Re-ignite your Resolutions!

FitView: Re-ignite your Resolutions!
By Efren Martinez

It’s February and time has flown right by us since we made those New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier, exercise and lose some weight.
Last month you were all in and hit the gym running. You’re not alone if by now you’ve pushed those healthy resolutions aside. Back in January you were determined to fit in those skinny jeans once again. You were on track, exercised regularly and worked hard. Perhaps way too hard. This is most likely why you crashed and burned. The mistake many of us make is that we think we can start a fitness program at the speed of light, just like when we were kids. If this is you, surprise, you’ve aged. Let’s face it, you are exhausted and by now going to the gym is comparable to getting a tooth pulled. No fun!
In order to re-ignite your New Year’s fitness resolution, you need to step back and focus on a new plan. Back when I was extremely obese and unhealthy I was realistic with how to reach my fitness goals. Even if I wanted, there was no way I could run as I use to when I was a kid. Lifting weights wasn’t a healthy alternative for me either. I just got too tired. My advice to you is to start slow. Instead of joining a gym first take a nutrition class. Knowing that 70% to 80% of losing weight is knowing what to eat and when to eat it, depending on your metabolic rate, that is the real key to success. It’s also much easier to eat healthier instead of exercising yourself to the point of exhaustion.
But wait! Fitness is also important. Instead of hitting the gym like an Olympian right out of the gate, ease into it by walking for time instead of distance. Start with 10 to 20 minutes a day at a normal pace. Then increase your pace and time gradually. Once you have started to see results and it getting easier, start to pick up the pace to a jog, then run. If running isn’t for you, try cycling with the same concept. Time versus distance. If fitness isn’t something you can do for whatever reason, it’s OK. You can still get amazing results just by sticking to daily healthy nutrition. Bottom line is that counting calories works extremely well and that’s how I was able to lose so much weight so quickly without exercise. Read more online

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I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20