Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal! My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal BMI is 24.9.
Natural Weight Loss
Now it’s time to get up offa that thing and sweat!
Along with the internal work and the right diet, exercise is the 3rd key to getting and staying healthy.
Obviously, it’ll help you lose weight.
We’ll get into that in just a minute.
But, exercise offers a ton of other valuable benefits as well.
Research has clearly linked coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer to lifestyle.
Apart from helping with weight loss, physical activity offers a positive, healthy way to release anxieties and alleviate tensions, which can help reduce your risk of many lifestyle-related diseases.
Exercise also supports mental well-being.
Increasing physical activity actually changes your brain chemistry, which directly influences your mood and frame of mind for the better.
Among other things, physical activity triggers the release of endorphins, which act on your brain as natural tranquilizers.
In addition, exercise will boost your confidence.
As you start working out and getting stronger, your sense of strength in other aspects of your life will naturally flourish as well.
So, the more physically fit you are, the longer you’ll live and the better your quality of life will be.
I know what you’re saying: “That all sounds great. Now tell me how to lose my butt or my gut.”
In weight-loss terms, fat is energy.
If you have a high body fat percentage, you have a lot of stored energy.
The best way to lose it is to use it, and the best way to do that is not just to decrease your energy intake through diet, but also to increase your energy expenditure through exercise.
If you diet without exercise, the majority of your weight loss will be from loss of muscle.
This isn’t just unhealthy, it’s also temporary, since as soon as you abandon or even stray from your diet, the weight will come right back.
The only way to lose weight and keep it off long term is to get moving.
Exercise not only helps you burn through calories, it also helps you build, strengthen, and maintain lean muscle, which keeps your body burning fat not just during your workout, but for hours afterward – this is know as “after-burn”.
Okay, up until now none of this might sound new, but here’s where we take it one step further.
Everybody has one thing in common across the board: they want real results fast.
This program has been developed over years of combining the best of different exercise methods and watching people achieve even the most extreme weight-loss goals.
If you stick with it, this program guarantees you results.
So are you ready to break a sweat and start feeling great in your body?
Then let’s get going: the first step in your exercise education is to learn a bit about your muscles and anatomy, which will be in the next post.
Come join me on my weight loss journey! I’d love to have you along!
Have an awesome day!
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