Who doesn't want a firmer butt!?Let's hear it for 3 awesome reason to do Pilates!
Some of the changes you may not notice until three months into your Pilates workouts, but be patient. No exercise program works miracles. These changes in your body become apparent only if you maintain a regular Pilates program, meaning doing the workout at least twice a week.
A firmer butt: Most Pilates exercises work the butt. You should notice a definite change within a few weeks of doing Pilates regularly. Your butt should be more toned and perhaps a little smaller. If you start with a very small and undeveloped butt, it actually may grow a little, but in a very nice way.
Better posture: Better posture is something Pilates can pretty much guarantee. And other people will surely notice this change in you after only a few Pilates workouts. If you take the lessons you learn from Pilates to heart, you’ll stand and sit taller and look more elegant.
Greater strength: Any exercise regimen should increase your body’s overall strength, or else what’s the point? But Pilates strengthens the muscles in your body that you may actually notice on a day-to-day basis. Pilates is meant to improve your daily life: It can help you get up from bed, if that’s hard for you, or it can help you do a triple back flip off the diving board, if that’s your goal.
Sometimes there are just going to be hellish weeks.
Ya know, you are booked solid, from sunrise to well passed sundown, and you will be lucky to just find something to shovel in your mouth standing in the kitchen, let alone have any time to "prepare" anything on a nightly basis.
If I am able to foresee one of these coming I always prep as much food as I can ahead of time.
One of my go to meals is a sweet potato lasagna. One of the best recipes I have found came from Kevin over at FitmenCook.com
It's quick to put together and will last the whole week.
I opened my inbox and lo and behold another wonder, miracle, perfect, going to change your life workout plan was being offered to me For the discounted price of $49.
Just $49 and my whole life would be different...they were adamant, I could achieve all my fitness goals if I just bought this plan.
It is so easy to get pulled in to these, who doesn't want to believe they have finally found the answer, the one thing that will make the difference...a supplement, a workout plan, a new gadget, (enter any new shiny object you last spent $$$ that is now sitting in your closet collecting dust).
From now on, just send your money to me, I have the answer...are you ready....wait for it....the one thing that will help you achieve your fitness goals...is knowing that the "perfect" plan/supplement/meal plan....DOES NOT EXIST.
Really, I promise.
Look getting healthier, changing your habits isn't easy....as much as late night paid programs want you to believe it is....it is not. But it doesn't have to beat you into the ground either.
So lets make 2015 the year we stop believing the BS, and stop wasting our money thinking we just need to get this one more thing...
You can do this! If you're making progress then stay the course and stand strong knowing everyday you get closer to your goals. If you are struggling, or need guidance, we are always hear to help you, find what works, for Y-O-U!
Stay strong friends!
Are you struggling with portion control?
While counting your macros (protein, carbs, and fat) can help you make progress for many people it can be confusing and tedious.
However, there is a tool that you carry with you everyday that can help you meet your goals.
Your hand! That's right...take a look at that baby. It's perfectly portioned for your body size. Tall people, big hands...small people, small hands.
Take a look at the picture, and start comparing your hand to the meals you are eating. How do they compare?
we offer a Silver Sneakers class?
Classes are held at the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital in the Outpatient Pavilion
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am - 10:45am
Cost? Free of Charge!
"It’s a bit like trying on your mom’s clothes when you were a little girl, you could see the potential but it doesn't quite fit…..
It doesn't fit because it’s hers, not yours. You know this because I know you've tried it! I know I have."
This awesome article by Dr. Brooke was in my inbox and I had to share.....the comparisons HAVE TO STOP...and here's why ladies....
If prepping your breakfast ahead of time isn't your thing...you may prefer to try a smoothie. They require little prep time, and are easy to eat while on the go.
This little sheet from Lexi'sCleanKitchen.com gives you some nice ideas so you aren't eating the same thing every day.
Make sure to add some protein to your shake, to keep you full and satisfied well into the morning.
How much protein you ask? Shoot for about 30g for the average sized female.
What kind of protein? Its up to you, whey will be the most readily available at the grocery store, and isn't too pricey. It also comes in some tasty flavors like chocolate milk shake...mmmm milk shake....
If your vegan you might want to check out Vega Sport Performance Protein Powder it has nice mix of plant varieties to give a good nutrient profile!
Well, it's a perfect rainy day to be getting some food prep done for the week.
If you often find yourself short on time to get some breakfast in try to prep your breakfasts ahead of time.
Like these Turkey Bacon Egg Cups!
Pretty easy to put together and they hold up well in the fridge over the week.
You can find a good recipe from our friend Kevin over at FitMenCook.com!
Are you getting back into the swing of things or having trouble keeping your "healthy" habits?
Even if you did backslide during the holidays, it's alright, it's over. Let it go, leeeeeeet it go...... (now that song is stuck in your head isn't it!)
Stop worrying about what you did last month, last week, yesterday, an hour ago...you can't change it. You are where you are now, and the only way is forward!
So, what is one small change you can make today that will make a difference? Comment below and tell me what you are going to do today!
Whatever you choose, do a check-in with yourself, on a scale of 1 - 10 how easy will it be for you to accomplish it? If you haven't chosen something that gives you 9 or 10 then scale it back and make it easier.
Lasting changes need to be simple! Don't worry you can build on them! Maybe today it's drink one extra bottle of water instead of the afternoon coffee. Next week, if your still meeting the previous goal, maybe you add another bottle of water. Do not move to another goal until you have the previous one down pat!
Slow, right!? I know, it's not the immediate gratification of saying you're going to drink a gallon of water a day, but then...how long does that last?
Make it slow and you will stay the course!
and remember to K.I.S.S!!
Sheena Temple has been a certified personal trainer for over four years and is the owner of High Desert Fitness. It's her vision to provide a comfortable environment for clients to train and improve their overall health and wellness.