“How to Begin Your Body Spring Cleanup Program”
To many of us, this sounds like a lot of work, but so are most things in life that are life changing, and when you are serious about YOUR LIFE, it’s not hard work at all and the continual falling behind or playing catch up is really what’s the hard part when left unchecked. And when we begin comprehending the impact a lack of focus on what optimizing the health component can mean to our success in life, losing focus can seriously impact all the other goals in your life.
Take for example your relationships or financial health…would it be OK if your significant other didn’t speak with you or express affection toward you? Would it be OK to just not show up at the office a month late for work or the completion of a major project after an unscheduled absence? If these important areas of our lives go left unchecked for more than a few weeks, major drama or setbacks can occur that will take months or years to recover from.
After we teach you how to begin tracking your food and the process of monthly assessments by a skilled technician begins, your results from the assessments help determine the next course of action to taken with the diet or your training program adjustments.
Once we have an overall idea of what your general condition is, we need to determine what the sequence of events should be regarding your initial focus concerning any immediate postural tightness or dysfunctions may be to eliminate potential future injuries that will shut your program down before month three is done. An in-depth test can be and should be performed if you’re identified as a health risk by your primary health care provider. Preferably, a skilled holistic professional…and not an illness specialist that focuses just on a symptom then prescribes a pill, but a WELLNESS SPECIALIST.
The big difference between the two is that one takes the low road and suggests pills and surgery, while the other takes the high road suggesting diet and exercise along with other non invasive strategies first before the typical broken health care model that’s always opting toward and expensive surgery.
The screening I’m talking about is not always performed in the big box gym or well enough in a small training facility unless requested by an already informed client and performed by a seasoned fitness pro. This assessment may include body fat measurements, ROM (range of motion assessments), balance, flexibility and coordination tests. Step test to measure baseline cardio function. More tests can include postural assessment, anthropometric measurements along with photos. It will really depend on the needs of the client and their level of fitness or athletic goals.
One huge reason this is important is with the baseline starting information gathered, a pre determined time line for improvement can be set and the results can be checked regarding the strategies implemented so far to measure the success, which is a big motivational tool for many people. Also, after analysis of assessment test results, what elements of the training and diet may need to be adjusted or reorganized in each case, so you’ll stay on course.
Next is the introduction of a proper level or progression, based on the test results, to the “start up” level of the fitness training to be administered to a new client so they can learn the basics if they have no prior exercise experience. The new client should expect 6-12 months to learn the beginning layers of baseline fitness and weight loss nutrition knowledge.
Usually this typically isn’t the concern for the new client that’s anxious to just get started, only to be disappointed because this level of understanding isn’t what they want. Usually it’s the “can’t I just show up and you tell me what to do method”
And the answer to that question, before the last word passes through their lips will be, “No.”
If a person doesn’t learn what needs to be done and why they need to do it, they’ll fall right back into the unconscious patterns they were in that brought them to us in the first place. We want to help you transform your life forever, not just a quick temporary fix with limited solutions.
“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a life time”
We ALL have had enough holiday fun, right? The Christmas tree is taken down and the New Year is off and running, what should we do now?
First, will be getting back into the daily work schedule and the next decision many of us will make is to start getting in shape again to seriously deal with our what our holiday eating plan may have contributed to our “bottom line.”
One tool you can use is an online tracking system like “My Fitness Pal.” This is the system I use with my M2 ProDesign online clients so I can “stalk” them and see what they’ve understood about our “clean house” eating philosophy, how to begin to pick the right food combinations to eat and did they listen to the companion audios or read the “20 Ways to Lose Fat Fast” to help their learning process.
Once I view their daily food input, I can see what choices have been made with their foods for a few recent days and advise them on what needs to be tweaked, helping to keep them on track and accountable. In MFP we can speed up your process by helping you understand how to determine what the exact amount of proteins, carbs and fats you must eat based on your weight loss or fitness goals.
In addition, what quantity of macro’s you need within each nutrient category during “clean house, depletion or baseline” days for proper hormonal control. The next step is to teach the understanding of “nutrient timing” and when certain nutrients should be eaten for maximum fat loss effect and satiety. We’ll also teach you how to plan the use of the “cheat meal” for keeping those hormonal environments in check too and how this strategy will allow you to still eat some of your favorite foods while losing weight.