Myths about weight loss: Health and fitness tips from an Architect

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I recently lost 40 lbs and went from a size 38 pants to 32.  I want to share some of my tips with my readers to help them get health and fit for 2013.

Beat the stereo-types and myths about weight loss and fitness.

Paying for it

  • Don’t believe the hype you hear!
  • It feels good to flex your “wallet” muscles but don’t waist your money on expensive gadgets
  • Buying magic pills, machines and equipment doesn’t mean it will help you lose weight
  • Your body is your best weapon
  • Don’t believe in Magic; Make it a lifestyle change

Lose weight fast

  • Don’t believe the hype you hear!
  • It takes time to lose weight – don’t rush it
  • Don’t go crazy
  • It’s OK to cheat (once in a while)
  • Don’t be ashamed to use Weightwatchers or other similar programs to help you track calories – Check out the Livestrong app
  • Don’t drink your calories – Drink water with lemon juice
  • Don’t believe in Magic; Make it a lifestyle change

Gain muscle fast

  • Don’t believe the hype you hear!
  • It takes time to gain muscle – don’t rush it
  • Don’t go crazy just “lifting weights” – try to mix it up with cardio
  • It’s OK to miss a work out (once in a while)
  • Be creative: play sports with friends or your kids, try different workouts outside the gym (hiking, beach volleyball, etc.)
  • Build lean muscle mass – It’s easier to maintain than bulk and clothes fit better
  • Don’t believe in Magic; Make it a lifestyle change

Abs in 5 minutes

  • Don’t believe the hype you hear!
  • You cannot target weight loss in your mid-section or anywhere else
  • Hit the treadmill; By doing cardio you burn fat, eventually you will hit all your problem areas over time.
  • Try this Nike Plus app to help you track your jogs/runs
  • Don’t believe in Magic; Make it a lifestyle change

You Can’t Do It

  • Don’t believe it!
  • You can do it.
  • Don’t worry about anyone else.
  • Don’t compete with others or try to look like anyone else.
  • You can become the perfect you.
  • Create reachable goals and be happy with the body that you have
  • Be healthy, fit, and happy with a realistic lifestyle (not a quick fad diet or workout plan); You only live once so make it the best you can.
  • Don’t be too hard on yourself, but don’t be a slacker either

Healthy

Have a happy and healthy new year everyone!

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