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Inspiration or Desperation

What is your reason ?

There are people who do manage to make a change and others who don’t. Failure is not an overnight experience and neither is success. Failure is the result of failing to make the calls, failing to seek advice, failure to follow through, failure to give 100%, that’s what creates failure. Success is also one step at a time, it is successfully making the call, it is successfully getting yourself up and follow through, It is successfully breaking the limits that used to stop you. It is all of a culmination of all those little successes that eventually creates room for CHANGE in your HEALTH.

I am here to tell you that if you do it everyday and focus you will improve and you will get better!

Most of us focus on ” How I cannot lose fat!?” “How come this is not working!?” If you focus on that enough it is exactly what will happen. It is all about our behaviour.

You may wonder what drove me to to study people’s behaviour to this level of depth. A lot of people ask me how you got into this Fitness and Human Behaviour. For me this is a very effective combination which helps me and my clients achieving amazing Changes and so many successful stories.

My response usually is the same that drives all of us to succeed in any experience of our life, either inspiration or desperation. For me was more desperation. I grew up in an environment I did not like and it started back as far I was in primary school for me. I remember looking around and be dissatisfied. By the way if you are dissatisfied in you health, physical appearance or even in any area of your life, instead of being frustrated, get excited.

I got to tell you something, until you are dissatisfied you do not do anything that that would take your health/ life in another level. Dissatisfaction is a game changer. If you are satisfied you are going to take a comfortable position and then your health will start to deteriorate.

I saw my father working extremely hard in the quarry for 60 to 70 hours a week and most of the time he was in pain and not taking care of his health. I could not understand why! It drove enough pain in me that I promised myself that it would not happen to me. I made it a point to help people in that situation who are so focused or entertained with all what’s going on in life and forgetting about their health. So I do not want only to help myself but also people around me.

Mariano

Getting into Shape After Baby

I would rather say getting in shape before, during and after baby. This would be much more straightforward and would take less time and effort. For those who could not or did not trained and maintained a well balanced nutrition during pregnancy and now want to get back on track I am going to land some good tips which one can start doing immediately.

Tip 1. reduce salt and sodium intake and start to drink more water (water only and no soft drinks or other drinks not even juices). There is a tendency that after pregnancy you hold water and you need to take your water retention off. In the human body we have a hormone called aldosterone, it regulates water level beneath the skin. Sodium plays a n important role when it comes to water retention. One need to keep sodium level low so as to keep aldosterone level constant and water retention at bay.

Tip 2. Stop thinking how much weight you need to lose and how much you ate during pregnancy. Just stop thinking and start doing. It is very important at this stage to seek professional advice on nutrition and training plans. With respect to nutrition it is important that there will be professional guidance especially if you are lactating as food will affect the milk’s profile so as to avoid any interactions.

Tip 3. Training should be well planned concise and specific according to your body type and your present fitness level taking in consideration if the birth was natural or cesarean as this dictates the training approach. Only and I repeat only this way training can be doable and sustainable in the long term. Now more than ever you cannot afford an incorrect training approach which can result in any undesired injuries or any other complications as your body is still recovering from pregnancy, especially if during pregnancy you were not doing any physical activity at all.

Tip 4. Get yourself into a routine. At his time it is very difficult, especially that the baby is needy more than ever, you still need to make and stick to a routine as this by time will enable to you and your baby a structured sleeping routine as at this time and for any fat loss process sleep and good rest is very important. With no sleep the body will not recover and thus will hinder the fat burning process.

Tip 5. Consult with your doctor and monitor your progress with a professional so as to monitor progress and keeping safe from any possible injuries and keep strengthening those muscle fibres which were inactive during pregnancy.

The most important thing to understand here is that now you need to take care of your body more than ever and be willing to take a stand and start being active!

Be accountable to yourself and to your child.

Mariano

 

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How to make fitness an enjoyable lifestyle

Lifestyle in simple terms is what we do with our life every single day. With every single decision we take
everyday indirectly or directly we effect our lifestyle. It is easy to end up living a life which you do not want to live or you never imagined yourself that you would have allowed yourself to find yourself in. This all happens due to our decisions. Decisions form our lifestyle. These can differ from the most complicated emotional decision to the simplest basic decision such as why you are here.

Charachter and self discipline contribute a lot into our lifestyle. This makes us all different and different
people having different lifestyles. We are what we think to be right?
Well so how come a lot of people end up living a life that they do not really want to live and do a things which they do not want to do? For example people who everyday wake up sad because they do not like their job. Others who work a lot of extra hours to buy things to please people who do not like and more. I am sure you know what I mean as this is very common. This might is already happening to you or to someone you know right?
Life is very simple and easy but we human beings like to complicated a lot and when I am saying a lot it
means a lot take for instance how many passwords we have to remember in our lif nowadays or to take 3
days leave (time from your own life)…

In my opinion lifestyle starts from the state of the mind and body. Not body and then mind but mind first. You can never and ever have a sound body without a sound mind and that’s why lifestyle is so important. Your lifestyle determines your state of mind and your state of mind determines your body and your body determines your HEALTH which is the only thing that you really own in this world.
Sometimes I hear people complaining and moaning about a lot of things that they do not want to do but still they keep doing in order to achieve something they want. For example there are people who hate going at the gym and train surrounded by a lot of people, occupied machines, staying in traffic till they get to the gym and so on… But keep doing this to keep fit and healthy which is contradictory in the first place as this is stressing the mind to try to improve the body, strange right?
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YOU CANNOT HAVE A GOOD FUTURE WITH A GOOD PRESENT. You cannot expect to have good results with a negative approach. You need to listen to yourself and be realistic.

If you do not enjoy going to the gym and working out to keep fit and healthy then it’s simple DON’T. There are million ways one can incorporate training with his particular lifestyle. A well combination of combined activities and nutrition can get amazing results with a good state of mind. To have a good state of mind is 70% of the equation into getting fit and healthy, what remains would be a tailor made nutrition and physical activity plan and stick to it.
Only by enjoying what you do you can be good at what you do. Learn to find or let someone help you in finding what you enjoy to do to make your training more enjoyable to maintain your fitness in good state in the long term.
Give more value to yourself … Improve your health and never take it for granted like what probably you are
doing right now!

Mariano