The holidays are over. It’s that time where our minds go from sweets and treats to “HOW DO I LOSE MY HOLIDAY BAGGAGE CLAIM?”
“HOW DO I LOSE MY HOLIDAY BAGGAGE CLAIM?”
I feel you! That’s why it’s the perfect time to turn to the experts when it comes to losing those holiday gains the healthy way. There’s no better way to hit those New Years resolutions than to follow trusted and proven advice from some of my favorite trainers!
These guys are not just about burning the fat and getting to that number on the scale. They are about real advice that is safe, healthy, and effective! It’s all about lifestyle and respecting your beautiful body inside and out!
Treat yourself to your best you by following these helpful tips by the experts!
Ella Magers on diet & exercise.
I had the awesome opportunity to chat with celebrity fitness trainer Ella Magers (owner, Sexy Fit Vegan) about how to go about slimming down after the holidays and getting into great shape. I love what she had to say about diet & exercise and couldn’t agree more with her philosophy!
Check out her expert advise below!
“In terms of diet:
“Fill your plate with as many whole plant nutrient-dense, calorie-light foods as possible.”
“Find intense full-body workouts you love and do them at least 3 times per week.”
When Nazi Germany threatened the Jewish population, Max was the only one of his 7 siblings to escape alive. He left Germany in 1933 and ended up in the United States in 1936 to start his medical practice in New York where he remained & cured many patients of cancer and other diseases until his mysterious death by arsenic poisoning induced pneumonia in 1959.
Leslie Karpman…mind over body is key.
Looking for a trainer that will re-define your mind and body? Celebrity fitness trainer Leslie Karpman will help you push your mental limits so that you can reach your physical and emotional climax both in the gym and in your daily life.
She included some great tips on how to face the mind game of exercise . Leave it to Leslie to whip you into a sexy beast!
Here’s what she had to say:
“My goal in my classes, and training sessions is to give every person that walks into the room the most intense endorphin rush of his/her life.”
“The first tip I have is that when you reach that moment where mentally you think you want to take a break… don’t give in! THAT is where the growth begins.”
“My training style is diligent focus on form, both physical and mental. The gateway to reforming and reshaping bodies is rewiring the brain. I love to study brain science and take what I learn into my approach, and that is where my training gets unique.”
“The gateway to reforming and reshaping bodies is rewiring the brain.”
“Bringing good thoughts and feelings into the brain and staying present is the key to transformation.”
So my training style is all about bringing the client back to where our feet are right now. I will go to any length and I use a lot of humor to shock and realign the mind when it starts to play tricks, especially when a client wants to give up. I do what it takes.”
“The key to changing your body and critical to keeping your bones strong: strength train.”
More than just a workout…
“What I love most about being a trainer is the opportunity to get the message out to the world that I feel so strongly in my heart. The pain seems so so real sometimes, but I get to be here to open up my client’s eyes to the reality – – that the pain we feel that seems so big sometimes that it might kill us, is in fact, temporary.
At first, we survive through a tough workout, and then we thrive through a tough workout, and with our growth, we take that strength, and confidence, and joy and devotion into the world out there with us, and life becomes so much bigger, and so much more beautiful.
“At first, we survive through a tough workout, and then we thrive through a tough workout, and with our growth, we take that strength, and confidence, and joy and devotion into the world out there with us, and life becomes so much bigger, and so much more beautiful.”
“We get to overcome pain, and in getting stronger physically, mentally, emotionally, we see the world and our lives as beautiful, and full.”
Vanessa Espinoza | Tips on burning FAT
Well known for her vegan lifestyle and bodybuilding, Vanessa Espinoza is the image of ultimate fitness. She’s also a personal trainer that knows how to whip anybody into the best shape of their lives!
I asked her what her tips and tricks to fat/weight loss were and she let me in on some expert advice. Check out her response below!
“My approach to help clients
“My approach to help clients
lose weight starts in the kitchen, then in the gym. The key to losing weight has everything to do with what you eat.”
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“The fastest and
I’m all about
“A typical day for me I will
“I don’t keep
Most people don’t
“Also, another great tip for
“…another great tip for
losing weight that I do everyday is drink a whole lemon.”
“As far as working out, it’s
“Adding strength training to
your regimen is a great way to lose body fat.”
“…female clients ask me all the
“I lift everyday, focusing on
important that you have some type of protein and carbs after a lift to replenish your glycogen storage (energy storage). If you don’t your workout was a waste, you must start that healing process.”
When we train we are breaking
Cardio is one thing that most
“One of the best ways to shed
“One of the best ways to shed
body fat is doing fasted cardio, which means doing cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.”
“On a football field I will
“The goal is to be
The most important thing to
“Adopting a plant
based plan will definitely help you achieve your goals faster than anything else.”
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Lisandra McGrath & the slimdown techniques she uses
1. Clean out your pantry & fridge of all junk food. Party’s over, time to get rid of the leftover miscellaneous crap. No excuses. Just start fresh.
2. Make a shopping list to restock kitchen with lots of clean eating nom noms. Lots of fruit, veggies, grains, nuts, beans, etc.
3. Drink 1 gallon of water daily. Even if you don’t change your diet, it’ll help “get things moving”.
4. Get back on track with your workouts. If working out wasn’t part of your routine before the holidays, what are you waiting for? Another 10 lbs.?
5. Weight train 3 – 4 days a week and do an hour of cardio daily. That’ll certainly knock some pounds off.
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