Efficient Ways To Get In Shape

aa1280Efficient Ways To Get In Shape

Are you looking for a way to get in shape? You can reach a healthy weight by adopting an efficient weight loss system. Go over the following article to learn more about different efficient ways to get in shape.

How much weight do you want to lose? Start by figuring out a healthy weight for your size and age. If you are not sure how much you should weigh, meet with a doctor or with a nutritionist. Your goal should be to lose one or two pounds a week. Losing weight at a faster pace is not a healthy solution.

Find a way to stay motivated. You should make a list of the reasons why you want to get in shape. Reward yourself when you get good results, for instance by buying new clothes. Avoid rewarding yourself with food. Following your weight loss program will be easier if you find new foods you really love and have fun with your fitness program. If possible, find some friends who want to lose weight too so you can exercise together.

Try introducing new healthy foods to your diet. If you do not get five fruits or vegetables a day, introducing more fruits and vegetables in your diet should be a priority. Go to the grocery store more often and look for fruits and vegetables that look appetizing. If you do not like a vegetable right away, try different ways to cook it. You should also try juicing so you can have a couple of glasses of juice a day to get your five portions of fruits and vegetables.

Be more careful with the portions you eat. If you tend to overeat, put less food on your plate and try eating slowly. Avoid distractions so you can stop as soon as you are full. If you always feel the need to snack between meals, try having several smaller meals during your day. Have five small meals at regular hours or even six.

Be active for at least thirty minutes a day. Going for a walk is a great way to burn calories after eating. If you cannot go for a walk, find an activity you can do to get some light exercise. You could for instance clean your house, play in the backyard with your children or work on a home improvement project.

Work out twice a week to tone your body. You should start by developing your core muscles, for instance by doing some proper form sit ups and planks. Once working out becomes easier, try exercising more frequently. Add some cardio exercises to your fitness workouts so you can burn even more calories. Look for exercises you really enjoy so you look forward to working out. Join a gym or hire an Ottawa Personal Trainer, if you need help with your fitness and nutrition program.

These tips will help you reach a healthy weight in a reasonable time frame. Use what you just read to develop your own weight loss program and you will soon get the body you always wanted.

Our Struggles Determine Our Successes

Rob Lagana BodybuilderHow Our Struggles Determine Our Successes

It sounds like one of the biggest contradictions in the world – our struggles determine our successes. At face value it doesn’t make much sense and it’s much easier to write it off as some old wisdom that was never useful in the first place. But take another moment and read it again, but slower this time.

Struggles Determine Successes

If only for a second, linger on the words and forget your logical approach. All of a sudden it starts to seem more realistic. The subtle hint that our perspective on life is the dictating factor on how happy we will be begins to shine through.

How many times did you have to fall off your bike before you managed to master it? In fact, when you tried daring tricks you also fell, even though you knew how to ride. This is because you challenged yourself. You took it to the next level, but before you could reach it you had to struggle first.

The greatest teacher you can have in life is your mistakes, and it’s your choice whether you want those mistakes to take you forward or hold you back. Thomas Edison failed about ten thousand times before he successfully invented the light bulb. Walt Disney was turned down by several editors with feedback that he didn’t have enough natural talent. Albert Einstein was thought to be a dumb kid, because he only started reading at the age of seven.

All these people, and so many others who have reached great levels of success, had to endure self-doubt, setbacks and struggles. The only difference is that they saw their struggles as opportunities to learn. They didn’t give up because they couldn’t get it right the first hundred times. But they knew success was eventually going to come – they just had to keep on struggling to get there.

But how is it that our struggles determine our successes? In what possible way can something we consider as bad be so good in the end? For starters, struggling allows us to face our demons. While on our journey to reaching our goals we will be introduced to skills we lack and characteristics we might not like very much.

More importantly, struggling will show us what we need to change in order to reach our desired level of success. So when it comes down to it, struggling teaches us how to be successful. The more you struggle the more you are going to learn.

If you think these people are all special in some way or another, you would be wrong. They have the same weaknesses, emotions, tempers and flaws like everyone else. You might also be thinking that they were at the right place at the right time, but this isn’t true either. The simple truth is that their perspectives about life were determined by their desire to keep moving forward.

