The days are getting shorter. The temperatures are getting colder. You’re cuddled up in bed under your blankets feeling cozy as can be. Then your alarm goes off, blasting a motivational tune. If only that was enough to get your butt out of bed for your morning workout!
It’s January, and that means many people are looking forward to a fresh start in 2018. If you’re like half the population, you are probably looking forward to accomplishing New Years Resolution success. How can you accomplish that working with a personal trainer?
Looking back at the winter holidays we just had, take a moment to reflect. Not on how the food turned out, or whether the relatives got along, or how well the gifts you gave were received. But how was it for you? More specifically, were you able to take some time to relax?
It’s the same maddening cycle year after year: you spend October through December 31st overindulging in holiday food and drinks, and the rest of the year trying to undo the collateral caloric damage. So how does one avoid holiday weight gain?
You’ve wondered if you’re just imagining it, or if it’s really there; that small smile of satisfaction your Fitness Together trainer gets when he or she launches you into your third round of sit-ups in an hour. And when you can’t cough without flinching two days later, you wonder: are strong abdominal muscles really all that important? Or is the Crunch Craze all just a bunch of hype?
Do you ever feel like you have a split personality when it comes to your healthy habits? Perhaps during the day you do your workouts, fly through your 10,000 steps-a-day goal, and eat meals that would make health guru Bob Harper swoon. But how about when the sun goes down; is it a different story?
It sounds good in theory, right? Before you go to work, just simply pack a quick, protein-rich salad lunch, maybe an apple for a snack, and voila – you’re eating healthy Bob Harper-style and sticking to your diet plan. And then reality sets in.
Protein is the superstar diva of the nutrition world. Everyone talks about it, everyone wants to know about it, and people can’t seem to get enough of it. But how much protein should you really be eating and how do you know if you're not getting enough?