Why Hire a Personal Trainer When Everything’s Online?

As a an avid Instagram groupie, I’ve thoroughly explored the online, self-help weight-loss world, and what I discovered is that pretty much everything I need to successfully shed the pounds and keep them off is out there…workouts, classes, nutrition and diet advice, healthy cooking classes, the right equipment and even the right supplements.
So it stands to reason that now I have reached my weight-loss goals and have all the tools I need to keep the pounds off, right?
Wrong.
Although much of the information I found online was useful, there are elements crucial to successful weight loss that, no matter how wonderful the internet is, can only be obtained from an expert who will keep you motivated, accountable and disciplined. (If you’re already consistently all of those things…hat off to you.)
A PT Provides Motivation and Accountability
We can’t do it alone. If we could, we would have lost the weight and kept it off by now. Our biggest problem is that we shoot ourselves in the foot. We can be our own worst enemy. Personal trainers remove the excuse barriers, keep us focused and accountable to the goal and make adjustments as progress is made.
A PT Is Knowledgeable and Can Build A Customized Plan
Personal trainers work hard to educate themselves, not to be persuaded by the latest health and fitness trends. They devise a custom plan that gets the best and most accurate results for your body. The personalized plan will garner faster and better results than if you were to attempt weight loss or even a diet plan on your own.
A PT Can Shake Up Your Routine and Challenge You
Sometimes we all hit a weight-loss plateau. Sometimes it is worst than that and we never really get to where we are burning fat instead of shedding water. A trainer can see where you have stalled, or what your body has adjusted to, and create a new routine that will give you maximum results.
A PT Can Help You Develop The Discipline To Be Successful
Do you ever wonder what separates good people from successful people? Most times it lies in the discipline that they put into their craft to make them successful and the best at what they do. A trainer will help you achieve that. A trainer will monitor, push and press you to meet and exceed your limits and do it constantly until it turns into a habit for you. You in turn become successful because you are able to maintain the mode and the mind to keep the weight off for good.
A PT Can Help You Overcome Your Fears
Let’s admit it. We have all hid from life in one way or another because of our weight and poor self-confidence. We are full of so much possibility if we didn’t talk ourselves out of things or shy away from dealing with those hard places. A personal trainer is that extra support. They help guide and direct you to go further than you ever imagined.
You can get all of these things from the trainers at Live in Fitness, where we develop a strategy that is centered around scientific testing and give you a plan that will guarantee success. You will see results not just in your body, but also in your diet and mental development.
If you’re ready to succeed, contact Live in Fitness. We specialize in being an award-winning weight-loss fitness camp that will give you the results you need. Our motto? No Client Left Behind. We empower you to be all that you are destined to be in mind, body and spirit. Give us a call at 877-602-4863.

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How To Survive Thanksgiving Dinner

All though we try not to admit it, we know that one of our favorite holidays each year is Thanksgiving Day. We also know that it is not for our family, but for the food! The unlimited array of meat, breads and desserts can make the most resilient workout person weak in the knees. Studies show the average person gains between 8-16 pounds from Halloween until New Year’s Day. But have no fear. Here are some friendly reminders taught by the nutrition team at Live In Fitness weight loss camp on how to survive the Thanksgiving table and holiday season.

Remember To Exercise 
It is already going to be hard to work off the calories you are already trying to lose, don’t add to them. Keep active, even if it is just a walk in the morning. During the holiday season, take full advantage of being out and about to work off any excess calories gained from holiday parties, sampling at the grocery store, or at the Thanksgiving table this season.
Eat Breakfast
This is tempting as we were raised to skip breakfast on Thanksgiving day as children. We were told holiday eating is far better on an empty stomach! This poor teaching however encourages overeating and not maintaining portion control. Start the day off by eating a small meal and sticking to your portions throughout the day. This will keep you satisfied and less likely to go overboard in the calories.
Slow Down 
The food is there, in fact food is everywhere. There is a strong desire to want to pig out, but please resist. Slow down, drink water in between your bites. Give you body time to realize that it is full. If you eat slow, you will savoy it and your body will enjoy it a lot better with fewer calories. Besides, what’s a holiday full of gas. Yikes.
Drink In Moderation 
I know that there are good reasons and bad reasons during the holidays to drink. We all view drinking in a different light. But resist the urge to drink excessively. Drinking makes your thirsty, increases your desire for other foods, and piles in 500-900 unnecessary calories per drink. A celebration drink is ok, but try to stay focus on consuming water and staying hydrated.
Remember What The Holidays Is All About
Remember the holidays and specifically Thanksgiving Day is not about food. Though it might not be about the family either, it is a time for you to reflect and be thankful for what you have and whomever you have it with. Yes the food is an added bonus, but let is be a small amount of icing on your cake of a great life.
If you remember to observe these thoughts through the holiday season, you will not set yourself back but get closer to achieving your weight loss goals.

