Mamas need to Move It to Lose It!!!! By Vix Erber- Guest blogger
Know someone who’s getting amazing results from an insanely low calorie diet? It may be tempting to try severely restricting your calories to lose weight fast, but don’t even think about it! The reality is that very few of us can stay on those kinds of crazy diets for more than a couple of weeks. And to make things worse, most people on starvation diets gain back all of the weight and sometimes more within a few months later.
In weight-loss terms, fat is energy and the best way to lose it is to use it. You have to do it with diet and exercise. If you diet without exercise, the majority of your weight loss will be from muscle. The minute you stray from your diet, the weight will come right back.
The only way to lose it for good is to get moving! Exercise not only helps you burn calories, it also helps build, strengthen and maintain lean muscle. Exercise has another benefit called “after burn.” A great circuit routine combining cardio and resistance training keeps burning fat not just during your workout, but for hours afterward.
Doing any kind of physical activity is healthier than sitting on the couch eating biscuits or sitting around with your mothers group having coffee and cake. Activities like cleaning or shopping and playing with the kids burn calories, but not enough. To see dramatic weight loss, you must do cardio and resistance training.
Cardio is defined as any activity that is rhythmic, continuous and requires large muscles like the legs, back and chest. Resistance training is defined as any activity that uses a resistance to work against, whether it be your own body weight (such as push ups) or using dumbbells (such as chest press). While all the above get you moving, the action is stop and start. There’s no reason to give up, just be aware that you must put in time for some cardio/resistance activity as well.
Some examples are: Mama Moves class, Brisk Power Walking, Jogging, Spin, Swimming or download a copy of ’10 weeks to becoming a Hot Mama’ eBook from the online shop at http://www.viciousvixen.com for a 10 week program jam packed with cardio and resistance training circuits!
Written by Vix Erber
CEO of Vicious Vixen Pty Ltd
Founder of Mama Moves