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My Nutrition and Fitness Journey -Inspired by Body For Life

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hello, I am super-excited to write about my experiences and challenges and hope that I may spark some hope or new ideas in others on my to keep exercise exciting and help change the old notion of people having to "DIET" to get fit. We DO NOT diet, we change our ways of eating for a healthier lifestyle. Does this mean I have to give up everything I like such a soda, cookies, chips candies, fried chicken, etc.? No it simply means we have them as rewards in moderation and we learn how to include other healthier food items in their place.

I will begin blogging on various topics and also welcome any questions or challenges you may have for me too!

I am a Certified Group Fitness Instructor through AFAA and I am studying for my certification in nutrition.

Together we can change and become more fabulous then we already are!

ADDED AT 6:45 PM 11/30/12 Information on the program I use for health and fitness.

Body for Life

Frequently Asked Questions

Body for Life is a 12-week nutrition and exercise program, and also an annual physique transformation competition. It was created by Bill Phillips, a former competitive bodybuilder and owner of EAS, a manufacturer of nutritional supplements.

How it works
There are two keys to the Body-for-LIFE program:

1) Exercise - Daily, brief, progressive workouts: Alternating 20 minute aerobic workouts using intervals, and 46 minute weight training workouts using the "high-point" technique.

2) Nutrition - Frequent, limited, high-quality meals: Six meals a day, consisting of a portion of protein, and a portion of carbohydrates, and since you'll be building muscle and burning fat, about a gallon of water daily to support these metabolic processes.

John P. Hussman, Ph.D breaks the program down on this website:

BFL Support - Why the Body for Life Program Works

What if I make a mistake and miss a workout? Or a meal?
If you miss a workout, you missed it. If you miss a meal, you missed it. Just get back on schedule, and please don’t let setbacks, or mistakes as you call them, stop you. We’ve all made mistakes in the past, and we’re all going to make mistakes in the future. Especially if we’re trying to do something new and challenging. The important thing to do is to resume your schedule and identify what in your planning allowed for the mistake to occur. Once that’s identified, fix it!

Current Weight 135
Daily Calorie Intake Suggested 1450 -1500 calories
Exercise 4-6 days week
Strength training 3-5 days per week
The 7th day is your free day where I can choose to add a soda or another no-no food item to my menu.
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    I'm a bit unsure about this blog. Are you selling the BFL product or service? If so, would you make a statement to that effect, since doing so reflects a bias toward it?

    If you have come to SP to work toward weight-loss or another aspect of health, I do wish you the very best of success.
    1876 days ago
    Thank you, tomorrow starts my, correction our journey!
    1877 days ago
    I look forward to reading more of your blogs!
    1877 days ago
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