The thing to remember when you’re struggling and making mistakes is not to beat yourself up about it. Instead, learn to accept that failing is part of the process, and struggling only makes you wiser. It’s understandable that you’ll become negative at some points, everyone does, but you also have to get back up.

The reason why nobody can tell us the meaning of life is because we all have our own meaning. But there is something everyone can agree on, and that’s the journey we take. When you reached the end of your journey and you have had your share of struggles, then you can proudly say you lived. You took the time to get to know your limitations, to work on your weaknesses and to perfect your skills.

It’s true that we get caught up in the success stories of people like Henry Ford and Albert Einstein, but what is the story we all want to read? We want to read about how they beat the odds and how they made it to where they are now. We want to read about how they struggled until they achieved success. That will remain the most interesting part of their stories, because it’s not the success that matters. It’s about the struggles that got them there.

Exercise Your Way Past Negative Emotions

Ottawa Personal TrainerExercise Your Way Past Negative Emotions

The 20th century brought us the internet and the 21st century improved it to the point where one doesn’t have to leave the house. It’s true! A person can live in their pyjamas for weeks only changing when a friend comes over or they need to go grocery shopping.

However, friends who come over may be accepting of your pyjamas attire AND grocery shopping can now be conducted online. Truthfully, one never has to leave home.

As amazing and convenient as this is, it is also a curse. In fact, by utilising all the modern-day facilities one is actually signing a death sentence. By not leaving home and living on your computer you are slowly encouraging a deterioration in both physical and psychological health. Children today are showing an increase in Vitamin D deficiency due to a lack of sunlight caused by being indoors on Facebook all day. Furthermore, various severe health conditions such as heart disease are on the rise because humans no longer get any physical activity beyond fingers tapping on a keyboard.

As is correctly assumed, any individual who prefers to remain in bed all day will not choose to join a fitness club. The reasons are numerous but the most popular are an effort to go outside and the presence of other people. It has been seen that the majority of individuals who live on the internet do suffer from a degree of social phobia.

In order to accommodate this need to stay home, fitness outlets now deliver home fitness equipment and DVDs. In recent years these items have increased in popularity due to their convenience for the home business owners and professional individuals who just don’t have time to get to a fitness club. The different equipment available ranges from treadmills and spinning machines to hand weights and barbells. My favorite was always the weights.

When I was young, I was involved in track, basketball and Tae Kwon Do. Alot of my energy was spent in practice. I was outside all the time from Sun up to Sun down. Later in my teens, I started weight lifting as early as 13 years old and since then, developed an insatiable passion for bodybuilding.

It’s a whole lifestyle of how to follow bodybuilding. I share that with others that are liike minded during stage prep for a competition and through numerous online forums,  in the gym and through my website site, http://laganafitness.com

Training everyday #gymlife and eating to support my goals, bodybuilding gives me a way to express myself and find my heart.

Bodybuilding has been an awesome part of my life the past 25 years. I’ve competed on stage at the age of 20 in Ottawa and travelled to different provinces to compete throughout my career. I’ve always enjoyed the journey no matter what happened at the destination of each show. I’ve won many first place and overall titles in bodybuilding and now at the age of 40, I will continue to compete and enjoy the journey.

I was born with ocular albinism and nystagmus. I have difficulty seeing faces and numbers on the dumbells, etc.. normal every day tasks for me unless at a very close distance.

Ocular albinism is an inherited condition in which the eyes lack melanin pigment, which causes the fovea, small area of the retina that renders acute vision, not to develop completely. Because the fovea does not develop well, it is difficult to correct vision with glasses. Nystagmus is involuntary back-and-forth movement of the eyes.

The biggest fact for me is I’m not allowed to drive. I am legally blind. That’s a pretty big bummer. As far as reading, I tend to stay very close to the monitor screen, which eventually gives me a headache. I learn to adjust and of course, have been extremely adaptable to almost anything I encounter with my vision. To be honest, I try to do what everyone else does, just as well as they can. I do my absolute best.

Seeing where I came from, I don’t let any negativity get the best of me. It’s pretty ease with vision loss to just give up on certain things, careers, tasks, plans for life. However, the gym life and bodybuilding have created another kind of vision for me. A positive light that never fades. Use the gym to your advantage, because its the best thing you can do for your health of mind, body and spirit.  I’ll never lose sight of my vision, that bodybuilding has given to me and use this to contribute back to all my clients, followers and friends.