What’s Your Exercise Excuse? How to not talk yourself out of exercising.

Monday April 29, 2013

“I’m too tired.”
“I don’t have time.”
“I have something else I need to do.”
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Everyone has an excuse for not working out. After all, having a good one up your sleeve helps lessen feelings of guilt when it comes to not exercising. And despite knowing how good exercise is for you, it’s just not high on your list of priorities. So you tell yourself, “It’s OK, I’ll try another day.” While some excuses are completely legitimate (illness, injury, or working late), others are fabricated to make yourself feel better about skipping your workout.

What’s the key to overcoming excuses? Ottawa boot camp believes that making exercise a normal part of your everyday routine is definitely the best place to start. If going to boot camp is as natural as brushing your teeth, you won’t think twice about including it in your day. You’ll want to work out and it will feel like something’s missing when you don’t.

Here’s how to overcome four of the most common excuses given for not exercising or attending boot camp. Read More…

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Walk Your Way to Weight Loss

Wednesday April 24, 2013

It may seem too easy, but walking just may be more important than working out.

Not seeing the weight loss you expected? You’ve heard over and over that exercise is good for your health, so you get the recommended 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days of the week. But what if you take this recommendation to heart by faithfully heading to the gym each morning for a quick workout, then after your workout you drive to work where you sit all day, go home to veg all evening on the couch, and eventually head to bed. Is that morning workout going to offset the effects of your otherwise inactive lifestyle? Exercising for even an hour each day doesn’t mean it’s okay to sit around the other 23 hours.
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How can you incorporate more activity to your day to reap the weight loss benefits of exercise? Red Deer Boot Camp suggests that you try walking.

Benefits of Walking

Yes, walking will not burn as many calories as running, swimming, or cycling, but it has been proven to be an effective way to lose weight nonetheless. Exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous to be effective. Studies have shown that if you were to walk just 2,000 more steps each day, or about one mile in 15 minutes, you’d be able to effectively maintain your weight. If you increase your steps by 6,000 each day, which is the equivalent of three miles, you’d start to see the pounds come off. Of course, these two statistics are possible only when coupled with a healthy diet. Read More…

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Exercise During Pregnancy

Saturday April 20, 2013

How to keep your body in shape and safe while your shape is constantly changing.

For most healthy women, being pregnant isn’t a good excuse to not exercise. In fact, getting in 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity during pregnancy can help you feel and look your best. However, there are instances when exercise should be avoided or approached with caution.

Here’s what the Chino Hills boot camp suggest you think about when you’re exercising for two.

Health Benefits

While you may feel zapped of energy or awkward because of your size, exercise is an important part of a healthy pregnancy. Physical activity during pregnancy has been shown to provide an array of benefits, including the following:

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• improved posture

• decreased fatigue

• relief from backaches, bloating, swelling, and constipation

• lessened stress and an improved mood

• increased stamina for labor and delivery

• decreased likelihood of gestational diabetes

• ability to keep your muscles strong and toned

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A Common Dieting Mistake that New Boot Campers Make

Wednesday April 17, 2013

Has your weight loss reached a plateau after working so hard? Here’s how to get it back on track.

Ever gotten into a diet? Then you know how common it is to see the pounds drop rapidly during the first few weeks only to have your losses come to a standstill soon after.

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As you diet, you think you’re doing everything right. You’re restricting your calories, you’re eating fruits and veggies every meal, and you’re even skipping a meal here and there hoping to reach your weight loss goal. You want to shed pounds fast and your plan seemed to being going well for a while. Now you wonder why the scale isn’t budging.

Whitby fitness boot camp warns that cutting calories doesn’t necessarily mean weight loss. In fact, cutting too many calories can actually keep you from losing weight. Read on to find out why. Read More…

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Banishing Your Belly Fat

Sunday April 14, 2013

 The four-step process that boot camps use to help flatten up your front.

It’s  not just unsightly. Fat around your middle is also harmful to your health—more harmful even than fat found on other areas of the body.

However, everyone has and needs at least a little bit of belly fat. You may have rock-hard abs and be thin as a rail, yet fat can be hidden away inside Chino Boot Camp your body, surrounding organs such as your heart, liver, lungs, and digestive system. Fat stored around these areas is called visceral fat. The fat you see on your hips, thighs, and abs that makes it hard to fit in your skinny jeans or buckle your belt is called subcutaneous fat. This is the fat everyone dreads, yet strangely enough, visceral fat is worse for your health.

