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Interval Pace Running

Interval pace running is a perfect way to get a good run in, cover some distance and sweat. Many get stuck on the treadmill and their bodies adapt and you just don’t get the same workout in. Incorporating interval pace running has been a very good tool for all fitness levels to get outdoors and get that awesome run they have been looking for without having to stop early or get too tired.

Interval pace running can be made perfectly for your fitness level. It is very simple and easy to change when you feel like you can do more work or have to decrease the intensity. There are many times I hear people not want to go outside for a run because it makes them too tired or that the treadmill is easier for them to run for a longer period of time. Yes, using your own body to propel yourself in a forward running motion can cause you to put forth more effort if you are not used to it which will probably cause you to not run as long as you would on a treadmill. If you take a look at the brighter side of this situation you are at least able to somewhat run for a given amount of time. Now, all we have to do is find yourself a comfortable pace you can perform at.

running to lose weight

Here are a couple of ways you can personalize your pace to cater to your fitness level so that you can run for a longer period of time, cover some distance and get a good sweaty workout in.

  • Time- Run/walk for 20 seconds then walk for 20 seconds. If you feel like you can do more you can either reduce the rest time or increase the run/walk time. Either way, you should find what a good working pace is for you and keep that pace for as long as you can while progressively getting better over time.
  • Steps- Run/walk for 50 fast steps then rest for 25 steps. The stepping pace works really well if you keep the rest below the amount of work you are performing at. If that is too difficult you can always increase it.
  • Markers- This is where you can get creative and change up your workout. A classic example of marker pace running is going from street light to street light. Run/walk to a street light, when you get to it rest at a slower pace until you get to the next street light. You can also do this with mailboxes, driveways, trees, etc. Your chance to get creative and have fun with your workout.

Remember that when you are walking/running these paces you keep in mind that you want to progressively work to a pace where you don’t have to stop moving. Try out different pace intervals and figure out which pace interval will keep you at a working pace and sweating.

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Client of the Week Chuck!!

Chuck lost an amazing 13 lbs in his first week at Live In Fitness, and 22 lbs in 3 weeks! As well as some other amazing changes, such as his blood sugar levels have dropped and his blood pressure has also improved! Congratulations, Chuck, on being our Client of the Week!!

Chuck is an Army Veteran and retired construction laborer from Lake Sherwood, MO. He began to notice a steady weight increase around his retirement time, five years ago, due to the new inactivity of his lifestyle change. Now he had the much deserved time to enjoy life, but in actuality his quality of life began to suffer. About a year ago his Doctor prescribed high blood pressure medicine, and he was warned that he was becoming borderline diabetic. He tried for a time to exercise and eat healthy, but after sitting around for months procrastinating, he was officially diagnosed with diabetes, while also developing shortness of breath in his limited but everyday movement. Something had to change, so he reached out to Live In Fitness Retreat.

Chuck Live In Fitness

Why did you choose Live In Fitness?

“I had actually been considering a Fitness Camp for a few years and researched many camps. Luckily a year ago I put myself on the email list for LIF, because I had decided that they looked to have the best reviews and be reasonably priced as well. I found myself waiting to get their emails to see others success stories. I really wasn’t sure what to expect before coming here, but knew it was definitely time for me to do something. I know now that after only one week that I made the right choice. I am amazed at my progress in only one week! I can even exercise without running out of breath. My blood sugar levels have dropped and my blood pressure has also improved. I hope after getting home and seeing my Doctor, that my prescribed medications are reduced.”

 

What have you enjoyed most about the Live In Fitness program?

“The program is fantastic!! The staff and coaches are welcoming, friendly, always smiling and go out of their way to help everyone. The chefs deserve a special recognition. The meals are prepared by an outstanding crew who are easy to talk to and offer you help and advice. As far as the other clients that are here, everyone is here for the same reason and we know it and support one another. I have made friends that I plan to stay in touch with after I go home.  I truly feel that with the kick start that I’ve got here, that I can, and will, be able to continue my journey to a better and healthier life at home.

If you are now or have ever considered a Fitness, Weight loss, and Lifestyle camp don’t be like me and put it off until your health and quality of life gets any worse. DO IT NOW. It’s even fun and Live In Fitness is located in beautiful Long Beach. What better location for  a morning boot camp than on the beach. Walk or bike ride along the beach. Again, DO IT NOW, you won’t regret it.

 

Chuck you are an inspiration to many.
From our Team, you win our badge of honor!

Chuck – Live In Fitness

‘Client of the Week’ Sam Lost 8 Lbs in Her First Week!!

Be Inspired to choose your destiny in life.

Congratulations to Sam, our Live In Fitness ‘Client of the Week’ who lost 8 lbs in her first week!!

 

Sam chose an 8 week program with Live In Fitness, but her success story is more of a LIF Journey and a path which has just began. Sam is currently a full time student who also works with children that have mental illnesses and developmental disabilities. Sam is from Kansas City and grew up with a lot of turmoil and pain in her teenage years, causing her to internalize her emotions. Like many, she found comfort in food by emotional eating, to fill something she could not seem to find in her everyday life. Her mother was tragically murdered when she was 15, leaving her world turned upside down.

Sam had always enjoyed sports, riding, and was undefeated in her national tennis tournaments. At 25 she was ready to turn her life around. Whilst attending a fitness camp she met Judy, who became her mentor, her guidance, a voice of reason and wisdom. They has such an instant bond and connection, Judy later went on to adopt Sam and her life path changed forever.

