Strength, Cardio, & Nutrition
Yep, we all read and learn about it, there IS a perfect trifecta to overall fitness, health and happiness. What, you think it's a magic pill that costs $2.50 per pill, at 3 pills per dose, 2 times a day? Oh, you can buy those pills, but there's a cheaper way to achieve this trifecta and your personal health/fitness goals.
No, I'm not a genius, I just read, listen to professionals, heed their advice, and in turn, have learned more and more about myself through this journey. Once you find a gift, once you figure something out - share it! Don't keep that gift, give it away as soon as you can! I say this b/c will enjoy the gift even more than you thought imaginable.
Okay, okay, so we all already know this trifecta: strength training, cardio, and nutrition.
Aw, come on, that's it? I thought she would have something more wisdom-laden than this... well, facts are facts and results demonstrate truth. What I mean is, I started working with a nutritionist (Dennis Cejas) 4 weeks ago now and I've lost more body weight and percent body fat through continuing a similar strength training and cardio/running program and simply changing what I eat, when I eat it, and in turn learning how to eat.
Uhm, you just put it in your mouth and chew sweetie, that's how you eat. Nah, not so. If you eat the right way, you can turn your body into a furnace that eats that adipose tissue like the candy that put it there in the first place!
I would not normally do this, but I can't believe I thought I was making progress before - this past month has been such a life-changing experience that I'm actually willing to show pre- and in-progress pictures:
|Night before start of new nutrition plan|
Yep... pretty nasty, I know. This was taken a couple weeks after the Cincinnati Flying Pig half-marathon - back when I was feeling like I was losing weight with my eating-clean regimen on my own... but soon I realized I wouldn't be able to keep that up without some help in learning how to eat better.
|Two weeks into the program|
This was just yesterday, after taking the week #4 measurements. In just 3 weeks time I got rid of 1.3% body fat! Removed 3.5 inches overall and 4 pounds off the scale!!