Hey everyone!! Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday night!! As for me, I feel motivated!!!
I have been having progress in my weight loss journey, as you all may know from my last post. But, honestly, I wasn’t happy with the slowness of it all. I know that in order to lose weight the healthy way, we must have dedication and patience, because it is a long process. Nonetheless, I decided to seek expert help for this. I consulted a Personal Trainer at the gym I attend. I asked if I could ask him a few questions and luckily he agreed.
I won’t be revealing what gym he works at or his full name because he really isn’t supposed to comment without having the appropriate consent from his employer.
So, let’s get to it…
I interviewed Caleb who has been a personal trainer for 7 years.
Q: What do you think is the reason of why I don’t see the results I want?
“One of the main reasons, people stop seeing results is because our bodies get used to the exercises we are doing. We don’t push ourselves as hard and our bodies become comfortable.”
Q: Is it harder for women to lose weight than it is for men?
“Definitely. Women are built to store fat in their bodies because their biology, women “were made” for having babies, so this totally builds into the equation. But once a woman gets her body going, the fat sheds right off.”
Q: What are some of the exercises you suggest we do in order to see results?
“Well, the main thing you need to do is set a time of day where you are going to exercise and commit to it, NO EXCUSES! Then I would suggest beginning with strength training, as this will build lean muscle and help shed the fat, then do some cardio and eat healthy.”
NOTE: Here is a guideline that he provided for the first week.
Monday: Triceps, biceps, chest and 30 min cardio
Wednesday: Abs, legs, glutes and 30 min cardio
Friday: Back and shoulders and 30 min cardio
Q: So, I should do these exercises every week and I’ll see results?
“Yes, but remember that your body gets used to the exercises and to the heaviness of the weights, so after a while, if you don’t target different muscles you’ll encounter the same plateau you are having. You need to change it up every week and target different parts of your body all the time. This also gives your body time to rest that way when you target those muscles again, they will actually work in your favor.”
I plan to do this. I will be going to the gym three times a week, just as Caleb advised. I will try to make it more than three times if possible.
Well…let’s get this other phase started!! Sending out positive vibes and never give up!!
On another note, this is what I wore. I won’t be using those shoes anymore, so uncomfortable!!