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How To Maintain A Healthy Diet For The Super Busy 

As we draw close to the end of the year, it seems as if we have little time for anything anymore. Christmas music is on the radio, New Year’s Eve holiday party planning has began, and it seems we never get time to break for a proper meal. We all know that having a healthy diet is essential to achieving your weight loss goals, but it seems the challenge to get or make time to maintain the proper diet and nutrition is unyielding.

Live In Fitness is here to help. As taught in our diet and nutrition behavior classes, there are a fews things you can do to keep yourself healthy and achieving your weight-loss goals. It isn’t anything fancy, but it does take decisive action and consistency. Just a few changes will have a tremendous impact on your energy and metabolism and keep you on track in reaching and exceeding your weight loss goals.

1. Never Skip  A Meal – Especially Breakfast 

I know that the kids must be to school by the bell at 8:05am. You may have even forgot to take the dog out for a walk. But skipping breakfast is a no no. Skipping breakfast is linked to increase weight gain, health risk and it will make you cranky a lot faster. Even if you have to eat something small or pre-packed like a granola bar, at least take something to eat to your desk in the morning to keep your metabolism going.

  1. Prepare 

I know it is hard to get to the grocery store these days and do the whole meal prepping thing. Meal prepping in and of itself sometimes feels very intimidating, but it is necessary. Make time to hit the market in the evening or on the weekend. You could even research having food delivered. The better prepared you are the greater the likelihood that you will eat.

  1. Don’t Eat At Your Desk

I know that it is tempting, but focus eating is mandatory in weight loss. When you don’t eat where you work, you eat less, slower, and the change of scenery can do wonders to clear your head. Also eating away from work and with others make you conscience of your eating habits. Lastly eating away from your desk will also benefit your social and networking opportunities as well, as it gets you away from yourself and around other great people.

  1. Start Chugging Down Water. 

Water is essential to keeping you hydrated, keeping headaches down, and even taking away certain hunger and cravings pangs. If you can’t stand the taste, maybe add some fruit or vegetables to serve as a natural sweetener.

  1. Choose Your Restaurants Wisely. 

Eating out makes it so easy to cheat and even with the trend of healthy alternatives, many healthy food options are still chalked with secret sugars, fats, oils, and salts. Plan wisely. Check out apps and cruise websites before you go out, and if you are in the moment always go grilled with veggies.

  1. Don’t Shop When You Are Hungry

Sometimes the grocery store can be harder than a restaurant with so many tempting options to choose from. Stay around the perimeter of the store and make it a priority to shop at a time that you are are not rushed and calm so that you can make wise decisions that aren’t fast, cheap, or easy.

  1. Slow Down On The Liquor

Liquor is a silent killer for more reasons than the obvious. Liquor puts on unnecessary calories that will kill even the best workout plan. Tempting to splurge during happy hour? Studies show that the average drinks contains 700 calories. You must be mindful of the liquor and wine consumption, and if you are dining out plan accordingly.

If you focus on planning ahead, concentrating on meal selection and really taking care of your mind and body, you will find yourself more productive throughout the day. You want your energy to be spent in the gym and not on doctors visits. To learn more about how you can have the proper diet, weight loss and lifestyle contact Live In Fitness. Live In Fitness weight loss camp is the will give you a customize plan to get your life moving forward in the right direction.

