Hand in Hand

Mark and I started a new exercise program. We’ve heard lots about a new group that is exploding right now called Camp Gladiator. Since so many others kept talking about how great it was, we gave in and decided to give it a shot.

I was a little nervous going our first time not knowing what to expect. But when we got there it was really awesome. I really enjoyed already knowing some of the people and getting to know new people. One lady I talk to said she had been coming for a while but was still struggling with losing weight. I asked her if she had changed what she was eating and she replied “No, I thought if I exercised I could eat what I want.”

Immediately the quote “you can never out exercise a bad diet” came to my mind. We simply must accept the fact that nutrition and exercise go hand in hand if we are serious about getting healthy. How many of us exercise and then don’t change our eating habits. We reward ourselves for working out with a huge Mexican meal or a hamburger, fries, and a soda. We burn the calories and then we add those calories and more when we go and eat the same fattening foods.

If you start exercising, you have to change your diet to see results. As you decrease your calories, add healthy lean protein, good fats, and complex carbs, you will begin to see a difference in how clothes fit, how you feel, fat loss, and build lean muscle mass. Exercise and healthy eating go hand in hand.

When you are on the journey to get healthy, what you eat is 80% and exercise is 20%. Sometimes starting out by changing small things in your eating can make a difference. Don’t eat fried foods, add more veggies and fruits, drink more water, don’t drink sugar or diet drinks, eat smaller portions sizes, and eat breakfast! These small changes can begin to help you lose weight and get the most out of your exercise.

We spend a lot of money on exercise equipment or gym memberships and when we don’t see results it is easy to give up. I don’t want you to give up, I want to see you get the most for your money and for your health. If you are exercising regularly and you are not seeing the weight come off, start today eating differently. Try for the next 2 weeks the suggestions above and see if you start getting better results.

Getting motivated together!

-Cathy Cornelison

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