Sam turned 30 whilst here at the Live In Fitness Program. She missed out on her adolescent life experiences, but she was going to make sure her 30’s were about her and what she could achieve. She was tired of not fitting into the seats at amusement parks. She was ready to make her lifestyle change and came to LIF with Judy and family friend Susan to learn, re-educate, and make it happen. She realized it was easier to be negative than have a positive attitude. The fear of failure or a sense of not being worthy were thoughts of the past.

 

Sam Live In Fitness

 

When asked why did you choose Live In Fitness?
I came to LIF as a safe place to reset. I have been on countless diets but lacked the motivation to follow through, ultimately allowing the temptations of life to win. It’s my time. At Live In Fitness I am given a specific meal plan and guide and am with like minded people all trying to better their lives. I knew the expectations and appreciated the accountability. The coaches and staff are invested in me and the goals I strive to achieve. I have displayed every emotion from sadness to happy and realize it’s OK. I feel a difference in my body even after a short time. I can run a little faster, lift heavier and I weigh less..

 

When asked, what have you enjoyed the most at Live In Fitness?
I enjoy the classes and am inspired by the Coaches. The classes are challenging and the staff are very knowledgeable and are ready to answer any question I may have. Modifications are given when needed and they know exactly when to push you beyond your potential.

During a lecture, Eric Viskovicz the owner and renowned Life Coach said something that will always resonate with me. “The way you speak to yourself is so, so important. We deserve self validation and respect and we are worth it. ”

I have always been hard on myself, seeking out my flaws and tearing myself down. This would lead to self defeat and depression. The things I would tell myself I would never say to another. After reading Eric’s ‘Power of 4′ LIF Workbook, I have started to work on my emotional triggers and mental state and well being, realizing that I am deserving. I feel empowered and ready.

When asked, what advice would you give others?
Immerse yourself in the program. Attend the classes and always reach out to your coach or team member if your struggling. Taking control and changing your life is hard but your worth it.

My favorite Quote:

“She was unstoppable not because she did not have “Failures” or “Doubts” but because she continued on despite them.”

Sam, you are a courageous, strong, and beautiful young lady who has chosen to live your life to the fullest. By choosing this path of a healthy lifestyle and healthy heart you have opened your world to such opportunity and possibility. We are excited to see what your future holds!

We are all so proud of you!!

LIF’s Inspirational Story of the Week! Congratulations Rocio!

Congratulations to Rocio, LIF’s – ‘Client of the Week’. In one week she lost 8.4 lbs making a total of 25 lbs, lost 22 lbs of fat and gained over 4 lbs in lean mass!

Rocio lives in Houston, Texas, where she raises her daughter and balances her career as a marketer, working in the energy industry. Rocio had been athletic most of her life and is ex-military, so knows what it means to make a commitment and be dedicated.  She chose Live In Fitness for that purpose & accountability.  Rocio became a mother to her beautiful daughter 5 years ago and her world changed for the better, but she no longer made herself a priority.  Her weight steadily increased and in the last 2 years she gained over 65 lbs, tipping the scales at an all time high of 265 lbs.  She had tried and failed many fad diets, which left her feeling tired, sad, and often depressed.  She was then diagnosed with sleep apnea and high blood pressure for the first time in her life. Each day became a struggle of feeling hopeless, and feeling less like her former self, drowning in her own life.

The pivotal turning point in Rocio’s life was when one day her daughter found her double over with abdominal pains. Her daughter turned to her crying saying “Mommy, what’s wrong! Are you ok?”

Rocio knew she needed to remove herself from her environment temporarily so she could get the help, structure, and accountability, so made the call to Live In Fitness. She had great support system from her daughter’s father, family, and her boss, whom all supported her on this journey.

Rocio Live In Fitness

When asked, how do you feel about the program and the progress you have made so far?

Amazing!! I’m starting to feel like my old self. I love it!  I knew there would be intense training, and I was looking forward to it, but my biggest surprise were the meals, the education from the lectures, and Live In Fitness’ professional team. We sometimes think we know and have heard it all, when in actuality we miss the most simple, and often important, things in our life. The teachings in Eric’s ‘LIF Plan: Power of 4’ when applied really do start to peel the layers away in your life.  What holds us back most is the fear of failure. To me failure is not trying… The program has really helped me put my life back into perspective and the realization that it is alright to reach out and ask for help.  So far my experience has been amazing. I love everything, and I’m not exaggerating!! If I had a wish I would probably just extend Taco Tuesday to Taco’s everyday!

How has this changed your outlook on Life?

It’s truly given me hope.  I feel my inner personality reigniting. The assertiveness and drive is back and I am no longer tired all the time but now have energy. I know I can follow the program and now have my life back again.

What advice would you give others contemplating attending the program?

Don’t give up, you are here because you are tired of hearing your own excuses. Just follow the program and the results will come.  I am leaving Live In Fitness with a renewed lifestyle, where I can inspire and teach my daughter to have balance and be healthy.  I am leaving with a strong bond and many new life long friends.

Don’t wait to make it worse. Get the help and start living your life! Stop doubting, life is too precious…

Rocio, we are so proud of what you accomplished here for yourself. Not once did you give less than your best, nor were you afraid to get out there, challenge yourself to try something new.  Your unrelenting drive to always want more is a clear statement that you have taken back control of your life. Not only did you work hard on the physical, but also the behavior and emotional side, too.  Always keep that spirit!!

Rocio – Live In Fitness