How to Actually Get in Shape and Loose Weight!

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Question: I’ve decided to aggressively pursue getting in shape which for me means losing another 25 pounds. I feel like I have been playing with it too long. What am I going to have to do to make this happen?
Answer: What you are referring to is the difference between working out and and training. People who workout are interested in being “fit”. They walk or jog outside or on the treadmill while talking to a friend or watching something on television. They certainly don’t sprint. They workout with weights at 60% to 70% effort again carrying on a conversation with someone or anyone.
Training requires “moving with a purpose” and people who train can often be perceived by people around them as being rude or anti-social. People who are “in hot pursuit” of a goal have gone too far, or are a fitness fanatic, according to those not motivated at the same level. Be prepared mentally and emotionally for the fall out.
The mechanics of your quest is more simple than you may have thought. Time management is your best weapon. You will need about an hour four days a week to train and do a cardio blast. Two other days each week you need to set aside 40 minutes to do high intensity cardio alone. The most difficult part at the beginning is food preparation. Set aside time on the weekend to cook enough meat for 3 to 4 days and cut up your vegetables if you are using fresh veggies. Having the meat done ahead of time means you only have to cook the vegetables and you already have your menu set. When you are close to using all of what you have precooked then put some chicken or beef in the crock pot to finish the week. After a couple of weeks you will get a routine set for this and it becomes simple.
Before you go in the gym, have at least a loose game plan about what you are going in to do. Use music to isolate and motivate you. Create your own little world which should be uncomfortable. Your heart should be pumping hard, your breathing heavy and you should be sweating.
After your weight training, you begin cardio as quickly as you can. It can be conventional on a treadmill or elliptical or a multi-exercise/cardio sequence. Either way you should be driven through your training time and finish strong.
With this much intensity you can understand why you won’t be very social.
Put it all together and make a difference with your body.
God bless and keep training,
Daryl

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