Brace yourselves people, the long-awaited return of our crazy effective Winter Warrior Workout Plan (part 1) is here, with part two of this three-part body-changing program. If you recall, part one of the Winter Warrior Workout Plan was all about helping you build a base for the challenges to come. This workout program was designed to help you keep making progress when everyone else starts to slack off. The 18-week time-table for this workout should leave you with an amazing base for when you REALLY start
There are few things in life that compare to the level of frustration one with an inability to lose weight will experience. And I’m not talking about people who skip the gym, eat junk food, and go on bi-monthly diets. Sorry to say it, but if this sounds like you, you’ve got no one to blame but yourself. Right now, I’m talking about the people who have a pretty good idea of how to lose weight, eat cleanly, go to the gym, and
We’re going to piggyback on yesterday’s Hot Body Maker post as we tackle something else that has been popping up amongst our readers; how long until I see improvement? By nature, this is a tough question to answer. We’ve all got different work ethics, different genetics, different diets – all of these things affect how much, and how fast, we see improvement in ourselves. Of course, the more of a beginner you are, or the more weight you have to
Why do you exercise? Do you do it to feel better? Look better? Improve your health? If you’re like most people, it’s likely a combination of all three. But realistically, deep down, we often have superficial, vain, and completely cosmetic motives which override all others. But hey, who can blame us? What’s wrong with wanting to look amazing? Based on a lot of emails I’ve been receiving from the SIF faithful, it’s obvious there’s a common theme amongst both our
So as a lot of you regulars have noticed, posting has been pretty light over the past couple of weeks. With the holiday travel, shoddy internet connectivity, and everything else going on this time of the year, I’ve been slacking on my game a little. But don’t worry – I’ll be starting 2013 off with a bang, and bringing you all of the great content you’ve come to know and love here at Share It Fitness. In the meantime, if
It was about this time last year that I reluctantly jumped on the “how to prevent holiday weight gain” bandwagon with a few of my science-based strategies. Speaking of trying to keep our energy scale in balance, the cookie swaps I’ve been attending this season are really putting my own will power to the test. But I couldn’t pass up the opportunity yesterday to bake cookies for a cause to help raise money for pediatric cancer research; each cookie baked was worth $1.
With the holidays approaching, I’m willing to bet a fair number of you guys and girls are heading home, having relatives over, or otherwise getting out of your standard routine. Getting away to the gym for a workout becomes quite the hassle when you’re out of town, without a car, have the in-laws to entertain…yadda yadda yadda…you get the idea. So naturally, since all you SIF’ers are such a hardworking and determined bunch, you’ve decided to simply do your workout at home. After
For today’s article, we’re going to piggyback on yesterday’s post which detailed how to turn your exercise and food journals into the most valuable resources you have. You see, fitness enthusiasts are full of ambiguous, and quite often, misguided advice. While most of the time these tidbits of advice come with great intentions (and they may even be awesome advice) it often falls flat because it lacks in-depth direction or real-life practicality. People don’t just want to be told what to do. They want to be told
Among fitness communities, blogs, and personal trainers, there seems to be a recurring theme we keep hearing time and again; keep. a. fitness. and. diet. journal. Doesn’t matter who you talk to, odds are they’re going to tell you to start writing down your exercises, the weights you lift, and the food you put into your body. They’ll go on and on about the importance of keeping such detailed notes, and then provide some semi-vague reasoning about how doing this
It’s mid-December, and I’m in the throes of holiday madness. Personal and professional deadlines loom ever nearer, making for long days in the office and working weekends. Then there’s the balancing act of managing the pressure of year-end tasks with parties and other social events. It’s the perfect storm of decreased opportunity for working out and increased opportunity to eat, drink, and be merry that often means only one thing: gaining weight. Or trying desperately not to while still enjoying yourself.