The Key to Successful Weight Loss

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I have found it is not hiring a personal trainer but becoming one! I say this somewhat tongue in cheek but I've lost twenty pounds in 4 months since I really got my business going. I think a little of this is muscle but most is fat. Why? Not because I am trying because I am eating everything I can get my hands on. But I have switched from one longer workout per day to 2-3 short bouts in between clients. I only did this because my schedule forces me to. But these short bouts, combined with being on my feet most of the day has turned me into a calorie burning machine.

I have tried shorter, more frequent bouts as opposed to one longer workout and looked at the research regarding such, but living it has lead me to believe it adds much more to the metabolic equation than I thought. I know this isn't convenient or desirable for many, but trying your own variation of such could help you break through a fat loss plateau.
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    emoticon Seems like this would be Logical. May give this a shot, along with Scaling back some on the amount of exercise I've been doing.
    emoticon I gained about 5 pounds in December -- Maybe due to Food, or maybe due to joining a New Gym and starting a new Strength Training Program? The 5 Pounds doesn't seem to want to go anywhere, and the Fitness Tracker keeps yelling at me to Exercise Less or Eat More.
    1847 days ago
    It's true, it does up your metabolism to work out in short bursts throughout the day. I used to workout hard in the morning, heavy lifting and about 30-40 mins of cardio beforehand. In the evenings, I would pop out for a short run, maybe 30-45 mins tops. And wow, calorie burning really zoomed along then. I was struggling to keep up in terms of food intake. I felt great, though!
    2037 days ago
  • IRP1114
    I think you are right about this. I end up splitting up my workouts some times due to the interruption of my boys or even planned because I want to get stuff done around the house too! And it does seem like it makes you burn more calories over all :-)
    2137 days ago
    I would say it has to do with what your body does with insulin and other hormone levels throughout the day. I'm guessing that the "eat/move/burn" cycle rather than having spikes during the day, maintains a more level line, thus you burn thru calories more efficiently than one workout per day, no matter how hard it is.
    2143 days ago
  • WINDEE52
    I think I may have to become a trainer!!
    2151 days ago
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