Doing this will lose my body fat – seriously?!

weight training for women 10Did you have a great Christmas?

I know, I know, you’ve eaten too much and you have blood in your alcohol stream!!

I must admit I’ve blown it as well – I even dipped my hands into the Quality Street tin!

Oh well, there’s only one thing to do now and that’s to make amends.

In just a few days time, we’ll make our 2016 New Year’s Resolutions.

By the end of January, we’ll be breaking our New Year’s Resolutions!!!

That’s how it usually goes for the majority of us, even though every year we say it will be different!

So what’s your BIG goal for 2016? I’m talking health and fitness goal because surely your health is your number one priority?

January is notorious for trying new diets, joining the gym or popping along to get weighed at a slimming club. You heard me right with that last one – you get weighed at a slimming club and then go home. Well, I definitely know lots of women who do this and pay £6 for the privilege of being told they have lost or gained weight.

Of course, some women stay for the session and listen to the group leader talking about food – what they really talk about is syns, points, green days, red days, lettuce days, cucumber months etc.

Ok, I’m being a little facetious but tell me if that’s not true.

Why do we have to count calories? Why do we get punished when we have over 15 syns in a day? Why are we put under pressure if we eat a green food on a red day?

In my opinion (which is usually right, ha), you do not need to do ANY of that.

The day that I start counting calories is the day I throw the towel in.

I heard this recently – “As long as you expend more calories than you intake, you’ll lose weight.”

Ah, ok then. I think I’ll work extremely hard in the gym then eat slightly less calories of cake and I’ll lose weight. That’s a brilliant method.

The amount of calories you eat is not as important as the quality of calories. Say you only eat wholesome, natural foods and your intake is 1800 calories per day. You expend around about the same BUT the exercise you do is the RIGHT type of exercise, i.e. NOT jogging, lifting light weights or doing Zumba.

They all have their place but if you want REAL results, you need to walk/run in intervals, lift heavier weights and do effective metabolic bodyweight workouts.

Do this and, when combined with eating the right foods, you will see results and they will be long-term results.

Your strength will increase, your heart and lungs will be healthier, your fitness will improve, your fat will be melting away, your energy levels will increase, your sleep will be better…

I could go on…

Talking of weight training, my next 28-Day Weight Training Challenge starts on Monday 11th January at my studio in Newcastle. There are only 12 places available.

If you are serious about losing weight and body fat, changing your shape and getting stronger, this is a great opportunity to make a difference.

It costs £55 and for that you get full access to my classes (unlimited), a full nutrition plan to follow, recipes, my supermarket video tour, a goal-setting exercise, prizes along the way and full support from me and the other women in the group.

It’s less than the price of a cup of coffee a day.

Here’s the link if you want to register but you need to be quick: WEIGHT TRAINING CHALLENGE

But ONLY register if you want serious results in a short time.