Such good nutrition!!
Ok so by now you have probably heard about High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT. Basically what you are doing in your workout is alternating between high intensity like a sprint on a treadmill, going as hard and as fast as you can possibly go, then recovering for a period of time so that you can go hard and fast again. Programs like Insanity are based on HIIT. There are many studies out there about the benefits of HIIT and how working out for a shorter amount of time with varying intensity levels actually works better than jogging on a treadmill or using an elliptical for an hour. Here's one study you can read about https://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article%20folder/HIITvsCardio.html In the above video my client Devon gives a brief demo on how to do HIIT on the treadmill. While the video only shows one interval, you would want to do several of varying intensities and recovery periods. I always tell my clients to recover from the high intensity for as long as necessary so that when they bump up the intensity again, they can go for it with 100% effort. So there you have it. If you're not doing HIIT in your cardio workouts, you're missing out on some major benefits and results.
So there's this guy in the UK named Russ Howe. He is one of my favorite trainers in the world because he has a no BS attitude toward training. He got me to turn to Haribo Gummy Bears for my post-workout recovery regimen. Here's why: these little yummy treats contain DEXTROSE which is a form of sugar. Read this article about dextrose and why it is better than any other type of sugar or carb when refueling after a workout: http://www.stack.com/2012/12/12/post-workout-dextrose/ . So a couple of days ago, I cleaned out the convenience store and bought all of my clients some Haribo Gummy Bears!
So read the article, and then after your workout, a handful of gummy bears and some protein, within 30 minutes!
Hello to all of you powerful people out there!
*I wanted to talk to you all today about DIET. If you are trying to lose weight and tone up, DIET is 95% of your battle. You can come to class, go spend hours at the gym, and see ZERO results. So since most of you are new clients, I wanted to let you know about the 24 Day Challenge from AdvoCare. It’s a bundle of 6 products including energy drinks called Spark, an herbal cleanse, an omega fatty acid supplement, meal replacement shakes, vitamin packs, and a notebook with your whole diet spelled out for you. Now normally I don’t recommend diets that promise quick results, but I have had several clients do this and have seen really good results, between 10-20 lbs. HOWEVER, if you don’t follow it to the letter, you won’t see results. It is not an easy diet. But then again, dieting is never easy. That’s why I encourage all of my clients to make a LIFESTYLE change, not just go on diets over and over again.
Now, I don’t get rich off AdvoCare. Sales is not my thing. But if you want a place to start with your diet, this is a great jumping off point. My husband has even taken the 24 Day Challenge and lost around 11 lbs.
*results not guaranteed and vary from person to person
So if you’re interested, or there is a link to it on my website JoniDeardorff-PersonalTrainer.com.
I actually think it would be fun if you guys did it together and could root each other on!
So as always, call me if you need anything at 972-821-2396.
Results vary from person to person
TELL THAT MEAN VOICE IN YOUR HEAD TO SHUT UP!
Ok so we ALL have it! That little voice inside of your head saying nasty things about you…. how you’re wrong, you’re not doing this right, you should be feeling really guilty about this, I’m not a good parent, I mess everything up, I fail at anything I try to do, this will never work, I COULD GO ON AND ON!
I have struggled for years to tell that bitch in my head to shut up, that I am in control, I AM gonna do this and do it well, I AM good enough, I LEARNED from my failures, I’m gonna fail again and that’s OK, I am going to continue to learn and grow. So stop apologizing when you’ve done nothing wrong. Stop beating yourself up about things you’ve done in the past. STOP IT! Every time that little voice says something, take charge, turn it around and say, “I am a child of God. I am worthy of good things happening to me. I’m going to be positive today and good to myself today and honor myself TODAY!”
So many clients of mine berate themselves when they get tired and need a break from a work out. It’s ok to have a tough day. It’s ok to have a crappy workout. The only thing you should tell yourself is “I tried, and I am going to try even harder the next time.”
SO…. lesson/goal for the day and for the weeks to come: I am going to be KIND to myself today. I am going to be POSITIVE. I am going to do my best, and that is ALWAYS good enough.
I’m rooting you on!
Results vary from person to person