Your Questions- Best Diets, Lose Fat, Vegetarianism, Favorite Foods, Best Workouts and more.

On Episode 22 of the 1LIFE1YOU Podcast Episode, I answered your questions on a few different topics.

Questions range from, best diets to being vegetarian to best exercises for specific body parts, to how often you should workout, to weight loss questions.

Question List:

  1. What is a good high protein, low carb diet? (2:13)
  2. What’s a great exercise to help lose your stomach and lift your butt? (3:42)
  3. Is it hard being a Vegetarian? (5:50)
  4. Fastest way to lose fat? (7:37)
  5. Is my wife into fitness? (9:53)
  6. Number of times you should workout? (10:46)
  7. Help with the scale not moving. (12:56)
  8. How do I get/stay motivated? (15:09)
  9. What’s my favorite dessert? (16:49)
  10. What do I do for fun (excluding anything with fitness) (18:50)

Check it out.

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TRX Full Body Beginners Workout

I really like the TRX suspension straps. I don’t use them enough, but I’m filming a lot of TRX exercises to add to the 1LIFE1YOUFITNESS App library, so here’s a good compilation of movements that you can piece together and get a great workout.

TRX Bands/Straps are great for all fitness levels

You get a great cardio and strength workout from them.

It’s low impact. Easier on your body.

And it’s super convenient to take with you and workout anywhere!

Here’s a full list of all the movements in the video (in video order):

  • Chest Press
  • Chest Fly
  • Lunge Fly
  • Ab Fallout
  • Tricep Extension
  • Squat
  • Standing Pull In
  • Squatting Pull In
  • Bicep Curl

Full Body being worked out. You can try it for reps (8-10 reps to start) or put it on a timer (20-30s each to start).

Why Motivation Is BS

*This blog goes with episode 21 of the 1LIFE1YOU Podcast. You can listen below or check it out on all streaming platforms*

In the fitness world, and really, in the social media world, #Motivation is SUPER popular. Between the Instagram hashtags and photos, to the Pinterest posts, you can not escape the word.

But, is it something you should seek out?

When do you feel motivated? Seeing your favorite celebrity/athlete doing things, or looking how you’d like to? Or seeing the IG video that makes you want to go workout? Or maybe that Pinterest pin that really speaks to your soul???

Whatever it is, you’re inspired, you’re motivated to get up and get moving. Which is awesome! Whatever or however you get yourself going is great! It’s great to have goals and want to go out and crush them.

In that way, motivation is great.

But, just having motivation alone will not get it done.

Motivation without a plan is nothing.

Motivation without action is nothing.

It ends up being just a good feeling. It’s just you giving yourself a reward without doing any actual work.

If you have a goal, you have to know that you will not always be motivated to achieve it… The cool thing is, you don’t have to be!

Action does not need motivation.

Discipline will always outweigh motivation.

Being in this crazy fitness/coaching/trainer world, I hear sayings like, “I’m just not motivated to workout (or meal prep, or go to the gym or work on that project)….

And when that happens ( it ALWAYS happens), you really have to look at your goals.

Do you REALLY want to lose weight, get stronger, healthier, fitter?

If the answer is NO, that’s cool. Let’s sit and figure out a different goal.

But, if the answe is YES, then you have to move past motivation.

Motivation can get you started, but it won’t ever keep you going. Discipline will. Building daily habits will. Action will.

Question: How often are you motivated to go to work? Or to get up and brush your teeth?

You usually aren’t. You are disciplined, you have the habit built. Your goals should be treated the same way.

Stop relying on motivation to get things done. Focus on consistency. Day in. Day out. Skip the hashtags. Stop watching the motivational videos, and do the work.

Find your own goals, and take action.

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Best Tools For Weight Loss

There’s a lot (like a whole lot!) of diets, books, supplements, wraps, & teas out there in the world.

Do any of them work?

Short term: Maybe Long term: No

Yes, all those things you see online, and in the “nutrition” aisle at the Target, can work short term. If they didn’t provide some type of results no one would buy them.

They are equivalent to a “Get rich quick” scheme. Promises of weightloss, even seeing a little. But, long term, I don’t know anyone who have had sustainable results with any of them!

What I do know that works is, measuring and weighing your food intake. I know. I know. Seems like a lot of work.

What if I told you it only takes about 5 minutes out of your day. 5 minutes a day to start seeing results.

Either counting calories or going with portion control, measuring and weighing your food should be the go to option!

So, what do you need to do this?

A couple things. Some you probably already have in your house!!

1. Measuring cups

Know what a cup of rice, or 1/2 cup of milk looks like.

2. Measuring spoons

How much oil do you use? Or butter? Or salt? 1 or 2 tablespoons? The difference is 100+ calories. And over the course of a week? 700+ calories that you could have cut!

3. Food Scale

This is major for knowing what your eating! Is that 4oz of chicken or 6? Hope you know, because that’s a 200 calorie difference that most can’t eyeball.

4. Heart Rate Monitor

I LOVE my Fitbit! *Not an ad lol* It gives me soo much information to use. A couple clicks and I have a pretty close estimate to how many calories I’ve burned in a day.

And weightloss is simply eating less calories that you burn. Weight gain is the opposite.

5. Patience!

Everyone wants to lose weight FAST! “10lbs in 3 days. Guaranteed!” Sorry to tell you, but…. that’s a lie. A really big one. Patience, discipline, building habits is key to hitting your goals.

If you lose a 1/2 pound in a week, take the win. Weight loss is not a straight line. It’ll have it’s ups and downs, but sticking to your plan will help in the long run.

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How To NOT Gain Weight During The Holidays

How To NOT Gain Weight

During The Holidays

The holiday season is the time to bring people together. Celebrate. See family…. And gain unwanted weight.?.?.?.

It’s why, in a survey done about New Years Resolutions,  45% of people had “Lose weight or get in shape” as part of their resolutions.

And this time of the year plays a BIG part in that. Between Thanksgiving (for some, Halloween!), and New Years, a lot of people gain unwanted weight. I’ve asked a few people about past years weight gains. Some said 5-10lbs, some went up to 15+lbs.

That’s a lot of weight in such a short amount of time. So, I wanted to share some tips, and tricks to combat that seasonal weight gain.

1. Maintain a normal workout routine.
2. Don’t skip workouts. 10 or 15 minutes is better than nothing.
3. Get proper sleep (less sleep= more cravings).
4. It’s ok to say NO. To seconds, extra food, more wine…
5. Fill your plate with a lot of protein and veggies. Aim for at least 70%.
6. 1 plate rule. Fill it up. No second trips.
7. For salads, choose oil based over creamy dressings
8. Be picky with food. Eat the food you REALLY want. Not just because it’s there.
9. No grazing. Hold a convo or catch up with people away from the kitchen.
10. Be mindful of snacking. Eating the cookie is fine. Eating the whole tray, not so much.
11. Don’t have back to back unhealthy meals.
12. Be mindful of alcohol.  Liquid calories add up quick!
13. Go for a walk after a big meal.
14. Keep stress levels down. Meditate,  do yoga.
15. Enjoy yourself! Any unwanted weight that you put on can go away once you’re back into a normal health/fitness routine.