Happy Monday everyone! So lately I’ve been reading nothing but stuff about how important it is to do strength training IN addition to cardio. For the last 3 months I’ve been going hardcore with my aerobic dance classes which consist of Zumba and Dance it Out. And my legs and butt are in the best shape ever, but my core and the rest of me are just…blah! My goal is to tone up and lose another 15-20 pounds in addition to the 10 I lost over the last 3 months.
I’ve always been a bit leary of lifting weights because for some reason I always picture Jim Carrey’s character “Venus de Milo” from In Living Color!
So I’ve been doing all this sweating and thought to myself “Why the hell is the scale not moving and my clothes fitting better?” Well after doing some research I finally figured out what I was doing wrong. When you skip out on hitting the weight room, your also missing out on one of the best fat fighters! 2 sessions a week can help you lose 3% points in 10 weeks without even changing your caloric intake! And all that new muscle pays off in a long-term boost to your metabolism, which helps keep your body lean and sculpted.
My goals now are to increase lean protein, DECREASE the evil sugar in my diet and add weights to my workout routine.
So are you ready to join me while I embark on this newest venture? And if you are already lifting weights, please share your regimen and what has helped you out the most.
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