, I’ll help you, but let’s do it the right way.

I just opened a program geared towards building a lifestyle that will get you the fat-loss and physique change you want in a safe and healthy way.

Click here for more details on my upcoming Triple Threat Bootcamp.

 

 

3 Essentials for Building a Healthy Routine

If we really, I mean really, want to be healthy, we have to work at it.

A healthy routine grows out of healthy habits, and habits take time to build into a lifestyle. A 5-day detox or cleanse is NOT going to help you get healthy, and neither is a single 3-hour visit at the gym.

If you want to build good habits, start by changing ONE thing. Just one. Because trying to do too much at once will lead to overwhelm, and that’s when we give up entirely.

If you want help implementing habit changes that will build a healthy lifestyle, you would thrive in my new program- the Triple Threat Bootcamp. Click here to read more about it! The deadline to sign up is Sunday, Sept 24th so get your spot now!

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The Training Protocol that Totally Revamped my Workouts

 

 

 

Ever heard of Rest-Based Training (RBT)?

If you haven’t, listen up…It’s gold.

About two years ago I started using this training principle developed by Metabolic Effect and although it’s SUPER SIMPLE in nature, it leads to pretty incredible results…especially if you’re someone who has been stuck in a plateau for years (like I was).

So what is Rest-Based Training?

RBT removes the structured rest periods from a workout so that we can take rest if/when we need it, not when it’s given to us.

The philosophy behind rest-based training, according to MetEffect, is that “rest in a workout is not only a good thing, but should be the primary goal of any training program focused on delivering real results…Rest and work in exercise are dependent upon one another and together deliver far better results than can be achieved with pacing.”

Here’s an example to illustrate what I mean…

Regular circuit training:

Let’s say you’re doing a minute straight of jump squats. You probably start off strong, and as you start to lose steam you slow down, your form suffers, and you stare at the clock watching the seconds tick down until you can rest.

Rest-Based approach:

Take that same minute of jump squats, but instead of pushing for the whole minute and fading as you go, start off with high intensity and good form and REST as soon as you start to falter. Regroup and catch your breath for a few seconds, then jump right back in with the same good form and energy that you started with.

The difference seems subtle, but try it out and you’ll see what I mean. I used RBT for all of the #FitBlitz workouts and most of the workouts in the #TripleThreatBootcamp.

What’s so great about RBT ?

Control. What I love about RBT is that it gives us the autonomy to run our workouts based on the way we feel that day. We all have good days and not-so-good days at the gym depending on our energy and stress levels. By allowing ourselves the flexibility to work and rest as we need, we can ensure that we’re giving the most we can on any given day.

Mind over matter. The psychological piece of a workout is much bigger than most people realize. RBT keeps you motivated and pushing hard because you know it’s up to you to determine what’s next. Incorporating RBT will help you get your mind right if you tend to struggle through your workouts.

 

Have questions on this or want to learn more? Hop on my email list and keep an eye out for details on the next round of #TripleThreatBootcamp (starts late September!)