I have a couple of clients who came to me just because of this issue and with the collaboration of their doctors we turned it around. Lifting weights seems so intimidating and unattractive but it really is not.
I think you may have a negative picture of strength training because you are misinformed.
Lifting weights does not give you bulkiness. Lifting weights gives you shape. Makes you strong like bull but doesn’t make you look like one. So stop blocking the goodness coming into your life from some fear that was created from misinformation.
But I understand. I had that same fear many years ago, that’s why I didn’t incorporate strength training into my exercise plan for weight loss. I instead focused on cardio, cardio, cardio. I seemed to have plateaued while doing alot of cardio.
When I asked for assistance and hired a female personal trainer with some reluctance it really was amazing how I transformed physically. When I implemented strength training into my exercise plan for weight loss that’s when I was re-shaping my body and that’s when I became stronger.I felt more in control with my body. I was the Master of my body NOT the Slave. It was truly an empowering experience for me.
So based on my experience I’d like you to add some strength training into your exercise plan for weight loss.
Another reason why it’s desireable for you to start adding strength training into your exercise plan for weight loss is because it helps lose alot of fat and makes you look firm and not squishy while you’re in the weight loss and body transformation process. I find that if I incorporated circuit training into my client’s exercise plan for weight loss she seemed to drop sizes faster.
You may think that if you were adding the weight lifting into you exercise plan for weight loss that it wouldn’t be an extreme exercise for weight loss plan and you desire an exercise for fast weight loss. Fast is never ever a great path especially long-term Curvy Goddess.
And I think it would depend on what your goal truly is. Look inside yourself. Ask yourself, “What do I want?”
“Do I want a healthy and fit lifestyle?”
“Do I want exercise and eating healthy to be second-nature?”
“Is it important that I have a strong and firm body along this process?”
Let me suggest what you really want. You don’t want extreme exercise for weight loss nor do you want exercise for fast weight loss. You’re probably not feeling great about yourself and you think that the fast weight loss will get you to the place where you’ll feel good about yourself.
It’s really wanting to feel good about yourself. That is your true desire.
Let’s give the exercise for fast weight loss and the extreme exercise for weight loss department to The Biggest Loser and to all of those other extreme weight loss reality shows.
The Curvy Goddess Way is sane, safe, and fun. You can start feeling good about yourself right NOW!
The following are some important points we must cover to help you add strength training into your exercise plan for weight loss.
Do I have to join a gym?
No, Curvy Goddess. You don’t have to. You can design a home exercise for weight loss program. For your home exercise for weight loss plan resistance bands are the ticket! And they’re alot less expensive than a full set of dumbbells!
And you may not even need to invest in so much equipment in the beginning of your program. Bodyweight will do just fine. I’m sure!
What kind of resistance training will help me burn fat?
Circuit training is an incredible way to lose lots of fat. It gets your heart pumping while you’re lifting. 4,5, or 6 exercises back-to-back without resting. Feels like you are running. It probably is just as tough cardiovascularly.
What kind of exercises should I do?
I will start with multi-jointed exercises using major muscle groups. Legs, glutes, back, and chest. Make sure that you get some assistance when starting your training program. Form is crucial in injury prevention.
What is the best exercise machine for weight loss?
Ugh…Being a personal trainer for 12 years you have no idea how many times I am asked this question. I just cringe inside. If there really existed a best exercise machine for weight loss and I told you, are you going to gravitate to that machine and just use that machine?
Well there isn’t. So there…
The Curvy Goddess Way is sane, safe, and fun so that means sticking to a variety of exercises and changing things up once-in-awhile. Remember, you’re a Curvy Goddess. There’s nothing boring about you.