You HAVE to lift HEAVY if You Want to Lean Out and Change Your Body!
Lifting light weights over and over again will NOT change your body.
Doing long cardio on stationary machines while talking on your cell phone or reading a magazine will NOT change your body either.
Last week, I did something I had not done for quite some time. I stepped on the scale and it read 113 lbs instead of the 123lbs it had read for the past few years.
STRONGER and Leaner than I have been EVER.
“Lifting heavy weights will NOT make you a body builder…
…and long slow cardio will NOT give you the body you want!”
Here is How I Did it and Here is What I Know For Sure…
Long drawn out cardio is a waste of time. Stop…doing…it…NOW! ESPECIALLY if you are reading or texting while you are doing it! It might ‘feel good’, but it is a waste of time and it is NOT going to get you the body you want.
Yes, you may be watching the digital calorie counter slowly increase on those boring machines but you are burning LESS over-all calories than when you do heavy weight training and HIIT (high intensity interval training) types of cardio.
“I’ve accepted that lots of reps with light weights and slow long cardio really will NEVER CHANGE your body”
It will NEVER get you to the NEXT LEVEL
It is a good start, and great for beginners and it is always something I suggest when starting out. It is a great intro to working out, gets the body burning calories and priming the muscles for more intense exercise down the road, but it will NOT drastically change your body as the body will quickly adapt.
Consider Giving up Grains and Dairy for the Most Part
Be open to the idea that whole grains really offer NO benefit to us. They are fine if you want them and they are fine for general weight loss but when you are trying to get to the next level and are stuck they ideally should come out. This does not mean go low carb. Sweet potatoes, yams, fruits and veggies are ALL carbs, but they are not GRAINS.
Stop Being “Dietary Fat” Obsessed
Lift HEAVIER… Sweat MORE… Get INTENSE
- Do more body weight exercises and plyos that GET YOUR HEART RATE UP.
- Your workout should not be social hour.
- You should not look cute at the end of your workout.
- Get in there, get to work, and give EVERYTHING you have to your workout and watch your body change!
Do NOT Starve Yourself
Fuel yourself with the RIGHT foods. Grainless carbs, lean proteins, healthy fats.
THIS is what changed my body and this is what will likely change yours. I am not here to argue these points. People will validate what they are doing because they don’t want to leave their comfort zones. Here is the thing: If what is working for you is working then KEEP DOING IT! If not, then consider changing.
I have gone from 123 to 113 doing the latter. I am stronger, leaner, fitter and have less pain in my body then the old way of training…and YOU can do it too! If you want to see more about how I train and eat now and get help on your own journey look HERE.
Excuses or Solutions…YOU Decide!
~ Natalie Jill
About Natalie Jill
Natalie Jill helps people across the globe reach their health, fitness, life and business goals. Natalie is a well known Licensed Sports Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer who was diagnosed as having Celiac Sprue over 12 years ago, and that is why she specializes in weight loss consulting and helping people with food allergies and intolerance’s. Learn how Natalie handled adversity and find out how she "made her own luck". Ready to change your life today? Start by CLICKING HERE.