 

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5 Ways to Come Out of Your Weight-Loss Rut
It seems like you’ve hit your stride. Pounds are dropping, inches shrinking and you have that near perfect outfit for the grand occasion in sight. All of a sudden, it stops! You hit a weight-loss rut. The high of accomplishment and the gratification that comes with the scale numbers falling are getting harder and harder to achieve each week. The weight loss industry calls it “plateau,” because now the body has adjusted to your current weight-loss techniques, but you just call it “motivation killer.”
There is hope. Hitting a weight-loss plateau is common, so you’ll need a few tricks that you can do to jumpstart your progress and overcome those final weight barriers for good.
Don’t worry. We have some for you!
1. Change Your Routine
As I stated before, your body has adjusted to the diet and exercise plan that you’ve been doing and now knows what to expect. You have to develop a new plan and not let your body get used to one routine. Run if you walk; add weights to your cardio. Consistency with variety is key.
2. Eat More Protein
Adding additional protein to your diet is very important, especially if you’ve already cut your carb count. Adding protein will create stronger muscles, help your body burn fat and cut the number of calories your body intakes.
3. Add Weights
Weight lifting is great for burning twice as much fat as well as toning the muscle. Though you might think it will bulk you up. It will take a lot of weight lifting training to get to that point.
4. Take Up a Sport
Sometimes the gym can burn you out mentally and physically. Adding a sport like swimming, basketball, tennis and even golf can help you lose weight faster and stimulate you brain by learning something new.
5. Eat More
I know it took forever to get to eating three meals a day consistently, but you need to take breakfast, lunch and dinner a step higher with six small meals a day. They could be snacks, but it keeps your metabolism moving and will carry your throughout the day and burn more calories.
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You don’t understand: you do Crossfit every other day, go to the gym for a few rounds of weight lifting, play a mean badminton over the weekend and hike for hours, but you still aren’t shedding the pounds.

How could that be? Well, you may want to consider these five likely reasons:

Your Weight Fluctuates

Are you sticking to your diet no matter how juicy that crispy, golden French fry looks? Yes. Have you been loyal to fiber and nearly nothing else? Definitely! Then why aren’t you seeing the results of your self-discipline?

The answer may be simple, really. Body weight can vary by up to five pounds at any given time, so the amount you lose may be temporarily masked. Weighing yourself weekly or even monthly will give you a better overall picture of true weight loss.
Your Water Intake isn’t Enough

Personal trainers are quick to mention that when beginning any diet program or exercise routine, there needs to be an increase in your water intake. Water is a handy appetite suppressant. The more of it we take in, the less hungry we get.

But inadequate water intake has a number of ill effects on the body. It can take a toll on the liver. When we’re dehydrated, our kidneys don’t work as well as they should, so the liver tends to take up the slack by working double time. The result is that fat in the body gets stored instead of being burned.
Another ill effect of inadequate hydration is constipation. If constipation becomes an issue while dieting, be sure to keep fiber intake around 25 grams per day and beef up the water intake.

How much water intake is just about right then? The standard guideline is to drink about one-half your body weight in ounces every day, especially if you’re exercising. If you consume more than 25 grams of fiber in any given day, adding another eight to 16 ounces of water a day is necessary. Keep an ongoing tally tacked on your computer screen or refrigerator door as a reminder.
You Say No to Protein

Another way to lose weight effectively is to increase protein intake. The body uses up more energy to metabolize protein than to metabolize carbs or fat, so a high-protein diet helps burn calories more quickly. But if you’re keeping your diet low in protein or protein-free, then your body could be missing out on one of the ways you could burn more calories with less effort.
Depending on your weight, a goal of eating 40 to 80 grams of protein daily is a good ballpark figure.

Your Stress May be Off the Charts

Stress induces the fight or flight response which, unfortunately, is an appetite stimulant – including an increase in desire specifically for carbohydrates.
Fortunately, exercise is a handy stress reliever. That, along with balanced meals, helps kick the stress out of your body.

You’re a Slave to Your Desk

Do you spend a big part of your day sitting down? Research shows that sitting tends to stop the production of the enzyme lipase, which helps the body break down fats.

Simply walking around for at least a few minutes in between tasks, however, helps the body burn 59 calories, so it’s definitely worth taking the time to move about as often as you can get away from your desk.

Try using a timer to remind yourself to get up and walk it out every few hours. Briefly visit with your co-workers or go for a walk around the building. It will not only help keep the calories down, but it’ll keep your stress levels down too: a double win.
These five habits alone can do wonders to boost your diet program. Journaling your water and nutrient intake as well as your activity level will help you become more aware of the way you are progressing. Taking weight off and keeping it off is definitely doable!