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Upland boot camp: Five common health causes for fatigue and how to overcome them

Sunday April 07, 2013

You eat well. You get enough sleep each night. You exercise daily and maybe even attend a boot camp several times a week. So why do you feel so sluggish?

If your energy level is zapped even when you’re doing all you can to stay healthy and strong, it may be time to schedule an appointment with your doctor. An underlying medical condition may be to blame. What could be causing your lack of energy and how can you get the pep back in your step?

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7 Boot Camp Stay-Slim Strategies

Monday April 01, 2013

You’ve reached your weight loss goal, but now comes the challenging part: keeping the weight off. Here are some tips and tricks our boot camp wants you to remember when working to stay slim.

You’ve seen it happen to your friends. Maybe it’s even happened to you. You work hard to get rid of that extra weight, only to be regained again in half the time it took to lose. Most people find it hard to keep their weight in check long-term, but maintaining a healthy weight doesn’t have to be difficult. It doesn’t mean your life is over, or that you’ll never enjoy an ice cream sundae again. What it does mean is that you’ll need to lead a balanced lifestyle, knowing how to cut calories, and staying physically fit.

Are you determined to keep the pounds off? If you’re ready to make the decision today, here are seven stay-slim strategies that Tulsa boot camp recommends for maintaining your new lean figure.

Protein and Fiber

At each meal and snack throughout your day, fill up on protein-rich and fiber-filled foods. Protein builds muscle, fills you up, and gives your body energy. Boot camp workouts also help you to accomplish muscle gain, and more muscle equals more calories burned. Keep in mind that if you wait to eat protein (meat, eggs, dairy) until dinner, your body may not have enough fuel the rest of the day and resort to breaking down muscle for energy. Foods high in fiber are another weapon against weight loss. The fiber in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains keeps you feeling fuller longer so you won’t be as tempted to snack on junk food all day.

Eat Breakfast

Come morning, your body is depleted of its energy stores. Eating a healthy breakfast is the best way to replenish your body, fuel your muscles for physical activity and workouts, and keep those unwanted pounds off.

Why is this so? Without breakfast, you’ll be extra hungry later in the day. This may tempt you to grab a quick snack at the vending machine to help you make it until lunch. Come lunch, you may be prone to overeat. Going too long without food slows your metabolism and causes your body to produce more insulin. This leads to more fat storage and quicker weight gain.

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Tulsa boot camp suggests that 30 minutes before a workout, eat a snack of protein and carbohydrates to fuel your muscles for exercise. As soon as you’re done with your routine, eat a protein-filled meal following your workout. The protein will help build new muscle, aid your body in burning calories, and keep your body from storing fat.

Eat Sensibly

Be picky about what you eat and drink. Certain foods may seem healthy, but a look at the nutrition label may prove otherwise. So learn how to read nutrition labels. Watch out for excess fat, calories, and sugars and eat moderate portions. When you’re full, stop eating! Use a smaller plate at meal time if that helps you realize when you’re full. Also, keep a food journal to track your calories, successes, and failures. Seeing the calorie count written in ink is a powerful motivator to eat fewer calories.

Drink More Water

Don’t forget about the extra calories found in drinks. Sodas, fruit juices, coffees, and alcoholic beverages are often very high in calories. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. You’ll not only avoid the calories found in other beverages, but you’ll flush your system of toxins, keep your body hydrated, and energize your muscles (which is essential for maximizing your workouts).


Keep that weight off by burning more calories than you eat. You can do this through physical activity. Here, at our boot camp, we incorporate burprees, wave with battling ropes, body weight squats, pushups, and suspension strap rows all to provide you with a dynamic and exciting full body workout. If you find your exercise routine enjoyable, you’re more likely to stick with it. Don’t have an exercise partner or weight loss support group? That’s when your Tulsa personal trainer and boot camp comes into the picture.

Get Good Sleep

Most adults need seven to eight hours of sleep each night for optimal function. You also need sleep to keep your weight in check. Sleep affects the hormones that control your appetite, and a lack of sleep may lead to food cravings and overeating. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body won’t feel as satisfied after eating and you’ll be prone to overeating.

Don’t forget to check out Tulsa Fit Body Boot Camp where you’ll discover the best workouts and find the support you need to keep your weight loss goals.

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