Over the years, Tracy and I each have had much success training clients who “kicked it up a notch” in preparation for special occasions other than weddings such as the Oscars, Golden Globes, milestone birthdays, modeling shoots, exercise videos and the like. But, as my Physique Competitor Fiance Tracy will tell you, it is easier to be the Drill Sergeant than the Boot Camp Private. In this article, Body Designs 212: Fine Tuned Bodies, we share some of our tips that lead to success.
Her pre-contest diet and training regimen is like nothing you have ever seen! Although extreme, it worked! So much so, she has placed as high as second which put her on the national stage not too long ago! And if I know her, this “stage” is much of more importance!
So, I apologize for the long introduction, but you too can utilize these tips to help “edge out the competition” the next time you are going to make an appearance of a lifetime. Or, if you just wanna drop a few quick pounds for a life insurance exam.
- Partner Up: Whether it is with a trainer or friend, having a support system definitely increases the potential for success.
- Be Specific: Come up with a realistic goal and write it down. A study done in the Harvard MBA Program showed that after 10 years those who wrote down their career goals (3%) earned an average of 10 times the amount of money than those who either didn’t identify their goals (84%) or those who had an idea of their goals but didn’t write them down (13%).
- Plan Your Diet and Training: There are two basic steps to achieving success on the scale and that is calories in and calories out.
- For Calories In: Eliminate as much processed “food” as possible, reduce your salt and starchy carbohydrate intake, drink at least a half gallon of water a day and reverse the size of your meals (big breakfast, medium lunch and small dinner).
- For Calories Out: Click here to determine your Total Daily Energy Expenditure. If you are trying to lose weight, which I assume would be the case, be sure you are at least at a 500 caloric deficit a day.
- Training: Lift weights for 30 minutes in a circuit-type of workout three to four times a week and do cardiovascular training in your Target Heart Rate Zone for at least 30 minutes at least three times a week.
- Track Your Progress: This has a two-fold benefit. If you are not on pace to achieve your goal, you will know quickly and be able to make adjustments before it’s too late. And, if you are no the right path, your motivation should not be an issue.
Body Design 212: Fine Tune Bodies can be used by anyone at anytime for a quick jump start.
So, now as we approach wedding season and the official first day of summer (June 21, 2018), which will mark seven weeks to our wedding day which will actually happen on our seventh anniversary of our first date, I say have a beautiful Sunday and God Bless!
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